Jane Geddes life and biography

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Jane Geddes biography

Date of birth : 1960-02-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Huntington, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-10-10
Credited as : woman professional golfer, LPGA tour,

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Jane Geddes is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1983 and won two major championships and 11 LPGA Tour victories overall.

Major Championships:
• LPGA Championship: 1987
• U.S. Women's Open: 1986

Awards and Honors:
• Member, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 1996
• Assistant captain, U.S. Solheim Cup team, 2002, 2003

She joined the LPGA Tour in 1983 and steadily improved over the next couple years, posting runner-up finishes three times in 1984-85.

When Geddes broke through for her first professional victory, she chose the right place to do it. Geddes won the 1986 U.S. Women's Open by defeating Sally Little in an 18-hole playoff. Then she won again the very next week.

The year 1987 was Geddes' best, as she posted five victories and four second-place finishes, finishing third on the money list. In all, seven of Geddes' 11 career wins came in 1986-87.

She won twice in 1991 and her last win was at the 1994 Chicago Challenge. Geddes finished in the Top 20 on the money list nine times, and she was usually a good player in the majors, posting 14 Top 10 finishes in majors in addition to her two major championship wins.

Geddes retired from the LPGA Tour following the 2003 season. She always had plenty of interests off the course, including starting an Internet company that she sold in 2001. In 2003, Geddes received a degree in criminology from the University of South Florida, and later received a law degree from Stetson College in Florida.

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