Sherri Turner
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Sherri Turner
Sherri Turner
Personal information
Full nameSherri Turner
Born (1956-10-04) October 4, 1956 (age 63)
Greenville, South Carolina
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality United States
ResidencePhoenix, Arizona
PartnerEllie Gibson
CollegeFurman University
Turned professional1979
Current tour(s)Legends Tour
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1984-2008)
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT3: 1995
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 1988
U.S. Women's Open2nd: 1999
du Maurier Classic3rd: 1988
Women's British OpenDNP
Achievements and awards
Money Winner
GWAA Female
Player of the Year
LPGA William and
Mousie Powell Award

Sherri Turner (born October 4, 1956) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1984 and won three LPGA Tour events, including one major championship, during her career.

Amateur career

Turner was born in Greenville, South Carolina. She started playing golf at the age of 4. She was the 1974-75 Carolinas Junior champion. She attended Furman University, where she was a medalist at three tournaments, including the Women's Southern Intercollegiate. She was selected to the All-American Team in 1979.

Professional career

Always one of the longest hitters on Tour, Turner joined the LPGA Tour in 1984. She won three events on the tour, including one major, the 1988 Mazda LPGA Championship. In 1988, she topped the money list and was named Female Player of the Year by Golf Writers Association of America, Golf Illustrated, Golf World, and Golf Magazine. The following year she was tenth on the money list, but from that point on her form faded, and she only finished in the top forty in two more years. In 1999, she was a runner up at the U.S. Women's Open. She also had over 80 top-10 finishes in her LPGA career .

Turner was inducted into the Furman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989. She became the first-ever inductee into the NutraSweet Hall of Fame in 1990. She is an honorary member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame. She was a member of the LPGA Player Executive Committee from 1997-99.

Professional wins

LPGA Tour (3)

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 22, 1988 Mazda LPGA Championship -7 (70-71-73-67=281) 1 stroke United States Amy Alcott
2 May 29, 1988 LPGA Corning Classic -15 (71-63-69-70=273) 2 strokes United States JoAnne Carner
South Korea Ok-Hee Ku
3 Feb 18, 1989 Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open -11 (70-69-66=205) 4 strokes United States Sara Anne McGetrick

LPGA Tour playoff record (0-2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1988 Sara Lee Classic United States Tammie Green
United States Patti Rizzo
United States Kim Williams
Rizzo won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Green and Williams eliminated with par on first hole
2 1988 Lady Keystone Open United States Shirley Furlong Lost to par on first extra hole

Legends Tour (3)

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1988 Mazda LPGA Championship -7 (70-71-73-67=281) 1 stroke United States Amy Alcott

Team appearances


  • Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2007 (winners), 2008 (winners), 2009 (winners), 2010 (winners), 2012 (tie, Cup retained), 2013, 2014 (winners)

External links

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