Cristie Kerr is an American professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. She has 14 wins on the LPGA Tour, including two major championships, and over $13 million in career earnings. Kerr started playing golf at the age of eight. She had a very successful amateur career, winning the 1994 Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship. She was the 1995 American Junior Golf Association Junior Player of the Year. Kerr's first win in a professional tournament came in April 1995 in the Ironwood FUTURES Classic on the Futures Tour, which she played while still an amateur. In October 1996, she tied for sixth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to gain exempt status for 1997. In 2002 she won her first LPGA event at the Longs Drugs Challenge in California. By 2004 she was one of the leading players on the tour, with three tournament victories. t. She won two tournaments in 2005 and moved up to third on the money list. Her first win of 2006 came at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship where she posted a tournament-record score of 19 under par. In 2006, she was the only American to win more than one event on the LPGA Tour, winning three times. She won the 2007 U.S. Women's Open, her first major championship. In 2010, Kerr won two of the first 10 tournaments on the LPGA Tour, including the LPGA Championship.