Patti’s expertise in the field of golf has developed through her lifetime pursuit to play the game at its highest level, the LPGA Tour. Patti began playing golf in Susanville, CA at the age of nine. She attended San Diego State University on a golf scholarship for four years and turned pro in 1986.
She played the West coast mini-tours for three years, winning six events in one year, and qualified for the LPGA Tour in 1989. Patti was an active tour member from 1990-2001. Her recorded best finish is a tie for second at the Michelob Light Heartland Classic in 1996. She has six career hole in ones, and her best score is 64.
She had career earnings over $230,000.00. Patti moved to Fresno in 1993 and worked with Vic Lombardi until his passing in 1997. She became an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional in 2002 and is currently teaching at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera, California.
1980 – Rotary Club of Weed Junior Tourney at Lake Shastina GCC – Girls Overall Champion
1981 – Susanville Junior Girls Overall Champion
– Junior World Championship participant
1985 – U.S. Women’s Public Links Championship – Quarterfinalist
– U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – Quarterfinalist
1986 – San Diego State University Most Valuable Player
1989 – Players West Golf Tour Power Bar Player of the Year
1990 – Qualified for the LPGA Tour
1991 – Best LPGA finish – T41
1992 – Washington State Women’s Open – Champion
1993 – Best LPGA finish – T33
1994 – 49th U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Indianwood – Qualified
– Best LPGA finish – T49
1995 – Finished 3rd in Overall Order of Merit on Kosaido Asahi Ladies Asian Tour
1996 – Best LPGA finish – T2 at LPGA Michelob Light Heartland Classic
1997 – Best LPGA finish – T12 at LPGA Corning Classic
1998 – 53rd U.S.Women’s Open Championship at Blackwolf Run – Qualified
1999 – Best LPGA finish – T37
2000 – Best LPGA finishes – T11 at Electrolux USA Championship, T13 at ShopRite LPGA Classic
2001 – 56th U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Pine Needles – Qualified