Category Leader Cristie Kerr Passes $10 Million Mark

When I say category, I actually mean multiple categories, because right now Ms. Kerr leads the LPGA in a number of them:
* Rolex Player of the Year (108 points)
* Scoring/Vare Trophy (70.00)
* LPGA Official Money List ($1,248,202)
* Rounds under par (72.6 percent)
* Top-10 finishes (10/16)
* Birdies (241)

...and if that's not impressive enough, with her T3 finish at the Evian Masters yesterday, she surpassed the $10 million mark in career earnings, reaching $10,187,118 - to be exact - in her 13-year/12 victory LPGA Tour career.

Behind Cristie's success is an amazing dedication and determination, and because she's equally engaged in her charity efforts, the result goes way beyond the world of golf. An impressive nineteen Cristie Kerr birdies at Evian meant a $950 donation to her foundation Birdies for Breast Cancer.

Now, it's on to Lancashire and Ricoh Women's British Open. With 48 of world's top 50 player in the line up it promises to be a highly competitive championship, which suits Cristie just fine.

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