Prior to becoming an LPGA tour member, Cathy started playing golf at the age of seven and is a native of North Carolina. Cathy won the the prestigious 1980 Orange Bowl International Junior Championship and the 1981 PGA National Junior Championship while being a top ranked junior player. During her college years, Cathy played on the women's golf team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cathy's first LPGA victory came in 1990 when she became a Rolex
First-Time Winner at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic (a major
championship on the LPGA tour). In 1997 she tied for second in the
Susan B. Komen International and posted her career low score of 64
during the second round of the Welch's/Circle K Championship.
Along with her second place finish in the Susan B. Komen
International, Cathy has posted two additional runner-up finishes
on the LPGA tour. In 2000, she tied for fourth at the Nabisco
Championship and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings
after the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic.