There is heritage in the image of Brenda Corrie Kuehn walking the fairways while eight months’ pregnant in the 2001 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Golf and Lodge.
Her daughter Rachel was born a week after the event and gave Kuehn and husband, Eric, an oncologist, two young children.
Golf was important, but family was the priority. So, after her ninth U.S. Women’s Open, Kuehn focused on family.
“That was the time I closed the chapter on golf and switched focus,” said Kuehn, who grew up in the Dominican Republic.
Kuehn had come to the U.S. on a golf scholarship to Wake Forest, where the baby she carried, daughter Rachel, followed her as an All-American three decades later.
That path was forged by the Corrie family in which Brenda’s parents, Jack and Carmen, were leaders in the Dominican’s golf legacy. Dad was on the Venezuelan team that participated in the first World Amateur Team Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews in 1958 and added seven other appearances for either Venezuela or the D...
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