|Born||January 27, 1977|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
PGA Tour Canada
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||45th: 1998|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1997, 1998, 2001|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Kribel was born in Pleasanton, California. As a junior golfer, Kribel was a member of the Castlewood Country Club Junior Golf Program, a program that produced several professional golfers including Paula Creamer, Dana Dormann, Pat Hurst, and Todd Fischer. He attended Amador Valley High School, won two NCGA Northern California High School Boys Individual Championships, and went on to play his collegiate golf at Stanford University where he was a teammate of Tiger Woods.
At Stanford, Kribel was a 4-time NCAA All-American, was named 1st team all Pac-10 Conference four times, and was Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1999. He was also a member of the United States teams in the 1997 Walker Cup and the 1997 Palmer Cup.
As an amateur, Kribel won the 1996 Western Amateur and was the runner-up in the 1997 U.S. Amateur, falling to Matt Kuchar 2 & 1. In the 1998 U.S. Amateur, Kribel won medalist honors shooting a 4-under-par 136.
Kribel turned professional after graduating from Stanford in 1999. In 2002, Kribel played on the 2002 Buy.com Tour, which is now the Web.com Tour, and earned his 2003 PGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for 11th at the 2002 PGA Qualifying School tournament. His best finish on the PGA Tour was 4th place at the 2004 John Deere Classic, and his best finish on the Web.com Tour was 2nd place at the 2002 Hershey Open. Kribel also played on several other professional golf tours, including the Gateway Tour and PGA Tour Canada, and in 2009, Kribel won the Gateway Tour Desert Winter #1 Tournament.
Kribel resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Amateur wins (2)Edit
Professional wins (1)Edit
Results in major championshipsEdit
CUT = missed the half-way cut
U.S. national team appearancesEdit
- "Castlewood Country Club Junior Golf Program". Castlewood Country Club. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
- "NCGA Men's Record Book" (PDF). NCGA. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
- Berry, John (June 4, 2010). "On the Links". Lake County Record-Bee. Lakeport, California. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- Kroichick, Ron (June 1, 2008). "Kribel's career has become a cold case". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "Eight players selected for '97 U.S. Walker Cup team". Deseret News. Associated Press. June 28, 1997. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "Palmer Cup Opens Doors For Collegians". Orlando Sentinel. Orlando Sentinel. July 10, 1997. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
- "Western Amateur Champions". The Western Amateur. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- Juliano, Joe (August 25, 1997). "Kuchar Holds On For U.S. Amateur Title The Georgia Tech Sophomore Fought Off Nerves And A Late Charge By Joel Kribel". Philly.com. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "U.S. Amateur Champions". USGA. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "Joel Kribel – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "Joel Kribel profile". Gateway Tour. Retrieved May 16, 2016.
- "2009 Gateway Tour – Desert Winter #1". Gateway Tour. Retrieved May 17, 2016.