She won the prestigious North and South Women’s Amateur in 1988, and worked with renowned teachers Davis Love, Jr. and Jack Lumpkin during a 15-year professional career that brought her six titles, including one major, the 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore, birdieing the last hole to secure the win and rekindle the tradition of jumping into the pond fronting the 18th green.
She was a member of two victorious Solheim Cup teams (1994 and 1998) and earned more than $3.6 million in her professional career. She was a member of the LPGA Executive Committee from 2001-2004, serving as President in 2003 and 2004. In 2007, Donna captained the Junior Solheim Cup Team.
She is a member of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, the first female to be inducted into the VSGA Hall of Fame, and the first LPGA Tour player to be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Presently, she teaches private and group lessons as the lead instructor in the golf schools at Pine Needles Resort and Lodge in Southern Pines, NC.