Becky Morgan

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Becky Morgan
— Golfer —
2013 Women's British Open - Becky Morgan (1).jpg
Personal information
Born (1974-09-05) 5 September 1974 (age 40)
Abergavenny, Wales
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Nationality  Wales
Residence Ross-on-Wye, England
Career
College University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2001)
LET (joined 2001)
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T29: 2006
LPGA Championship T6: 2003
U.S. Women's Open T28: 2006
Women's British Open T15: 2005
Evian Championship CUT: 2013

Becky Morgan (born 5 September 1974) is a Welsh professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based LPGA Tour but is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Morgan was born in Abergavenny. She was introduced to the game of golf by her grandfather when she was 12[1] and had a successful amateur career. She was a member of the Welsh Junior and Under-21 teams and also won the 1991 and 1992 Welsh School Championship titles.[2] She was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team in 1998 and 2000[3] and a member of the Vagliano Trophy team in 1997 and 1999. Morgan was the runner-up in 1996 and a semifinalist in 1997 at the British Amateur Championship. She was 2nd at the British Strokeplay championship in 1998.[2][4]

Morgan was assisted by College Prospects of America to win a golf scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994,[5] and during the next four years won 10 NCAA Division I medalist titles, including three Big South Conference Championships from 1995-1997 resulting in her being named Big South All-American for those three years.[6] She finished 10th in the NCAA Championship in 1997, the year she graduated with a major in Geography.[2]

Morgan returned to Wales and continued her amateur career finishing runner-up at the Welsh Amateur Championship from 1998-99[4] and second at the South Atlantic Amateur Championship in 2000.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Morgan turned professional in August 2000. She qualified for the Ladies European Tour by finishing tied for sixth at the LET Qualifying School[4] and earned non-exempt status on the LPGA Tour by finishing T14th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament[2] and thus had rookie seasons on both sides of the Atlantic in 2001.

Morgan played in eight events on LET in 2001 without missing a cut, posting four top-10s[4] including narrowly losing the French Open to Norway's Suzann Pettersen at the third playoff hole.[8] She also played 16 events on the LPGA earning her first LPGA top-10 finish with a tie for 7th at the Longs Drugs Challenge. She finished second to Hee-Won Han for Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honours.[2]

In 2002, Morgan competed in four events on the Evian Ladies European Tour, where she posted two top-10 finishes. She also played 18 events on the LPGA with a T7 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic being her only top-10 finish. In 2003, she finished second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, the best LPGA finish of her career and in 23 starts had seven top-10s. She played in six events on the LET with her best finish being a tie for fourth at the HP Open. She narrowly missed out on a captain's pick for the 2003 Solheim Cup.[9]

In 2004, Morgan played most of the year on the LPGA. In 24 starts, she amassed three top-10s. She also played in four events on the LET with her best finish being 3rd at the HP Open in Sweden. She also concentrated on the LPGA for 2005 and recorded one top-10 out of 23 events played. Her best performance on the LET was a tie for sixth on home soil at the Wales Ladies Championship.

Morgan teamed up with Becky Brewerton to finish 6th in the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf in 2005. They teamed up again in 2006 when they finished third[10] and 2007 when they finished eighth.[11]

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins Earnings ($) Money list rank Average
2001 0 101,955 83 72.07
2002 0 102,290 80 72.70
2003 0 481,344 23 71.31
2004 0 422,696 29 71.33
2005 0 129,681 70 73.33
2006 0 177,591 67 73.01
2007 0 235,653 55 73.08
2008 0 205,838 65 72.70
2009 0 158,113 65 72.84
2010 0 76,007 83 73.44
2011 0 98,485 69 73.57
2012 0 111,725 74 73.27
2013 0 64,593 96 72.96
2014 0 68,760 102 72.48
* As of the 2014 season.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1998, 2000

Professional

  • World Cup (representing Wales): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Becky Morgan - View from a Star". City and County of Swansea. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Becky Morgan Full Career Bio" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  3. ^ "Previous Matches 1932-2002". USGA. Archived from the original on 2007-04-07. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Becky Morgan Player Profile". LET. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  5. ^ "College Prospects of America UK Clients". USGA. Archived from the original on 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Big South All-Time All-Americans". Big South Sports. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  7. ^ "South Atlantic Ladies Amateur". GolfWeek. Archived from the original on 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  8. ^ "Pettersen defends in France". LET. 2002-06-19. Retrieved 2007-03-28. 
  9. ^ "European Team announced". LET. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  10. ^ "Beckys are third in the world" (PDF). WLGU. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  11. ^ "Sports round-up Golf: World Cup victory". South Wales Echo. 2007-01-22. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 

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