Brooke Pancake

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Brooke Pancake
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1990-06-06) June 6, 1990 (age 24)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Alabama
Turned professional 2012
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (2012–present)
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship DNP
LPGA Championship T53: 2014
U.S. Women's Open CUT: 2012, 2013, 2014
Women's British Open CUT: 2014
The Evian Championship CUT: 2013, 2014

Brooke Pancake (born June 6, 1990)[1] is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 2012 and after she led the Alabama Crimson Tide golf team to the 2012 national championship. Pancake was a three-time All-American at Alabama and turned pro following her senior season in June 2012.

College career[edit]

As a member of the Crimson Tide, Pancake played for head coach Mic Potter.[2] During her sophomore year, she was a member of the first Alabama squad to capture the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship in women's golf since the inception of the program in 1974.[2] Prior to the start of her senior year, Pancake lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur at Rhode Island Country Club to Danielle Kang.[3]

During her senior season, Pancake led the Crimson Tide to their first overall national championship in 2012.[4] At the championship, Pancake finished second individually with a 72-hole score of 2-under-par at 286.[4] In recognition of her accomplishments on the course, Pancake won the Honda Sports Award as the top collegiate golfer for the 2011–12 academic year.[5] She was also recognized as an All-American for her play during her final three years with the Crimson Tide.[5]

In addition to her recognitions for play on the course, Pancake was also noted for academic achievement. She was awarded the Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award (2011 and 2012), the Elite 89 Award (2010), SEC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010, 2011 and 2012) and NGCA Scholar Athlete (2010, 2011 and 2012).[5] After the 2012 season, Pancake was recognized as the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year, the top student-sportsperson for her senior year.[6] She was both the first athlete from Alabama and first female golfer to be recognized with the award.[6]

Professional career[edit]

After she completed her senior season at Alabama, Pancake turned pro in June 2012.[7] She made her professional debut at the 2012 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship where she finished tied at 105th.[1] In June 2013, Pancake had her best finish as a professional at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship when she came in tied at 13th.[7]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT CUT
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T53
The Evian Championship ^ CUT CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brooke Pancake – LPGA Tour". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Estes, Gentry (April 18, 2010). "'We've never been as successful as we are right now'". Press-Register. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alabama golfer Brooke Pancake falls in U.S. Women's Amateur semis to defending champ". Press-Register. August 13, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Kausler, Jr., Don (May 25, 2012). "Alabama women's golf team wins its first national championship by one shot". AL.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Kausler, Jr., Don (June 5, 2012). "Alabama's Brooke Pancake wins Honda Award in golf". AL.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Kausler, Jr., Don (August 9, 2012). "Brooke Pancake becomes Alabama's first Capital One Academic All-American of the Year winner". AL.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Uchiyama, David (June 27, 2013). "Former Baylor School star Brooke Pancake adjusts to LPGA". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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