Janice Moodie

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Janice Moodie
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Janice Moodie (2).jpg
Moodie at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Janice C. Moodie
Born (1973-05-31) 31 May 1973 (age 41)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Scotland
Residence Florida, U.S.
Career
College San Jose State University
Turned professional 1997
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1998)
LET (joined 1997)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T2: 2001
LPGA Championship T21: 1998
U.S. Women's Open T7: 2002
du Maurier Classic T23: 1999
Women's British Open T3: 2001
The Evian Championship DNP

Janice C. Moodie (born 31 May 1973) is a Scottish 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]

Moodie was born in Glasgow. At age 11, she was taught to play golf by her mother, a former 6-handicap amateur, at Windyhill Golf Club in Bearsden, Scotland.[1] At age 16, she left school and started working in a grocery store and Greaves sporting-goods shop in Glasgow. She had to postpone her college enrollment when her mother suffered a brain aneurysm that left her with tunnel-vision blindness and for the next three and a half years Moodie worked in the winter (including a few weeks in a nightclub) so she could play competitive amateur golf in the summer.[2] During this period she won the 1992 Scottish Women's Strokeplay Championship[3] and represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 1994 when her win over Carol Semple Thompson in the final singles match secured a 9- 9 tie keeping the Curtis Cup in GB&I by virtue of the GB&I win in 1992.[4] She also played on the victorious 1996 team in Killarney, Ireland[5][6] and played in the 1996 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship where she finished 2nd.[7][8]

Moodie enrolled at San Jose State University to play collegiate golf for the Spartans, graduating in 1997 with a degree in psychology.[1] She won 12 collegiate tournaments including the 1995 GolfWorld/Palmetto Dunes,[9] the 1996 Stanford Women's Intercollegiate and the 1997 Peg Barnard California Collegiate.[10] She was Big WestChampion 1994-1996,[11] Big West Athlete of the Year 1994-1996, was All-Big West 1994 and 1995 and finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships each year 1994-1997 thus earning First-Team All-American honours each year during 1994-1997.[12] She posted the lowest scoring average on her team from 1996–97 and won the Golfstat Cup in 1996.[13] She turned professional in 1997 and qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 21st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1998 season.[14]

Professional career[edit]

In 1998 Moodie had three top ten finishes. Her best result was fourth place which she achieved once in Europe at the Weetabix Women’s British Open and once in the United States at the City of Hope Myrtle Beach Classic.[14] She finished second to Se Ri Pak in the Rolex Rookie of the Year race.[1] In 2000 she claimed her maiden victory at the ShopRite LPGA Classic, becoming only the second Scot to win on the LPGA Tour,[15] moved past the $1 million mark in LPGA career earnings[14] and made her Solheim Cup debut at Loch Lomond Golf Club in her native Scotland.[16]

In 2002, Moodie won her second LPGA title at the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship[17] and was somewhat controversially not one of Dale Reid's captain picks for the Solheim Cup having chosen to play in the U.S. rather than on the LET in the run up to selection.[18] Captain Catrin Nilsmark did pick Moodie for the 2003 Solheim Cup[19] and she rewarded her captain by winning three and a half points and paved the way during the singles matches when she defeated Kelli Keuhne by 3&2 in the top match.[3] 2003 also saw Moodie inducted into the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame.[20] At the start of 2004, Moodie was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame[21]

In 2005 Moodie together with Catriona Matthew represented Scotland in the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf in South Africa[22] and was part of the International Team at the first staging of the Lexus Cup.[23] Moodie and Matthew continued their partnership at the 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf[24] and made it three appearance in a row when she paired with Mhairi McKay in the 2007 staging.[25]

Off-course activities[edit]

Moodie supports her own tournament for the Janice Moodie trophy at her home club of Windyhill.The event is for girls aged ten to 21 with a handicap limit of 40. She also makes a contribution to the West of Scotland Girls' Associations towards the girls' travelling costs[17]

Moodie married Tim Carneval in 2002[26] and in 2006 only played ten events, the minimum allowed to still get a medical exemption as she gave birth to baby son Craig.[14]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 2 Jul 2000 ShopRite LPGA Classic –10 (66-68-69=203) 2 strokes United States Pat Hurst, South Korea Grace Park
2 19 May 2002 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship –15 (70-66-67-70=273) 7 strokes England Laura Davies

Other wins[edit]

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins Earnings ($) Money list rank Average
1998 0 205,126 36 71.51
1999 0 447,903 17 71.19
2000 1 534,833 14 71.94
2001 0 595,463 16 71.24
2002 1 424,238 22 71.70
2003 0 222,147 46 72.11
2004 0 208,939 56 71.95
2005 0 197,273 57 72.54
2006 0 92,703 91 72.37
2007 0 197,098 58 72.97
2008 0 213,074 64 72.88
2009 0 208,396 58 72.09
2010 0 95,199 73 73.78
2011 0 14,316 129 74.36
2012 0 19,809 128 74.00

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1994 (tie, Cup retained), 1996 (winners)
  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1996

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 11 7-2-2 2-0-1 4-1-1 1-1-0 8 72.7%
2000 4 3-1-0 1-0-0 def N. Scranton 1up 2-0-0 won w/A. Sörenstam 1up, won w/A. Sörenstam 1up 0-1-0 lost w/A. Sörenstam 2&1 3 75%
2003 4 3-0-1 1-0-0 def K. Kuehne 3&2 1-0-1 won w/S. Pettersen 4&3, halved w/C. Matthew 1-0-0 won w/C. Matthew 4&3 3.5 87.5%
2009 3 1-1-1 0-0-1 halved w/N. Gulbis 1-1-0 lost w/C. Matthew 2&1, won w/S. Gustafson 0-0-0 1.5 50%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Queen of Scots". Sports Illustrated. 2002. Retrieved 2007-03-24. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Swing out sister". Sunday Herald. 2000-07-02. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Janice Moodie Player Profile". LET. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  4. ^ "1994 Curtis Cup". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  5. ^ "1996 Curtis Cup Match". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Previous Curtis Cup Matches 1932-2002". USGA. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  7. ^ "Notable Past Players". IGF. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  8. ^ "Espirito Santo Trophy Championship Results". IGF. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  9. ^ "1995-96 Results". Stanford Women's Golf Official Athletics Website. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  10. ^ "Final 1996-97 Stanford Women's Golf Statistics". Stanford Women's Golf Official Athletics Website. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  11. ^ "Top Individual Finishers". Big West. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  12. ^ "San Jose State Spartans Record Book". San Jose State University. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  13. ^ "Golfstat Cup Award". San Jose State University. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Janice Moodie Full Career Biography". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  15. ^ "Chat Reel: Janice Moodie". Sports Illustrated. 2000-08-01. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  16. ^ "Europe win Solheim Cup". BBC. 2000-10-08. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  17. ^ a b "In The Moodie!". Scottish Golf. 2002-05-23. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  18. ^ "Reid chooses wild cards amid controversy". LET. 2002-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  19. ^ "European Team announced". LET. 2003-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  20. ^ "San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  21. ^ "Moodie to be inducted into the NGCA Hall of Fame". LPGA. 2004-01-26. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  22. ^ "Moodie and Matthew flying the flag at World Cup". LET. 2005-02-12. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  23. ^ "Internationals win The Lexus Cup". LET. 2005-12-12. Retrieved 2007-03-23. 
  24. ^ "Stellar field for Women’s World Cup of Golf". LET. 2005-11-14. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  25. ^ "Final field- Women's World Cup of Golf". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 
  26. ^ "Biting back". Scottish Golf. 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2007-03-24. 

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