Lindsey Wright

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Lindsey Wright
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open – Lindsey Wright (2).jpg
Wright before 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Lindsey Elizabeth Wright
Born (1979-12-31) 31 December 1979 (age 34)
Tunbridge Wells, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Albury, Australia
McKinney, Texas, U.S.
Career
College Pepperdine University
Turned professional 2003
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2004)
ALPG Tour
Former tour(s) Futures Tour
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 1
ALPG Tour 2
Symetra Tour 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship 4th: 2009
LPGA Championship 2nd: 2009
U.S. Women's Open T17: 2009
Women's British Open T17: 2012
The Evian Championship T52: 2013

Lindsey Elizabeth Wright (born 31 December 1979) is an Australian professional golfer playing on the LPGA Tour. She earned exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season in 2003, and has been competing full-time on the Tour since.

Personal life[edit]

Wright was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England and currently holds residence in both McKinney, Texas and Albury, Australia.

Amateur career[edit]

Wright took up golf at the age of nine. She was an Australian Institute of Sport golf scholarship holder from 1998 to 1999.[1] She finished second at the 2001 NCAA Championship while at Pepperdine University. She was a semifinalist at the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur, finished second at the 2002 World Cup in Malaysia and was a finalist at the 2002 British Ladies Amateur. She played in the 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship as an amateur and tied for 57th.

Other amateur victories and honours[edit]

  • 1998 Team winner of the Commonwealth Cup (AUS vs Commonwealth Teams)
  • 1998 Leading amateur at the Women's Australian Open
  • 1998-1999 AIS Scholarship Holder
  • 1998-1999 Victorian State Team Representative
  • 1999 Team winner of the Tasman Cup (AUS vz NZ)
  • 1999 Won AIS Golf Coaches Award (awarded by the head coach for performance/effort)
  • 2000-2003 Pepperdine University (Sports Administration Degree) 4 Time All-American
  • 2000 Represented Australia at the World Cup in Germany: T6 individually
  • 2003 NCAA Women's Team Championship runner-up while at Pepperdine University

Professional career[edit]

In 2003, Wright turned professional in June and competed on the Futures Tour, where she won the GE FUTURES Professional Golf Classic. She tied for 54th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2004 LPGA season. In 2004, she competed on the Futures Tour, where she won the Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic and finished second on the money list to earn exempt status for the 2005 LPGA season. In 2005, she recorded a season-best tie for fifth at the Longs Drugs Challenge. In 2006, she recorded a season-best tie for sixth at the CN Canadian Women's Open and carded a career-low 66 during the second round of the Fields Open in Hawaii, where she tied for ninth.

Wright recorded a career-low finish at the McDonald's LPGA Championship, where she finished fourth and tied her career-low 66 in the final round. She also tied for fifth at the Wegmans LPGA and at the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship.

Professional wins (5)[edit]

Futures Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 20 Jul 2003 GE FUTURES Professional Golf Classic 74-72-70-69=205 –8 Playoff United States Michelle Fuller
England Lisa Hall
8,400
2 9 May 2004 Isleta Casino & Resort FUTURES Gold Classic 68-69-66=203 –13 2 strokes South Korea Aram Cho 10,500
3 6 Jun 2004 Bank of Ann Arbor FUTURES Golf Classic 69-67-72=208 –13 1 stroke United States Kathryn Cusick
South Korea Jimin Kang
8,400

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2009 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic South Korea Eunjung Yi Lost to birdie on first extra hole

ALPG Tour wins (2)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship T57 DNP DNP CUT T26 T42 4 CUT T52 T43 73 CUT
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP CUT T37 DNP T42 T17 T48 T50 DNP CUT DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT T31 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT T17 T59 DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP T16 T20 4 T18 2 T14 CUT DNP CUT CUT
The Evian Championship ^ T52

^ 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 a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 10 7
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 5
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 3
LPGA Championship 0 1 0 2 2 6 10 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Totals 0 1 0 3 3 9 37 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2006 LPGA - 2007 LPGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2009 Kraft Nabisco - 2008 LPGA)

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ Excellence: the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002. ISBN 1-74013-060-X. 

External links[edit]