Wendy Ward

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Wendy Ward
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Wendy Ward (6).jpg
Ward at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1973-05-06) May 6, 1973 (age 41)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Edwall, Washington[1]
Spouse Nate Hair (m. 1998)[1]
Career
College Arizona State University
(graduated 1995)
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1996)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 4
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T28: 2004
LPGA Championship T3: 2000, 2001
U.S. Women's Open T14: 2010
du Maurier Classic T16: 1997
Women's British Open T6: 2003
The Evian Championship DNP

Wendy Ward (born May 6, 1973) is an American professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour.

Early life, education and amateur career[edit]

Ward was born in San Antonio, Texas.

She attended Arizona State University[2] where she had a successful National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) career. She was a two-time Honda Award winner, a three-time first team All American, the Pac-10 Champion in 1993 and 1995 and led ASU to team titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995. She graduated in 1995 with a degree in business Management.[3][4]

In 1994, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur and represented the U.S. in the Curtis Cup, the biennial team competition between amateur golfers from the United States and those from Great Britain and Ireland.

Professional career[edit]

Ward turned professional in 1995 and qualified for the LPGA Tour on her first attempt to become a rookie in 1996. Her first win came at the 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic where she set both the all-time 54 and 72-hole LPGA scoring records; both records have since been broken.[5]

She has won four tournaments on the tour. Her best season to date has been 2001, when she finished 12th on the official LPGA money list.

Ward was a member of the 2002, 2003 and 2005 U.S. Solheim Cup teams.

Personal life[edit]

Ward lives on a 300-acre (1.2 km2) cattle ranch in Edwall, Washington where she operates a cow/calf beef operation with her husband, Nate Hair.[1]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

LPGA Tour (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 28, 1997 Fieldcrest Cannon Classic -23 (66-65-64-70=265) 2 strokes[5] United States Rosie Jones
United States Jane Geddes
2 Feb 21, 1998 Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open -4 (65-69-70=204) Playoff[6] United States Dana Dormann
3 Aug 12, 2001 Wendy's Championship for Children -21 (65-62-68=195) 3 strokes[7] United States Moira Dunn
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
4 Apr 16, 2005 LPGA Takefuji Classic -16 (65-68-67=200) 2 strokes[8][9] Mexico Lorena Ochoa

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP CUT T33 T43
LPGA Championship CUT T25 T4 CUT T3
U.S. Women's Open T19 CUT T19 T40 DNP
du Maurier Classic T53 T16 T34 T20 T55
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship T36 T36 T48 T28 T50 T35 WD T58 T36
LPGA Championship T3 CUT T11 T30 CUT T16 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T19 CUT CUT CUT T36 T41 CUT DNP DNP
Women's British Open ^ CUT T56 T6 T56 CUT T67 T23 T59 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T33 T56 DNP
LPGA Championship T67 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Women's Open T14 T34 CUT DNP
Women's British Open DNP CUT DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^^ DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
^^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 62
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd place finishes – 0
  • 3rd place finishes – 2
  • Top 3 finishes – 2
  • Top 5 finishes – 3
  • Top 10 finishes – 4
  • Top 25 finishes – 14
  • Missed cuts – 22
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 8
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

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 2-8-1 0-2-1 2-3-0 0-3-0 2.5 23%
2002 4 2-1-1 0-0-1 halved w/ A. Sörenstam 2-0-0 won w/ B. Daniel 1 up, won w/ E. Klein 3&2 0-1-0 lost w/ B. Daniel 4&3 2.5 62.5%
2003 4 0-4-0 0-1-0 lost to I. Tinning 2&1 0-2-0 lost w/ J. Inkster 5&3, lost w/ H. Bowie 3&2 0-1-0 lost w/ R. Jones 4&3 0 0%
2005 3 0-3-0 0-1-0 lost to C. Matthew 3&2 0-1-0 lost w/ L. Diaz 5&3 0-1-0 lost w/ P. Hurst 2&1 0 0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Blog, An LPGA Golfer’s Passion for Pets 2010-02-18. Accessed 2010-08-04
  2. ^ Arizona State University, Ward and Munoz finish in Top 20 at U.S. Women's Open 2010-07-12. Accessed 2010-08-04
  3. ^ Arizona State University, Women's golf looks to defend NCAA title 2010-05-13. Accessed 2010-08-04.
  4. ^ Arizona State University, Seven former Sun Devil golfers set for U.S. Women's Open 2010-07-07. Accessed 2010-08-04.
  5. ^ a b Reading Eagle, Ward sets record; King finishes fifth 1997-09-29. Accessed 2010-08-04
  6. ^ Golf Digest,LPGA Tour 1998 At a Glance Accessed 2010-08-04
  7. ^ The Golf Channel,2001 Wendy's Championship for Children Leaderboard Accessed 2010-08-04
  8. ^ Takefuji Classic Past Winners Accessed 2010-08-04
  9. ^ The Golf Channel, Wendy Ward Event Results 2005 Accessed 2010-08-04.

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