Lee-Anne Pace

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Lee-Anne Pace
2010 Women's British Open – Lee-Anne Pace (3).jpg
Pace at the 2010 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Lee-Anne Pace
Born (1981-02-15) 15 February 1981 (age 37)
Paarl, South Africa
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Nationality  South Africa
Career
College Murray State University,
University of Tulsa
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) Ladies European Tour
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Futures Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Ladies European Tour 9
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T14: 2016
Women's PGA C'ship T62: 2015
U.S. Women's Open T43/43: 2014, 2017
Women's British Open T17: 2016
Evian Championship T6: 2015
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit winner
2010
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2010, 2013

Lee-Anne Pace (born 15 February 1981) is a South African professional golfer.

Pace was born in Paarl, Western Cape.[1] She had a successful amateur collegiate career in the United States, where she attended Murray State University and the University of Tulsa, graduating with a degree in psychology.

Having turned professional in 2005, Pace played on the second tier Duramed Futures Tour in 2006 before qualifying for the LPGA Tour for 2007 at qualifying school. Having lost her card in the United States at the end of 2007, she qualified for the Ladies European Tour for 2008 via qualifying school. She made her breakthrough in 2010 with five wins at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe,[2] the Finnair Masters, the Sanya Ladies Open, and the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open. She ended the season at the top of the Order of Merit[3] and won the LET Player of the Year.

After failing to win in 2012, Pace had another big season in 2013. Pace won her sixth Ladies European Tour event in May when she took a one stroke victory at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. She followed that victory up with another in July, again winning by a stroke, at the Open De España Femenino. She concluded the 2013 season by winning in a playoff at the Sanya Ladies Open. The victory was her eighth on tour and netted her a second LET Player of the Year award. In October 2014, Pace would win her ninth LET event when she was victorious in her home country, winning the Cell C South African Women's Open, in a playoff, after a final round comeback. A week later, Pace won her first LPGA Tour event at the Blue Bay LPGA in China.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2003 Ohio Valley Conference Championship
  • 2005 Western Athletic Conference Championship

Professional wins (10)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 26 Oct 2014 Blue Bay LPGA −16 (67-66-67=200) 3 strokes Germany Caroline Masson

Ladies European Tour wins (9)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 20 Jun 2010 Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open −12 (69-67-68=204) 1 stroke Scotland Vikki Laing
2 15 Aug 2010 S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe −6 (74-71-67-70=282) 3 strokes England Melissa Reid
Netherlands Christel Boeljon
3 29 Aug 2010 Finnair Masters −14 (66-64-69=199) 3 strokes Scotland Vikki Laing
4 24 Oct 2010 Sanya Ladies Open −11 (68-71-66=205) 1 stroke Austria Stefanie Michl
5 31 Oct 2010 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open −5 (71-72-68=211) Playoff United States Hannah Jun
Paraguay Julieta Granada
Netherlands Christel Boeljon
6 12 May 2013 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open −3 (70-77-70-72=289) 1 stroke Finland Minea Blomqvist
Spain Carlota Ciganda
England Charley Hull
7 21 Jul 2013 Open De España Femenino −13 (67-69-68-71=275) 1 stroke Sweden Mikaela Parmlid
8 27 Oct 2013 Sanya Ladies Open −13 (67-66-70=203) Playoff China Yu Yang Zhang
9 19 Oct 2014 Cell C South African Women's Open −5 (71-73-67=211) Playoff England Holly Clyburn

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP DNP T70 CUT DNP CUT T69 T14 CUT DNP
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP T55 CUT DNP T43 T56 CUT 43 DNP
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T62 WD T64 DQ
Women's British Open CUT DNP DNP CUT T39 T25 T29 T24 T17 CUT
The Evian Championship ^ DNP T54 T6 T43 T48

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 5
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 1 5 29 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2014 Evian – 2016 ANA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lee- Anne Pace on South Africa". Ladies European Tour. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Lee-Anne Pace secures Wales Ladies triumph". BBC Sport. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Pace wins Order of Merit". Independent Online (South Africa). 11 December 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2011. 

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