|Full name||Lucas John Kendall Parsons|
4 October 1969 |
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Residence||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour of Australasia||7|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||T40: 1996|
|The Open Championship||T41: 2000|
Parsons was born in Orange, New South Wales. As an amateur, he won both the Australian and New Zealand Amateur Championships in 1991. He turned professional the following year and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia.
Parsons won seven tournaments on the PGA Tour of Australasia, including the New Zealand Open in 1995. He played one unsuccessful season on the United States-based PGA Tour in 1996. He also played for a time on the European Tour after graduating from the second tier Challenge Tour in 1999, having won two tournaments and finished 10th on the money list. His best season-end ranking on the European Tour Order of Merit was 37th in 2000, the year he won the Greg Norman Holden International, also a PGA Tour of Australasia event. He finished a career best 2nd on that tour's Order of Merit at the end of the 1999/2000 season.
Having retired from tournament golf at the end of 2008, Parsons now runs a café in Randwick, New South Wales and was a participant in the first season of the competitive cooking television show MasterChef Australia. He hoped to expand his business and open a restaurant. He cooked a Singaporean Chili Crab dish which impressed the judges and helped him progress to the semi-finals. Parsons beat celebrity chef Ben O'Donoghue in the sixth Celebrity Chef Challenge to guarantee himself a place in the finals. He was the first finalist eliminated on 13 July 2009.
- 1990 Lagonda Trophy (England)
- 1991 Australian Amateur, New Zealand Amateur, Australian Medal, New South Wales Amateur
European Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||6 Feb 2000||Greg Norman Holden International
(co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia)
|−19 (70-66-70-67=273)||4 strokes||Peter Senior|
Challenge Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runner-up|
|1||30 May 1999||Challenge de Sablé||−18 (67-67-73-63=270)||4 strokes||Kalle Brink|
|2||1 Aug 1999||Finnish Masters||−16 (68-67-71-66=272)||1 stroke||Thomas Nørret|
PGA Tour of Australasia wins (7)
- 1993 Victorian Open
- 1994 Queensland Open
- 1995 New Zealand Open
- 1997 Queensland PGA Championship, Toyota Southern Classic
- 1998 Queensland PGA Championship
- 2000 Greg Norman Holden International (co-sanctioned by the European Tour)
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T41|
"T" = tied
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Australia): 1992
- "Lucas John Kendall Parsons - Golf Champion". Orange City Council. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Shanks of a different kind for Parsons on another big stage". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Lucas Parsons eliminated from MasterChef Australia". Herald Sun. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
- "Lucas - Contestant". MasterChef Australia. Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24.