Lucas Parsons

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Lucas Parsons
Personal information
Full name Lucas John Kendall Parsons
Born (1969-10-04) 4 October 1969 (age 48)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1992
Retired 2008
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 7
Challenge Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T40: 1996
The Open Championship T41: 2000
PGA Championship DNP

Lucas John Kendall Parsons (born 4 October 1969) is an Australian professional golfer.

Parsons was born in Orange, New South Wales. As an amateur, he won both the Australian and New Zealand Amateur Championships in 1991.[1] 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.[2] 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.

MasterChef Australia[edit]

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.[3][4] He hoped to expand his business and open a restaurant.[4] 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.[3]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 6 Feb 2000 Greg Norman Holden International
(co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia)
−19 (70-66-70-67=273) 4 strokes Australia Peter Senior

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

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 Sweden Kalle Brink
2 1 Aug 1999 Finnish Masters −16 (68-67-71-66=272) 1 stroke Denmark Thomas Nørret

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (7)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
U.S. Open T40
The Open Championship T41

Note: Parsons never played in the Masters Tournament or the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lucas John Kendall Parsons - Golf Champion". Orange City Council. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Shanks of a different kind for Parsons on another big stage". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Lucas Parsons eliminated from MasterChef Australia". Herald Sun. 13 July 2009. Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ a b "Lucas - Contestant". MasterChef Australia. Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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