Meaghan Francella

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Meaghan Francella
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Personal information
Born (1982-05-12) May 12, 1982 (age 35)
Port Chester, New York
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Port Chester, New York
Career
College University of Memphis
University of North Carolina
Turned professional 2004
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (2004–06)
LPGA Tour (2006–13)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Symetra Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T5: 2007, 2009
Women's PGA C'ship T7: 2010
U.S. Women's Open T17: 2009
Women's British Open T69: 2010
Evian Championship DNP

Meaghan Francella (born May 12, 1982) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Francella was born in Port Chester, New York and was twice the New York State Junior Champion. She attended high school at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York. After high school, she attended the University of Memphis, where she was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2001. Francella transferred to the University of North Carolina for her junior year. While at North Carolina she was the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference individual champion and was an NCAA First-Team All-American in 2004. Francella graduated with a degree in communications in 2005.

Professional career[edit]

After completing her college eligibility in 2004, Francella joined the Futures Tour. She finished 65th at the 2005 LPGA Qualifying School to earn non-exempt status for the 2006 season. In 2006, she made three starts on the LPGA Tour, making one cut. On the Futures Tour, she won one event, the Lakeland Duramed FUTURES Classic, and recorded six additional top-10 finishes. She ended the season fifth on the Futures Tour money list which earned her fully exempt status on the LPGA Tour for 2007.

Francella's first win on the LPGA Tour came in her second start of 2007 at the MasterCard Classic, where she scored 68-68-69 with only two bogies over the three-round tournament and then held off world number one Annika Sörenstam in a four-hole playoff.[1][2]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 Mar 11, 2007 MasterCard Classic −11 (68-68-69=205) Playoff Sweden Annika Sörenstam

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 MasterCard Classic Sweden Annika Sörenstam Won with birdie on fourth extra hole

Futures Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship T5 70 T5 CUT T25 CUT DNP
LPGA Championship T21 T77 T71 T7 CUT T67 CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT T17 T34 T42 DNP DNP
Women's British Open CUT DNP CUT T69 CUT DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ DNP

^ 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.

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made*
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings ($) Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 1 0 0 0 0 T69 2,525 n/a 75.00 n/a
2006 3 1 0 0 0 0 T39 5,5554 183 73.75 n/a
2007 25 18 1 0 0 4 1 507,292 29 73.09 66
2008 24 11 0 0 0 0 T13 117,682 88 73.75 131
2009 22 16 0 0 0 2 T5 292,266 48 72.51 63
2010 21 17 0 0 0 1 T7 168,016 57 73.04 77
2011 15 8 0 0 0 0 T22 66,813 84 74.23 117
2012 15 4 0 0 0 0 T24 28,935 116 74.37 121
2013 14 3 0 0 0 0 T71 7,838 148 74.10 133
  • Official through November 24, 2013[3]

* Includes matchplay and other events without a cut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francella's first victory comes in four-hole playoff". ESPN. Associated Press. March 14, 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Mickey, Lisa D. (March 19, 2007). "Meaghan Francella Talks About First LPGA Tour Victory". LPGA. Retrieved March 20, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Meaghan Francella stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 

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