Paige Mackenzie

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Paige Mackenzie
2009 LPGA Championship - Paige Mackenzie (1).jpg
Mackenzie at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born (1983-02-08) February 8, 1983 (age 34)
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Arizona, U.S.
Career
College University of Washington
Turned professional 2006
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T34: 2010
Women's PGA C'ship T20: 2011
U.S. Women's Open T13: 2005
Women's British Open CUT: 2008, 2010, 2011
Evian Championship T57: 2013

Paige Mackenzie (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, Mackenzie is a 2001 graduate of Eisenhower High School, where she was selected as a first-team All-Big-9 selection all four seasons. She was named the 2000 Girl Golfer of the Year for both the Washington Junior Golf Association and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. By the time she graduated from high school, Mackenzie had posted five top-10 finishes in national tournaments, claiming one championship.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Mackenzie continued her successful amateur career at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in business.[2] She recorded 22 top-10 finishes during her collegiate career, placing her first on the Huskies' all-time list. Among her numerous amateur awards and achievements, Mackenzie was T13 at the 2005 U.S. Women's Open, was named the 2005 Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Women's Player of the Year, and won both the match play and stroke play competitions of the 2005 Trans National Championship. Mackenzie was the 2006 Pac-10[3] and NCAA West Regional champion[4] and finished her senior year ranked as the No. 1 amateur in the nation by Golfweek.[1]

In the summer following graduation, Mackenzie lead the U.S. to 11½–6½ victory at the 2006 Curtis Cup at Bandon Dunes in southern Oregon, posting a 3-0-1 record with victories in both of her singles matches.[5] A week later in northern Oregon, she was the medalist in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge.[6] Her last event as an amateur was at an LPGA Tour event, the Safeway Classic in Portland, where she tied for 45th place.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Mackenzie turned professional in late August 2006 and played two LPGA Tour events on sponsors' exemptions.[5][8] She competed on the Cactus Tour in Arizona that fall and qualified for the 2007 Futures Tour,[9] and then won exempt status for the 2007 LPGA Tour season with a T12 finish at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2006.[10]

She carded three Top-25 finishes in her 2008 campaign, including a 23rd-place finish at the Corona Morelia Championship, a 22nd at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship and a T24 finish at the Safeway Classic. Mackenzie started 2008 by winning the Sharp Open on the Cactus Tour.

In April 2012, the National Association of Professional Women announced its partnership with Paige Mackenzie who become "NAPW Athletic Spokeswoman".[11] Paige also starred a nationwide television ad campaign for that professional association during 2012.

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP T34 T57 CUT T63
LPGA Championship DNP DNP CUT CUT T23 CUT T20 CUT T37
U.S. Women's Open T13 CUT DNP DNP DNP T55 DNP 64 DNP
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Evian Championship ^ T57

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

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 T13 n/a 73.25 n/a
2006 51 3 0 0 0 0 T23 12,046 n/a 73.29 n/a
2007 19 9 0 0 0 0 T17 49,104 118 73.87 106
2008 17 8 0 0 0 0 T22 78,807 120 73.11 97
2009 16 10 0 0 0 1 T8 140,671 69 72.23 45
2010 16 9 0 0 0 0 T34 58,988 93 73.54 98
2011 18 13 0 0 0 1 T9 184,384 47 72.60 46
2012 19 12 0 0 0 0 T22 94,045 80 73.53 93
2013 17 10 0 0 0 0 T23 63,685 97 72.39 64
2015 4 0 0 0 0 0 Cut 0 n/a 76.50 n/a

1 Mackenzie's first three of the five LPGA Tour events played in 2006 were as an amateur

  • official through 2015 season[12]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Player Bio: Paige Mackenzie". University of Washington Athletics. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Paige Mackenzie Bio". LPGA. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NW Briefs: Mackenzie wins Pac-10". The Seattle Times. April 27, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Golf: Mackenzie wins regional; UW takes 3rd". The Seattle Times. May 14, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Former UW women's golfer Paige Mackenzie makes professional debut". Go Huskies.com. August 24, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "NW Briefs: Amateur over too soon for ex-Husky". The Seattle Times. August 11, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Golf Roundup: Hurst bags LPGA Safeway Classic title". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. August 21, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mackenzie still gets coach's help". The Seattle Times. September 22, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mackenzie siblings chase tour cards". The Seattle Times. November 28, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament - results". LPGA. December 3, 2006. 
  11. ^ "Women's groups honors NW pro golfer Paige Mackenzie". April 2, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Paige Mackenzie stats". LPGA. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 

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