Patricia Meunier-Lebouc

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Patricia Meunier-Lebouc
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Personal information
Full namePatricia Meunier-Lebouc
Born (1972-11-16) 16 November 1972 (age 46)
Dijon, France
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality France
ResidenceJupiter, Florida, U.S.
SpouseAntoine Lebouc
ChildrenPhildine Pearl
Career
Turned professional1994
Retired2008
Former tour(s)Ladies European Tour (1994–2007)
LPGA Tour (2001–08)
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Ladies European Tour5
Other1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationWon: 2003
Women's PGA C'shipT11: 2003
U.S. Women's OpenT10: 2006
du Maurier ClassicDNP
Women's British Open5th: 2003

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (born 16 November 1972) is a French former professional golfer who played on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. Her birth name was Meunier and she is married to Antoine Lebouc, a French professional golfer who played on the European Tour in the 1990s.

Amateur career[edit]

Meunier was born in Dijon, France. She won the French Cup and the Greece International in 1993. In 1992, she won the French Ladies Championship, placed fifth in the World Team Championship and finished third at the European Team Junior Championship.

Professional career[edit]

Meunier-Lebouc turned professional in 1994 and initially played on the Ladies European Tour, gaining her maiden victory in her rookie season at the Waterford English Open. She has won 5 more times on the LET and finished in the top 10 in the Order of Merit in 1997 and 2000. She qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for 27th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2001 season.

In her rookie year in 2001, Meunier-Lebouc recorded two top-ten finishes, then won the State Farm Classic in 2002,[1] and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2003, a major title. She was the 54-hole leader at the 2003 Women's British Open,[2] but finished in solo fifth place.[3] In February 2004, she gave birth to her first child, daughter Phildine Pearl, and opted not to defend her title at the 2004 Kraft Nabisco Championship in late March.[4]

In 2000, Meunier-Lebouc became the first French player to compete in the Solheim Cup, and returned in 2003.

Meunier-Lebouc retired from playing professional golf in 2009,[5] and became a golf instructor at the Ibis Golf & Country Club in 2010.[6]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Sep 2002 State Farm Classic −18 (64-67-72-67=270) 2 strokes South Korea Mi-Hyun Kim
South Korea Se Ri Pak
2 30 Mar 2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship −7 (70-68-70-73=281) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam

Ladies European Tour (5)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 1997 (1) Praia D'el Rey European Cup (team competition)

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2003 Kraft Nabisco Championship −7 (70-68-70-73=281) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam

Results timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP 1 DNP CUT T29 CUT WD WD
LPGA Championship DNP T61 T11 T30 CUT CUT T81 CUT DNP
U.S. Women's Open DNP 63 T13 T13 CUT T10 CUT CUT DNP
Women's British Open T64 T24 5 T38 CUT T42 CUT DNP DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 1 0 0 1 1 1 6 2
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 4
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 4
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 5
Totals 1 0 0 2 3 7 27 15
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 11 (2001 British – 2004 British)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Majors Other wins LPGA wins Earnings ($) Money list rank Average
2001 0 0 0 108,000 82 72.53
2002 0 1 1 354,175 28 72.14
2003 1 0 1 688,072 14 70.75
2004 0 0 0 319,070 37 71.49
2005 0 0 0 61,074 103 73.49

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 4 2-1-1 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 2.5 62.5%
2000 2 0-1-1 0-1-0 lost to M. Mallon 1dn 0-0-1 halved w/L. Neumann 0.5 25%
2003 2 2-0-0 1-0-0 def K. Robbins conceded on 12 1-0-0 won w/S. Pettersen 3&2 2 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meunier-Lebouc 18 under; Klein gets Solheim berth
  2. ^ Meunier-Lebouc takes Brit Open lead
  3. ^ 2003 Weetabix Women's British Open results Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Bonk, Thomas (February 26, 2004). "There's no defense for new mother". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Giving Back: Major winner Patricia Meunier-Lebouc now coaching
  6. ^ Ibis Golf Instruction Archived 2013-09-10 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]