Who's who: Melissa Reid

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  • Photo of Melissa Reid
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  • Photo of Melissa Reid

Who's who: Melissa Reid

  • Name:

    Melissa Rose Reid
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    Sept 19, 1987 in Derby, Derbyshire.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2007

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2015, '17). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour. LET Rookie of the Year (2008).

Did you know?

"Mel" Reid's impressive amateur career culminated in her playing in the 2006 Curtis Cup team, winning the British Amateur Strokeplay in 2007, and in the same year the low amateur award at the British Women's Open on the Old Course, St Andrews. Turning professional in late 2007, Reid recorded her first LET win in 2010 in Turkey, then two more wins came in 2011.

Reid's mother was tragically killed in a car accident while travelling to see her daughter compete in a tour event in Munich in 2012. A slump in Reid's form followed in the 2013 and 2014 seasons. The return to her previous winning ways came in 2015, not just on the Ladies European Tour but also in her 3-0-1 (W-L-H) tally in the 2015 Solheim Cup.

Top tournaments won by Melissa Reid

2020
America
265 (-19)
$195,000
ShopRite

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

265 (-19)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

ShopRite

Played as the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer (Oct 1-4; postponed from May 29-31 due to world coronavirus pandemic). Second-placed Jennifer Kupcho (USA) finished 2 shots behind 33-year-old Melissa "Mel" Reid (Eng), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win. [Bay course, Seaview Resort, Galloway, nr Atlantic City, NJ].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

A$75,000

Title sponsor

Oates

Played as the Oates Vic Open (Feb 9-12; ALPG/LET Trs event; first year an LET event; LET season-opener). Reid (Eng) beat Sandra Gal (Ger) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Beach course, 13th Beach Links, Barwon Heads, Victoria; early rounds also on 13th Beach's Creek course].

2015
Europe
281 (-11)
€75,000
Turkish Airlines

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Venue

Carya

Score

281 (-11)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Turkish Airlines

Played as the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open (May 17-20). Second-placed Gwladys Nocera (Fra) finished 4 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Reid (Eng). [Carya GC, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].

2012
Europe
207 (-9)
€37,500
Raiffeisenbank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Raiffeisenbank

Played as the Raiffeisenbank Prague Golf Masters (June 22-24). Second-placed Diana Luna (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Eng). [Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Rep.].

2011
Europe
213 (-3)
€37,500
Deloitte

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Deloitte

Played as the Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open (June 3-5). Second-placed Caroline Alfonso (Fra), Caroline Hedwall (Swe) and Holly Aitchison (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Eng). [Broekpolder GC, nr Rotterdam].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de España Femenino (Sept 15-18). Second-placed Lee-Anne Pace (RSA), Tania Elosegui (Esp) and Beth Allen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Reid (Eng). [La Quinta G&CC, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2010
Europe
216 (-3)
€30,000
Turkish Airlines

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Score

216 (-3)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Turkish Airlines

Played as the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open (May 7-9). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) and Iben Tinning (Den) finished 2 shots behind first-time Ladies European Tour winner Reid (Eng). [National GC, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].

2008
Awards
€136,606
see Score
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Reid, Melissa

Venue

Score

€136,606

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LET

Reid (Eng) won the LET 2008 Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished 12th on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €136,606.

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