Name:Melissa Rose Reid
Born:Sept 19, 1987 in Derby, Derbyshire.
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].
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].
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].
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.].
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].
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].
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].
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.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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