Who's who in golf - Lee-Anne Pace


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Name: - Lee-Anne Pace
Country: - South Africa
Born : - Feb 15, 1981 in Paarl, Western Cape.
Original Home/Club: - Paarl
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2005

Roll of Honour

Multiple wins on the Sunshine Ladies, Ladies European and US LPGA Tours. Winner of the South African Women's Open for three straight years (2014, '15 and '17, not played in 2016). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2010).


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Pace enjoyed a successful amateur career growing-up in the Cape Winelands, and later at Murray State University in Kentucky and the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

After turning professional in 2005 she qualified for the US LPGA Tour for 2007, but lost her card at the end of that season. She qualified for the Ladies European Tour for the 2008 season through Q-School, and emphatically stamped her name on that tour in 2010, recording five wins in the space of just four months. She ended 2010 as the LET Order of Merit winner and Player of the Year.

Further wins followed in subsequent years, which included an historic three-in-a-row winning streak in the South African Women's Open (2014, '15 and '17; event not played in 2016).


Top tournaments won by Lee-Anne Pace

2017Wmn AfricaInvestec Cup (Ladies)Millvale Retreat210 (-6)R100,000
Played as the Investec Cup for Ladies (limited field, winner-takes-all, season-ending Sunshine Ladies Tr event). Second-placed Ashleigh Buhai (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Pace (RSA). Buhai earned enough points to top the 'Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies' rankings, and win the associated R400,000 bonus. [Millvale Pvte Retreat, nr Koster, NWP, S Africa].
2017Wmn AfricaSouth African Women's OpenSan Lameer208 (-8)R250,000
Played as the South African Women's Open (Sunshine Ladies Tr event). Second-placed Ashleigh Buhai (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Pace (RSA), who won an historic third straight SA Women's Open title. [San Lameer Estate, nr Southbroom, KZN, S Africa].
2015Wmn AfricaInvestec Cup (Ladies)Millvale Retreat210 (-6)R30,000
Played as the Investec Cup for Ladies (limited field season-ending Sunshine Ladies Tr event). Second-placed Bonita Bredenhann (Nam) finished 8 shots behind Pace (RSA), the only player to finish under par. Lee-Anne Pace earned enough points to top the 'Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies' rankings for the second straight year, and win the associated R250,000 bonus. [Millvale Pvte Retreat, nr Koster, NWP, S Africa].
2015Wmn AfricaSouth African Wmn's OpenSan Lameer219 (+3)R36,365
Played as the South African Women's Open (Sunshine Ladies Tr event; held in Dec 2015; part of 2016 season). Second-placed Lejan Lewthwaite (RSA, amateur) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Pace (RSA). [San Lameer Estate, nr Southbroom, KZN, S Africa].
2014Wmn AsiaBlue Bay LPGAJian Lake Blue Bay200 (-19)US$300,000
Played as the inaugural Blue Bay LPGA (co-sanctioned with US LPGA). Second-placed Caroline Masson (Ger) finished 3 shots behind Pace (RSA). Event reduced to 54 holes due to rain, and concluded in a Monday finish. A week before Pace had been a home winner in the South African Women's Open, a Ladies European Tour event. [Jian Lake Blue Bay GC, nr Lingshui, Hainan Island].
2014Wmn AfricaInvestec Cup (Ladies)Millvale Retreat216 (E)R100,000
Played as the inaugural Investec Cup for Ladies (limited field Sunshine Ladies Tr event). Second-placed Monique Smit (RSA) finished 7 shots behind Pace (RSA), who as the tournament winner was also declared the winner of the inaugural 'Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies'. [Millvale Pvte Retreat, nr Koster, NWP, S Africa].
2014Wmn AfricaSouth African Wmn's OpenSan Lameer211 (-5)€48,000
Played as the Cell C South African Women's Open (Sunshine Ladies/LET Trs event). Pace (RSA) beat Holly Clyburn (Eng) at the second playoff hole, to record her third win in three playoffs on the Ladies European Tour. [San Lameer Estate, nr Southbroom, KZN, S Africa].
2013Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Pace (RSA) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2013Wmn AsiaSanya Ladies OpenYalong Bay GC203 (-13)€45,000
Played as the Sanya Ladies Open (LET/Asian/China Trs event). Pace (RSA) beat Yu-yang Zhang (China) at the first playoff hole. [Yalong Bay GC, Sanya, Hainan Island, China].
2013Wmn EuropeSpanish Ladies OpenClub de Campo, Madrid275 (-13)€52,500
Played as the Open de España "Madrid 2020." Second-placed Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Pace (RSA). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
2013Wmn EuropeTurkish Ladies OpenNational GC, Turkey289 (-3)€37,500
Played as the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. Second-placed Minea Blomqvist (Fin), Charley Hull (Eng) and Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Pace (RSA). [National GC, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].
2010Wmn EuropeFinnish Ladies MastersHelsinki GC199 (-14)€30,000
Played as the Finnair Masters. Second-placed Vikki Laing (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Pace (RSA), who recorded her third Ladies Eurpn Tr win of 2010. [Helsinki GC, Tali, Helsinki, Finland].
2010Wmn EuropeLadies Ch'ship of EuropeConwy (Caernarvonshire)282 (-6)€54,990
Played as the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe. Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng) and Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 3 shots behind Pace (RSA). [Conwy (Caernarvonshire) GC, Conwy, N Wales].
2010Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET€339,517see Score
Pace (RSA) won the LET 2010 Order of Merit (Henderson Money List), with earnings of €339,517 on the Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with €311,573; Melissa Reid (Eng) was third with €270,871.
2010Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Pace (RSA) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2010Wmn AsiaSanya Ladies OpenYalong Bay GC205 (-11)€30,000
Played as the inaugural Sanya Ladies Open (co-sanctioned with LET). Second-placed Stefanie Michl (Austria) finished 1 shot behind Pace (RSA), who claimed her fourth LET win of 2010. [Yalong Bay GC, Sanya, Hainan Island, China].
2010Wmn AsiaSuzhou Taihu Ladies OpenSuzhou Taihu Intl211 (-5)€30,000
Played as the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (co-sanctioned with LET). Pace (RSA) beat Christel Boeljon (Neth) and Hannah Jun (USA) at the second playoff hole, to claim her fifth LET win of 2010. Julieta Granada (Par) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2010Wmn EuropeSwiss Ladies OpenGerre Losone204 (-12)€78,750
Played as the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. Second-placed Vikki Laing (Scot) finished 1 shot behind first-time Ladies Eurpn Tr winner Pace (RSA). [Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland].

 

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