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Davies, Laura (ENG)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile

Surname Davies
First Name(s) Laura Jane
Date of Birth 5th October 1963
Place of Birth Coventry
Nationality English
Residence England
Interests All sports, cars, working round house and shopping.
Date turned Pro. 16th April 1985
Exemption Status 01 - Life Members
Sponsor Srixon

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 4,051,834.09
Tournaments Played 323
Tournaments Won 45
Playoff Record 3/8
Top Ten Finishes 102
Lowest Round 63 (2 times)
LPGA Victories 20
Other Victories 14
Major Championships 4
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 4 128,060.17 6
1998 5 117,298.37 7
1999 1 338,278.83 8
2000 13 67,066.01 8
2001 11 93,247.99 8
2002 9 117,136.70 7
2003 3 171,706.48 7
2004 1 242,234.80 8
2005 10 124,661.41 7
2006 1 471,727.42 11
2007 12 149,746.59 10
2008 11 139,013.20 13
2009 8 152,433.37 12
2010 2 305,123.48 16
2011 48 50,363.22     
2012 9 130,293.43  
2013 33 59,141.09 16

Biography Davies, Laura (ENG)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Laura played in 16 tournaments and posted 3 top-10 finishes including a 5th place at The Helsingborg Open and a tie for 5th at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. She ended the season ranked 33th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.

2011 Highlights

  • In 2011, Laura played in18 tournaments on the LET and her best finish of the season was a tie for 7th at the Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch. Laura was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team at Killeen Castle in Ireland and remained the only player from either team to have played in every Solheim Cup. With victory in the second day fourballs, she reached the 24 ½ points needed to overtake Annika Sorenstam as the all-time points record holder and having halved her singles match against Juli Inkster, she now holds the record with 25 points.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1985 Rookie of the Year and Order of Merit winner. Victory in Belgian Open. Retained Order of Merit in 1986 after four victories including British Women’s Open. Also won Greater Manchester Tournament at Haigh Hall with 20-under-par winning score to equal world record set by Nancy Lopez. Equalled same score in 1994 Alpine Australian Masters. Won 1987 US Women’s Open. For six memorable days Laura was holder of both the US and British Open titles. Won three European tournaments in 1988, two LPGA events and one in Japan. Equalled her own record low score with round of 63 when winning 1990 AGF Biarritz Open. Equalled LPGA record low score with round of 62 in 1991 Rail Charity Golf Classic. Won three points out of three in Europe’s Solheim Cup victory over the United States at Dalmahoy in 1992. Represented England in Sunrise Cup World Team Championship, Taiwan, 1992. Won 1992 Order of Merit for record third time. Elected honorary member WPGET (1993) for services to Tour. Established new world record with 25-under-par 267 in 1995 Guardian Holidays Irish Open at St Margaret’s. Winning margin of 16 strokes new Tour record. Total of 199 after three rounds set new Tour record for 54 holes. Won 1995 Wilkinson Sword English Open for Tour record 22nd victory. 1994 & 1996 ranked number one on the PING Leaderboard. Won the 1994 LPGA money list.

Victory in the 1994 McDonald’s LPGA Championship gave her a second major title. Won Association of Golf Writers’ Trophy 1994. 1994 and 1996 won Golf Writers’ Association of America LPGA Player of the Year Award. Was ranked number one on the PING leader board in 1996. Won Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year award and Golf Writers Association of America LPGA Player of the Year Award in 1996. In 1994 was first golfer, man or woman, to win on five different Tours in one calendar year. In 1999 became the first player to win £1 million on the LET. Also finished top of the Order of Merit for a record fifth time. 2000 partnered Trish Johnson to second place behind Sweden in the inaugural TSN Ladies World Cup Golf, where she finished with the lowest individual aggregate. Represented the victorious European team for the sixth consecutive time in The Solheim Cup 2000 at Loch Lomond. Won twice on the 2000 LPGA Tour. Recognised during the LPGA's 50th Anniversary in 2000 as one of the LPGA's top 50 players. Won in Europe for the first time in two years when she beat Scotland’s Janice Moodie by 5&4 in the inaugural WPGA International Matchplay at Gleneagles Monarch’s course. Won once on the LPGA Tour at the Rochester International and finished her season with a win in Japan. Won P4 Norwegian Masters in a playoff with Spain’s Ana Larraneta, making it at least one win in each season of her career. Won two points in The Solheim Cup and admitted to playing the best shot of her life, a driver from a hanging lie in the rough from 287 yards to ten feet! Set new record of 16 points won in The Solheim Cup, surpassing her previous record she shared with the USA’s Dottie Pepper. Won 2003 ANZ Masters and helped Europe to an historic victory in The Solheim Cup at Barsebäck in Sweden. Represented England in the 2005 Women’s World Cup of Golf with Karen Stupples. Played in her ninth Solheim Cup at Crooked Stick GC, Indiana. In 2006, won the SAS Masters in Norway and topped the New Star Money List to become Official European number one for the seventh time since 1985.  In 2007, was the only player from either team to have played in all 10 Solheim Cups. Also in 2007, won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen in Austria. In 2008, Laura won the New South Wales Open on the ALPG Tour, the Lalla Meryem Cup, an invitational event in Morocco, and successfully defended the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria. In 2009, qualified for her 11th European Solheim Cup Team via her rank on the Ladies European Tour (LET) points list; remains the only player in Solheim Cup history to participate in all 11 events. Won the 2009 Women's Australian Open. Won five LET tournaments in 2010 and finished second on the Henderson Money List. In February 2010, claimed the Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch, a co-sanctioned event with the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG) Tour. In May, won the UniCredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi. In July, Laura made her 30th appearance in the Ricoh Women’s British Open. In September, she won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria for the third time. In September, she won the Open de Espana Femenino at Flamingos Golf. In November, she won fifth title of the season at the Hero Honda Women’s Indian Open, clinching the title with an eagle on the first extra hole in a four way play-off against Nontaya Srisawang, Tandi Cuningham and Louise Friberg at DLF Golf and Country Club. It was her third win from 15 play-offs. In December, she had a chance to claim the Henderson Money List and top the LET ranking for the eighth time in her career but finished second on the 2010 Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of € 311,573.48 from 17 tournaments. In 2011, Laura was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team and remained the only player from either team to have played in every Solheim Cup. With victory in the second day fourballs, reached the 24 ½ points needed to overtake Annika Sorenstam as the all-time points record holder and having halved her singles match against Juli Inkster, she now holds the record with 25 points.

AMATEUR

Curtis Cup 1984. South Eastern Champion 1983, 1984. English Intermediate Champion 1983. Welsh Open Champion 1984.

PERSONAL

178cm with blonde hair and blue eyes. Laura enjoys all sports, cars, working round the house and shopping. A passionate Liverpool FC fan; in 2001 and 2004 Laura hosted a football event at her home during the Weetabix Ladies British Open at Sunningdale. Was awarded the MBE in 1988 and CBE in 2000. Credits English professional David Regan as the individual most influencing her career.

Twitter: @LJDLFC. Website: www.lauradaviesgolf.com  

TOUR VICTORIES

(45)1985 Belgian Open. 1986 McEwan’s Wirral Classic, British Women’s Open, Greater Manchester Tournament, Spanish Open. 1987 Italian Open. 1988 Ford Classic, Italian Open, Biarritz Open. 1989 Laing Charity Classic. 1990 AGF Biarritz Open. 1991 Valextra Classic. 1992 The European Open, English Open, BMW Italian Open. 1993 Waterford Dairies English Open. 1994 Holiday Ireland Open, New Skoda Scottish Open. 1995 Evian Masters, Guardian Irish Holidays Open, Woodpecker Welsh Open, Wilkinson Sword English Open. 1996 Evian Masters, Wilkinson Sword English Open, Italian Open di Sicilia. 1997 Ford Stimorol Danish Open, Hennessy Cup. 1998 Chrysler Open. 1999 Chrysler Open, McDonald’s WPGA Championship of Europe, Compaq Open. 2000 TSN World Cup individual. 2001 WPGA International Matchplay. 2002 P4 Norwegian Masters. 2003 ANZ Masters. 2004 AAMI Women’s Australian Open. 2006 SAS Masters, Norway, 2007 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open, Austria.  2008 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open, Austria. 2009 Women’s Australian Open. 2010 Pegasus New Zealand Women’s Open hosted by Christchurch, Unicredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi, UNIQA Ladies Golf Open, Austria, Open de Espana, Hero Honda Women’s Indian Open.

OTHER VICTORIES

(34) 1987 US Women’s Open. 1988 Itoki Classic (Japan), Circle K LPGA Tucson Open, Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. 1989 Lady Keystone Open. 1991 Inamori Classic. 1993 McDonald’s Championship, Thailand Open, Australian Masters. 1994 Standard Register PING Championship, Sara Lee Classic, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, Thailand Open, Itoki Classic (Japan), Alpine Australian Masters. 1995 Standard Register PING, Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, Itoen Tournament Japan. 1996 Standard Register Ping, McDonald’s LPGA Championship, du Maurier Classic, Star Bank LPGA Classic, Satake Japan Classic, Itoen Tournament Japan. 1997 Standard Register PING. 1998 PageNet Tour Championship. 1999 TaKaRa World Invitational (Japan) (also JC Penney Classic with John Daly, which was unofficial). 2000 LA Women’s Championship, The Philips Invitational. 2001 ALPG Player’s Championship. 2001 Rochester Invitational. 2001 Itoen Ladies Open, Japan. 2008 New South Wales Open, 2008 Lalla Meryem Cup.

SOLHEIM CUP

1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (12)


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
1997 Ford-Stimorol Danish Open 1 207 -9 18,900.00
1997 Hennessy Cup 1 288 Par 63,000.00
1998 Chrysler Open 1 284 -8 26,250.00
1999 Chrysler Open 1 273 -15 33,592.50
1999 McDonald's WPGA Championship 1 280 -8 67,185.00
1999 Compaq Open 1 277 -15 67,185.00
2000 TSN Ladies World Cup Golf Ind. 1 209 -7 30,253.13
2001 WPGA International Matchplay 1 N/A 179,564.00
2002 P4 Norwegian Masters 1 283 -5 52,800.00
2003 ANZ Ladies Masters 1 203 -13 73,269.06
2004 AAMI Women's Australian Open 1 283 -5 55,359.45
2006 SAS Masters 1 205 -11 30,000.00
2006 Volvo Cross Country Challenge 1 72 Par 25,423.72
2007 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 1 200 -16 37,500.00
2008 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 1 273 -15 37,500.00
2009 Women's Australian Open 1 285 -7 41,349.83
2010 New Zealand Women's Open 1 279 -9 33,333.33
2010 UniCredit Ladies German Open 1 277 -11 49,500.00
2010 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 1 205 -11 30,000.00
2010 Open de Espana Femenino 1 202 -11 52,500.00
2010 Hero Honda Indian Women's Open 1 213 -3 33,750.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
25-02-10 New Zealand Women's Open 1 279 -9 33,333.33
11-03-10 Women's Australian Open 2 286 -6 42,328.04
07-05-10 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 8= 223 +4 4,026.66
13-05-10 UniCredit Ladies German Open 1 277 -11 49,500.00
27-05-10 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 3 282 -6 24,500.00
04-06-10 ABN AMRO Ladies Open 7= 213 -3 5,541.66
03-09-10 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 1 205 -11 30,000.00
09-09-10 Open de France Feminin 5 277 -11 10,600.00
17-09-10 Open de Espana Femenino 1 202 -11 52,500.00
11-11-10 Hero Honda Indian Women's Open 1 213 -3 33,750.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
03-02-11 ISPS HANDA Australian Open 15= 290 -2 6,000.00
10-02-11 ANZ RACV Ladies Masters 64= 284 -4 576.39
17-02-11 New Zealand Women's Open 7= 284 -4 6,407.71
13-05-11 Portugal Ladies Open 22= 216 Par 2,430.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 35= 283 -5 2,563.75
26-05-11 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 11= 215 -1 5,623.33
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 12= 209 -7 7,682.50
21-07-11 Evian Masters 74= 147 +3 0.00
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 117= 150 +6 0.00
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 11= 209 -7 7,120.00
02-09-11 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 27= 216 Par 2,040.00
09-09-11 Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 45= 215 -1 1,080.00
15-09-11 Open de Espana Femenino 38= 295 +7 2,305.00
29-09-11 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 18= 282 -6 3,400.00
21-10-11 Sanya Ladies Open 50= 220 +4 800.00
28-10-11 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 33= 216 Par 2,334.54
09-12-11 Hero Women's Indian Open 63= 150 +6 0.00
14-12-11 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 106 156 +12 0.00

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