Paige Mackenzie

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Paige Mackenzie
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Paige Mackenzie (1).jpg
Mackenzie at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born(1983-02-08) February 8, 1983 (age 31)
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceArizona, U.S.
Career
CollegeUniversity of Washington
(2006, Business)
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Professional wins0
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'shipT34: 2010
LPGA ChampionshipT20: 2011
U.S. Women's OpenT13: 2005
Women's British OpenCUT: 2008, 2010, 2011
The Evian ChampionshipT57: 2013
 
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Paige Mackenzie
— Golfer —
2009 LPGA Championship - Paige Mackenzie (1).jpg
Mackenzie at the 2009 LPGA Championship
Personal information
Born(1983-02-08) February 8, 1983 (age 31)
Yakima, Washington, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceArizona, U.S.
Career
CollegeUniversity of Washington
(2006, Business)
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 2007)
Professional wins0
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'shipT34: 2010
LPGA ChampionshipT20: 2011
U.S. Women's OpenT13: 2005
Women's British OpenCUT: 2008, 2010, 2011
The Evian ChampionshipT57: 2013

Paige Mackenzie (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Yakima, Washington, Mackenzie is a 2001 graduate of Eisenhower High School, where she was selected as a first-team All-Big-9 selection all four seasons. She was named the 2000 Girl Golfer of the Year for both the Washington Junior Golf Association and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. By the time she graduated from high school, Mackenzie had posted five top-10 finishes in national tournaments, claiming one championship.[1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Mackenzie continued her successful amateur career at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in business.[1] She recorded 22 top-10 finishes during her collegiate career, placing her first on the Huskies' all-time list. Among her numerous amateur awards and achievements, Mackenzie was T13 at the 2005 U.S. Women's Open, was named the 2005 Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Women's Player of the Year, and won both the match play and stroke play competitions of the 2005 Trans National Championship. Mackenzie was the 2006 Pac-10[2] and NCAA West Regional champion[3] and finished her senior year ranked as the No. 1 amateur in the nation by Golfweek.[1]

In the summer following graduation, Mackenzie lead the U.S. to 11½–6½ victory at the 2006 Curtis Cup at Bandon Dunes in southern Oregon, posting a 3-0-1 record with victories in both of her singles matches.[4] A week later in northern Oregon, she was the medalist in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women's Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge.[5] Her last event as an amateur was at an LPGA Tour event, the Safeway Classic in Portland, where she tied for 45th place.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Mackenzie turned professional in late August 2006 and played two LPGA Tour events on sponsors' exemptions.[4][7] She competed on the Cactus Tour in Arizona that fall and qualified for the 2007 Futures Tour,[8] and then won exempt status for the 2007 LPGA Tour season with a T12 finish at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2006.[9]

She carded three Top-25 finishes in her 2008 campaign, including a 23rd place finish at the Corona Morelia Championship, a 22nd at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship and a T24 finish at the Safeway Classic. Mackenzie started 2008 by winning the Sharp Open on the Cactus Tour.

In April 2012, the National Association of Professional Women announced its partnership with Paige Mackenzie who become "NAPW Athletic Spokeswoman".[10] Paige also starred a nation-wide television ad campaign for that professional association during 2012.

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament200520062007200820092010201120122013
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipDNPCUTDNPDNPDNPT34T57CUTT63
LPGA ChampionshipDNPDNPCUTCUTT23CUTT20CUTT37
U.S. Women's OpenT13CUTDNPDNPDNPT55DNP64DNP
Women's British OpenDNPDNPDNPCUTDNPCUTCUTDNPDNP
The Evian Championship ^T57

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

YearTournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins2nd3rdTop 10sBest
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005110000T13n/a73.25n/a
20065130000T2312,046n/a73.29n/a
20071990000T1749,10411873.87106
20081780000T2278,80712073.1197
200916100001T8140,6716972.2345
20101690000T3458,9889373.5498
201118130001T9184,3844772.6046
201219120000T2294,0458073.5393
201317100000T2363,6859772.3964

1 Mackenzie's first three of the five LPGA Tour events played in 2006 were as an amateur

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Paige Mackenzie Player Profile". gohuskies.com. 2009. Retrieved June 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ "NW Briefs: Mackenzie wins Pac-10". The Seattle Times. April 27, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "NCAA Golf: Mackenzie wins regional; UW takes 3rd". The Seattle Times. May 14, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Former UW women's golfer Paige Mackenzie makes professional debut". Go Huskies.com. August 24, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "NW Briefs: Amateur over too soon for ex-Husky". The Seattle Times. August 11, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Golf Roundup: Hurst bags LPGA Safeway Classic title". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. August 21, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Mackenzie still gets coach's help". The Seattle Times. September 22, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mackenzie siblings chase tour cards". The Seattle Times. November 28, 2006. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ "2006 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament - results". LPGA. December 3, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Women's groups honors NW pro golfer Paige Mackenzie". April 2, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Paige Mackenzie stats". LPGA. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 

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