LPGA Tour News: In the Winner’s Circle with Ashleigh Buhai – 2022 AIG Women’s Open

Ashleigh Buhai

AIG Women’s Open

Muirfield | Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland | Aug. 4-7, 2022

In the Winner’s Circle with Ashleigh Buhai

Aug. 7, 2022

Hometown/Resides: Johannesburg, South Africa/Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Birthdate: May 11, 1989; currently 33 years, 2 months, 27 days

Qualified for LPGA Tour: Finished T18 at the 2007 LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to first earn LPGA Tour status

Turned Professional/Rookie Year: 2007/2008

Caddie: Tanya Paterson

VICTORIES

LPGA Tour: With the win, Buhai becomes a Rolex First-Time Winner

LET: Three wins


RACE TO THE CME GLOBE
With her win, Buhai earns 650 points; she is projected to move from 50th to 17th on the Race to the CME Globe points list with 1,092.2 points

ROLEX ANNIKA MAJOR AWARD

With her win, Buhai earns 60 points in the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award standings and becomes eligible to win the award at the end of the season

MONEY

With her win, Buhai earns $1,095,000; she has earned $1,445,490 this season and $3,503,926 in her career

PREVIOUS AIG WOMEN’S OPEN RESULTS
2021 – MC; 2020 – T11; 2019 – 5; 2018 – MC; 2017 – T30; 2016 – T47; 2015 – T66; 2014 – MC; 2013 – T47; 2011 – MC; 2010 – T43; 2009 – MC; 2007 – MC; 2006 – MC  


2022 LPGA TOUR PERFORMANCE

16 events played, eight cuts made, $1,445,490 earned; one win with two additional top-10 finishes
 

OF NOTE

  • Buhai is the second women’s major winner from South Africa, joining Sally Little (1980 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, 1988 du Maurier Classic)
  • She is the third LPGA Tour winner from South Africa, joining Sally Little (15 wins) and Lee-Anne Pace (one win)
  • She is the 44th player to become a Rolex First-Time Winner at a major championship
  • She is the eighth player from South Africa to win a golf major championship, including Gary Player and Ernie Els, who won The Open at Muirfield in 1959 and 2002, respectively
  • Represented South Africa at the 2016 Olympics, finishing 50th
  • Married David Buhai, who caddies for Jeongeun Lee6, in December 2016; she previously played under her maiden name of Simon
  • Played tennis, field hockey, cricket and soccer growing up
  • Started playing golf at age 6

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