Meaghan Francella

United States

5'4"

2006

$1,194,395.50

University of Memphis/University of North Carolina (2005, Communications)

Race to CME Globe

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Rolex Ranking™

920

Meaghan Francella Bio

5’4”...Started playing golf at the age of 4...Credits her parents as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include fishing, playing pool and hanging out with family and friends…Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.

LPGA Tour Victories (1)
2007 MasterCard Classic

2013 in a Nutshell:

• 14 events, 3 cuts made, $7,838 (148)
• Recorded a season-best T71 finish at the RR Donnelley Founders Cup

Career Highlights:

2012:
• Best finish was a tie for 24th at the ISPS Handa Australian Women's Open.

2011:

• Best finish was a tie for 22nd at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup.
• Tied for 25th at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and 42nd at the U.S. Women's Open.

2010
:
• Won the HSBC LPGA Brasil Cup, an unofficial LPGA victory, tied for seventh at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans.

2009:
• Best finish was a tie for fifth at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, which matched her best finish at a major championship.

2008:

• Best finish was a tie for 13th at the Longs Drugs Challenge.

2007:

• Became the first Rolex First-Time Winner of the season at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes, where she recorded all rounds in the 60s and defeated defending champion Annika Sorenstam in a four-hole, sudden-death playoff.
• Carded a career-low 66 in the final round of the Corona Championship and in the third round of the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA.

2006:
• Won the Lakeland Duramed FUTURES Golf Classic and recorded six additional top-10 finishes, including four top five finishes in 18 events on the Duramed Futures Tour.
• Placed fifth on the Duramed Futures Tour season-ending money list to earn exempt status for the 2007 LPGA season.

2005:
• Played on the Futures Tour, where she recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for third at the Northwest Indiana FUTURES Golf Classic.
• Tied for 65th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2006 LPGA season.

2004:
• Turned professional in June; competed on the Futures Tour.

Amateur:
• Francella was a two-time New York State Junior Champion.
• While at the University of Memphis, Francella was named the 2001 Conference USA Freshman of the Year after winning the individual title at the Conference USA Championship that year.
• She won the 2002 Dixie Amateur Championship and finished second at the Women’s Western Amateur in 2003.
• While at the University of North Carolina, Francella was the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Individual Champion and finished runner-up in 2004.
• The 2004 NCAA East Regional Champion, Francella was an NCAA First-Team All-American selection.

Personal:
• 5’4”
• Started playing golf at the age of 4.
• Credits her parents as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Hobbies include fishing, playing pool and hanging out with family and friends.
• Qualified for the Tour on her second attempt.

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