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Ashleigh Buhai
Rookie Year
2008
Age
31
Career Earnings
$1,867,737
5'5"...Started playing golf at the age of 6...Credits her dad as the individual most influencing her career...Enjoys playing all sports, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and trying to play her guitar.

Olympics (1)

  • 2016 Rio Olympics (50)

2020 in a Nutshell

  • 16 events, 14 cuts made, $429,628 (24)
  • Posted five top-20 finishes, including a career-best major finish of solo fifth at the AIG Women's British Open

Career Highlights

2019:

  • 27 events, 19 cuts made, $407,546 (51)
  • Posted three top-20 finishes, including a runner-up performance at the Cambia Portland Classic
  • Matched her career-low round of 65 in the third round of the Cambia Portland Classic
  • Ranked ninth on Tour in birdies in 2020, carding 185

2018:

  • 28 events, 17 cuts made, $254,692 (72)
  • Made a career-high 28 starts, with 17 cuts made and a season-best T7 finish at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

2017

  • 21 events, 11 cuts made, $461,094 (42)
  • Made a career-high 21 starts, with 11 cuts made and three top-5 finishes including a career-best runner-up result at Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
  • Surpassed $100,000 in season earnings for the first time in her career

2016

  • 16 events, 8 cuts made, $73,210 (107)
  • Tied her career-low round with a 67 in the final round of the ShopRite LPGA Classic

2014

  • Recorded a career-best T15 finish at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

2007

  • In 2007, turned professional in May and competed on the Ladies European Tour (LET), where she won the Catalonia Ladies Masters and tied for 24th at the Evian Masters; tied for 18th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season.

Amateur Highlights

Simon enjoyed a well-decorated amateur career, winning four professional events as an amateur. She won the 2004 South African Open at the age of 14. Simon went on to win the 2005 Pam Golding Classic and the Nedbank Masters in 2006 on the Ladies Africa Tour. Before turning professional in 2007, she won the South African Open for the second time. She is a four-time South African Amateur Stroke Play champion (2004-07) and a three-time South African Amateur Match Play champion (2004, 2006-07). Simon competed in the 2006 Rolex Tournament of Champions and in the 2006 World Amateur Team Championships. She also partnered with Laurette Maritz three times to represent South Africa at the Women's World Cup of Golf, an unofficial event on the LPGA Tour (2005-07).

Leaderboard
LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala Ocala, Florida
Round 4 To Par Thru
1 Austin Ernst -13 12:20 PM
2 Jennifer Kupcho -12 12:20 PM
T3 Albane Valenzuela -7 12:20 PM
T3 Patty Tavatanakit -7 12:08 PM
T3 Jenny Coleman -7 12:08 PM
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