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SIMON LACEY
  • 6-1, 180
  • Senior
  • North Beach, Western Australia Carine Senior High School

1999-2000 -- Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year...Competed as an individual at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, tying for 54th...Tied for 50th at the U.S. Collegiate Championships...

1998-99 - Saw action in eight tournaments and finished the season with a stroke average of 74.41... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Competed as an individual at the Gator Invitational, tying for 40th... Was one of the starting five in UF's spring season opener, the PING Arizona Intercollegiate...Finished the fall season with the lowest scoring average (73.83)...Tied for 14th at the C.C. of Louisiana Intercollegiate...Saw action in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate...Tied for 38th at the Preview Invitational...Finished in the top 20 in the first tournament of the season, the Ridges Intercollegiate... 1997-98 - Was named to the All-SEC second-team squad...Posted the team's best stroke average of the season (72.74) after competing in nine tournaments...Had ten rounds under par and two top 10 finishes... Finished second at the SEC Championships with a 5-under-par 139...Finished a team-best 11th at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 3-over par 219...Placed sixth at the Gator Invitational with a 2-over-par 212...Came to America from Australia two days before spring classes started and qualified for the first tournament of the season...He was discovered in Australia by former Gator golfer Jay Townsend, who contacted Buddy Alexander...Coach Alexander had never seen Lacey play before he started spring classes in January...

PREP - Graduated from Carine Senior HS in Perth, Western Australia...Graduated with distinction in math...Competed for the Sea View Golf Club under the direction of coach David Milne...

AMATEUR COMPETITION - Tied for sixth in the 1998 U.S. Amateur Qualifier, shooting a 72-70--142...Competed in the 1995 and 1997 Australian Opens...Won the 1996 Australian Junior Championships...Placed first in the 1995 Western Australian State Amateur Championships...Took fourth at the Doug Sanders International, third at the Asian Pacific International and eighth at the New Zealand International...

PERSONAL - Born Simon Charles Lacey on July 13, 1979 in Essex, England....Lists favorite sports personality as golfer Stuart Appleby...

PARENTS - Peter and Evelyn Lacey...

MAJOR - Decision and Information Sciences.


Lacey's Career Stats
Best Rounds Even or Under Par Rds. Top-10 Finishes
Year Tourneys Rds Strokes Avg. 18 54
1997-98 9 27 1964 72.74 67 212 11 2
1998-99 8 24 1786 74.41 70 215 4 0
1999-2000 2 6 451 75.17 70 221 1 0
Totals 19 57 4201 73.70 67 212 16 2

Best Finish: 2nd, 1998 SEC Championships
Low Round: 67 (-5), 1998 NCAA Championships
Low Tourney Score: 139 (-5), 1998 SEC Championships

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