|Full name Beth Bauer|
College Duke University
Height 1.73 m
Former tours Symetra Tour, LPGA
Children Courtney Lee
Turned professional 2000
|Spouse Andy Grace|
Name Beth Bauer
Nationality United States
Professional wins 4
Education Duke University
|Born March 15, 1980 (age 35)
Largo, Florida (1980-03-15) |
Residence Tampa, Florida, United States
Where Are They Now?
Beth Bauer (born March 15, 1980) is an American former professional golfer.
Bauer was born in Largo, Florida. As an amateur, she won the 1997 U.S. Girls' Junior and in 1998 and 1999 she earned back-to-back victories at the North and South Women's Amateur at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. She played on the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1998 and 2000.
A former student at Duke University, where she played on the golf team, she turned professional in 2000. At Duke, she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year in 1999, an honor that was later awarded to fellow Blue Devils Liz Janangelo (2003), Brittany Lang (2004), Amanda Blumenherst (2006), and Laetitia Beck.
She won the player and rookie of the year awards on the second tier Futures Tour in 2001 as she graduated to the LPGA Tour for 2002. She enjoyed further success in her first season on the main tour, finishing in 18th place on the money list and winning the rookie of the year award ahead of Natalie Gulbis. Her performances fell away over the following seasons, and she lost her place on the LPGA Tour at the end of the 2006 season. She quit playing professional golf at the end of 2007.
In March 2008, she met Andy Grace while working as a beverage cart girl at the Heritage Harbor Golf and Country Club. They married in November 2010. As of April 2011, she was student-teaching in an elementary school in Florida. On December 20, 2011, she gave birth to a girl, Courtney Lee, and has indefinitely shelved her planned second career as an elementary school teacher.
Futures Tour wins (4)
Results in LPGA majors
^The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
Yellow background for a top-10 finish.