Catherine PANTON-LEWIS


Date of Birth -  14 June 1955

Place of Birth - Bridge of Allan

Turned Pro - 1978

Legends Tour Profile - Catherine Panton-Lewis


Catherine Rita Panton-Lewis was a founding member of the Ladies

 European Tour and won its first Order of Merit. Her father was John Panton,

 MBE, a professional golfer who played on three Ryder Cup teams.

Panton was born in , Scotland. As an amateur, she won the British Ladies

 Amateur Championship in 1976, winning 1-up over Alison Sheard. Later

 that year, she was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Espirito Santo

 Trophy team. She was captain of the University of Edinburgh golf team in

 1976 and 1977, and was Scottish Universities Champion in 1977. She was

 named Scottish Sportswoman of the Year in 1976.

Panton-Lewis turned professional in 1978, the same year that the Women's

 Professional Golf Association was founded as a division of the PGA of

 Great Britain and Ireland. In 1979 she participated in the first season of the

 Women's Professional Golf Association's tour (later the Ladies European

 Tour) and topped the tour's first Order of Merit. She went on to win 14

 tournaments on the tour, and also played on the LPGA Tour in the mid

-1980s. She played her last full season on the LET in 1995, and has played

 in some events on the Legends Tour, including the inaugural Handa Cup

 in 2006.


ACHIEVEMENTS


1976 British Ladies Amateur Championship

    1979  Carlsberg

1979  State Express Tournament

    1980  Elizabeth Ann Classic

    1981  Carlsberg European Championship

1981   Carlsberg European Championship

    1982  Moben Kitchens Classic

    1983  Irish Ladies' Open

1983  UBM Northern Classic

1983  Dunham Forest Pro-Am Tournament

    1985  McEwans Wirral Caldy Classic

1985  Delsjo Open

    1986   Portuguese Ladies' Open

    1987  Portuguese Ladies' Open

    1988  Bowring Ladies Scottish Open