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Tributes have been paid to former Solheim Cup captain Dale Reid who has died at the age of 64.

Reid, a two-time winner of the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit passed away at her home in Queensland, Australia, after a battle with cancer.

A winner of 21 LET events – only Laura Davies has won more – the Scot played in four Solheim Cups, in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996, winning four-and-a-half points from 11 matches before guiding Europe to victory over the United States at Loch Lomond in 2000.

It was Europe’s second victory over the US team in the biennial competition and saw Reid rewarded with an OBE.

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She took the reins of the European team again two years later in Minnesota, where current captain Suzann Pettersen made her debut in the event.

One of the game’s most charismatic characters, Reid holds the record for the most top-10 finishes on the LET, recording 135 between 1979 and 2005.

A statement on the Ladies European Tour announcing her passing said: “The larger-than-life character, who was held in great affection by her fellow tour players, caddies and staff, will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

“Reid’s open and honest personality made her popular as a player and as a captain. She was one of the most successful players in the LET’s history and a tremendous ambassador for the game.”


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael has also authored three books. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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