Ashleigh Buhai Biography – Ashleigh Buhai Wiki
Ashleigh Buhai (maiden name Ashleigh Simon) is a South African professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. She started playing golf at the age of 6 years old. She had a very successful amateur career. As an amateur, she was the youngest player to win the ladies’ South African Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play double and the first player in 101 years to win the Ladies South African Open title three times. She also represented South Africa in the main professional Women’s World Cup of Golf three times while still an amateur.
Buhai turned professional in May 2007 just a day after turning eighteen years. She won the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters, which was her third event as a professional. She tied for 18th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2008 LPGA season. Buhai became the youngest ever professional winner on the Ladies European Tour. She has won three times on the Ladies European Tour wins, winning the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters, the 2011 ISPS Handa Portugal Ladies Open, and the 2018 Investec South African Women’s Open.
When she is not playing golf, Buhai enjoys playing other sports, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and trying to play her guitar.
Ashleigh Buhai Age
She was born on May 11, 1989, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ashleigh Buhai Parents
She is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Simon.
Ashleigh Buhai Maiden Name
Her maiden name is Ashleigh Simon.
Ashleigh Buhai Husband
Is Ashleigh Buhai married? She is married to her husband David Buhai. Her husband is a South African professional Golf Caddy. He has served as a caddy on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. David trained golf at the Gavan Levenson’s Golf Academy, where he competed on the South African Amateur circuit until the end of 2006. He has as well caddied for his wife Ashleigh. The couple married in December 2016.
Ashleigh Buhai Wedding
South African professional golfer Ashleigh Simon was surprised by her boyfriend and caddie David Buhai on Saturday, December 12, 2015, with a proposal on the 18th green at Emirates Golf Club during the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Ashleigh and David Buhai were married on December 15, 2016. A day after their wedding, Ashleigh took to Instagram to thank all those who supported them on their special day. She wrote: “Thank you to everyone who shared our special day with us yesterday and to everyone who sent such lovely messages! We had an absolute blast on our wedding day! Lots of love Mr&Mrs Buhai.”
The Sunshine Ladies Tour congratulated the newly-wed Ashleigh on social media, writing, “Congratulations on the wedding Ashleigh Simon and David Buhai – wishing you an amazing journey in your new road of life as husband and wife!”
On December 31, 2016, Ashleigh wrote on Instagram: “2016 was a fantastic year for me I married my best friend and became Mrs Buhai”
Ashleigh Buhai Career Earnings
South African professional golfer Ashleigh Buhai has earned $2,408,926 in career earnings.
In 2021, Buhai earned $4,778 at the Pelican Women’s Championship presented by Konica Minolta and Raymond James, $3,436 at the BMW Ladies Championship, $9,744 at the Cognizant Founders Cup, $9,866 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, $9,302 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, $27,168 at the Cambia Portland Classic, $25,821 at the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open, $13,162 at The Amundi Evian Championship, $8,609 at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, $11,318 at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, $10,746 at the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play hosted by Shadow Creek, $19,085 at the Honda LPGA Thailand, $4,266 at the HSBC Women’s World Championship, $14,598 at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open, $10,301 at the Kia Classic, $8,499 at the LPGA Drive On Championship presented by Volvik at Golden Ocala and $38,996 at the Gainbridge LPGA.
In 2020, Buhai earned $5,757 at the CME Group Tour Championship, $36,915 at the U.S. Women’s Open, $3,255 at the Volunteers of America Classic, $29,982 at the Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging and Konica Minolta, $2,533 at the LPGA Drive On Championship – Reynolds Lake Oconee, $49,015 at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, $34,112 at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, $152,337 at the Cambia Portland Classic, $3,951 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, $77,057 at the AIG Women’s Open, $6,706 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, $3,517 at the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana, $6,862 at the LPGA Drive On Championship, and $17,629 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.
In 2019, Buhai earned $18,619 at the CME Group Tour Championship, $3,523 at the TOTO Japan Classic, $15,719 at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC, $3,710 at the BMW Ladies Championship, $14,023 at the Buick LPGA Shanghai, $5,678 at the Volunteers of America Classic, $9,821 at the Indy Women in Tech Championship driven by Group1001, $185,118 at the AIG Women’s British Open, $22,683 at The Evian Championship, $12,738 at the Marathon Classic presented by Dana, $12,241 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G, $5,250 at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give, $11,870 at the U.S. Women’s Open, $23,656 at the Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg, $6,288 at the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, $16,322 at the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open, $5,774 at the ANA Inspiration, $16,713 at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, and $17,800 at the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Ashleigh Buhai Net Worth
Golfer Ashleigh Buhai’s net worth is estimated to be $2 Million.
Ashleigh Buhai Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.
Ashleigh Buhai Instagram
Ashleigh’s Instagram is @ashbuhaigolf.