Dale Reid: Former Solheim Cup captain dies, aged 64

Dale Reid was appointed an OBE in 2001

Dale Reid, who twice topped the Ladies European Tour order of merit and twice captained Europe’s Solheim Cup team, has died at the age of 64.

The Scot, who became an OBE in 2001 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, was one of the most successful players in the tour’s history, winning 21 titles.

Before becoming non-playing captain in 2000 and 2002, she played in the first four Solheim Cups from 1990-96.

A native of Ladybank, Fife, she went on to win a Cupar care home.

Having moved to Australia with her partner, she died in Townsville, Queensland, after a battle with cancer.

The Ladies European Tour said: “Everyone at the LET is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dale Reid OBE.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Dale’s family and friends.”

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