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Demi Runas Announces Retirement from Tour Golf

Golfer Demi Runas

Demi Runas is retiring from pro tournament golf. Runas made the announcement on Instagram just a few days after celebrating her 30th birthday.

She has spent around 10 years as a pro tour golfer, including three years as a member of the LPGA Tour. And she has back-to-back Top 10 finishes in her two most-recent Symetra Tour starts, including a runner-up finish in her last at the Circling Raven Championship. So she is definitely going out on a high note, and on her own terms.

On Instagram, Runas wrote: "It’s impossible to sum up the gratitude I feel toward the game of golf. If someone told me as a little girl picking up the game that I’d get to spend 3 years playing alongside the best in the world on the LPGA tour, and nearly a decade making a career out of the sport that I love, I would have thought they were crazy. Through golf I’ve met amazing people, visited beautiful places and made the best friends. For this I feel infinitely blessed."

A California girl, Runas played college golf at Cal-Davis. She recorded four NCAA victories while there, and was the Big West Conference Player of the Year three out of four seasons. While still in college, in 2013, Demi won on the Cactus Tour, on the Suncoast Series tour, and won the Arizona Women's Open. She turned pro in 2014.

In 2014 on the Symetra Tour, Demi had five Top 10 finishes including two second-place showings, and finished ninth on the money list. That earned her LPGA Tour membership for 2015, and she retained LPGA membership for three years. Her career-best finish on the LPGA Tour was a tie for 25th in the 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic.

She returned to the Symetra Tour in 2018. And in that year and each since, Runas was a consistent performer and earner.

Something else that happened during Demi's golf career: She was named to the "Most Beautiful Women in Golf" list that was released annually by for several years.

We'll miss you, Demi. Best wishes for everything that your future holds.