Charlotta Sörenstam

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Charlotta Sörenstam
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1973-04-16) 16 April 1973 (age 41)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
College University of Texas
(one year)
Turned professional 1994
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1997)
Former tour(s) LET (1995–2008)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
LPGA of Korea Tour 1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship 5th: 1999
LPGA Championship T30: 2004
U.S. Women's Open T27: 2000
du Maurier Classic T14: 1998
Women's British Open T61: 2002
Achievements and awards
Mary Bea Porter Award 2004

Charlotta Sörenstam (born 16 April 1973) is a Swedish professional golfer. Her older sister, Annika, is herself a Hall of Fame golf professional.

Amateur career[edit]

Sörenstam was born in Stockholm. She had a very successful amateur career including a runner-up finish in the Swedish national mother-daughter golf tournament and was a member of the Swedish National Team for seven years.[1] She captured the 1993 European Team Championship title and won the 1992 Angso Ladies Open. In 1993, Sörenstam competed for the University of Texas at Austin in the United States and won the 1993 Championship title, as well as All-America honors.

Professional career[edit]

Sörenstam turned professional in 1994 and played on the Ladies European Tour in 1995 and 1996. At the end of 1996, she finished second at the LPGA Tour Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for 1997. She moved to the United States to play on the LPGA Tour, while continuing to play occasionally in Europe.

She has one LPGA Tour win, the 2000 Standard Register PING. Her best finish in Europe is second, which she has achieved several times.

Sörenstam received the 2004 Mary Bea Porter Award from the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association for saving Donna Caponi from choking during the 2003 LPGA Championship.

Sörenstam represented Europe in the Solheim Cup in 1998 and served as non-playing European captain for the European girl's team in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2005.[2]

Teaching[edit]

Since 2007 Sörenstam has been Director of Golf Operations at The Annika Academy, a luxury golf school located south of Orlando, Florida, run by Sörenstam's sister, Annika Sörenstam.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

LPGA Tour (1)[edit]

Other (1)[edit]

  • 2001 (1) Hyundai Securities Ladies Open (KLPGA)

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Major wins Other LPGA wins Earnings ($) Money list rank Scoring average
1997 0 0 118,195 60 72.32
1998 0 0 261,207 31 71.51
1999 0 0 233,954 36 71.62
2000 0 1 421,687 20 72.23
2001 0 0 132,917 69 72.80
2002 0 0 172,942 53 72.85
2003 0 0 62,920 103 73.17
2004 0 0 29,643 139 74.31
2005 0 0 55,125 107 74.29
2006 0 0 20,421 145 73.87

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W-L-H
Singles
W-L-H
Foursomes
W-L-H
Fourballs
W-L-H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 4 1–2–1 0–1–0 1–0–0 0–1–1 1.5 37.5%
1998 4 1–2–1 0–1–0 lost to K. Robbins 2&1 1–0–0 won w/L. Davies 3&2 0–1–1 lost w/L. Neumann 2&1 1.5 37.5%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Kindred (2000). "Finally, sisters in arms- Charlotta Sorenstam and Annika Sorenstam". Golf Digest. Retrieved 6 July 2007. 
  2. ^ Bethan Cutler (22 August 2005). "Captain announced for PING Junior Solheim Cup". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 

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