Karin Sjödin

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Karin Sjödin
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Karin Sjödin (13).jpg
Sjödin at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1983-08-08) 8 August 1983 (age 30)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Stillwater, Oklahoma
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2006)
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T4: 2012
LPGA Championship T15: 2012
U.S. Women's Open T42: 2011
Women's British Open T48: 2008
The Evian Championship DNP

Karin Sjödin (born 8 August 1983) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Sjödin was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. She was the Swedish Junior Champion and European Team Champion in 2000. She won the 2000 Oijared Ladies Open on the Telia Tour and was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2000-2005. She played in the 2002 and 2004 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships[1] finishing on the victorious Swedish side and as individual champion in 2004.[2]

Sjödin played college golf at Oklahoma State University where she won three events, the 2002 Topy Cup,[3] the 2004 Mercedes-Benz of Bend Women's Fall Preview[4] and 2004 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.[5] She was named NGCA All-America Honorable Mention from 2003–04,[6] First-Team All-American in 2005, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2003,[7] and First-Team Academic All-American from 2003-05.[8] She was the NCAA individual runner-up in 2004.[9] and named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2004 and 2005.[7]

Sjödin was awarded the 2005 Dinah Shore trophy award. Winners must have an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have played in at least 50% of her team's scheduled events, maintained a scoring average of 78 or less and demonstrated leadership skills and/or extraordinary community affairs work.[10] She also received the 2005 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award which goes to the student-athlete who is both an NGCA All-American Scholar and an NGCA All-American, with the award going to the highest GPA score in the event of a tie.[11]

Professional career[edit]

She turned professional in 2005 and earned exempt status for the 2006 LPGA Tour season by finishing tied for 16th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.

She led the tour in average driving distance for the 2006 season, at 284.5 yards[12] and received a special invitation to compete in the World Long Drive Championship, where she finished seventh.[13]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP CUT T4 T52
LPGA Championship DNP T61 T59 CUT T57 T19 T43 T15 DNP
U.S. Women's Open DNP T49 T63 T58 DNP DNP T42 DNP DNP
Women's British Open DNP CUT CUT T48 70 CUT DNP CUT DNP
The Evian Championship ^ DNP

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Yellow background for top-10.

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nds 3rds Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2005 1 0 0 0 0 0 MC 0 n/a n/a n/a
2006 20 11 0 0 0 1 T7 122,704 77 72.81 75
2007 24 18 0 0 0 1 T9 198,889 57 73.60 92
2008 23 10 0 0 0 0 T25 98,756 97 73.43 112
2009 15 10 0 0 0 0 T13 97,085 88 72.51 64
2010 14 11 0 0 0 0 T19 91,253 75 72.51 53
2011 13 8 0 0 0 0 T32 50,993 91 74.03 107
2012 23 19 0 0 0 3 T4 310,599 43 72.09 39
2013 7 3 0 0 0 0 T37 22,743 121 73.00 n/a
  • Official as of 24 November 2013[14]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Sweden Wins 2004 Women's World Amateur Team Championship". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Topy Cup". Golfweek. 2002. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  4. ^ "Mercedes-Benz of Bend Women's Fall Preview". Golfweek. 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational". Golfweek. 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Division I All-American Teams 1998 - 2006". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  7. ^ a b "Women's Golf Big 12 Record Book". Big 12. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  8. ^ "All-Time OSU Scholar-Athletes". Oklahoma State University. Retrieved 2007-04-14. [dead link]
  9. ^ "UCLA Hangs on to Win Team Championship". NCAA Sports. 2004-05-22. Retrieved 2007-04-14. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Dinah Shore Trophy Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  11. ^ "Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  12. ^ "Karin Sjodin Full Career Biography". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  13. ^ "Rookie Sjodin Competes in World Long Drive Championship". LPGA. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  14. ^ "Karin Sjodin results". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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