Smriti Mehra

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Smriti Mehra
— Golfer —
2010 Women's British Open - Smriti Mehra (3).jpg
Mehra during 2010 Women's British Open
Personal information
Nickname Simi
Born (1972-05-12) 12 May 1972 (age 42)
Kolkata, India
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Residence  India
Career
College University of Calcutta
Turned professional 1994
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1997-2008)
Futures Tour (1994-2006)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
LPGA Championship CUT: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003
U.S. Women's Open T53: 2001
du Maurier Classic T27: 1998
Women's British Open CUT: 2001

Smriti "Simi" Mehra (born 21 May 1972) is the first woman from India to become a member of the world's leading golf tour for women, the U.S. based LPGA Tour. She was born in Kolkata and attended University of Calcutta before turning professional in 1994.

Mehra won once on the second tier Futures Tour in 1996 to win promotion to the main LPGA Tour, which she played from 1997–1999, and from 2001-2004. She underwent shoulder surgery in 2005 and played on the Futures Tour in 2006 in the hope of regaining her place at the top level.

In October 2005, Mehra played LPGA Tour golfers Heather Daly-Donofrio, Hilary Lunke and Celeste Troche in the first Women's Professional Skins Game in India to demonstrate top level women's golf in her home country. She plans to set up a junior coaching program in India for boys and girls starting in Autumn 2006 and to hopes to organise women's professional tournaments under the auspices of the PGA of India in 2007.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1993 Malaysian National Championship
  • 1994 Indian National Match Play Championship, Indian National Stroke Play Championship

Professional wins[edit]

Futures Tour wins[edit]

  • 1996 Green Mountain National FUTURES Golf Classic
  • 2004 Frye Classic, Hunters Oak FUTURES Golf Classic

Other wins[edit]

  • 2002 Malaysian Open

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

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