Carl Suneson

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Carl Suneson
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Personal information
Full name Carl José Suneson
Born (1967-07-22) 22 July 1967 (age 49)
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13.4 st)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1990
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 6 (tied 3rd all time)
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T63: 1996
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Challenge Tour
Rankings winner
1999

Carl José Suneson (born 22 July 1967) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Suneson was born in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria to a Swedish father and an English mother. He represented England in amateur competition, and attended Oklahoma State University in the United States, but in 1996 he took Spanish citizenship.

Suneson turned professional in 1990. He has played extensively on the European Tour and the second tier Challenge Tour. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit through 2008 is 48th in 1996, but he has often has difficulty holding onto his tour card. He has been successful at qualifying school on several occasions, but has dropped down to the Challenge Tour more than once, where he finished on top of the season ending rankings in 1999, also finishing second in 2005.

Suneson had to wait 18 years, until his 256th start before he finally claimed his first European Tour title at the 2007 Open de Saint-Omer.[1] Played during the same week as the U.S. Open, the tournament was dual ranking event with the Challenge Tour, and brought his tally of wins on that tour to six.

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 17 Jun 2007 Open de Saint-Omer −8 (67-70-70-69=276) 3 strokes France François Calmels, Australia Peter Fowler,
England Marcus Higley

Challenge Tour wins (6)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Open Championship T96 DNP DNP DNP DNP T63 DNP CUT

Note: Suneson only played in The Open Championship.

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suneson ends long wait for title". BBC Sport. 17 June 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

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