Charlotta Sörenstam

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Charlotta Sörenstam
Personal information
Born (1973-04-16) 16 April 1973 (age 45)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality Sweden
ResidenceOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Career
CollegeUniversity of Texas
(one year)
Turned professional1994
Current tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1997)
Former tour(s)LET (1995–2008)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
LPGA of Korea Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration5th: 1999
Women's PGA C'shipT30: 2004
U.S. Women's OpenT27: 2000
du Maurier ClassicT14: 1998
Women's British OpenT61: 2002
Evian ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
Mary Bea Porter Award2004

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 girls' team in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2005.[2]

Teaching[edit]

Since 2007 Sörenstam has been Director of Golf Operations and Head Teaching Professional at The Annika Academy, a luxury golf school located south of Orlando, Florida, run by Sörenstam's sister, Annika Sörenstam. Her students include several Symetra Tour, collegiate and LPGA players. She is also a recognized instructor for persons with lower back injuries. She now has the Sorenstam Academy at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club in North Port, Florida.

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 19 Mar 2000 Standard Register PING −12 (72-64-72-68=276) 2 strokes Australia Karrie Webb

Other (1)[edit]

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

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Wins Earnings ($) Money list rank Scoring average
1997 0 118,195 60 72.32
1998 0 261,207 31 71.51
1999 0 233,954 36 71.62
2000 1 421,687 20 72.23
2001 0 132,917 69 72.80
2002 0 172,942 53 72.85
2003 0 62,920 103 73.17
2004 0 29,643 139 74.31
2005 0 55,125 107 74.29
2006 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 halved w/ L. Davies
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. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 25 May 2007.

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