Karen Davies

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Karen Davies
Personal information
Born (1965-06-19) 19 June 1965 (age 52)
Wrexham, Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  Wales
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1989
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1990-2004)
Ladies European Tour
Futures Tour
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship T61: 1992
U.S. Women's Open T42: 1992
du Maurier Classic T15: 1991
Women's British Open CUT: 2003

Karen Davies (born 19 June 1965) is a professional golfer from Wales who formerly played on the LPGA Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Davies was born in Wrexham, Wales. She gained her first recognition as an amateur golfer when she won the Welsh Girls Championship in 1980 and 1982.

Davies attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States, where she played for coach Mimi Ryan's Florida Gators women's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1985 to 1988. While playing for Florida, she was the individual Southeastern Conference (SEC) champion in 1986, led her Gators team to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1985 and 1986, and set the team record for most collegiate events won with nine. Davies was honored as the SEC Freshman of the Year in 1985, the SEC Player of the Year in 1987, and was a four-time first-team All-SEC selection (1985–1988) and a three-time first-team All-American (1986–1988). In between college golf seasons, she played on the winning Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup teams in 1986 and 1988.

Davies was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2000.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

Davies qualified for the LPGA Tour in 1990.[3] Her best results on tour were a trio of sixth-place finishes: 1991 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship, 1992 Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open, and 1996 Sara Lee Classic.

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1980 Welsh Girls Championship
  • 1982 Welsh Girls Championship

Team appearances[edit]


  • Curtis Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1986 (winners), 1988 (winners)
  • Vagliano Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1987 (winners)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Nine Selected to Florida Athletic Hall of Fame," GatorZone.com (November 3, 1999). Retrieved 22 July 2011.
  3. ^ LPGA Tour profile

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