|Born||July 6, 1960|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1983–97)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T13: 1985|
|Women's PGA C'ship||2nd: 1993|
|U.S. Women's Open||Won: 1993|
|du Maurier Classic||T30: 1993|
Lauri Merten (born July 6, 1960) is an American professional golfer. She also competed under the names Lauri Peterson (1983–87) and Lauri Merten-Peterson (1988).
Merten's three wins on the LPGA Tour came at the 1983 Rail Charity Golf Classic, the 1984 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and the 1993 U.S. Women's Open, which is one of the LPGA's major championships. 1993 was her best year on the money list, with a sixth-place finish, the only time she made the top-10. Her LPGA Tour career came to its end in 1997.
LPGA Tour wins (3)
|LPGA Tour major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (2)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Sep 5, 1983||Rail Charity Golf Classic||−6 (68-70-72=210)||Playoff||Judy Ellis|
|2||Jul 8, 1984||Jamie Farr Toledo Classic||−10 (68-72-65-73=278)||2 strokes||Nancy Lopez|
|3||Jul 25, 1993||U.S. Women's Open||−8 (71-71-70-68=280)||1 stroke|| Helen Alfredsson|
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)
|1||1983||Rail Charity Golf Classic||Judy Ellis||Won with par on first extra hole|
|1993||U.S. Women's Open||−8 (71-71-70-68=280)||1 stroke||Helen Alfredsson, Donna Andrews|
- "The Week January 5-11". Sports Illustrated. January 18, 1999.