Louise Stahle

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Louise Stahle
2009 Women's British Open - Louise Stahle (2).jpg
Stahle at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 32)
Lund, Sweden
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Career
College Arizona State University
Turned professional 2005
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2006)
Ladies European Tour (joined 2007)
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship T67: 2010
U.S. Women's Open T48: 2010
Women's British Open T8: 2005
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2007

Louise Stahle (born 19 March 1985) is a professional golf player who plays on both the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Stahle was born in Lund, Sweden and had a very successful amateur career. In 2002, she won the French Open Amateur Championship,[1] was runner-up at that year's Girls British Open[2] and was a member of the losing European Junior Solheim Cup team.[3] In 2003, she was a member of the winning European Junior Solheim Cup team in her native Sweden.[4]

In 2004, she won the St Rule Trophy,[5] the Beirut Café Ladies Trophy on the Telia Tour,[6] won the Smyth Salver as leading amateur at the Weetabix Women's British Open[7] and became the first Swede to win the Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship.[8] She became the first player in 30 years to successfully defend the title when she won again in 2005.[1][9] She was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2001–2005 and was part of the 2004 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships winning Swedish Team.[10]

Stahle played collegiate golf at Arizona State University where she had one of the finest freshman seasons in school history.[8] She had four runner-up performances and three tournament victories in 10 tournaments including wins at the Wildcat Invitational[11] and PING/ASU Invitational. She was named National Golf Coaches Association Eleanor Dudley Division I Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year as well as being named All-American First team[12] and Scholar team.[13] She was Pac-10 Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year, won the Pac-10 championship and was named All-Pac-10 first team.[8] She also won the GolfstatCup, which is given to the player who has the best scoring average versus par with at least 20 full rounds played during a season.[14]

Professional career[edit]

Stahle turned professional in 2005 after finishing tied for eighth at the Weetabix Women's British Open and made her professional debut at the Scandinavian TPC hosted by Annika in Sweden.[15] She gained exempt status for the 2006 LPGA Tour season by finishing tied for 11th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.[16]

From 2006 to 2011, she played 56 LPGA Tour tournaments with an 8th-place finish at the 2009 Sybase Classic as her best result. In 2006, Louise secured her playing rights at the Ladies European Tour (LET) and played 49 tournaments between 2007 and 2012. Runner-up finishes at the Ladies Open of Portugal (2007) and the Ladies German Open (2008) were her best results. In 2015, Stahle will re-enter both the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour after successfully completing both qualifying schools.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Meet the 2007 LET Rookies". Ladies European Tour. 5 March 2007. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Louise Stahle Results 2002". Golfdata.se. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  3. ^ "Team Europe". American Junior Golf Association. Archived from the original on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  4. ^ Park, Martin (29 August 2003). "Alfredsson named as European Junior Captain". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  5. ^ "St Rule Trophy". St. Andrews Links. 23 October 2006. Archived from the original on 19 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  6. ^ "Louise Stahle Results 2004". Golfdata.se. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  7. ^ Cutler, Bethan (5 August 2004). "New Swede on the block as Stahle finishes on top". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  8. ^ a b c "Louise Stahle Profile". Arizona State Sun Devils. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  9. ^ Tait, Alistair. "Stahle repeats at Ladies British". Golfweek. Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  10. ^ "Sweden Wins 2004 Women's World Amateur Team Championship". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 
  11. ^ Farnum, Amy (3 March 2005). "ASU's Stahle Wins First Title". NCAA Sports. Archived from the original on December 16, 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  12. ^ "Division I All-American Teams 1998 - 2006" (PDF). National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  13. ^ "Honors and Accolades". Arizona State Sun Devils. Archived from the original on 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 
  14. ^ "Golfstat Cup Award". National Golf Coaches Association. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  15. ^ Cutler, Bethan (3 August 2005). "Louise Stahle makes her professional debut". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-04-15. 
  16. ^ "Louise Stahle Full Career Biography" (PDF). LPGA. Retrieved 2007-03-07. 

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