Name:Karen Marie Lunn
Born:March 21, 1966 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Occupation:Professional golfer; Chairman of the Ladies European Tour (2004-13).
Total professional wins (16), including Ladies European Tour (10), ALPG Tour (4), Ladies Asian circuit (1). Women's British Open champion (1993). Women's European Tour Order of Merit winner (1993).
Former Ladies European Tour player, who retired from competitive professional golf in 2013. As Chairman of the Board of the Ladies European Tour between 2004 and 2013, she oversaw a period of considerable growth for the Tour.
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (March 22-25). Second-placed Tandi Cunningham (RSA) and Mariane Skarpnord (Nor) finished 3 shots behind Lunn (Aus), who recorded the last of her ten Ladies European Tour wins. [Golf de l'Océan, Agadir, Morocco].
Played as the ActewAGL Royal Canberra Ladies Classic (Jan 20-22; ALPG Tr event; next played in 2018). Second-placed Vicky Thomas (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Royal Canberra Golf Club, Canberra, Australia].
Played as the Ladies Open of Portugal (June 25-27). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) and Iben Tinning (Den) finished 1 shot behind Lunn (Aus). [CampoReal Golf, Turcifal, nr Torres Vedras, Portugal].
Played as the Amex Tour Players Classic (May 15-18). Second-placed Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (Fra) and Tina Fischer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Lunn (Aus). [The Tytherington Club, Macclesfield, Cheshire].
Played as the Open de France Dames (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Laurette Maritz (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Paris International GC, Baillet-en-France, nr Paris].
Played as the KRP World Ladies Classic (Jan 14-17; Women's European Tour season-opener). Karen Lunn (Aus) beat Sandrine Mendiburu (Fra), who double-bogeyed the second playoff hole. [Kelab Rahman Putra, Sungai Buloh, KL, Malaysia].
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 12-15). Second-placed Brandie Burton (USA) finished 8 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].
WPG Eurpn Tr
Lunn (Aus) won the WPG European Tour 1993 Order of Merit, with earnings of £81,266 on the Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with £64,938; Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was third with £55,927.
Played as the Slovenian Open (Oct 9-11). Second-placed H Hopkins and A Shapcott finished 4 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Royal Bled GC, Lesce, Slovenia; at the time known as Bled GC].
Played as the BMW European Masters (June 21-24). Second-placed Corinne Soulès (Fra) finished 4 shots behind Karen Lunn (Aus). [Royal Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant; at the time known as Bercuit GC].
Played as the inaugural Godiva Ladies European Masters. Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Karen Lunn (Aus). [Royal Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].
Played as the Borlange (Aspeboda) Ladies Open (Aug 27-30). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) and Peggy Conley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Borlänge GK, Borlänge, Dalarna, Sweden].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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