Who's who: Karen Lunn

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Who's who: Karen Lunn

  • Name:

    Karen Marie Lunn
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    March 21, 1966 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; Chairman of the Ladies European Tour (2004-13).
  • Turned Pro:

    1985

Roll of Honour

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).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Karen Lunn

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

€48,750

Title sponsor

x

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].

2012
Aus/NZ
207 (-12)
A$19,500
ActewAGL

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

207 (-12)

Prize money

A$19,500

Title sponsor

ActewAGL

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].

2010
Europe
204 (-12)
€30,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1997
Europe
283 (-5)
£15,000
Amex

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Amex

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1993
Asia
Rahman Putra
286 (-2)
US$45,000
KRP

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Venue

Rahman Putra

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

US$45,000

Title sponsor

KRP

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].

1993
Europe
275 (-17)
£50,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

275 (-17)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

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].

1993
Awards
£81,266
see Score
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Venue

Score

£81,266

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

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.

1992
Europe
141 (-5)
£10,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

141 (-5)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£18,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW European Masters (June 21-24). Second-placed Corinne Soulès (Fra) finished 4 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Royal Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant; at the time known as Bercuit GC].

1988
Europe
276 (-16)
£15,000
Godiva

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Godiva

Played as the Godiva Ladies European Masters. Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Lunn (Aus). [Royal Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].

1986
Europe
Borlange GK
212 (-4)
£6,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Lunn, Karen

Venue

Borlange GK

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

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