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 Lunn (Aus). [Royal Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant; at the time known as Bercuit GC].
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].
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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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