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].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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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