Who's who: Lauri Merten

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Who's who: Lauri Merten

  • Name:

    Laurie Merten
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    July 6, 1960 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1983

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1993). Total LPGA Tour wins (3).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1997. During her LPGA Tour career, Lauri Merten also played under her married name of Lauri Peterson (1983-87) and Lauri Merten-Peterson (1988).

Top tournaments won by Lauri Merten

1993
Majors
280 (-8)
$144,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Merten, Lauri

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (48th) (July 22-25). Second-placed Donna Andrews (USA) and Helen Alfredsson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Merten (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Crooked Stick GC, Carmel, Ind.].

1984
America
Glengarry CC
278 (-10)
$26,250
Jamie Farr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Merten, Lauri

Venue

Glengarry CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$26,250

Title sponsor

Jamie Farr

The inaugural Jamie Farr Toledo Classic. Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lauri Peterson (USA, née Merten). [Glengarry CC, Holland, nr Toledo, Ohio; now called Stone Oak CC].

1983
America
Rail GC
210 (-6)
$22,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Merten, Lauri

Venue

Rail GC

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. First-time LPGA Tour winner Lauri Peterson (USA, née Merten) beat Judy Ellis (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

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