Born:July 6, 1960 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1993). Total LPGA Tour wins (3).
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).
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.].
The inaugural Jamie Farr Toledo Classic (July 5-8). Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lauri Peterson (USA, née Merten), who recorded the second of her three LPGA Tour wins. [Glengarry CC, Holland, nr Toledo, Ohio; now called Stone Oak CC].
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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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