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).

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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 (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].

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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