Who's who: Liselotte Neumann

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Who's who: Liselotte Neumann

  • Name:

    Liselotte Maria "Lotta" Neumann
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    May 20, 1966 in Finspång, Östergötland County, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1985

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1988). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, '98, 2000). Solheim Cup captain (2013). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour (11), LPGA Tour (13), LPGA of Japan (2) and other international tours. LPGA Rookie of the Year (1988). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (1994).

Did you know?

"Lotta" Neumann enjoyed a successful amateur career before turning professional in 1985. She joined the US-based LPGA Tour in 1988, recording her first LPGA win in the U.S. Women's Open of that year, and collecting the Rookie of the Year Award. Subsequent years would see multiple wins on the LPGA and other tours, and six Solheim Cup appearances, but another major championship proved elusive.

Top tournaments won by Liselotte Neumann

2004
America
Mount Vintage GC
273 (-15)
$150,000
Asahi Ryokuken

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Mount Vintage GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Asahi Ryokuken

Played as the Asahi Ryokuken International Championship (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe), who recorded the last of her 13 LPGA Tour wins. [Mount Vintage GC, North Augusta, South Carolina].

1998
America
Eagle's Landing CC
202 (-14)
$105,000
Chick-fil-A

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Eagle's Landing CC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$105,000

Title sponsor

Chick-fil-A

Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship (April 24-26). Second-place Lorie Kane (Can) and Dottie Pepper (USA) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].

1998
America
Moon Valley CC
279 (-13)
$127,500
Std Register/PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Moon Valley CC

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

$127,500

Title sponsor

Std Register/PING

Played as the Standard Register PING Championship (March 19-22). Neumann (Swe) beat Rosie Jones (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Moon Valley CC, Phoenix, Arizona].

1997
America
Blue Hill CC, MA
276 (-12)
$82,500
Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Blue Hill CC, MA

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Welch's

Played as the Welch's Championship (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Nancy Harvey (Can) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].

1997
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
205 (-11)
US$112,500
Toray

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

US$112,500

Title sponsor

Toray

Played as the Toray Japan Queens Cup (Nov 7-9; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Lorie Kane (Can) finished 1 shot behind Neumann (Swe), who recorded her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$117,500

Title sponsor

Chrysler

Played as the Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions (Jan 11-14; LPGA Tr season opener). Karrie Webb (Aus) finished in second-place behind Neumann (Swe). [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].

1996
America
207 (-9)
$82,500
First Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

First Bank

Played as the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty LPGA Classic (June 14-16). Neumann (Swe) beat Brandie Burton (USA), Suzanne Strudwick (Eng) and Carin Koch (Swe) with a 45-foot birdie putt at the third playoff hole. [Edinburgh USA GC, Brooklyn Pk, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].

1996
America
276 (-12)
$67,500
PING/Welch's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

PING/Welch's

Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (March 14-17). Second-placed Cathy Johnston-Forbes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Neumann (Swe). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

283 (-9)

Prize money

A$37,500

Title sponsor

Holden

Played as the Holden Women's Australian Open (Nov 9-12; ALPG Tr event). Neumann (Swe) beat fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam (Swe) in a playoff. [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].

1995
Europe
281 (-11)
£17,250
Trygg Hansa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Haninge

Score

281 (-11)

Prize money

£17,250

Title sponsor

Trygg Hansa

Played as the Trygg Hansa Ladies Open (Sept 7-10). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Neumann (Swe). [Haninge GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1994
Europe
274 (-18)
£15,000
Trygg Hansa

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Haninge

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

£15,000

Title sponsor

Trygg Hansa

Played as the Trygg Hansa Ladies Open (Aug 18-21). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Neumann (Swe), who recorded her tenth win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Haninge GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1994
America
Forest Hills CC
278 (-10)
$75,000
GHP

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Forest Hills CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

GHP

Played as the inaugural GHP Heartland Classic (Sep 28-Oct 1). Elaine Crosby (USA) and Pearl Sinn (USA) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win. [Forest Hills CC, Chesterfield, Missouri].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Minnesota LPGA Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Hiromi Kobayashi (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Edinburgh USA GC, Brooklyn Pk, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].

1994
Europe
280 (-12)
£52,500
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

£52,500

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 11-14; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr/LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Dotti Mochrie (USA, née Pepper) and Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Duke's course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1994
Europe
277 (-11)
£33,000
Hennessy

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£33,000

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Ladies Cup (Jun 30-July 3). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Neumann (Swe). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

1994
Awards
£102,750
see Score
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Score

£102,750

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Neumann (Swe) won the WPG European Tour 1994 Order of Merit, with earnings of £102,750 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with £63,315; Laura Davies (Eng) was third with £59,384.

1994
Awards
69.56
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Score

69.56

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

Neumann (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£30,000

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Ladies Cup (July 1-4). Neumann (Swe) beat Laura Davies (Eng) in a playoff. [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

1991
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
211 (-5)
US$82,500
Mazda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

US$82,500

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Dottie Mochrie (née Pepper) and Caroline Keggi (USA) finished in second place behind Neumann (Swe). [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

1991
Europe
282 (-10)
£12,000
IBM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Haninge

Score

282 (-10)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

IBM

Played as the IBM Ladies Open (Aug 15-18). Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra) finished 3 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Haninge GC, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

1988
Majors
277 (-7)
$70,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

$70,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (43rd) (July 21-24). Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 3 shots behind Liselotte Neumann (Swe), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [East course, Baltimore CC - Five Farms, Lutherville, Maryland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies German Open. Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Neumann (Swe). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

1988
Awards
x
$147,104
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$147,104

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Neumann (Swe) won the LPGA Tour 1988 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. Neumann finished 16th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $147,104.

1987
Europe
Fourqueux
293 (-7)
£10,500
Letting

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Fourqueux

Score

293 (-7)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Letting

Played as the inaugural Letting French Open (May 14-17). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [G&CC Fourqueux, Fourqueux, nr Paris].

1986
Europe
Olching GC
282 (-6)
£6,750
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Olching GC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£6,750

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies German Open. Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [GC Olching, nr Munich, Germany].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Score

272 (-20)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

IBM

Played as the IBM European Women's Open (Sept 4-7). Second-placed Cathy Panton (Scot) and Susan Moorcraft (Eng, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [Kingswood GC, Tadworth, nr London].

1985
Europe
283 (-1)
£4,500
Hoganas

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Neumann, Liselotte

Venue

Molle

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

£4,500

Title sponsor

Hoganas

Played as the Höganäs Sweden Open (Aug 22-25). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 19-year-old Neumann (Swe), who recorded her first win on the WPGA Tour. [Molle GK, Mölle, nr Helsingborg, Sweden].

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