Who's who: Maria Hjorth

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  • Photo of Maria Hjorth
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Who's who: Maria Hjorth

  • Name:

    Maria Anna "Mimmie" Hjorth
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    Oct 15, 1973 in Falun, central Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1996

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2002, '05, '07, '09, '11). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and US LPGA Tr.

Did you know?

After attending the University of Stirling in Scotland, and enjoying a highly successful amateur career, "Mimmie" turned professional in 1996 (age 23). She has so far enjoyed greater success on the US-based LPGA Tour, but also regularly competes in Europe, and plays on the European Solheim Cup team.

Top tournaments won by Maria Hjorth

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Avnet

Played as the Avnet LPGA Classic (Apr 28-May 1). Second-placed Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Hjorth (Swe), who recorded the last of her five LPGA Tour wins. [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the LPGA Tour Championship (Dec 2-5; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Amy Kang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Maria Hjorth (Swe), who claimed her fourth win on the LPGA Tour. [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].

2007
America
274 (-14)
$195,000
Navistar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Navistar

Played as the inaugural Navistar LPGA Classic (Sept 27-30). Second-placed Stacy Prammanasudh (USA) finished 1 shot behind Maria Hjorth (Swe). [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].

2005
Europe
204 (-12)
€24,750
KSPoker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€24,750

Title sponsor

KSPoker

Played as the KSPoker Ladies English Open (July 8-10). Second-placed Minea Blomqvist (Fin) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Hjorth (Swe), who recorded her second LET win. [Chart Hills GC, Biddenden, Kent].

2004
Europe
197 (-19)
€26,859
KSPoker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

€26,859

Title sponsor

KSPoker

Played as the KSPoker Ladies English Open (July 9-11; last played in 1996). Second-placed Joanne Mills (Aus) finished 6 shots behind first-time LET winner Hjorth (Swe). [Chart Hills GC, Biddenden, Kent].

1999
Asia
Seta GC, Japan
201 (-15)
US$120,000
Mizuno

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Venue

Seta GC, Japan

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

US$120,000

Title sponsor

Mizuno

Played as the Mizuno Classic (Nov 5-7; LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng), Ok Hee Ku (S Kor), Fumiko Muraguchi (Jpn) and Aki Nakamo (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Hjorth (Swe). [Seta GC, Shiga, Japan].

1999
America
Meridian Valley CC
271 (-17)
$97,500
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$97,500

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic (Sept 16-19). Second-placed Catriona Matthew (Scot) finished 2 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Hjorth (Swe). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Hjorth, Maria

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LGU

Played as the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. Hjorth (Swe) beat Janice Moodie (Scot) 3 and 2 in the final match. [Whitchurch GC, nr Cardiff, Wales].

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