Name:Maria Anna "Mimmie" Hjorth
Born:Oct 15, 1973 in Falun, central Sweden.
Solheim Cup player (2002, '05, '07, '09, '11). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and US LPGA Tr.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
LPGA Tour Championship: the CME Group Tour Championship brings the curtain down on the LPGA Tour’s 2020 season at Tiburón Golf Club in Florida (Dec 17-20).
Race to Dubai: the European Tour’s season-long Order of Merit comes to its conclusion in the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai (Dec 10-13).
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