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Name: - Karen Louise Stupples
Country: - England
Born : - On June 24th, 1973 in Dover, County of Kent, England.
Original Home/Club: - Dover, England / Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1998

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Women's British Open (2004). Solheim Cup player (2005, '11). Multiple wins on the Ladies European and LPGA Tours.


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Needing to earn some pocket money, Stupples started her golfing career as a caddie for her father, who played at Prince's Golf Club on the Kent coast. She studied at both Arkansas State University and Florida State University before becoming a professional golfer. After a less than successful start to her professional career, Stupples went on to win the Women's British Open at Sunningdale in 2003. In the final round she played the first two holes in 5-under par, recording an eagle 2 at the par-5 1st and a sensational albatross at the par-5 2nd. Stupples currently lives in Orlando, Florida and plays on both the LPGA and LET tours.


Top tournaments won by Karen Stupples

2009Wmn EuropeLadies Ch'ship of EuropeRoyal St David's276 (-12)€60,375
Played as the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe (Aug 6-9). Second-placed Amy Yang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Stupples (Eng) who recorded her first win in five years. [Royal St David's GC, Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales].
2004Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenSunningdale, Eng269 (-19)$290,880
The Weetabix Women's British Open (28th) (Jul 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Rachel Teske (Aus; née Hetherington) finished 5 shots behind Stupples (Eng). On the opening two holes of the final round, Stupples shot an eagle-three followed by an albatross-two. This historic five-under-par opening salvo, ensured Stupples became the first Briton to win this event since 1991. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
2004Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipDell Urich GC258 (-22)$120,000
Played as Welch's/Fry's Championship (March 11-14; LPGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Jung Yeon Lee (S Kor) and Grace Park (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Stupples (Eng), whose 258 was at the time the lowest 4-round score in LPGA Tour history. [Dell Urich GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called South course, Randolph Park].

 

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