Who's who in golf - Liselotte Neumann

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Name: - Liselotte Maria "Lotta" Neumann
Country: - Sweden
Born : - May 20, 1966 in Finspång, Östergötland County, Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Finspång, Sweden.
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 Tr (11), US LPGA Tr (13), LPGA of Japan (2) and other international tours. LPGA Rookie of the Year (1988). Ladies European Tr Order of Merit winner (1994).

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"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

2004Wmn AmericaAsahi Ryokuken Intl.Mount Vintage GC273 (-15)$150,000
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].
1998Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC202 (-14)$105,000
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].
1998Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlMoon Valley CC279 (-13)$127,500
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].
1997Wmn AmericaBoston Five ClassicBlue Hill CC276 (-12)$82,500
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].
1997Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan205 (-11)US$112,500
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].
1996Wmn AmericaMinnesota LPGA Classic207 (-9)$82,500
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].
1996Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)Grand Cypress275 (-13)$117,500
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].
1996Wmn AmericaWelch's ChampionshipRandolph GC276 (-12)$67,500
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (March 14-17). Second-placed Cathy Johnston-Forbes (USA) finished 1 shot behind Neumann (Swe). [Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ; formerly called North course, Randolph Park].
1995Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenYarra Yarra283 (-9)A$37,500
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].
1995Wmn EuropeTrygg Hansa OpenHaninge GC281 (-11)£17,250
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].
1994Wmn EuropeBritish Women's OpenWoburn280 (-8)£52,500
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 11-14; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr and 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].
1994Wmn EuropeHennessy Ladies CupKoln, Refrath277 (-11)£33,000
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].
1994Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET69.56n/a
Neumann (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.
1994Wmn AmericaMichelob Light ClassicForest Hills CC278 (-10)$75,000
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].
1994Wmn AmericaMinnesota LPGA ClassicEdinburgh USA205 (-11)$75,000
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].
1994Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET£102,750see Score
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.
1994Wmn EuropeTrygg Hansa OpenHaninge GC274 (-18)£15,000
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].
1993Wmn EuropeHennessy Ladies CupKoln, Refrath280 (-8)£30,000
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].
1991Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan211 (-5)US$82,500
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].
1991Wmn EuropeTrygg Hansa OpenHaninge GC282 (-10)£12,000
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].
1988Wmn EuropeLadies German OpenHubbelrath290 (+2)£9,000
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].
1988Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAx$147,104
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.
1988Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenBaltimore CC277 (-7)$70,000
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].
1987Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenFourqueux293 (-7)£10,500
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].
1986Wmn EuropeLadies German OpenOlching GC282 (-6)£6,750
Played as the BMW Ladies German Open. Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Neumann (Swe). [GC Olching, nr Munich, Germany].
1985Wmn EuropeLadies Eurpn OpenKingswood GC272 (-20)£7,500
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].
1985Wmn EuropeLadies Swedish OpenMolle GK283 (-1)£4,500
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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