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Name: - Maria Anna "Mimmie" Hjorth
Country: - Sweden
Born : - Oct 15, 1973 in Falun, central Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Falun, Sweden
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1996

Roll of Honour

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


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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

2011Wmn AmericaMobile Bay LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Magnolia Grove278 (-10)$195,000
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].
2010Wmn AmericaTour Championship (LPGA Tr)Grand Cypress283 (-5)$225,000
Played as the LPGA Tour Championship (Dec 2-5; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Amy Kang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Hjorth (Swe), who claimed her fourth win on the Tour. [North/South course, Grand Cypress GC, Orlando, FL].
2007Wmn AmericaAlabama LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Capitol Hill274 (-14)$195,000
Played as the inaugural Navistar LPGA Classic (Sept 27-30). Second-placed Stacy Prammanasudh (USA) finished 1 shot behind Hjorth (Swe). [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].
2005Wmn EuropeLadies English OpenChart Hills204 (-12)€24,750
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].
2004Wmn EuropeLadies English OpenChart Hills197 (-19)€26,859
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].
1999Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Seta GC, Japan201 (-15)US$120,000
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].
1999Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC271 (-17)$97,500
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].
1991Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Girls)Whitchurch GC3 & 2amateur
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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