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Name: - Sophie Gustafson
Country: - Sweden
Born : - December 27, 1973 in Varberg, Halland County, Sweden.
Original Home/Club: - Saro, Sweden
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1992
Web Address: - http://www.sophiegustafson.com

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1998, 2000, '02, '03, '05, '07, 09, '11). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tr, LPGA Tr and other international professional tours. Ladies European Tr Order of Merit winner (2000, '03, '07, '09).


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Although not yet a major championship winner, Gustafson has been a successful player on both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour, recording multiple wins on both tours. She has also be a regular player on Europe's Solheim Cup team. Gustafson has suffered from a speech stammer most of her life, and champions the cause of fellow sufferers.


Top tournaments won by Sophie Gustafson

2011Wmn EuropeEuropean Nations CupLa Sella267 (-21)€42,000
Played as the European Nations Cup (April 14-17; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Second-placed Germany (Anja Monke & Caroline Masson) and England (Laura Davies & Melissa Reid) finished 3 shots behind defending champions Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson). [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].
2010Wmn EuropeEuropean Nations CupLa Sella267 (-21)€42,000
Played as the Communitat Valenciana European Nations Cup (April 22-25; two rounds of better-ball and two of a greensome Chapman variation). Sweden (Anna Nordqvist & Sophie Gustafson) beat Australia (Karrie Webb & Karen Lunn) at the third playoff hole. [La Sella Resort, Jesus Pobre, Denia, Spain].
2010Wmn EuropeLadies Irish OpenKilleen Castle204 (-12)€75,000
Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) and In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].
2009Wmn AmericaLongs Drugs ChallengeBlackhawk CC268 (-20)$165,000
Played as the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge (Sept 24-27; formerly Longs Drugs Challenge). Second-placed Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 4 shots behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded the last of her five LPGA Tour wins. [Lakeside course, Blackhawk CC, Danville, CA].
2009Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET€281,315see Score
Gustafson (Swe) won her fourth LET Order of Merit (Henderson Money List), with 2009 season earnings of €281,315 on the Tour. Catriona Matthew (Scot) was second with €259,871; Becky Brewerton (Wales) was third with €221,496.
2007Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenCarrick, The210 (-3)€30,000
Played as the De Vere Ladies Scottish Open (Sept 20-22; for the first time since 1995). Second-placed Danielle Masters (Eng), Kirsty Taylor (Eng) and Sofia Renell (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [The Carrick on Loch Lomond, nr Alexandria, Dunbartonshire].
2007Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET70.96n/a
Gustafson (Swe) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was second with 71.75; Catriona Matthew (Scot) was third with 71.77.
2007Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET€222,081see Score
Gustafson (Swe) won her third LET Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with 2007 season earnings of €222,081 on the Tour. Bettina Hauert (Ger) was second with €219,863; Gwladys Nocera (Fra) was third with €207,824.
2006Wmn EuropeLadies Austrian OpenFohrenwald-Wiener271 (-17)€37,500
Played as the Siemens Ladies Open (Sept 14-17). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe), who won for the first time in nearly three years on the Ladies European Tour. [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].
2003Wmn EuropeBT Ladies OpenWarrenpoint GC275 (-13)€32,332
Played as the inaugural (and only) BT Ladies Open (Aug 14-17). Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Warrenpoint GC, nr Newry, N. Ireland].
2003Wmn EuropeLadies Irish OpenKillarney G&FC202 (-17)€24,750
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (June 13-15; next played in 2008). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Mahony's Point course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
2003Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET69.83n/a
Gustafson (Swe) won her third (and second straight) Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
2003Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET917 pts€244,685
Gustafson (Swe) won her second LET Evian Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 917.95 pts in 2003. Elisabeth Esterl (Ger) was second with 702.46 pts; Laura Davies (Eng) was third with 681.25 pts. On the LET money list Gustafson finished with earnings of €244,685, Esterl with €159,298 and Davies with €171,701.
2003Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Gustafson (Swe) won her third LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2003Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipWoodlands CC, TX274 (-14)$200,000
Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 9-12). Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) and Rachel Teske (Aus, née Hetherington) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Tournament course, Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX; known at the time as TPC at The Woodlands].
2003Wmn EuropeScandinavian TPCRoyal Drottningholm269 (-19)€70,346
Played as the HP Open (Aug 7-10; formerly the Compaq Open). Gustafson (Swe) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the third playoff hole, to record her tenth Ladies European Tour win. [Royal Drottningholm GC, nr Stockholm; at the time known as Drottningholm GC].
2002Wmn EuropeBiarritz Ladies ClassicBiarritz - Le Phare200 (-10)€24,750
Played as the Biarritz Ladies Classic (Oct 3-5; LET season-ending event). Gustafson (Swe) beat Mhairi McKay (Scot) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Golf de Biarritz-Le Phare, Biarritz, France].
2002Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET70.59n/a
Gustafson (Swe) won her second Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
2001Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenYarra Yarra276 (-12)A$60,000
Played as the AAMI Women's Australian Open (March 8-11; ALPG/LET Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].
2001Wmn AmericaMemorial of NaplesClub at the Strand272 (-16)$150,000
Played as the Subaru Memorial of Naples (Jan 18-21). Second-placed Karrie Webb (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [The Club at the Strand, Naples, FL].
2000Wmn EuropeBritish Women's OpenRoyal Birkdale282 (-6)£120,000
Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 17-20; LET/LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Kirsty Taylor (Eng), Becky Iverson (USA), Liselotte Neumann (Swe) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
2000Wmn AmericaChick-fil-A Ch'shipEagle's Landing CC206 (-10)$135,000
Played as the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez (April 28-30). Second-placed Kelly Robbins (USA) and Amy Fruhwirth (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Gustafson (Swe). [Eagle's Landing CC, Stockbridge, nr Atlanta, GA].
2000Wmn EuropeLadies Irish OpenFaithlegg282 (-6)€24,203
Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (June 8-11). Second-placed Marine Monnet (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded her fifth Ladies European Tour win. [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].
2000Wmn EuropeLadies Italian OpenPoggio dei Medici284 (-8)€24,203
Played as the Ladies Italian Open (March 18-21). Second-placed Valerie Van Ryckeghem (Belg) and Silvia Cavalleri (Italy) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Poggio dei Medici GC, Scarperia, nr Florence].
2000Wmn EuropeLadies World CupAdare Manor425IR£50,000
Played as the inaugural TSN Ladies World Cup of Golf (Sept 15-17; 54-hole aggregate strokeplay; Ladies Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed England (Laura Davies & Trish Johnson) finished 5 shots behind Sweden (Sophie Gustafson & Carin Koch), who won the team first prize of IR£100,000. Laura Davies recorded the best individual score. [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].
2000Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET71.21n/a
Gustafson (Swe) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Ladies European Tour.
2000Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET8,777 pts£207,288
Gustafson (Swe) won the LET 2000 Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 8,777 pts (the first year a points system was used). Trish Johnson (Eng) was second with 5312.45 pts; Marine Monnet (Fra) was third with 5130.62 pts. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was the leading money winner, with earnings of £208,283 on the Tour. Gustafson was second with £207,288; Kirsty Taylor (Eng) was third with £82,909. Johnson was fifth (£69,638) and Monnet was eighth (£59,162).
2000Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Gustafson (Swe) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
1998Wmn EuropeLadies Irish OpenBallyliffin214 (-2)IR£12,900
Played as the Donegal Irish Ladies Open (Sept 4-6). Gustafson (Swe) beat Iben Tinning (Den) at the first playoff hole, to record her second European Ladies' PGA Tour win. Play was abandoned early on the final day due to high winds; a playoff was deemed possible between Gustafson and Tinning, who were tied after 54 holes. [Glashedy Links, Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].
1998Wmn EuropeLalla Meryem CupRoyal Dar Es Salam
Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (unofficial limited-field event). Won by Gustafson (Swe). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].
1998Wmn EuropeMarrakech Palmeraie OpenPalmeraie Golf201 (-15)£12,000
Played as the Marrakech Palmeraie Open (Oct 23-25; Eurpn Ladies' PGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Marie-Laure de Lorenzi (Fra) finished 8 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Palmeraie Golf Palace, nr Marrakesh, Morocco].
1998Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Gustafson (Swe) won the European LPGA Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
1996Wmn EuropeLadies Swiss OpenMaison Blanche280 (-8)£12,000
Played as the Déesse Ladies Swiss Open (July 13-16). Second-placed Lisa Hackney (Eng; Lisa Hall from 1999) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded her first win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [G&CC Maison Blanche, Échenevex, nr Geneva, France].

 

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