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Hakkarainen, Riikka (FIN)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Riikka Hakkarainen
Surname Hakkarainen
First Name(s) Riikka
Date of Birth 23rd May 1977
Place of Birth Espoo, Finland
Nationality Finland
Residence Finland
Interests Downhill skiing, decorating.
Date turned Pro. 1st January 1997
Exemption Status 11 - Career Money
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Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 354,214.51
Tournaments Played 178
Tournaments Won 1
Top Ten Finishes 9
Completed Rounds 515
Lowest Round 64
Stroke Average 74.03
Total vs Par +1035
Average vs Par +2.02
Order of Merit Record
Season Pos. Euro Played
1997 n/a 0.00 0
1998 97 3,858.95 6
1999 58 22,816.37 12
2000 61 15,372.34 13
2001 43 29,423.54 14
2002 28 32,015.32 12
2003 82 8,902.57 8
2004 58 16,853.13 11
2005 38 47,773.54 17
2006 9 112,361.19 17
2007 72 27,351.93 15
2009 81 19,068.70 16
2010 84 18,416.93 20

Biography Hakkarainen, Riikka (FIN)

PROFESSIONAL

2010 Highlights

In 2010, posted a season best tie for 5th at the Open de Espana Femenino.
Finished 88th on the Henderson Money List with season's earnings of EUR18,416.93 from 21 tournaments.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

In 2009, returned to the LET at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open after solving a sickness mystery which had blighted the previous two years. She played in 16 tournaments throughout the season and made 10 cuts with her best finish a tie for 19th at the HypoVereinsbank Ladies German Open presented by Audi. She was 81st on the Henderson Money List with earnings of �19,148.70 which was enough to keep her full card.
In 2006, earned her maiden LET victory at the Tenerife Ladies Open at Abama Golf.

AMATEUR

Represented Finland in 1994-95 World Amateur team Championship. 1996 Greek Champion. 1996 Scottish Girls Stroke play Champion. 1994-96 Nordic Girls' Champion. Topped 1996 Finnish Order of Merit.

PERSONAL

160cm with blonde hair and green/brown eyes. Lists interior decorating and downhill skiing amongst her hobbies. Riikka was forced to retire from competitive golf in October 2007 after experiencing dizziness on and off the golf course, which gradually worsened. She began to experience balance problems at the Evian Masters and the first diagnosis was a mild version of BPPV, which affects the inner ear. She saw 20 different doctors before meeting UK physiotherapist Jon Bowskill by chance at a biomechanics seminar in Sweden. With the help of his team in London, she discovered that the cause of her illness was an incorrect bite, along with a number of food intolerances. To ensure that her lower and upper jaw remain properly aligned, she now wears a bite guard most of the time and has cut out gluten, milk, soya, eggs and nuts from her diet.


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
Season Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
1998 Donegal Irish Ladies' Open 15= 225 +9 1,757.84
1998 Qualifying School for 1999 14 305 +17 0.00
1999 Donegal Irish Ladies' Open 12= 290 +6 2,428.60
1999 Ladies' Italian Open 2= 215 -4 9,044.59
1999 AirFrance Madame Biarritz Open 14= 208 -2 2,314.15
2000 Ladies British Masters 14= 215 -1 2,129.82
2000 TSN Ladies World Cup Golf Ind. 6= 216 Par 0.00
2002 Open de France Dames 15= 288 Par 3,804.16
2002 Biarritz Ladies Classic 3= 201 -9 10,230.00
2005 Women's World Cup of Golf 13= 300 +8 7,247.65
2005 Algarve Ladies Open - Portugal 12= 217 +1 4,390.00
2005 OTP Bank Ladies Ctrl Euro Open 15= 209 -4 2,282.50
2005 KLM Ladies Open 8= 219 +3 3,707.00
2006 Women's World Cup of Golf 8= 292 +4 23,375.00
2006 Tenerife Ladies Open 1 288 Par 37,500.00
2006 KLM Ladies Open 7 211 -5 4,950.00
2006 OTP Bank Ladies Ctrl Euro Open 3= 204 -9 10,230.00
2006 Catalonia Ladies Masters 6= 215 -1 6,146.50
2006 Finnair Masters 6= 212 -1 5,296.00
2007 Nykredit Masters 10= 282 -2 3,484.00
2010 Open de Espana Femenino 5= 205 -8 11,585.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
Date Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
17-09-10 Open de Espana Femenino 5= 205 -8 11,585.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
Date Tournament Pos. Score Par Euro
31-03-11 Lalla Meryem Cup 97= 158 +14 0.00
05-05-11 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 117= 165 +19 0.00
13-05-11 Portugal Ladies Open 112= 154 +10 0.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 120= 152 +8 0.00
26-05-11 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 87= 153 +9 0.00
03-06-11 Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open 64= 152 +8 0.00
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 105= 149 +5 0.00
30-06-11 Finnair Masters 81= 149 +7 0.00
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 116= 156 +12 0.00
18-08-11 Ladies Scottish Open 54= 231 +15 761.20
02-09-11 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 108 RTD 0.00
09-09-11 Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 103= 156 +12 0.00
15-09-11 Open de Espana Femenino 73= 150 +6 0.00
29-09-11 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 97= 152 +8 0.00
07-10-11 Sicilian Ladies Italian Open 93= 158 +14 0.00
21-10-11 Sanya Ladies Open 90= 151 +7 0.00
28-10-11 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 102= 154 +10 0.00

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