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McBride, Maria (SWE)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Maria Hjorth
Surname McBride
First Name(s) Maria Anna
Date of Birth 15th October 1973
Place of Birth Falun
Nationality Sweden
Residence Orlando, FL
Name of Spouse Shaun McBride, Adelaide, Aus
Children Emily McBride born 3 Feb 2009
Interests Reading, listening to music, cooking
Date turned Pro. 1st May 1996
Exemption Status 11 - Career Money
Represents Sweden

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 1,758,220.08
Tournaments Played 107
Tournaments Won 2
Playoff Record 0/1
Top Ten Finishes 30
Lowest Round 64 (5 times)
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 10 65,393.72 12
1998 3 128,571.21 6
1999 11 85,805.22 5
2000 55 43,252.65 5
2001 n/a 275,942.71 4
2002 2 266,066.13 7
2003 56 20,259.67 6
2004 27 44,418.14 7
2005 5 158,524.71 8
2006 21 80,173.20 5
2007 5 194,090.47 7
2008 35 62,335.57 5
2009 14 96,174.28 4
2010 50 42,757.18 3
2011 16 95,090.73 3
2012 104 14,560.38 4
2013 110 12,150.25 4

Biography McBride, Maria (SWE)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Maria played in 4 LET events with a season-best tie for 13th at the Helsingborg Open. She ended the season ranked 110th on the Order of Merit.
  • In 2012, Maria played 4 LET events and made 2 cuts with a season-best tie for 15th at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. On the LPGA, played 20 events, 12 cuts made, $98,971 (79). Best finish was a tie for ninth at the Kingsmill Championship.
  • In 2010, played three events on the LET with a season-best tie for 12th at the AIB Ladies Irish Open.  Played 21 events on the LPGA, best finish was a tie for third at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
  • In 2009, after the birth of her first child, Maria qualified for her fourth European Solheim Cup Team; she played four events on the Ladies European Tour and her best finish was third at the season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. She finished 14th on the Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of €96,174.28. On the US LPGA Tour, her best finish was a tie for second at the Hana Bank – KOLON Championship. She also tied for fifth at the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge and tied for sixth at the Navistar LPGA Classic Presented by Monac R.V. Represented Europe at The Solheim Cup for the fourth time.
  • In 2008, best finish was runner-up at the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, where she lost a four-hole, sudden-death playoff to Yani Tseng and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings; In 2009, qualified for her fourth European Solheim Cup Team; best finish was a tie for second at the Hana Bank – KOLON Championship on LPGA.
  • In 2007, won the 2007 Navistar LPGA Classic.
  • In 2005, successfully defended her Ladies English Open title, again at Chart Hills GC in Kent, in 2005. Represented Europe in The 2005 Solheim Cup at Crooked Stick GC, Indiana, USA. Represented Europe again in The 2007 Solheim Cup at Halmstad Golfklubb in Sweden. Won third LPGA title at the 2007 Navistar LPGA Classic.
  • In 2004, won her maiden LET title in style at the Ladies English Open when she fired 19-under over three days at Nick Faldo’s Chart Hills GC in Kent. Broke the €1million barrier in career earnings.
  • In 1999, secured maiden LPGA victory in 1999 SAFECO Classic. Also won 1999 Mizuno Classic.

AMATEUR

Finnish Champion, Norwegian Champion 1990. Swedish Order of Merit winner 1991. European Champion, Scottish Stroke play Champion, St Rule Trophy, Greek Amateur Champion 1995, Spanish Open Amateur Champion, Sherry Cup (Spain), European Amateur Masters Champion 1995. Represented Sweden in World Amateur Team Championship 1994 and in Vagliano Trophy and European Team Championship 1995.

PERSONAL

175cm with blonde hair and mixed colour eyes. Graduated with a BA Hons in English from Stirling University in 1996. Now lives in Orlando, Florida. Married to caddie Shaun McBride, originally from Adelaide. First daughter Emily McBride born 3rd Feb 2009. Credits parents, coach, Liselotte Neumann and Seve Ballesteros as individuals most influencing her career. Hobbies include reading, listening to music and aerobics. Twitter: @MariaHjorth.

LET VICTORIES

(2) 2004 Ladies English Open, 2005 Ladies English Open.

OTHER VICTORIES

(4) 1999 SAFECO Classic, 1999 Mizuno Classic, 2007 Navistar LPGA Classic, 2011 Avnet LPGA Classic.

SOLHEIM CUP

(5): 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

TOUR RECORD 

1996  £23,681        24

1997 £39,536        10                           

1998  £77,734        3                              

1999  £51,877        11                           

2000  833     55      

2001  –          –

2002 6483.65        2

2003  83.23 56

2004  221.08          25

2005  €158,524.71     2

2006 €80,173.20  21

2007  €198,282.54                               5

2008  €62,335.57  35

2009  €96,174.28  14

2010  €42,757.18  51

2011  €95,090.73  16

2012

2013


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
1997 Ford-Stimorol Danish Open 2 210 -6 12,789.00
1997 Ladies' German Open 6= 287 -5 4,550.00
1997 Hennessy Cup 6= 291 +3 12,600.00
1998 Evian Masters 2 281 -7 70,875.00
1998 McDonald's WPGA Championship 6= 284 -4 13,650.00
1998 Air France Madame Open 2 209 -4 8,952.30
1999 McDonald's WPGA Championship 2 280 -8 45,461.85
2001 Evian Masters 2 274 -14 242,202.45
2001 WPGA International Matchplay 5 N/A 48,972.00
2002 evian masters 2= 273 -15 187,651.52
2002 The Wales WPGA Championship 2 287 -5 64,107.40
2004 Ladies English Open 1 197 -19 26,859.45
2005 ANZ Ladies Masters 3= 276 -12 30,521.06
2005 Ladies English Open 1 204 -12 24,750.00
2005 Evian Masters 5= 283 -5 68,131.69
2005 Wales Ladies Championship 6= 281 -7 16,596.12
2006 Catalonia Ladies Masters 3= 213 -3 11,400.00
2007 Ricoh Women's British Open 2= 291 -1 125,842.50
2007 Scandinavian TPC 4= 284 -4 25,305.00
2008 BMW Ladies Italian Open 3= 281 -3 22,186.66
2008 Scandinavian TPC 2= 208 -8 13,395.00
2009 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 3 274 -14 35,000.00
2011 Ladies Irish Open 6= 208 -8 10,592.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
22-07-10 Evian Masters 16= 282 -6 34,957.18
06-08-10 AIB Ladies Irish Open 12= 211 -5 7,800.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
26-06-11 Wegmans LPGA Championship 8= 67 -5 0.00
21-07-11 Evian Masters 9= 278 -10 50,351.51
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 13 282 -6 34,147.22
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 6= 208 -8 10,592.00

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