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Koch, Carin (SWE)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Carin Koch
Surname Koch
First Name(s) Carin
Date of Birth 23rd February 1971
Place of Birth Kungalv
Nationality Sweden
Children Oliver and Simzon
Interests Family and clothes.
Date turned Pro. 18th March 1992
Exemption Status 05 - Top 80 from Exemption Rankings
Sponsor Carin K by Ivanhoe Sweden
Represents Jelly Belly, Ping

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 1,139,985.69
Tournaments Played 138
Tournaments Won 1
Top Ten Finishes 36
Lowest Round 64
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 n/a 32,896.51 2
1998 19 37,511.33 4
1999 n/a 45,641.73 3
2000 n/a 73,671.91 4
2001 n/a 38,768.41 4
2002 n/a 70,098.79 4
2003 29 60,398.60 5
2004 n/a 105,224.30 3
2005 12 121,105.72 3
2006 87 18,769.32 3
2007 143 4,381.65 3
2008 94 20,271.48 5
2009 75 21,120.00 3
2010 21 87,337.87 13
2011 44 53,057.50  
2012 30 78,895.07  
2013 75 24,889.53 9

Biography Koch, Carin (SWE)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Carin played in 9 LET events and recorded an additional top-10: 3rd at the Deloitte Ladies Open. She ended the season ranked 75th on the Money List. She had a key role as the assistant captain to Liselotte Neumann as part of the victorious Solheim Cup team in Colorado.
  • In 2012, played 14 events and recorded four top 10s: T3rd at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, T4th at the Deloitte Ladies Open, T7th at the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open and 8th at the Lalla Meryem Cup. Season’s earnings: €78,895.07 (30). Appointed assistant captain to Liselotte Neumann for The 2013 Solheim Cup.
  • In 2011, recorded three top-10 finishes with a season best of 3rd at the Finnair Masters in Helsinki. Also tied for 7th at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open and tied for 8th at the Open de Espana Femenino.
  • In 2010, posted five top-10 finishes from 14 tournament starts with a season best finish of 2nd at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
  • In 2009, acted as the European Captain at the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
  • In 2005, claimed second LPGA title at the Corona Morelia Championship. Won 2 points at The 2005 Solheim Cup at Crooked Stick GC.
  • In 2002, recorded 13 top-10 finishes in America, including three runner-up finishes: second at the Sports Today CJ Nine Bridges Classic and tied for second at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions Presented by Ultimate Software, where she recorded a career-low 62 during the first round and crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings; finished with a 4-0-1 record as a member of the European Solheim Cup Team.
  • In 2001, became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the LPGA Corning Classic by posting four consecutive rounds in the 60s.
  • In 2000, was runner-up at the Los Angeles Women’s Championship; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings after tying for 14th at the Evian Masters; was a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team at Loch Lomond, where she won three points as a “rookie” and sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole to win her match against Michele Redman and clinch the European Team’s victory; came from three down to Redman after 10 holes; won the Chrysler Open on the LET, her first professional victory, as well as the Team World Cup with Sophie Gustafson in Ireland.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for second at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic, where she lost in a six-way, sudden-death playoff to Se Ri Pak; recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round of the du Maurier Classic.
  • In 1996, tied for second at the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty Classic, where she lost to Liselotte Neumann in a sudden-death playoff. Best finish on LET was 2nd in 1996 Evian Masters.
  • In 1995, her rookie season on the LPGA, best finish was a tie for second at the JAL Big Apple Classic.
  • In 1994, ranked fourth on the Asian Order of Merit; qualified for the LPGA Tour by tying for fifth at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 1995 LPGA season.
  • In 1992-93, ranked 15th on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET) Order of Merit.
  • In 1992, turned professional and competed on the WPGET and the Asian Tour; was the Swedish Match Play champion.

AMATEUR

Represented Sweden in Senior and Junior European Team Championships. Swedish Girl Champion, Swedish Matchplay Champion 1988.

PERSONAL

167cm with blond hair and blue eyes. Started playing golf aged nine. Credits father Owe Hjalmarsson, husband Stefan Koch and Pia Nilsson as individuals most influencing her career. Married Stefan in 1995. Gave birth to son Oliver Michael Ture in 1998. Gave birth to second son, Simzon, in 2003. Enjoys movies, reading, languages and music.

TOUR VICTORIES

(1) 2000 Chrysler Open.

WORLDWIDE VICTORIES

(2):2001 LPGA Corning Classic, 2005 Corona Morelia Championship, 2000 TSN Ladies World Cup of Golf (partnering Sophie Gustafson)

SOLHEIM CUP

(4): 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005

2009 European PING Junior Solheim Cup Captain

2013 European Assistant Captain.


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
1997 Evian Masters 5= 283 -5 19,672.18
1998 Compaq Open 7 291 +3 12,600.00
1999 Evian Masters 8= 288 Par 20,647.83
2000 Chrysler Open 1 277 -11 36,303.75
2000 TSN Ladies World Cup Golf 1= 425 -7 60,506.25
2000 TSN Ladies World Cup Golf Ind. 4 213 -3 4,537.97
2001 Compaq Open 6= 291 -1 15,915.90
2001 WPGA International Matchplay 4 N/A 62,031.20
2002 Weetabix Women's British Open 8= 278 -10 40,430.24
2003 Arras Open de France Dames 4 278 -10 14,850.00
2004 HP Open 2 277 -11 47,254.64
2005 Evian Masters 5= 283 -5 68,131.69
2005 Scandinavian TPC 3= 288 Par 27,733.33
2009 S4/C Wales Ladies Championship 7 282 -6 12,075.00
2010 Lalla Meryem Cup 2 209 -7 27,912.50
2010 Deutsche Bank Swiss Open 7= 209 -7 14,437.50
2010 S4C Wales Championship 7= 289 +1 10,081.50
2010 Finnair Masters 3= 206 -7 10,070.00
2011 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 7= 207 -9 13,545.00
2011 Finnair Masters 3 205 -8 14,000.00
2011 Open de Espana Femenino 8= 284 -4 8,295.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
18-03-10 Lalla Meryem Cup 2 209 -7 27,912.50
27-05-10 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 12= 288 Par 5,827.50
18-06-10 Deutsche Bank Swiss Open 7= 209 -7 14,437.50
12-08-10 S4C Wales Championship 7= 289 +1 10,081.50
27-08-10 Finnair Masters 3= 206 -7 10,070.00
03-09-10 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 9= 210 -6 4,260.00
17-09-10 Open de Espana Femenino 12= 207 -6 5,460.00
08-12-10 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 22= 290 +2 5,700.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
31-03-11 Lalla Meryem Cup 28= 295 +7 3,315.00
05-05-11 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 36= 304 +12 1,950.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 46= 285 -3 1,645.00
26-05-11 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 21= 217 +1 4,252.50
03-06-11 Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open 42= 223 +7 1,505.00
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 7= 207 -9 13,545.00
30-06-11 Finnair Masters 3 205 -8 14,000.00
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 142= 157 +13 0.00
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 97= 152 +8 0.00
02-09-11 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 32= 217 +1 1,650.00
15-09-11 Open de Espana Femenino 8= 284 -4 8,295.00
14-12-11 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 43= 290 +2 2,900.00

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