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Lunn, Karen (AUS)
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Karen Lunn
Surname Lunn
First Name(s) Karen Maree
Date of Birth 21st March 1966
Place of Birth Sydney
Nationality Australia
Residence Australia
Interests Music, reading, cooking, all sports, football, cricket.
Date turned Pro. 1st February 1985
Exemption Status 03a - LET Ranking Tournament Winners
Represents Australia

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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 1,149,717.9
Tournaments Played 417
Tournaments Won 10
Top Ten Finishes 36
Lowest Round 61
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
1997 5 107,745.73 13
1998 41 22,224.17 10
1999 89 8,611.15 7
2000 66 11,035.24 13
2001 50 15,412.75 13
2002 29 34,767.49 12
2003 32 34,122.73 14
2004 47 22,966.62 12
2005 55 30,117.62 17
2006 85 19,622.63 15
2007 55 38,586.89 21
2008 41 51,837.37 23
2009 23 66,979.85 19
2010 18 91,488.17 22
2011 31 68,813.58  
2012 35 73,280.93  
2013 103 13,683.67 12

Biography Lunn, Karen (AUS)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Karen played in 12 tournaments with best season result of T16 at the World Ladies Championship. After playing her last event at the Honma Pilsen Masters, she decided to retire from professional competition after 28 years and also left her role as chairman on Board of Directors to become new CEO on the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG). She ended the season ranked 103rd on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.
  • In 2012, Karen claimed her 10th LET title at the Lalla Meryem Cup at Golf de l’Ocean in Agadir, Morocco.  She fired a final round five-under 66 to finish three clear of Marianne Skarpnord and Tandi Cuningham. Her next best finish was T10th at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. Season’s earnings €73,280.93 (35).
  • In 2011, posted three top-10 finishes on the LET, with a season-best tie for 6th at the Ladies Irish Open. Tied for 7th at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open and UNIQA Ladies Golf Open. Finished 31st on the Money List with season’s earnings of €68,813.58.
  • In 2010, secured ninth LET victory at the Portugal Ladies Open at Campo Real near Lisbon with a superb final round of seven under par 65. Played the front nine in just 30 strokes for a six under par outward total, before coming home in one under par, sinking a crucial birdie putt at the last hole. 

Recorded three further top-10 finishes individually, including 4th at the UniCredit Ladies German Open, a tie for 6th at the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open and a tie for 9th at the Tenerife Ladies Open. Also finished 2nd at the Comunitat Valenciana European Nations Cup at La Sella representing Australia alongside Karrie Webb. Earned first career hole-in-one on the LET at the ABN AMRO Ladies Open in Holland, holing a six-iron on the 198-yard par-three ninth and earning an Omega watch. In 2010, claimed her ninth Ladies European Tour title at the Portugal Ladies Open. 

  • In 2004, appointed Chairman of the LET.
  • In 1995, best LPGA performance was a tie for 3rd at the Fieldcrest Cannon Classic.
  • In 1993, won the Weetabix Women’s British Open at Woburn and the Ford Order of Merit. 
  • In 1992, almost gave up tournament golf but won last event of year – the Slovenian Open.
  • In 1986, earned first career win when she played through a snowstorm to win the Borlange Open in Sweden, the first time she had seen snow!

AMATEUR

NSW Junior Team 1981-1985. NSW Senior Team 1983-1985. NSW Junior Champion 1982. Australian Schoolgirl Champion 1982. Queensland Champion, Victoria Matchplay Champion, Queensland Junior Champion, Australian Strokeplay Champion 1984.

PERSONAL

168cm with brown hair and blue eyes. Hobbies include music, reading, cooking, all sports, football and cricket. People most influencing her career are parents Col and Val, sister Mardi, Rick Le’strange, Charlie Earp, Norman Von Nida and Lawrence Farmer. Twitter: @KazLunn.

TOUR VICTORIES

(10) 1986 Borlange Open, 1988 Godiva European Masters, 1990 BMW European Masters, 1992 Slovenian Open, 1993 Weetabix Women’s British Open, 1993 KRP World Classic (Malaysia), 1997 Amex Tour Player’s Classic, 1997 French Open, 2010 Portugal Ladies Open, 2012 Lalla Meryem Cup (Morocco).

OTHER VICTORIES

(3) 1988 Thailand Open. 1990 Daikyo Challenge (Australia). 1992 Malaysian Open.

 

Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
1997 Amex Tour Players Classic 1 283 -5 21,000.00
1997 Ford-Stimorol Danish Open 3= 213 -3 7,812.00
1997 Deesse Ladies' Swiss Open 3 282 -6 8,820.00
1997 Compaq Open 9= 291 +3 8,190.00
1997 Ladies' French Open 1 281 -7 21,000.00
1998 Chrysler Open 7 295 +3 5,250.00
2001 Waterford Crystal Irish Open 6= 205 -11 4,897.20
2002 La Perla Italian Open 4 284 -8 10,287.00
2002 Open de France Dames 7= 284 -4 7,562.50
2003 La Perla Italian Open 2= 283 -9 13,210.54
2003 Biarritz Ladies Classic 8= 206 -4 3,657.50
2005 Algarve Ladies Open - Portugal 9= 216 Par 6,080.00
2008 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 2008 3= 210 -6 11,093.33
2009 Deutsche Bank Ladies Open 3 278 -14 36,750.00
2009 Carta Si Ladies Italian Open 6= 209 -7 6,000.00
2010 UniCredit Ladies German Open 4 281 -7 17,820.00
2010 Portugal Ladies Open 1 204 -12 30,000.00
2010 Tenerife Ladies Open 9= 282 -6 5,830.00
2010 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 6= 209 -7 6,000.00
2011 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 7= 207 -9 13,545.00
2011 Ladies Irish Open 6= 208 -8 10,592.00
2011 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 7 211 -5 6,000.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
25-02-10 New Zealand Women's Open 26= 288 Par 1,991.10
07-05-10 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 19= 225 +6 2,417.77
13-05-10 UniCredit Ladies German Open 4 281 -7 17,820.00
27-05-10 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 23= 292 +4 4,095.00
04-06-10 ABN AMRO Ladies Open 13= 214 -2 3,800.00
25-06-10 Portugal Ladies Open 1 204 -12 30,000.00
01-07-10 Tenerife Ladies Open 9= 282 -6 5,830.00
12-08-10 S4C Wales Championship 11= 291 +3 6,525.48
27-08-10 Finnair Masters 21= 214 +1 2,468.00
03-09-10 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 6= 209 -7 6,000.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
03-02-11 ISPS HANDA Australian Open 132= 157 +11 0.00
10-02-11 ANZ RACV Ladies Masters 46= 279 -9 1,541.66
17-02-11 New Zealand Women's Open 114= 159 +15 0.00
05-05-11 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 36= 304 +12 1,950.00
13-05-11 Portugal Ladies Open 86= 148 +4 0.00
19-05-11 UniCredit Ladies German Open 23= 281 -7 3,885.00
26-05-11 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 11= 215 -1 5,623.33
03-06-11 Deloitte Dutch Ladies Open 52 225 +9 1,100.00
16-06-11 DeutscheBank Ladies Swiss Open 7= 207 -9 13,545.00
30-06-11 Finnair Masters 23= 214 +1 2,310.00
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 129= 152 +8 0.00
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 6= 208 -8 10,592.00
18-08-11 Ladies Scottish Open 41= 224 +8 1,397.00
02-09-11 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 7 211 -5 6,000.00
09-09-11 Raiffeisenbank Prague Masters 29= 213 -3 1,748.18
15-09-11 Open de Espana Femenino 38= 295 +7 2,305.00
29-09-11 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 28= 285 -3 2,587.50
07-10-11 Sicilian Ladies Italian Open 13= 218 +2 3,116.00
21-10-11 Sanya Ladies Open 13= 212 -4 2,946.66
28-10-11 Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open 23= 214 -2 3,645.00
09-12-11 Hero Women's Indian Open 22= 217 +1 2,565.00
14-12-11 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters 50= 293 +5 1,956.25

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