5’6”...Started playing golf at the age of 9...Credits her father Owe Hjalmarsson, husband Stefan Koch, Kjell Enhager, Pia Nilsson and Chuck Cook as the individuals most influencing her career...Married Stefan Koch on Dec. 30, 1995...Competed as Carin Hjalmarsson in 1995 and Carin Hj Koch in 1996...Gave birth to son Oliver in 1998...Gave birth to son Simzon in 2003...Enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Her only official start in 2012 was the RICOH Women’s British Open where she tied for 43rd.
In 2010, finished tied for 55th at the RICOH Women's British Open.
In 2009, best finish was a tie for 20th at the CN Canadian Women's Open.
In 2008, recorded a season-best tie for fifth at the Corona Championship
In 2007, recorded a season-best tie for ninth at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings with a tie for 10th at the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.
In 2006, best finish was a tie for sixth at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2006.
In 2005, won her second career LPGA event at the Corona Morelia Championship; recorded five additional top-10 finishes; made her fourth-straight appearance on the European Solheim Cup Team with a 2-1-1 record.
In 2004, recorded six top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for second at the CJ Nine Bridges Classic Presented by Sports Today; finished second to Annika Sorenstam in the HP Open on the Ladies European Tour (LET); crossed the $3 million mark with a tie for third at the ADT Championship.
In 2003, gave birth to her second child, Simzon Michael; returned to the Tour at the U.S. Women’s Open; best finish was fourth at the Wachovia LPGA Classic hosted by Betsy King; posted a 1-2-1 record as a member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team.
In 2002, recorded a career-best 13 top-10 finishes, 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; her husband Stefan was her caddie that week.
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, where she went 3-0 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; 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 1998, best finish was second at the Longs Drugs Challenge; gave birth to her first son, Oliver Michael Ture.
In 1997, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Welch’s Championship.
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.
In 1995, her rookie season, 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.
Koch was a member of the 1985-91 Swedish national amateur teams. She won the 1988 Swedish Girls Championship title and the 1990 European Team Junior Championship. While a member of the University of Tulsa golf team, she was named Second-Team All-American in 1989-90.