Karin Sjodin

Sweden

5'8"

2006

$1,032,677.00

Oklahoma State University

Official Site

Race to CME Globe

115

Rolex Ranking™

288

Karin Sjodin Bio

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5'8"...Started playing golf at the age of 11...Credits her mother, Per-Ola Dahlman (swing coach), Swedish National Team Coach Katarina Vangdal and her college coaches as the individuals most influencing her career...Hobbies include hanging out with friends, assembling IKEA furniture, cooking and eating good food...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt...Has her own Web site, www.karinsjodin.com.


2013 in a Nutshell
• 7 events, 3 cuts made, $22,743 (1221)
• Missed the majority of the season due to back injuries

Career Highlights:

2012:
• 23 events, 19 cuts made, $310,599 (43)
• Three top-10 finishes.
• Recorded a career-best T4 at the Kraft Nabsico Championship.
• Ranked first in Greens in Regulation (76%) and fifth in eagles (7) and eighth in Driving Distance with a 264-yard driving average.

2011:

• Best finish was a tie for 32nd at the Avnet LPGA Classic.

2010:

• Best finish was a tie for 19th at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans.

2009:

• Best finish was a tie for 13th at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite.

2008:

• Recorded a season-best tie for 25th at both the Ginn OPEN and the Ginn Tribute Hosted by ANNIKA.

2007:

• Best finish was a tie for ninth at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta Presented by Televisa Deportes.
• Led the Tour in driving distance with an average of 275.6 yards.

2006:

• Recorded a career-best tie for seventh at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by SemGroup.
• Carded a career-low 64 during the second round of the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
• Led the Tour in driving distance with an average of 284.5 yards.

2005:

• Turned professional in July; tied for 16th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2006 LPGA season.

Amateur:
• Sjodin was the Swedish Junior Champion and European Team Champion in 2000.
• As an amateur, she won the 2000 Oijared Ladies Open on the Telia Tour and was a member of the Swedish National Team from 2000-05.
• In 2001, she finished third at the Spanish Open Championship.
• In 2004, Sjodin was the World Amateur Team and Individual Champion.
• As a member of the Oklahoma State University (OSU) women's golf team, she was named NCAA All-America Honorable Mention from 2003-04, First-Team All-American in 2005, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-Big 12 in 2003, and First-Team Academic All-American from 2003-05; she was also named First-Team All-Big 12 in 2004 and 2005.
• She posted three collegiate victories at OSU and was the NCAA individual runner-up in 2004.
• Sjodin was the recipient of the 2005 Dinah Shore Trophy Award and Edith Cummings Munson Award.

Personal:
• 5'8"
• Started playing golf at the age of 11.
• Credits her mother, Per-Ola Dahlman (swing coach), Swedish National Team Coach Katarina Vangdal and her college coaches as the individuals most influencing her career.
• Hobbies include hanging out with friends, assembling IKEA furniture, cooking and eating good food.
• Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.
• Has her own Web site, www.karinsjodin.com.

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