Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpnord (born 11 February 1986) is a Norwegian professional golfer playing on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour.

Marianne Skarpnord
2009 Women's British Open - Marianne Skarpnord (2).jpg
Skarpnord at the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1986-02-11) 11 February 1986 (age 34)
Sarpsborg, Norway
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality Norway
ResidenceBorgenhaugen, Norway
Career
Turned professional2005
Current tour(s)Ladies European Tour (joined 2005)
LPGA Tour (joined 2010)
Professional wins9
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour4
ALPG Tour3
Other3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationCUT: 2010
Women's PGA C'shipCUT: 2010
U.S. Women's OpenCUT: 2010
Women's British OpenT36: 2013, 2015
Evian ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2019
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2019

Amateur careerEdit

As a junior, Skarpnord was considered one of the biggest talents in Norwegian golf. In 2003, she won the Girls Amateur Championship, defeating Beatriz Recari of Spain in the final match. She also won the Junior Solheim Cup with Europe the same year. Skarpnord made a 6 footer to secure the win for the European team. In 2004, she finished 3rd in the British Girls Championship. She finished 12th in the qualifying school for the Ladies European Tour and got her tour card for the 2005 season.

Professional careerEdit

In 2005, Skarpnord's best finish was a second place in Skandia PGA Open at the Swedish Telia Tour and her best finish at the Ladies European Tour was 22nd in OTP Bank Ladies Central European Open.

The year after, in 2006, Skarpnord finished 2nd in Rejmes Ladies Open on the Telia Tour. On the Ladies European Tour her best finish was 23rd in the Finnair Masters, and 28th in the SAS Masters.

In 2007, after two difficult years, Skarpnord decided to play a full season at the Telia Tour. She won 3 tournaments that year, and one additional 2nd and three 3rd-place finishes. She won the Order of Merit, and secured her card for the 2008 Ladies European Tour.

In 2008, Skarpnord played 21 tournaments on the Ladies European Tour. She made 18 cuts, and her best finish was a 2nd place in the Ladies Irish Open. She also played four tournaments on the Ladies African Tour early in the season, where she had 3 top 4 finishes and 1 top 10. On the Ladies African Tour order of merit she finished 5th total, and on the Ladies European Tour she finished 16th on the moneylist.

2009 was the year Skarpnord got her first win on the Ladies European Tour, defeating Melissa Reid of England by 1 stroke in the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open. Her second win came in the Carta Sì Ladies Italian Open, defeating Laura Davies in playoff.

Skarpnord qualified for the 2010 LPGA Tour after finishing 2nd in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in Daytona.

Professional wins (9)Edit

Ladies European Tour (4)Edit

ALPG Tour wins (3)Edit

Telia Tour (3)Edit

  • 2007 (3) Felix Finnish Ladies Open, Smådalarö Gård Open, Ekerum Ladies Masters

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration CUT
U.S. Women's Open CUT
Women's PGA Championship CUT
The Evian Championship ^ CUT CUT
Women's British Open T64 T42 CUT CUT T36 CUT T36 CUT CUT CUT CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut.
"T" tied

Ladies European Tour career summaryEdit

Year No.
events
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings (€) Money
list rank
Scoring
average
2005 14 4 0 0 0 0 T22 6,673.00 121 75.21
2006 7 4 0 0 0 0 T23 6,126.68 127 73.74
2007 3 1 0 0 0 0 T68 450.00 76.00
2008 21 18 0 1 0 7 2 125,753.11 16 72.28
2009 17 16 2 0 2 9 1 203,350.38 4 71.54
2010 8 5 0 2 0 3 2 70,280.68 33 73.38
2011 13 10 0 0 0 0 T23 25,577.89 78 72.28
2012 19 17 0 1 0 1 T2
2013 19 18 0 0 0 1 T6
2014 17 10 0 0 0 1 T8
2015 16 14 0 0 0 4 T4
2016 14 9 0 0 0 1 8 41,258.63 44 72.79
2017 12 9 0 0 0 0 T12 32,157.40 47 72.05
2018 13 11 0 0 0 1 T9 43,023.92 26 72.33

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

External linksEdit