Skarpnord at the 2009 Ricoh Women's British Open
|Born||11 February 1986|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (joined 2005)|
LPGA Tour (joined 2010)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||4|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||CUT: 2010|
|Women's PGA C'ship||CUT: 2010|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT: 2010|
|Women's British Open||T36: 2013, 2015|
|Evian Championship||CUT: 2013, 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
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.
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
- 2009 (2) Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, Carta Sì Ladies Italian Open
- 2013 (1) South African Women's Open
- 2019 (1) Australian Ladies Classic
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.
|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.
CUT = missed the half-way cut.
Ladies European Tour career summaryEdit
- Junior Solheim Cup: (representing Europe): 2003 (winners)
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