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Legends of the LPGA

Charlotta Sorenstam

Sarasota, FL

Sörenstam was born in Stockholm. She had a very successful amateur career including a runner-up finish in the Swedish national mother-daughter golf tournament and was a member of the Swedish National Team for seven years. In 1993, Sörenstam competed for the University of Texas at Austin and won the 1993 Championship title, as well as All-America honors.   Sörenstam turned professional in 1994 and played on the Ladies European Tour in 1995 and 1996.  At the end of 1996, she finished second at the LPGA Tour Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for 1997.  She moved to the United States to play on the LPGA Tour, while continuing to play occasionally in Europe.  She has one LPGA Tour win, the 2000 Standard Register PING.  Sörenstam represented Europe in the Solheim Cup in 1998 and served as non-playing European captain for the European girls' team in the Junior Solheim Cup in 2005.  Since 2007 Sörenstam has been Director of Golf Operations and Head Teaching Professional at The Annika Academy, a luxury golf school located south of Orlando, Florida, run by Sörenstam's sister, Annika Sörenstam.

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