• 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.
• Recorded a season-best score of 66 on four occasions: Kathy Ireland
Championship Honoring Harvey Penick; LPGA Corning Classic; ShopRite
LPGA Classic; and the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Presented by ALLTEL.
• Tied for second at the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
• Had her most successful season to date, earning $421,329.
2001 Stats (rank)
Rds under par: 33/77 (39) Rds in the 60s: 21/77 (19) Birdies:
Eagles: 4 (47) Greens in reg: 67.2% (45) Driving accuracy: 76.4%
Sand saves: 53.6% (5) Putting avg: 29.76 (32) Driving avg: 234.20
• In 2000, was a 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 year 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
Evian Ladies European Tour, 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.
• In 1997, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Welch's Championship.
• In 1996, recorded a career-low round of 63 during the second round
of the First Bank Presents the Edina Realty Classic, where she tied
for second after losing 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.
• 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 before qualifying for the LPGA; was the Swedish Match Play
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 a two-time second-team All-American in 1989-90.
5'6", blond hair, blue eyes...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
Michael Ture on Nov. 27, 1998...Enjoys spending time with friends and
LPGA Victories, Awards, Etc.
LPGA Victories (1): 2001 LPGA Corning Classic.
The Solheim Cup (1): 2000
Major Championship History
The U.S. Women's Open became an LPGA major in 1950; the McDonald's LPGA
Championship Presented by AIG became a major in 1955; the Kraft Nabisco
Championship became a major in 1983; and the Weetabix Women's British
Open became a major championship in 2001. From 1979-2000 the LPGA's fourth
major was the du Maurier Classic. The Weetabix Women's British Open replaced
the du Maurier Classic in 2001. (KNC, Kraft Nabisco Championship; LPGA,
McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by AIG; OPEN, U.S. Women's Open;
WB, Weetabix Women's British Open; DM, du Maurier Classic)
Courtesy LPGA, http://www.LPGA.com.
2/23/71 Kungalv, Sweden
Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Rookie year: 1995
Career victories (last): 1 (2001)
Career-low round: 63
Career earnings (rank): $1,547,987 (61)
LPGA career holes-in-one: 1
Playoff record: 0-2
Education: University of Tulsa
International victories: 2