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Julia Engström
Personal information
Full nameJulia Anna Margareta Engström
Born (2001-03-27) 27 March 2001 (age 21)
Bjärred, Sweden
Sporting nationality Sweden
ResidenceHalmstad, Sweden
Career
CollegeStockholm University
Turned professional2018
Current tour(s)Ladies European Tour
Former tour(s)LET Access Series
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour2
ALPG Tour1
Other2
Best results in LPGA major championships
Chevron ChampionshipDNP
Women's PGA C'shipCUT: 2020
U.S. Women's OpenCUT: 2016
Women's British OpenCUT: 2016, 2018, 2020
Evian ChampionshipCUT: 2016
Achievements and awards
Medal record
European Golf Team Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Gleneagles Mixed team

Julia Anna Margareta Engström (born 27 March 2001) is a Swedish professional golfer. A golf prodigy, she became the youngest winner of the British Ladies Amateur, at age 15. She won twice on the Ladies European Tour as a teenager, and was the 2018 LET Rookie of the Year. At 21, she retired due to spinal injuries.

Amateur career

Engström was introduced to golf by her parents aged two, and she had her first golf set at age four. Watching the 2007 Solheim Cup take place in her home town of Halmstad at age six inspired her, and by the age of thirteen she was a scratch player.[1]

In 2014, at age 13, Engström made her debut appearance on the Ladies European Tour after receiving an invitation to play in the Helsingborg Open at Vasatorp Golf Club.[2] Linda Wessberg, member of the 2007 Solheim Cup European team, was at the time out of action with a broken arm, and acted as her mentor.[1]

In 2016, at age 15, Engström became the youngest player to win the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship,[3] earning her starts at the 2016 U.S. Women's Open, the 2016 Women's British Open, and the 2016 Evian Championship.[4][5][6]

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2007 Solheim Cup

2007 Solheim Cup

The 2007 Solheim Cup was the tenth Solheim Cup, held 14–16 September at Halmstad GK in Halmstad, Sweden. It was a three-day contest for professional female golfers, pitting the 12 best players born in the United States against the 12 best players born in Europe. The U.S. team won the competition, 16 to 12, to retain the Solheim Cup.

Halmstad

Halmstad

Halmstad is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of the Nissan river, in the province of Halland on the Swedish west coast. Halmstad is the seat of Halmstad Municipality and the capital of Halland County. The city had a population of 70,480 in 2019, out of a municipal total of over 100,000. Halmstad is Sweden's 19th-largest city by population and located about midway between Gothenburg and Malmö. Timber framing architecture is common.

Ladies European Tour

Ladies European Tour

The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1978. It is based at Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London in England. Like many UK-based sports organisations it is a company limited by guarantee, a legal structure which enables it to focus on maximising returns to its members through prize money, rather than on making profits for investors. The tour is run by a Board of Directors and a Players' Council. Most of the players on the tour are European, with members from more than 40 countries internationally. The tour operates tournaments across five continents.

Helsingborg Open

Helsingborg Open

The Helsingborg Open is a women's professional golf tournament held at Vasatorp Golf Club in Helsingborg, Sweden. It first featured on the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2013.

Vasatorp Golf Club

Vasatorp Golf Club

Vasatorp Golf Club is a 54-hole golfing complex located 9 km east of Helsingborg in Skåne County, southern Sweden. Its two championship courses have hosted tournaments both on the European Tour and Ladies European Tour, where former world number one players Annika Sörenstam, Seve Ballesteros, and Greg Norman all have recorded victories.

Linda Wessberg

Linda Wessberg

Linda Maria Wessberg is a Swedish professional golfer who has played on the LPGA Tour and on the Ladies European Tour, where she has three victories. She represented Europe at the 2007 Solheim Cup.

2016 U.S. Women's Open

2016 U.S. Women's Open

The 2016 U.S. Women's Open was the 71st U.S. Women's Open, held July 7–10 at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, California, southeast of San Jose.

2016 Women's British Open

2016 Women's British Open

The 2016 Ricoh Women's British Open was played 28–31 July in England at the Woburn Golf and Country Club near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, northwest of London. It was the 40th Women's British Open, and the 16th as a major championship on the LPGA Tour. It was the tenth Women's British Open at Woburn; the most recent was in 1999, prior to it becoming a major on the LPGA Tour. For the first time, it was held on the Marquess' Course, which opened in 2000.

2016 Evian Championship

2016 Evian Championship

The 2016 Evian Championship was played 15–18 September at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains, France. It was the 23rd Evian Championship, and the fifth as a major championship on the LPGA Tour.

Professional career

LET Success

In December 2017, aged 16, Engström qualified for the 2018 Ladies European Tour.[7] She finished 17th on the Order of Merit and won the 2018 LET Rookie of the Year award.[8] She won her first event as a professional at the 2018 Ladies Finnish Open, and followed it up with winning the 2018 LET Access Series season finale at El Prat, Spain.[9]

Engström ended the 2019 season strongly, finishing top five in three of the last five tournaments. At the Magical Kenya Ladies Open in December she held a seven stroke lead going into the final round, but finished third after a final round of 74. She soon made a redemption for her loss however, as she overcame a five-shot deficit coming into the final round at the Women's NSW Open in March 2020 to clinch her maiden LET victory by two strokes. With the victory Engström moved to the top of the Race to Costa Del Sol leaderboard.[10]

Engström secured her second LET victory of 2020 at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, after carding a hole-in-one en route to a second round 64 (−7).[11] With the win she moved to the top of the LET 2021 Solheim Cup Points leaderboard, just ahead of Christine Wolf and Emily Kristine Pedersen.[12] With her two victories, Engström finished second in the 2020 LET Order of Merit, behind Pedersen.

Injury

Engström then suffered a spinal disc herniation and was sidelined for the entire 2021 season due to her injury.[13] Attempting a comeback in 2022, she finished tied 11th at the Amundi German Masters, before succumbing to her ongoing injury. In early 2023, at age 21, she announced an indefinite timeout from golf, and a plan to attend law school at Stockholm University.[14]

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2018 Ladies European Tour

2018 Ladies European Tour

The 2018 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world, which took place from 1 February to 25 November. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Ladies Finnish Open

Ladies Finnish Open

The Ladies Finnish Open is a professional women's golf tournament held in Finland. It was played as part of the Swedish Golf Tour 1998–2011, the LET Access Series 2012–2019, and after a one year hiatus, added to the Ladies European Tour in 2021.

2018 LET Access Series

2018 LET Access Series

The 2018 LET Access Series was a series of professional women's golf tournaments held from April through November 2018 across Europe. The LET Access Series is the second-tier women's professional golf tour in Europe and is the official developmental tour of the Ladies European Tour.

El Prat de Llobregat

El Prat de Llobregat

El Prat de Llobregat, commonly known as El Prat [əl ˈpɾat], is a municipality of Spain located in the comarca of Baix Llobregat in Catalonia. The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport largely lies within the municipal limits. It is part of the Barcelona metropolitan area.

2019 Ladies European Tour

2019 Ladies European Tour

The 2019 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world, played from 10 January to 8 December 2019. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Magical Kenya Ladies Open

Magical Kenya Ladies Open

The Magical Kenya Ladies Open is a professional golf tournament on the Ladies European Tour, first played in 2019.

2020 Ladies European Tour

2020 Ladies European Tour

The 2020 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Solheim Cup

Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. It is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was a driving force behind its creation.

Christine Wolf (golfer)

Christine Wolf (golfer)

Christine Wolf is an Austrian professional golfer.

Emily Kristine Pedersen

Emily Kristine Pedersen

Emily Kristine Pedersen is a Danish professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour and LPGA Tour. She had a successful amateur career winning the 2013 International European Ladies Amateur Championship and the 2014 British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship. Turning professional in early 2015 she had a successful first season, finishing runner-up in the Deloitte Ladies Open and the Lacoste Ladies Open de France before winning the Hero Women's Indian Open. She was named LET Rookie of the Year for 2015.

Spinal disc herniation

Spinal disc herniation

Spinal disc herniation is an injury to the cushioning and connective tissue between vertebrae, usually caused by excessive strain or trauma to the spine. It may result in back pain, pain or sensation in different parts of the body, and physical disability. The most conclusive diagnostic tool for disc herniation is MRI, and treatment may range from painkillers to surgery. Protection from disc herniation is best provided by core strength and an awareness of body mechanics including posture.

Amundi German Masters

Amundi German Masters

The Amundi German Masters is a golf tournament on the Ladies European Tour. It was last played at Golf & Country Club Seddiner See near Berlin, Germany.

Amateur wins

  • 2013 Skandia Cup Riksfinal F13
  • 2014 Finnish International Junior Championship F14, Skandia Cup Riksfinal F14, Skandia Tour Elit Girls #3,
  • 2016 British Ladies Amateur

Source:[15]

Professional wins (4)

Ladies European Tour wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Mar 2020 Women's NSW Open^ 69-69-68-68=274 −14 2 strokes Belgium Manon De Roey
2 19 Sep 2020 Lacoste Ladies Open de France 70-64-72=206 −7 1 stroke France Céline Herbin
Argentina Magdalena Simmermacher

^Co-sanctioned with the ALPG Tour

LET Access Series wins (2)

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 9 Jun 2018 Viaplay Ladies Finnish Open 71-72-71=214 −2 Playoff Malaysia Ainil Johani Bakar
Sweden Emma Nilsson
Finland Sanna Nuutinen
Finland Ursula Wikström
2 10 Nov 2018 Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Prat 76-71-66=213 −3 1 stroke Spain Mireia Prat

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2020 Ladies European Tour

2020 Ladies European Tour

The 2020 Ladies European Tour was a series of golf tournaments for elite female golfers from around the world. The tournaments were sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Belgium

Belgium

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,528 km2 (11,787 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376/km2 (970/sq mi). Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, historically a somewhat larger region than the Benelux group of states, as it also included parts of northern France. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Liège, Bruges, Namur, and Leuven.

Manon De Roey

Manon De Roey

Manon De Roey is a professional golfer from Belgium who plays on the Ladies European Tour. In 2022, she won the Aramco Team Series – Bangkok individual title.

France

France

France, officially the French Republic, is a country primarily located in Western Europe. It also includes overseas regions and territories in the Americas and the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, giving it one of the largest discontiguous exclusive economic zones in the world. Its metropolitan area extends from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea; overseas territories include French Guiana in South America, Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the North Atlantic, the French West Indies, and many islands in Oceania and the Indian Ocean. Its eighteen integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 km2 (248,573 sq mi) and contain over 68 million people.

Céline Herbin

Céline Herbin

Céline Herbin is a French professional golfer.

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and a part of Antarctica.

Magdalena Simmermacher

Magdalena Simmermacher

Magdalena Simmermacher is an Argentine professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour. She was runner-up at the 2020 Ladies Open de France, 2021 Skaftö Open and 2022 South African Women's Open. She represented Argentina at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

2018 LET Access Series

2018 LET Access Series

The 2018 LET Access Series was a series of professional women's golf tournaments held from April through November 2018 across Europe. The LET Access Series is the second-tier women's professional golf tour in Europe and is the official developmental tour of the Ladies European Tour.

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two regions: Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo's East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia, and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital, the country's largest city, and the seat of the legislative branch of the federal government. The nearby planned capital of Putrajaya is the administrative capital, which represents the seat of both the executive branch and the judicial branch of the federal government. With a population of over 32 million, Malaysia is the world's 45th-most populous country. The southernmost point of continental Eurasia is in Tanjung Piai. In the tropics, Malaysia is one of 17 megadiverse countries, home to numerous endemic species.

Emma Nilsson (golfer)

Emma Nilsson (golfer)

Emma Nilsson is a Swedish professional golfer and member of the Ladies European Tour. She was runner-up at the 2020 South African Women's Open.

Finland

Finland

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland to the south, across from Estonia. Finland covers an area of 338,455 square kilometres (130,678 sq mi) with a population of 5.6 million. Helsinki is the capital and largest city. The vast majority of the population are ethnic Finns. Finnish and Swedish are the official languages, Swedish is the native language of 5.2% of the population. Finland's climate varies from humid continental in the south to the boreal in the north. The land cover is primarily a boreal forest biome, with more than 180,000 recorded lakes.

Sanna Nuutinen

Sanna Nuutinen

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Results in LPGA majors

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
ANA Inspiration
U.S. Women's Open CUT
Women's PGA Championship CUT
Women's British Open CUT CUT CUT
The Evian Championship CUT NT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut

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Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

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Junior Vagliano Trophy

Junior Vagliano Trophy

The Junior Vagliano Trophy is an annual girls amateur golf tournament. It is co-organised by The R&A and the European Golf Association and is contested by teams representing "Great Britain and Ireland" and the "Continent of Europe". The first event was in 2011. Originally it was played in odd-numbered years at the same time and location as the Vagliano Trophy but in 2021 it became an annual event. Girls must be under-16 on 1 January of the year of the event. The Continent of Europe has won all seven matches to date.

Junior Ryder Cup

Junior Ryder Cup

The Junior Ryder Cup is a team golf competition between Europe and the United States for junior golfers aged 18 and under. It is based on the men's Ryder Cup and is run by the same organisations, the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe.

Junior Solheim Cup

Junior Solheim Cup

The Junior Solheim Cup is a version of the Solheim Cup for girls aged 12 to 18. It was inaugurated in 2002. It is currently officially called the PING Junior Solheim Cup. The Junior Solheim Cup follows a similar format to The Solheim Cup and features the top 12 U.S. amateur girls—defined as girls participating in American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events—versus their European counterparts. College/university golfers are ineligible to participate in the event, even if they meet the age cutoff. The event is held over two days, with six fourball and six foursomes matches on the first day, and twelve singles matches on the second day.

Vagliano Trophy

Vagliano Trophy

The Vagliano Trophy is a biennial women's amateur golf tournament. It is co-organised by The R&A and the European Golf Association and is contested by teams representing "Great Britain and Ireland" and the "Continent of Europe". It is played in odd-numbered years; the Curtis Cup being played in even-numbered years.

European Girls' Team Championship

European Girls' Team Championship

The European Girls' Team Championship is a European amateur team golf championship for women under 18 organised by the European Golf Association. The inaugural event was held in 1991. It was played in odd-numbered years from 1991 to 1999 and has been played annually since 1999.

European Championships (multi-sport event)

European Championships (multi-sport event)

The European Championships is a multi-sport tournament which brings together the existing European Championships of some of the continent's leading sports every four years. The inaugural edition in 2018 was staged by the host cities of Berlin, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom between 2 and 12 August. The second edition in 2022 took place in Munich, Germany. The various Europe-wide championships in the same disciplines that are held outside this quadrennial framework are unaffected by this event.

2018 European Golf Team Championships

2018 European Golf Team Championships

The 2018 European Golf Team Championships was a golf tournament played in August 2018 at Gleneagles, Scotland. It was the inaugural event and consisted of three competitions – men's, women's and mixed team format. 16 two-player teams took part in both men's and women's competitions.

Source: "Julia Engström", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Engström.

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References
  1. ^ a b Julia Engström, 13, set for LET debut at Helsingborg Open, Ladies European Tour, 3 September 2014
  2. ^ The Helsingborg Open, Ladies European Tour, 7 September 2014
  3. ^ Nichols, Beth Ann (7 July 2016). "At 15, Julia Engstrom looks to take next step toward golf career at U.S. Women's Open". Golfweek.
  4. ^ 2016 U.S. Women's Open, LPGA, 10 July 2016
  5. ^ 2016 Women's British Open, Ladies European Tour, 31 July 2016
  6. ^ 2016 Evian Championship, Ladies European Tour, 11 September 2016
  7. ^ "American Casey Danielson wins Lalla Aicha Tour School". LET. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Julia Engström wins Rookie of the Year Award". Ladies European Tour. 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Julia Engstrom triumphs in the Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Prat". Santander Golf Tour. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Engström magic seals Women's NSW Open crown". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  11. ^ "Ace Engstrom Takes Pole Position". LET. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  12. ^ "LET Solheim Cup Points 2021". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 20 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Swedish star to miss U.S. open". Expressen. Retrieved 8 August 2021.
  14. ^ Hansson, Bo (25 January 2023). "Julia Engström sätter golfkarriären på paus" [Julia Engström puts her golf career on hold]. Svensk Golf (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  15. ^ a b "Julia Engstrom". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  16. ^ "European Girls' Team Championship". European Golf Association. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
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