Valdís Þóra Jónsdóttir
|Valdís Þóra Jónsdóttir|
|Born||4 December 1989|
|College||Texas State University|
|Former tour(s)||LET (2017–2020)|
LET Access Series (joined 2015)
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|Women's PGA C'ship||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT: 2017|
|Women's British Open||CUT: 2018|
|Achievements and awards|
Early life and amateur career
Jónsdóttir was born in Akranes and participated in her first golf tournament when she was 8 years old. At 13, she started training seriously, and she was named Athlete of the Year in her hometown Akranes 4 years in a row 2007–2010. She won the Icelandic National Championship in 2009, 2012 and 2017.
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Jónsdóttir turned professional in 2013 and joined the LET Access Series in 2015. In 2016, she tied for 3rd at the Ribeira Sacra Patrimonio de la Humanidad International Ladies Open, one stroke behind winner Marion Duvernay.
In 2017, Jónsdóttir joined the Ladies European Tour after finishing 2nd at Q-School, behind Madelene Sagström. Her best finnish in her rookie season was a solo 3rd place at the Sanya Ladies Open in China, behind Solar Lee and winner Celine Boutier. She led the season-ending Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Saler by 3 strokes after the first round, but finished solo second, a stroke behind Emma Nilsson. She also qualified for her first major, the 2017 U.S. Women's Open.
In 2018, she finnished third at the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville, again behind winner Celine Boutier. After a tie for 21st at the South African Women's Open, she rose to a career high of 299th in the Women's World Golf Rankings. She qualified for her second major, the 2018 Women's British Open, as one of the top-25 in the LET Order of Merit.
Jónsdóttir represented Iceland at the 2018 European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles, Scotland. She won the mixed team gold together with Ólafía Þórunn Kristinsdóttir, Birgir Hafþórsson and Axel Bóasson.
In 2019, she followed-up a first round 63 with a 70 to hold a two-stroke lead after the second day of the NSW Women's Open. She finished 5th. In 2020, she recorded a 7th place finish at the South African Women's Open, 3 strokes behind winner Alice Hewson.
Plagued for years by a back injury, Jónsdóttir announced her retirement from tour in April 2021.
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LET Access Series
Ribeira Sacra Patrimonio de la Humanidad International Ladies Open
Ladies European Tour
Sanya Ladies Open
Emma Nilsson (golfer)
2017 U.S. Women's Open
South African Women's Open
2018 Women's British Open
2018 European Golf Team Championships
Professional wins (3)
- 2009 Icelandic National Golf Championship (as an amateur)
- 2012 Icelandic National Golf Championship (as an amateur)
- 2017 Icelandic National Golf Championship
Results in LPGA majors
Results not in chronological order.
|U.S. Women's Open||CUT|
|Women's PGA Championship|
|The Evian Championship|
|Women's British Open||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied
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- European Ladies' Team Championship (representing Iceland): 2009, 2010, 2011
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Iceland): 2012
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