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Encyclopedia > Catrin Nilsmark

Catrin Maria Nilsmark (born 30 August 1967) is a Swedish golfer. She was the Swedish Junior champion in 1984 and turned professional in 1987. She has won the 1994 Ford Classic and the 1999 Evian Masters on the Ladies European Tour. She joined the U.S. based LPGA Tour in 1995. August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The Evian Masters is a womens professional golf tournament which is played in France each July. ... The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...

Nilsmark played in the Solheim Cup in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and was Europe's playing captain in 2003 and 2005. In 1992 she sank the winning putt in Europe's first victory over the United States. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ...

External links

  • Profile on the Ladies European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the LPGA Tour's official site

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IAGTO.com - Press Release (549 words)
In 2003 Nilsmark became the youngest captain of all times and led her gladiators out with heads held high and emotion charged when she guided the European Solheim Cup Team to victory at Barseback in Sweden in 2003.
"Catrin will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the field and, I am sure, her presence will prove to be a source of inspiration for young golfers here in the UAE," Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice-chairman of golf in DUBAI, said.
Catrin had a busy year in 2005 as European Solheim Cup Captain but on the golf course, she continued to suffer as a result and her back problems nagged her throughout the season.
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