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  Louise Stahle
Louise Stahle

Player Profile

Lund, Sweden

High School:



2004-05: Turned in one of the finest freshman seasons in school history...was named the 2005 National Golf Coaches Association Eleanor Dudley Division I Player of the Year... became the fifth Sun Devil to win the NGCA's Player of the Year award and the first since Grace Park in 1998...also earned NGCA Freshman of the Year honors...earned first-team NGCA All-America honors...decided to pursue a career in professional golf after just one season at ASU...was the recipient of the 2005 GolfStat Cup after leading the nation in stroke average at 71.77...finished in the top five in eight of the 10 events she played in with three tournament victories and four runner-up showings...finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index...was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team...16 of her 31 rounds in 2004-05 were at or below par...was named the 2005 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year, the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-Pac-10 selection ...finished in a tie for 16th at the 2005 Championships (75-77-74-70=296)...finished second at the NCAA Central Regional (72-77-70=219)...captured the 2005 Pac-10 championship, ASU's ninth individual Pac-10 crown...came from four strokes behind in the final round to earn a two-stroke victory at the Pac-10s at nine-under 207 (69-71-67)...captured individual medalist honors at the PING/ASU Invitational in April at seven-under 209 (70-68-71)...was named the April 8 Golf World Collegiate Player of the Week after her victory in the PING/ASU Invitational...won the first tournament of her ASU career with a one-stroke victory in the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson in February (64-72-73)...tied the school record for lowest round vs. par with a six-under 64 in the first round in Tucson...finished in a tie for 37th at the LPGA Safeway International in March after winning the amateur open to earn an exemption in the professional event... helped Sweden to a first-place finish at the Women's World Amateur Championships in Puerto Rico in October...finished in a tie for ninth individually with an even-par 288 (75-71-72-70) at the event...turned in a 70.22 stroke average in the fall season... turned in second-place finishes in all three fall events she competed in...narrowly missed winning her collegiate debut, finishing one stroke behind medalist and fellow Swede Karin Sjodin of Oklahoma State at the Mercedes Benz of Bend Fall Preview...led the tournament after two rounds and finished with a three-day total of six-under 207 (68-66-73)...won two matches at the Hooters Match Play Championship in November...was named a second-team preseason All-American by Golfweek before she played one hole for the Sun Devils.

International Experience: Came to ASU as a top-ranked junior player in Europe...carried a scoring average of 71.57 for 2004 before her arrival at ASU from Sweden...became the first Swede ever to win the Ladies British Open Amateur Championship in the tournament's 111-year history in Scotland during 2004...made her Major debut in the Women's British Open at Sunningdale, tying for 42nd after rounds of 71-71-75-73 (+2)... tied for ninth at the 2004 HP Open on the Ladies European Tour after rounds of 67-75-72-73 (-1)...was the leader of the HP Open after the first round with a score of five-under 67 and ahead of Annika Sorenstam ...won the French Open Amateur Championship in Paris during 2002...saw action with the Swedish National Team, which she has been a member of since 2001...represented Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup in Minnesota in 2002 and in Sweden in 2003...won the St. Rule Trophy in 2004 by scoring a 10-under par for two rounds on the St. Andrews old course and new course...took home the Beirut Café Ladies Trophy in Stockholm, Sweden in 2004 after winning by three shots with rounds of 68 and 69 (-7).

High School: A graduate of Polhemskolan in Lund, Sweden...was her high school's Athlete of the Year in 2003-04.

Personal: Last name is pronounced STALL-ee...would like to pursue a career on the LPGA Tour...the daughter of Oscar and Sissi Stahle...has three brothers: Peder (21), Henrik (12) and Wolle (6)...home course is the Barseback Golf and Country Club in Sweden, the host of the 2003 Solheim Cup...born in March of 1985 in Sweden.

Stahle's Career Statistics

Year App. Top 10 Rds. Strokes Avg. Low
2004-05 10 8 31 2225 71.77 64

Top 10 Finishes (8)
1st: 2005 Wildcat Invitational
2005 PING/ASU Invitational
2005 Pac-10 Championships
2nd: 2004 NCAA Fall Preview
2005 NCAA Central Regional
T2nd: 2004 Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate
2004 Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate
T7th: 2005 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational

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