Pernilla Lindberg posted her first big result in a major women’s tournament with her fifth-place finish at the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this weekend. Pernilla’s important finish comes after finishing 20th at the ANA Inspiration, held in April and missing the cut at the Women’s PGA Championship, held in June.
Lindberg was beaten out for top spot at the 2015 LPGA U.S. Women’s Open by In Gee Chun, who walked away with the $800,000 first place prize after finishing eight under par. Amy Yang finished in second place with seven under par; Inbee Park and Stacy Lewis each tied for third with five under par apiece.
Since her first ranking with Rolex Rankings women’s world golf rankings in 2006, Lindberg has seen her numbers rise every year. In 2014, Lindberg finished in 93rd place in the Rolex Rankings. This weekend’s equal-fifth placing brought Pernilla up 21 positions in the current rankings to sit at 72nd.
Strong Final Round For Swedish Sensation
Lindberg was seen dropping three strokes in the final round, greatly improving her finish. Pernilla Lindberg is part of a group of women golfers, including teen sensation Brooke Henderson, who have exploded onto the professional scene in recent years and quickly announced a presence.
In 2014, Pernilla Lindberg earned just over $410,000 in prize money with three top ten finishes and one third-place at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Lindberg has career earnings of $1.1 million. The fifth place U.S. Open result earned Lindberg $141,396.
Pernilla took to Twitter, thanking well-wishing fans and commenting that she is “very happy” with her fifth-place finish.
Thank you everyone for all the nice messages! It was a fun US Women's Open week for me. Very happy with my T-5 finish. #USWomensOpen— Pernilla Lindberg (@pernillagolf) July 13, 2015
The U.S. Women’s Open is one of five LPGA major events held each year. The event was first held in 1946 and is open to all female golfers who possess a USGA Handicap Index that is not more than 2.4. The event record is 272, which was matched by 2015 champion In Gee Chun. Lindberg’s score was 277.
Pernilla first competed professionally in 2009. She joined both the LPGA and European tours in 2010. Lindberg is 29 years old and was born in Bollnäs, Sweden. She is very popular among fans and maintains a devoted following. Lindberg was born on this day in 1986 and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. She follows both the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour. Lindberg is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she golfed and graduated with a Bachelor’s of International Business degree.
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