Anna turned professional in December 2008 following a glittering amateur career which included winning the World Amateur Title as a member of the Swedish Team (2nd individual) and the Ladies British Amateur Championship. Her British Amateur win earned her an exemption into the Ladies British Open, where she was the ‘Low Amateur’.
Anna’s start in professional golf has been nothing short of spectacular! She attended both LPGA and Ladies European Tour (LET) Qualifying Schools. She earned conditional status on the LPGA Tour and won the LET Qualifying School by three shots. In just her 5th start as a professional, Anna won a Major Championship – The McDonald’s LPGA Championship, thus giving her exempt status for the remainder of the season and five years beyond. Anna went from strength to strength and earned selection for the European Solheim Cup Team, which is almost unheard of in a rookie season.
Anna closed the season as she started. She won her second tournament of the year at the Season ending LPGA Tour Championship, presented by Rolex. Her incredible achievements were recognized at the end of the year when she was named LET Rookie of the Year and was also named Swedish Golfer of the Year for 2009, beating local favorite Henrik Stenson into second place. In just one season, Anna had managed to climb to a high of Number 4 in the world at record setting pace.
Perhaps understandably, comparisons are being drawn to Annika. It would appear that the sky is the limit for this young lady and she fully intends to be World Number 1 and perhaps sooner rather than later!