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Sophia Popov
German golfer

Sophia Popov

Sophia Popov
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German golfer
Is Athlete Golfer
From Germany
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 2 October 1992, Massachusetts, USA
Age 29 years
Star sign Libra
Education
University of Southern California
Sports Teams
USC Trojans women's golf
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Sophia Popov (born 2 October 1992) is a German professional golfer of Bulgarian descent.

Amateur career

Popov was born in the United States, Popov moved to Germany at a young age and holds dual citizenship. Her paternal grandparents are Bulgarians. As an amateur, she played college golf at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She won the 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship and played on the Junior Solheim Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams.

Professional career

In 2015 Popov was part of the German broadcast team for German television during the Solheim Cup.

Popov played on the Symetra Tour between 2016 and 2020, where she had a best of four runner-up finishes: 2016 Chico's Patty Berg Memorial, 2016 Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic, 2017 Tullymore Classic and 2020 Founders Tribute at Longbow. In 2016 she qualified for the U.S. Women's Open at CordeValle, where she finished last of those making the cut, and in 2018 she played in the Women's PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes, finishing tied for 57th place.

In February 2019, Popov came within a stroke of gaining a place on the LPGA Tour for the 2019 season via the qualifying school. In 2020, with the LPGA and Symetra tours being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, she won three tournaments on the Cactus Tour, a mini-tour based in Arizona. She followed that up with victory in the AIG Women's Open at Royal Troon, having qualified by means of a high finish at the Marathon Classic. Prior to the Women's Open, Popov was ranked 304th in the world.

Amateur wins

  • 2008 European Ladies' Club Trophy (individual), German Girls Championship (Under-16)
  • 2009 European Ladies' Club Trophy (individual)
  • 2010 International European Ladies Amateur Championship, PAC 10-SEC Challenge
  • 2011 PING/ASU Invitational, PAC-10 Championship
  • 2012 Battle at Rancho Bernardo
  • 2013 SDSU Farms Invitational

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Professional wins (4)

LPGA Tour wins (1)

Legend
Major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 23 Aug 2020 AIG Women's Open −7 (70-72-67-68=277) 2 strokes Thidapa Suwannapura

Cactus Tour wins (3)

  • 2020 Event 14, Event 16, Event 20

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
2020 AIG Women's Open 3 shot lead −7 (70-72-67-68=277) 2 strokes Thidapa Suwannapura

Results timeline

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
ANA Inspiration
U.S. Women's Open 72
Women's PGA Championship CUT T57
The Evian Championship NT
Women's British Open 67 1
  Win
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Team appearances

  • Junior Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2009
  • Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Germany): 2010, 2012
  • European Ladies' Team Championship (representing Germany): 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Vagliano Trophy (representing Continent of Europe): 2011(winners), 2013 (winners)

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The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Aug 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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