Thursday, 8 January 2009
Kiran Kaur Matharu,born 27 February 1989 in Leeds, England is a professional female British golfer currently playing on the Ladies European Tour. She is the first female British Asian Golf champion. Kiran started playing golf from the age of 11. She was a member of the Nick Faldo Series development programme and 2004 and 2005 Faldo Series Girls' Champion. She received an invite to play in her first Ladies European Tour tournament at the 2005 Open de España Femenino Castellón, the year she was Welsh Ladies' Strokeplay Championship Runner Up. 2006 saw her represent Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup after winning the English Ladies Amateur title. She was named Sony Entertainment Asia 2006 Female Junior Sports Personality of the Year for the second successive year. Kiran turned professional in August 2006 after winning the English Ladies Amateur title and finished 15th in her first professional tournament. She says she gets ispiration from Tiger Woods because he is a great sportsman and Lorena Ochoa because she is the No.1 lady golfer in the world and a very down to earth person.