Charlotte

Wendner

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Player
Year: Senior
City/State: Bjarred, Sweden
High School: Polhemskolan

Bio

Career Highlights

  • All-Big 12 Championship Team (2009)
  • NGCA Scholastic All-American (2009, 2010)
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Tied for 10th at Big 12 Championships (2009)
  • 18th at Big 12 Championships (2008)
  • Tied for 77th at NCAA Central Regional (2008)
  • Three Career Top Five Finishes (1 in 2009-10)
  • Five Career Top 10 Finishes (1 in 2009-10)
  • 12 Career Top 25 Finishes (4 in 2009-10)
  • Eight-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
    (Fall 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010; Spring 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Member of Swedish Team Champion, Barseback (2009)
  • 13th-Ranked Girls Player in Sweden (2004)

Best Finish: Tied for Second (2008 BYU Dixie Classic)
Career Stroke Average: 78.59

Senior (2009-10)
An All-Big 12 selection for the Huskers after tying for 10th as a junior at the 2009 Big 12 Championships, Charlotte Wendner closed a solid four-year career with Nebraska as a senior in 2009-10. Wendner finished her senior season with a 77.64 stroke average, which ranked as the eighth-best stroke average by a senior in Husker history. She also finished her career with a 78.59 average over 95 career rounds.

Wendner posted a pair of top-20 Big 12 Tournament finishes in her career, and added a 47th-place showing as a senior with a 237 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, April 23-25. As a senior, the native of Bjarred, Sweden, produced four top-25 tournament finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth (73-72-76-221) at the Heather Farr Memorial, Oct. 5-6. Her three-round total of 221 was a career-best despite battling rain and cold temperatures throughout the tournament. Her second-round 72 matched her season-best round, which she also produced in the first round on a par-70 layout at The Challenge at Onion Creek, Nov. 2.

She added a tie for 22nd with a 76 in the lone round of the Alamo Invitational in late October, before adding a tie for 25th with a 225 at the UNLV Spring Invitational, March 8-10. She pitched in a tie for 25th at the BYU at Entrada Classic while playing as an individual, March 22-23.

Wendner opened the season by tying for 30th (230) at NU's Chip-N Club Invitational, Sept. 14-15, before her top-25 efforts at the Heather Farr Memorial and the Alamo Invite. She struggled to a tie for 76th (225) at The Challenge at Onion Creek to close the fall, before tying for 73rd (243) at the UCF Challenge to open the spring campaign.

After a tie for 25th at UNLV, she settled for a tie for 88th (246) at the Northern Migration hosted by Nebraska in Florence, Ariz., before her tie for 25th at BYU. She added a tie for 61st (237) at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, April 10-11, before closing her career at the Big 12 Championships.

In addition to her success on the course, Wendner was a three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection. She was also an NGCA Scholastic All-American in 2009.

Junior (2008-09)
Wendner ended her junior campaign strong, capturing a tie for 10th place at the 2009 Big 12 Championships. Wendner closed with a three-round total of 232 on the par-73 layout of the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas, to claim a spot on the All-Big 12 Championship Team. It was a her second straight top-20 finish at the Big 12 Tournament.

Wendner fired an opening-round 75 at the Big 12 Tournament, before coming back with an even-par 73 in the second round. She headed into the final day of competition in a tie for third before settling for an 84 in the third round. It was Wendner's second top-10 finish of the season and fourth of her career.

Wendner played in NU's lineup in eight of 11 events during the 2009 season, posting a 77.85 stroke average. During the spring season, she played an increased role for the Huskers with the departure of fellow junior Kate White from the top of the Husker lineup. 

Wendner opened her junior season by tying for eighth with a 222 at Nebraska's Chip-N Club Invitational. Playing outside of NU's top lineup at the Chip-N Club, Wendner fired the best round of her career with a three-under-par 69 in the final round.

Her performance at the Chip-N Club helped her earn a lineup spot at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational. But Wendner struggled in Kansas, tying for 63rd with a 249.

After sitting out the McHaney/Morehead Invitational and the Lady Pirate Intercollegiate, Wendner replaced Mary Kate Bird in NU's lineup and played well for the Huskers at The Challenge at Wolfdancer to close the fall campaign. Wendner fired Nebraska's second-best score with a 231 (79-78-74) to tie for 17th, trailing only Kate White among the Huskers.

Wendner opened the spring by leading Nebraska at the Aztec Spring Invitationl with a tie for 21st with a 231 (72-79-80). She then tied for 81st (237) in a 43-team field at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic, before settling for 71st (239) at the UNLV Spring Invitational.

She began to build momentum with a tie for 38th (227) as Nebraska's No. 2 finisher at the Mountain View Collegiate, March 28-29. She continued to play well in NU's next tournament, posting the Huskers' top individual finish at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational with a 26th-place effort (234), April 18-19. She capped her junior campaign with a tie for 10th at the Big 12 Championships.

In addition to her success on the course, Wendner captured her first NGCA Scholastic All-America award in 2009, and also earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the second straight season. She also earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2008-09.

Sophomore (2007-08)
Wendner earned a lineup spot in nine of Nebraska’s 13 tournaments in 2007-08, including the Big 12 Championships and NCAA Central Regional, while playing as an individual in two additional tournaments.

Wendner competed at the NCAA Central Regional in the No. 2 spot in the Husker lineup after finishing 18th at the 2008 Big 12 Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., April 25-27. Wendner’s three-round total of 241 trailed only NU senior Elli Brown in the Husker lineup at the Big 12 Championships. She added a tie for 77th (238) at the regional in Austin, Texas, May 8-10, to help the Huskers to a tie for 10th in the 21-team field.

Wendner produced the best performance of her career by tying for second place with a season-best 222 at the BYU Dixie Classic in St. George, Utah, April 1-2. She smashed her previous career-best tournament total of 230 set just days earlier at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. Wendner’s breakout performance included a career-low one-under-par 71 in the final round at the Entrada at Snow Canyon course in Utah. She added a 73 in the second round after opening with a 78 to lead NU to a second-place team finish at the BYU Dixie Classic.

Although Wendner did not earn a spot in the NU lineup at the 2007 Bronco Invite, she posted the first top-five finish of her career by placing fourth (236), including a second-round 75.

She finished the 2007 fall season on a strong note by helping the Huskers to a second-place finish among 20 teams at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto. Wendner tied for 47th (238), which included a final-round 75.

During the spring season, Wendner earned a lineup spot at the Texas A&M "Mo" Morial, where she tied for 66th (265) in rugged scoring conditions. She bounced back to claim a spot in NU’s top five at the Mountain View Collegiate, where she finished in a tie for 51st (230), including an opening-round 75. She tied for 53rd (246) at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, April 19-20.

In her first tournament of 2007-08, Wendner competed as an individual and tied for 26th (233) at NU’s Chip-N Club Invite. She also played as an individual at the Ron Moore Intercollegiate, tying for 64th (236), while adding a tie for 48th (161) at the rain-shortened Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invite.

Freshman (2006-07)
The first Husker golfer from Sweden since four-year letterwinner Catha Fogelberg (1999-2002), Wendner played her best golf at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz., during her final appearance of the season when she set a season-best with a 231 over three rounds. She fired a season-low 75 in the second round at Mountain View, after opening with a 76. She added a final-round 76 in her only appearance of the fall when she finished in a tie for 21st at Nebraska’s own Chip-N Club Invitational in mid-September.

Wendner also played two rounds at the Red Rocks Invitational early in the spring, finishing in a tie for 73rd (171).

Off the course, Wendner earned spots on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll following the fall and spring semesters.

High School/Amateur
Wendner produced a stroke average of 77.91 while competing in Europe during the first half of 2006. She won the 2004 Norberg Open on the strength of a career-low round of 68. She finished third in 2006.

She added a second-place showing in the Skandia Tour Elit #4 with solid rounds of 76-72-73. She is a six-time club champion in Sweden.

Wendner attended Polhemskolan High School and was coached by Marie From.

Personal
The daughter of Anders and Adrienne Wendner, Charlotte was born in Lund, Sweden, on Aug. 14, 1986. She has one brother, Christian. Charlotte chose Nebraska over Virginia, Old Dominion and North Carolina-Greensboro. A business administration major with better than a 3.5 GPA at Nebraska, Wendner earned NGCA Scholastic All-America honors in 2009 and 2010. She was a three-time first-team academic All-Big 12 selection (2008, 2009, 2010) and is an eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

Wendner’s Career Statistics 

 

Year

Rounds

Strokes

Avg.

Low 18

Low 54

2006-07

8

644

80.50

75

231

2007-08

32

2,546

79.56

71

222

2008-09

27

2,102

77.85

69

222

2009-10

28

2,174

77.64

72

221

Totals

95

7,466

78.59

69

221

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