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Sherlyn Popelka Biography
Sherlyn Popelka Early Life

Sherlyn Popelka is former competitive golfer, born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and considers Switzerland her home even though she spent the majority of her teen years in the U.S. Starting at age 6 she started playing golf and trained in Switzerland at one of the numerous golf clubs in the Zurich area. Sherlyn played on the local Swiss circuit until her move to the U.S. in 2002. Even though, Sherlyn lived in the U.S. she still was a part of the Swiss National Golf Team and continued to play competitions for her home country. Those events including the European Girls and Women’s Championships and the representation of Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup remain some of her favorite memories today. Especially the Solheim Cup was a huge honor to play and represent her country as the only Swiss woman in the history of Swiss golf till date.

At this time, Sherlyn Popelka does not play competitive golf and is not sponsored by any companies. Statements to the contrary are false.

Sherlyn Popelka Golf

Sherlyn Popelka started playing golf at the age of 6 and played competitively from ages 7-19.

Below are some highlights of past achievements:
2001 – 2003 1st place Swiss Order of Merit Age category: 14 and under
2001 - 2003 Over 20 junior tournament wins in Switzerland
2002 5th place Junior World Championships San Diego, CA
2008 Golfweek Titleist Amateur Ranking 44th out of 1839
2008 National Junior Golf Score Board 10th out of 1545
2009 2nd Place Individual European Girls Championship, Kokkola Finland
2009 First ever Swiss player to qualify for the European Junior Solheim Cup team (Won 2/3 matches)
2009 College Ranking 40th out of 1500
2009 Winner Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (54 hole total: -7)
2009 Golf Digest College Player of the Week
2009 USGA GHIN Handicap +2.4
2010 1st place PAC 10 Championships (Team)

** At this time Sherlyn Popelka does not play competitively nor is she sponsored by any companies. Statements to the contrary are 100% false. **

Sherlyn Popelka Personal

Sherlyn Popelka currently lives and works in in Zurich, Switzerland. Sherlyn completed a dual bachelor’s degree in International Business in 2014 and hopes to continue her studies with an MBA soon. Sherlyn is fluent in both German and English and is currently studying Spanish. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her two cats and travelling.

Sherlyn Popelka Achievements

  • Swiss Order of Merit 14



  • USA National Junior Golf


    Score Board 10th

  • Member of European Junior Solheim Cup

  • Golfweek Athlete & player of the week

  • Pac-10 Team Championships



  • Cut at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Open

  • USA Golfweek Titleist


    44th Rank

  • European Girls Championship


    Runner Up

  • Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown



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