Suzann Pettersen has won the ISPS HANDA Order of Merit for the first time in her 13-year membership of the Ladies European Tour.

The 32-year-old Norwegian effectively sealed the race with her victory at the inaugural Evian Championship in September.

The prestigious award caps off a year for Suzann that included five tournament victories and 11 additional top 10 finishes around the world, highlighted by her participation in Europe’s first away victory in The Solheim Cup.

On the Ladies European Tour, Pettersen played in three events and won two: the Mission Hills World Ladies Championship and the Evian Championship. She also tied for fourth at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

On the LPGA, she earned four victories, including the Evian Championship, notching 11 further top ten finishes to end the season ranked second in the world.

Suzann awarded a prize of 20,000 euro by LET Order of Merit sponsor ISPS HANDA along with a 10 year exemption to the LET.

ISPS HANDA’s support for golf is founded in their belief in ‘the power of sport.’ Sport has a unique ability to create hope, to break down educational and cultural barriers and to inspire people in a way that little else does. It brings people together and unites people from around the world.

Dr Handa’s interest and philanthropic contribution in the sport, is the foundation of ISPS HANDA’s wider mission for golf to become a Paralympic sport.