Making Headlines ... Caroline Masson

Caroline Masson
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Caroline Masson of Germany hits her tee shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the CN Canadian Women's Open at Royal Mayfair Golf Club on August 24, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Caroline Masson and get to know her.

 

Caroline Masson Holds One-Stroke Lead in LPGA Texas Shootout

LPGA Tour rookie Caroline Masson held onto her lead in the North Texas Shootout by firing a second round 71. She posted a brilliant seven-under par 64 on Thursday to claim the lead.

Masson is a 23-year-old from Glabeck, Germany. She attended Oklahoma State University for one year in 2008-2009 before turning professional and joining the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Her only professional win came at the 2012 South African Women’s Open on the LET. She earned her LPGA Tour card by finishing T-11 last fall at Q-School.

Masson has played in five events thus far on the LPGA Tour and has missed four cuts. Her best finish was a T-13 in the Kraft Nabisco three weeks ago to earn $29,000.

She has some very strong competition right behind her. A top-10 finish here would be very good for the rookie, if she can hang on over the weekend. Read More>>

 

Caroline Masson targeting debut Solheim Cup appearance

Caroline Masson is aiming to qualify for The 2013 European Solheim Cup team this August. The 24-year-old from Germany recently entered the ISPS Handa Ladies European Masters, being played at Buckinghamshire Golf Club on July 26-28.

Perhaps it is her star sign that makes Caroline Masson such a successful golf professional. Once the bull has a target, it pursues it with pure focus. Bulls are often artisitic, or creative: skills which are useful on the golf course.

When “Carro” entered the LET’s Final Qualifying School in December 2009, after a successful amateur career, it was clear that her eye was on the prize and she duly took the honours with a convincing victory.  

So why does she play golf, when her father is a tennis coach? "Because that's what I do best and scarily I really enjoy it!" she said, through translation.

Her golf career developed steadily in five-year increments: she first started at the age of five and from then on, it would not let her go. Read More>>

 

Masson wins SA Women’s Open

Durban – German Caroline Masson held off a strong challenge from home-favourite Lee-Anne Pace to card a final round one-under-par 71 and clinch victory at the South African Women’s Open in Pennington, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday.

The world number 74, the highest ranked player in the field, ended with an overall score of 215 over the three rounds, with Pace recording a final total of 216, level par for the championship.

Pace enjoyed the joint second-lowest score of the final day with a 70 in blustery conditions, which had delayed the start by an hour, although it was not enough to catch the eventual winner.

She shared second place with Briton Danielle Montgomery, who finished strongly with two successive birdies for a round three score of level-par 72. Read More>>

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