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Caroline Masson (born 14 May 1989) is a German professional golfer, currently playing on the Ladies European Tour (LET).

Caroline Masson
2013 Women's British Open – Caroline Masson (11).jpg
Personal information
NicknameCaro [1]
Born (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 30)
Gladbeck, Germany
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Nationality Germany
ResidenceGladbeck, Germany
Career
CollegeOklahoma State University
(one year)
Turned professional2009
Current tour(s)LET (joined 2010)
LPGA Tour (joined 2013)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour1
Ladies European Tour1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT6: 2016
Women's PGA C'shipT12: 2013
U.S. Women's OpenT28: 2014
Women's British OpenT3: 2017
Evian ChampionshipT33: 2018

Contents

Amateur and college careerEdit

Born and raised in Gladbeck in North Rhine-Westphalia, Masson had a decorated amateur golf career. She competed for Germany in the 2006 Espirito Santo Trophy (World Amateur Team Championship) and won the German Stroke Play Championship. She also represented Europe in the 2005 and 2007 Junior Solheim Cup. In 2008, she advanced to match play at the British Ladies Amateur, won the German Match Play Championship and the German Ladies International and was selected to represent Germany at the 2008 Espirito Santo Trophy.

After graduating from secondary school in Gladbeck in 2008, Masson accepted a golf scholarship to Oklahoma State University and played one year for the Cowgirls in 2008–09 before turning pro in December 2009.[2][3]

Professional careerEdit

In late 2009, Masson entered the four-round LET Final Qualifying School as an amateur at La Manga Club, Spain. After earning medalist honors on 21 December, she turned professional immediately and joined the LET on 1 January 2010.[4][5]

Masson made 14 of 16 cuts on the LET in 2010,[6] but missed the cut by ten strokes in her first major, the 2010 Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale.[7] In her second major, the 2011 Women's British Open at Carnoustie, she led after the second and third rounds.[8] Paired with defending and eventual champion Yani Tseng in the final round, Masson carded a 78 (+6) to finish tied for fifth, seven shots back.

Masson won her first LET event at the 2012 South African Women's Open, winning by one stroke over Lee-Anne Pace and Danielle Montgomery.[9]

Masson finished T-11 at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn her LPGA Tour card for 2013.

On 4 September 2016 Masson captured her first LPGA Tour victory by winning the Manulife LPGA Classic.

Professional wins (2)Edit

LPGA Tour (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 4 Sep 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic −16 (68-69-68-67=272) 1 stroke   Karine Icher
  Lee Mi-hyang
  Minjee Lee

Ladies European Tour (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 15 Jul 2012 South African Women's Open –1 (69-75-71=215) 1 stroke   Danielle Montgomery
  Lee-Anne Pace

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP T49 T13 T11 T57 T6 T56 T9 T52
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP T54 T28 CUT 54 CUT T34 T30
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T12 T17 WD CUT CUT T57 T43
The Evian Championship ^ T37 CUT CUT CUT 72 T33
Women's British Open CUT T5 CUT CUT WD CUT T25 T3 CUT

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 8
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 4
Women's British Open 0 0 1 2 2 3 9 3
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
Totals 0 0 1 2 4 9 37 23
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2017 British – 2018 WPC)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (four times)

Ladies European Tour career summaryEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2008 2 2 0 0 0 0 30 n/a[10] n/a 72.00 n/a
2010 16 14 0 0 1 4 3 81,180 26 72.25 T31
2011 16 15 0 1 0 7 T2 167,187 5 71.17 15
2012 16 12 1 3 0 5 1 171,438 2 72.22
2013 7 4 0 0 1 1 3 52,311 71.95
2014 4 3 0 0 2 2 3 62,733 70.86

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year World
ranking
Source
2010 215 [11]
2011 97 [12]
2012 48 [13]
2013 60 [14]
2014 54 [15]
2015 77 [16]
2016 56 [17]
2017 58 [18]
2018 41 [19]

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup recordEdit

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 11 3–6–2 1–2–0 0–2–1 2–2–1 4 36.4
2013 4 2–1–1 0–1–0 lost to L. Thompson 4&3 0–0–1 halved with C. Matthew 2–0–0 won w/ C. Hedwall 2&1
won w/ C. Hedwall 2&1
2.5 62.5
2015 3 0–2–1 0–1–0 lost to G. Piller 1 dn 0–1–1 halved w/ S. Gal
lost w/ C. Hedwall 1 dn
0.5 16.7
2017 4 1–3–0 1–0–0 def. M.Wie 4&2 0–2–0 lost w/ C. Ciganda 1 dn
lost w/ J. Ewart Shadoff 5&3
0–1–0 lost w/ F. Parker 3&2 1 25.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "caroline-masson.com". Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Peter Henke Consults with Golf Pro Caroline Masson". Peter Henke Sport & Marketing. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Women's British Open – Second-round notes and interviews". LPGA. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Ladies Q School at La Manga Golf Club". 23 December 2009. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Ladies European Tour - Final 2010 Qualifying School - La Manga (South Course)". 21 December 2009. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Ladies European Tour - Caroline Masson - 2010 results". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Ladies European Tour - 2010 Women's British Open – final results". Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Women's British Open – Third-round notes and interviews". LPGA. 30 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Masson magic wins South African Women's Open". Ladies European Tour. 15 July 2012. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Ladies European Tour – Caroline Masson (amateur) - 2008 results". Retrieved 30 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011.
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012.
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014.
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015.
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016.
  18. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2018.

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