|— Golfer —|
Hedwall at the 2010 Women's British Open
13 May 1989 |
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
LET (joined 2011)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||5|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T3: 2013|
|LPGA Championship||T37: 2013|
|U.S. Women's Open||T31: 2013|
|Women's British Open||T27: 2010|
|The Evian Championship||T19: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
|Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
Hedwall started to play golf at age eight and accepted a golf scholarship to Oklahoma State University in 2008. She is the daughter of Yvonne and Claes Hedwall and has a twin sister, Jacqueline, who also played collegiate golf in the United States, at Louisiana State University.
Hedwall enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the European Team Championship in 2008 and 2010, the European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2007 and 2009, and the World Amateur Championship in 2008. While at Oklahoma State she was the 2010 NCAA Individual Champion, 2010 NGCA Player of the Year, 2010 Golfstat Cup Winner, 2009 and 2010 First-Team All-American, and Big 12 Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010.
She was the medalist at the final stage of LET Qualifying School, a nine stroke victory on 19 December 2010 to earn her LET card for 2011. In 2011, she won the New South Wales Open in Australia on the ALPG Tour in her pro debut in January. On the LET, she won the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open in May, Finnair Masters in July, UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in September, and the Hero Women's Indian Open in December. She was a captain's selection to the European team for the 2011 Solheim Cup in Ireland. She ended the year by winning the LET Player of the Year and LET Rookie of the Year awards.
Hedwall was again a captain's pick for Team Europe at the 2013 Solheim Cup in the Denver area. In that event, she became the first player in Solheim Cup history to win five matches in a single competition, helping lead Team Europe to a surprising 18–10 win. It was the Europeans' first successful defense of the Cup, and also the first win for Team Europe on American soil.
- 2007 European Ladies Amateur Championship
- 2008 World Amateur Championship, European Team Championship
- 2009 European Ladies Amateur Championship
- 2010 European Team Championship
Professional wins (8)
Ladies European Tour (5)
|To par||Margin of
|1||28 May 2011||Allianz Ladies Slovak Open||71-67-67=205||−11||2 strokes||Christel Boeljon||52,500|
|2||2 Jul 2011||Finnair Masters||69-65-68=202||−11||2 strokes||Christel Boeljon||30,000|
|3||4 Sep 2011||UNIQA Ladies Golf Open||73-67-64=204||−12||4 strokes||Caroline Afonso||30,000|
|4||11 Dec 2011||Hero Women's Indian Open||67-68-69=204||−12||2 strokes||Pornanong Phatlum||33,000|
|5||9 Sep 2012||UNIQA Ladies Golf Open||67-66-70=203||−13||4 strokes|| Laura Davies
Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (3)
- 2011 Samsung New South Wales Open
- 2013 Mount Broughton Classic, Bing Lee Samsung Women's New South Wales Open
Results in LPGA majors
|Kraft Nabisco Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||T56||T3|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||CUT||T31|
|Women's British Open||CUT||CUT||T27||T30||CUT||CUT|
|The Evian Championship ^||T19|
^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013.
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
Yellow background for top-10.
Ladies European Tour career summary
- official as of 15 October 2012
LPGA Tour career summary
- official through 24 November 2013
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing Sweden): 2008 (winners), 2012
Solheim Cup record
|2011||4||2–1–1||0–0–1 halved w/ R. O'Toole||1–0–0 won w/ S. Gustafson 6&5||1–1–0 won w/ S. Gustafson 5&4
lost w/ S. Pettersen 1 up
|2013||5||5–0–0||1–0–0 defeated M. Wie 1 up||2–0–0 won w/ A. Nordqvist 4 & 2
won w/ A. Nordqvist 2 & 1
|2–0–0 won w/ C. Masson 2 & 1
won w/ C. Masson 2 & 1
- "Euros win Solheim on U.S. soil". ESPN'. Associated Press. 18 August 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
- "Caroline Hedwall results". LPGA. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
- Caroline Hedwall at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Caroline Hedwall at the LPGA Tour official site
- Oklahoma State University athletics - official site - women's golf - Caroline Hedwall