Caroline Hedwall

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Caroline Hedwall
— Golfer —
2010 Women's British Open - Caroline Hedwall (5).jpg
Personal information
Born (1989-05-13) 13 May 1989 (age 25)
Täby, Sweden
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality  Sweden
Residence Löddeköpinge, Sweden
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2011
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2011)
LET (joined 2011)
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 5
ALPG Tour 3
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
2011
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2011

Caroline Hedwall (born 13 May 1989) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the LPGA Tour. She lives in Löddeköpinge, Sweden.

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (8)[edit]

Ladies European Tour (5)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning
score
To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
1 28 May 2011 Allianz Ladies Slovak Open 71-67-67=205 −11 2 strokes Netherlands Christel Boeljon 52,500
2 2 Jul 2011 Finnair Masters 69-65-68=202 −11 2 strokes Netherlands Christel Boeljon 30,000
3 4 Sep 2011 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 73-67-64=204 −12 4 strokes France Caroline Afonso 30,000
4 11 Dec 2011 Hero Women's Indian Open 67-68-69=204 −12 2 strokes Thailand Pornanong Phatlum 33,000
5 9 Sep 2012 UNIQA Ladies Golf Open 67-66-70=203 −13 4 strokes England Laura Davies
Sweden Mikaela Parmlid
30,000

Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (3)[edit]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T56 T3 T64
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T31 T38
Women's British Open CUT CUT T27 T30 CUT CUT CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T37
The Evian Championship ^ T19

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 3
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Totals 0 0 1 1 1 2 16 9
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (three times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Ladies European Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
Rolex
ranking
2006 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 n/a 71.25 456
2007 1 1 0 0 0 1 7 71.50 380
2008 2 1 0 0 0 0 13 73.20 409
2009 1 0 0 0 0 0 CUT 77.00 625
2010 2 2 0 0 0 1 T8 71.28 352
2011 20 19 4 1 0 8 1 278,528 3 70.97 14 37
2012 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 48,796 49 71.15 38
  • official as of 15 October 2012

LPGA Tour career summary[edit]

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2008 1 0 0 0 0 0 CUT n/a 77.50
2009 1 0 0 0 0 0 CUT 77.00
2010 1 1 0 0 0 0 T27 72.75
2011 6 6 0 0 0 0 T12 126,801 64 71.70 n/a (20)
2012 18 13 0 0 0 2 T5 216,074 57 72.27 44
2013 23 21 0 0 3 6 3 763,104 14 71.08 20
  • official through 24 November 2013[4]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 9 7–1–1 1–0–1 3–0–0 3–1–0 7.5 83.3
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
2.5 62.5
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
5 100.0

References[edit]

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