Caroline Masson

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Caroline Masson
2013 Women's British Open – Caroline Masson (11).jpg
Personal information
Nickname Caro [1]
Born (1989-05-14) 14 May 1989 (age 27)
Gladbeck, Germany
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Germany
Residence Gladbeck, Germany
Career
College Oklahoma State University
(one year)
Turned professional 2009
Current tour(s) LET (joined 2010)
LPGA Tour (joined 2013)
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Ladies European Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T6: 2016
Women's PGA C'ship T12: 2013
U.S. Women's Open T28: 2014
Women's British Open T5: 2011
Evian Championship T37: 2013

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

Amateur and college career[edit]

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 career[edit]

In late 2009, Masson entered the four-round LET Final Qualifying School as an amateur at La Manga, 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 September 4, 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 France Karine Icher
South Korea Lee Mi-hyang
Australia 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 England Danielle Montgomery
South Africa Lee-Anne Pace

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2015.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
ANA Inspiration DNP DNP T49 T13 T11 T57 T6
Women's PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP T12 T17 WD CUT
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP T54 T28 CUT 54
Women's British Open CUT T5 CUT CUT WD CUT T25
The Evian Championship ^ T37 CUT CUT 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.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 5
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Women's British Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 7 2
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Totals 0 0 0 1 2 7 24 13
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 4 (2013 Women's PGA – 2014 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (two times)

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
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 ranking[edit]

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]

Team appearances[edit]

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 7 2–3–2 0–2–0 0–0–1 2–1–1 3.0 42.9
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

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ladies European Tour - Caroline Masson - 2010 results". Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ladies European Tour - 2010 Women's British Open – final results". 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. 
  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. 

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