Nicole Castrale

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Nicole Castrale
2009 LPGA Championship - Nicole Castrale (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Nicole Dalkas Castrale
Born (1979-03-24) March 24, 1979 (age 38)
Glendale, California
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Palm Desert, California
Spouse Craig Castrale (m. 2005)
Children 1
Career
College University of Southern California (2001)
Turned professional 2001
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 2002)
Former tour(s) Futures Tour
(2001, 2004, 2005)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Symetra Tour 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T25: 2009
Women's PGA C'ship T5: 2009
U.S. Women's Open T6: 2008
du Maurier Classic DNP
Women's British Open T9: 2013
Evian Championship DNP

Nicole Castrale (pronounced "cass-TRAHL-ee", née Dalkas, born March 24, 1979) is an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour.[1]

Castrale was born in Glendale, California, and started playing golf at the age of 10. She graduated from Palm Desert High School in 1997 and played college golf for the USC Trojans in Los Angeles and earned her bachelor's degree in 2001.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Castrale has won once on the LPGA Tour, the 2007 Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika.[3][4] She also played on the Futures Tour, winning twice in consecutive weeks in 2005.

Castrale played on the U.S. Solheim Cup teams in 2007 and 2009. She made the clinching putt for the U.S. to defeat Europe in the 2007 matches in Halmstad, Sweden. She also played on the International team in the 2007 and 2008 Lexus Cups.

Castrale did not compete past June in both 2010 and 2011. She underwent surgery on her left shoulder in early July 2010 and rehabilitated the rest of the season. Castrale played a limited schedule in 2011 due to pregnancy and her last competitive round was on June 10. She gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, in November and returned to the LPGA Tour in March 2012.

Personal life[edit]

Castrale married Craig Castrale on January 8, 2005.[5]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 Jun 3, 2007 Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika 69-71-68-71=279 –9 Playoff Mexico Lorena Ochoa 390,000

LPGA Tour playoff record (1-0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2007 Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika Mexico Lorena Ochoa Won with par on first extra hole

Futures Tour (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Winner's
share ($)
1 May 28, 2005 Northwest Indiana FUTURES Golf Classic 71-66-72=209 –7 Playoff South Korea Hye Jung Choi 9,800
2 Jun 5, 2005 Kankakee FUTURES Golf Classic 66-72-71=209 –7 4 strokes Canada Alena Sharp 9,800

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2014.

Tournament 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT DNP DNP
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T26 CUT T25
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T34 T10 T10 T5
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T57 T35 T6 T17
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T31 67 T21 CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T66 T79 CUT T51
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP T9 CUT CUT
Women's British Open DNP DNP CUT T9 DNP
LPGA Championship CUT DNP T19 T53 DNP
The Evian Championship ^ DNP DNP

^ 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 a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Kraft Nabisco Championship 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 5
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 5
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 4
LPGA Championship 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 6
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 1 6 10 30 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (2006 LPGA – 2007 British Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2008 LPGA – 2008 U.S. Open)

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 2-5-0 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-2-0 2.0 28.6
2007 4 2-2-0 1-0-0
def. B. Hauert 3&2
0-1-0
lost w/ C. Kerr 1 dn
1-1-0
won w/ C. Kerr 3&2
lost w/ N. Gulbis 2 dn
2.0 50.0
2009 3 0-3-0 0-1-0
lost to D. Luna 3&2
0-1-0
lost w/ A. Stanford 3&1
0-1-0
lost w/ C. Kerr 1 dn
0.0 0.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicole Castrale". LPGA.com. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Women's golf: Nicole Dalkas". USC Trojans athletics. Spring 2001. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Castrale beats Ochoa in playoff in Ginn Tribute". USA Today. June 3, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Former Trojan Nicole Castrale wins first LPGA tour event". USC Trojans athletics. June 4, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Playing well takes care of everything

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