LPGA Tour: Manulife LPGA Classic – Caroline Masson

The German picked up her first win after shooting a final-round 67 despite opening up with a double bogey in Canada. She then followed that with three birdies in the next four holes, her first par came at the 7th. Her amazing day round continued with four straight birdies from the 9th, there was another bogey at the 13th but there was still time for another birdie at the 16th.

All of which left Mi Hyang Lee needing a birdie at the last to tie Masson but it never threatened from 20 feet. Minjee Lee and France’s Karine Icher also tied for second.


What Masson said: “I was thinking if I can shoot a really good round, I might have a chance, but I was totally not expecting it. I got off to a really bad start. I doubled the first hole and from then on just kind of, well, there’s no pressure. You don’t have to feel any pressure to win or do anything. Just keep making birdies, and that’s what I did all day.

“It took forever, just waiting, hanging around, trying to keep loose, not think about it. But yeah, I just tried to hit a few putts to distract myself from the situation. And you’re never hoping for anything bad to happen, but obviously I was just not really watching. I just heard the reaction, and then when I figured that she didn’t make birdie on the last, it was just, yeah, definitely worth it.”

Watch highlights of Masson’s winning day

Mark Townsend

Been watching and playing golf since the early 80s and generally still stuck in this period. Huge fan of all things Robert Rock, less so white belts. Handicap of 8, fragile mind and short game

Handicap: 8

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