Who's who: Caroline Hedwall

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Who's who: Caroline Hedwall

  • Name:

    Caroline Hedwall
  • Country:

    Sweden
  • Born:

    May 13, 1989 in Täby, nr Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Täby, Sweden
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2011

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2011, '13, '15, '19). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and Australasian Tour. LET Rookie of the Year (2011).

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Hedwall's highly successful amateur career included wins in the European Team Championships (2008, 2010), European Ladies Amateur (2007, '09) and World Amateur (2008). While at Oklahoma State University, she also won the NCAA Individual Championship (2010) and became a 2010 First-Team All-American.

Turning professional in October 2010, Hedwall won the Ladies European Tour Q-School by nine shots to earn her playing rights for 2011. Her rookie season was stunning: four individual victories and the tour's Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards.

From 2012 Hedwall's attention turned to the United States. Despite playing in almost 60 tournaments in 2012 thru' 2014, she failed to record a win on the LPGA Tour. However, in 2013 at Colorado Golf Club near Denver, Hedwall became the first ever player to win five matches in a single Solheim Cup event. Her 5-0-0 (W-L-H) contribution was instrumental in the European women's first win on American soil.

Top tournaments won by Caroline Hedwall

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

€97,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España (Nov 24-27; LET season-ending event). Caroline Hedwall (Swe) beat Morgane Métraux (Sui) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-5 17th), to win her seventh Ladies European Tour event. [Alferini course, Villa Padierna GC, nr Benahavís, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2018
Europe
272 (-12)
€42,250
Lacoste

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

€42,250

Title sponsor

Lacoste

Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Stacy Lee Bregman (RSA) finished 2 shots behind Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win in six years. [Châteaux course, Golf du Médoc, nr Bordeaux].

2013
Aus/NZ
Oatlands GC
203 (-13)
A$18,750
Bing Lee/Samsung

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Venue

Oatlands GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

A$18,750

Title sponsor

Bing Lee/Samsung

Played as the Bing Lee Samsung Women's NSW Open (Jan 25-27; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 2 shots behind Hedwall (Swe), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Oatlands GC, Oatlands, nr Sydney, NSW].

2012
Europe
203 (-13)
€30,000
UNIQA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

UNIQA

Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 7-9). Second-placed Mikaela Parmlid (Swe) and Laura Davies (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Hedwall (Swe). [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2011
Aus/NZ
Oatlands GC
205 (-11)
A$18,750
Bing Lee/Samsung

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Venue

Oatlands GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

A$18,750

Title sponsor

Bing Lee/Samsung

Played as the Bing Lee Samsung NSW Women's Open (Jan 21-23; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Hedwall (Swe), who won her first ALPG Tour event. [Oatlands GC, Oatlands, nr Sydney, NSW].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Hedwall (Swe) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2011
Awards
€278,529
see Score
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Venue

Score

€278,529

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Rolex

Hedwall (Swe) won the LET 2011 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished third on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €278,529.

2011
Asia
204 (-12)
US$45,000
Hero

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

US$45,000

Title sponsor

Hero

Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Dec 9-11; Eurpn and Asian ladies tours event). Second-placed Pornanong Phatlum (Thai) finished 2 shots behind tour rookie Caroline Hedwall, who recorded her fourth Ladies European Tour title of 2011. [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].

2011
Europe
204 (-12)
€30,000
UNIQA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

UNIQA

Played as the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open presented by Raiffeisen (Sept 2-4). Second-placed Caroline Alfonso (Fra) finished 4 shots behind tour rookie Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her third LET win of 2011. [Golfclub Föhrenwald, Wiener Neustadt, Austria].

2011
Europe
Gray Bear GC
205 (-11)
€52,500
Allianz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Venue

Gray Bear GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€52,500

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (May 26-29). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 2 shots behind rookie and first-time Ladies European Tour winner Hedwall (Swe). [Gray Bear GC, Tale Resort, Brezno, Slovakia].

2011
Europe
202 (-11)
€30,000
Finnair

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hedwall, Caroline

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Finnair

Played as the Finnair Masters (July 1-3). Second-placed Christel Boeljon (Neth) finished 2 shots behind 22-year old Hedwall (Swe), who recorded her second win in her rookie season on the Ladies Eurpn Tr. [Helsinki GC, Tali, Helsinki, Finland].

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