Volvik RACV Masters receives boost
BY Bruce Young | 02 Jan 2014
The Volvik RACV Ladies Masters at RACV Royal Pines on February 6th to the 9th has received yet another boost today with the confirmation of Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall and England’s Charley Hull in the field.
Both Hedwall and Hull starred in the surprise victory by the Ladies European Team over their Solheim Cup opponents in the USA last year, Hedwall’s win over Michelle Wie and Hull’s win over Paula Creamer on the final day in Colorado proving crucial in the march to victory against an American side keen to dominate the singles.
Hedwall was the stand out player during the Solheim Cup, winning all five matches in which she was involved and in the process becoming the first player in the history of the Cup to do so.
The 26 year-old is currently ranked 23rd on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and is coming off her best season as a professional. It started perfectly with a win in Sydney at the Bing Lee Fujitsu Women’s NSW Open, but she would then make 25 from 27 cuts worldwide on the LPGA and Ladies European Tours.
Hedwall’s best result was arguably her third place finish at the Kraft Nabisco, the first major of the LPGA Tour season and eventually finished the year in 14th position on the LPGA Money List with US$763,104.
Hull, is another teenage sensation in women’s professional golf at the moment. The 17-year-old from England had an incredible rookie year in Europe. She started her career with four consecutive runner-up finishes and went on to record another five top 10 finishes in her 14 events in 2013 on the LET.
The talented player understandably took home the Rookie of the Year award on the LET, after finishing sixth on the Order of Merit with Euro 135,994.
The tournament, which reverts of a 72 hole event in 2014 is expected to announce an increasing array of world class players in coming weeks.