Congratulations to Nicole! Larry Bohannan, one of my favorite writers, is reporting that Nicole gave birth to a happy, healthy baby girl!
LPGA golfer Nicole Castrale gave birth to her first child Friday, a girl named Eleni Marie Castrale.
Castrale’s husband and caddie, Craig, said their daughter was born at 8:38 a.m. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches.
“And a perfect grip and backswing! Just kidding,” the father added in an email announcing the birth. Craig added mother and baby are doing well.
Nicole Castrale has been off the tour since June and played only six events this year as she battled back from 2010 shoulder surgery. The two-time U.S. Solheim Cup member then took maternity leave. She plans to return to the tour next year on exemptions for both her shoulder and the birth of her daughter.