Caroline Masson Wins 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic

Caroline Masson (click to enlarge)

In the past, if Ariya Jutanugarn stumbled on the back 9 as she did at the 2016 Manulife LPGA Classic on Sunday I would have felt a whole lot worse about it than I do today. Sure, I wasn’t happy to see her find the foliage with her tee shot on 18, causing her to go back to the tee. That effectively ended any chance she had to win, needing a birdie to tie the lead. Instead, she bogeyed the hole (albeit with a very deft chip in) to fall from T2 to T5. But with 5 wins already in 2016, including a Major, I can let some of these letdowns go now. Besides, Ariya missed so many routine birdie putts today she really should not have won this one. Additionally, I like Caroline Masson. So seeing the 27-year old German win her first LPGA title was enjoyable. A 5-under 67 in the final round capped four straight rounds in the 60s for Caro, leaving her at 16-under. That would be good enough for a 1 shot victory over the trio of Karine Icher, Mi-Hyang Lee and Minjee Lee. Masson joins Brittany Lang in making the Manulife LPGA Classic their first tour win. Lang won the inaugural tournament in 2012. Caroline is also the 5th player to win their first career LPGA title in 2016, joining Hana Jang, Haru Nomura, Jenny Shin and Ariya Jutanugarn. Jang and Nomura have won twice this year. As previously stated, Jutanugarn has won 5 times.

 

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE (missing T2 Karine Icher)

1 CAROLINE MASSON (-16)

 

T2 MI-HYANG LEE (-15)

 

T2 MINJEE LEE (-15)

 

T5 ARIYA JUTANUGARN (-14)

 

T5 LYDIA KO (-14)

 

T5 SUZANN PETTERSEN (-14)

 

LEADERBOARD

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Total Strokes Purse
1 Caroline Masson 68 69 68 67 -5 -16 272 $240,000
T2 Karine Icher 71 71 65 66 -6 -15 273 $112,351
T2 Minjee Lee 70 69 66 68 -4 -15 273 $112,351
T2 Mi Hyang Lee 69 67 66 71 -1 -15 273 $112,351
T5 Suzann Pettersen 69 71 68 66 -6 -14 274 $55,550
T5 Lydia Ko 70 72 64 68 -4 -14 274 $55,550
T5 Ariya Jutanugarn 70 68 66 70 -2 -14 274 $55,550
T8 Austin Ernst 70 69 70 66 -6 -13 275 $32,254
T8 Marina Alex 70 64 73 68 -4 -13 275 $32,254
T8 Nontaya Srisawang 68 71 68 68 -4 -13 275 $32,254
T8 Ryann O’Toole 69 72 66 68 -4 -13 275 $32,254
T8 In Gee Chun 67 75 65 68 -4 -13 275 $32,254
T8 Hyo Joo Kim 68 67 68 72 E -13 275 $32,254
T14 Mi Jung Hur 68 71 69 68 -4 -12 276 $24,130
T14 So Yeon Ryu 69 70 68 69 -3 -12 276 $24,130
T16 Charley Hull 73 69 68 67 -5 -11 277 $19,799
T16 Chella Choi 66 72 70 69 -3 -11 277 $19,799
T16 Brittany Lang 67 71 70 69 -3 -11 277 $19,799
T16 Kris Tamulis 72 69 66 70 -2 -11 277 $19,799
T16 Lizette Salas 71 69 66 71 -1 -11 277 $19,799
T16 P.K. Kongkraphan 69 66 69 73 +1 -11 277 $19,799
T22 Julie Yang 72 71 69 66 -6 -10 278 $16,322
T22 Caroline Hedwall 70 70 70 68 -4 -10 278 $16,322
T22 Cristie Kerr 71 70 69 68 -4 -10 278 $16,322
T22 Pannarat Thanapolboonyar 72 70 68 68 -4 -10 278 $16,322
T26 Jaye Marie Green 73 70 71 65 -7 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Kelly Shon 72 70 71 66 -6 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Wei-Ling Hsu 68 69 74 68 -4 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Ji Young Oh 72 68 71 68 -4 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Mo Martin 70 73 68 68 -4 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Sarah Jane Smith 71 72 68 68 -4 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Mika Miyazato 70 69 71 69 -3 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 69 68 72 70 -2 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Alena Sharp 69 70 70 70 -2 -9 279 $12,485
T26 Brittany Lincicome 68 72 68 71 -1 -9 279 $12,485
T36 Cheyenne Woods 69 72 69 70 -2 -8 280 $9,523
T36 Azahara Munoz 67 72 70 71 -1 -8 280 $9,523
T36 Catriona Matthew 72 68 66 74 +2 -8 280 $9,523
T39 Angela Stanford 69 72 72 68 -4 -7 281 $8,070
T39 Maude-Aimee Leblanc 69 71 72 69 -3 -7 281 $8,070
T39 Ha Na Jang 69 71 71 70 -2 -7 281 $8,070
T39 Mirim Lee 69 72 70 70 -2 -7 281 $8,070
T39 Brooke Henderson 70 71 69 71 -1 -7 281 $8,070
T44 Ashleigh Simon 70 71 71 70 -2 -6 282 $6,617
T44 Danielle Kang 73 70 69 70 -2 -6 282 $6,617
T44 Kim Kaufman 70 73 68 71 -1 -6 282 $6,617
T44 Anne-Catherine Tanguay 72 69 68 73 +1 -6 282 $6,617
T44 Jing Yan 70 72 66 74 +2 -6 282 $6,617
T49 Mina Harigae 75 66 74 68 -4 -5 283 $5,504
T49 Stacy Lewis 70 71 74 68 -4 -5 283 $5,504
T49 Stephanie Kono 72 71 71 69 -3 -5 283 $5,504
T49 Bertine Strauss 73 70 70 70 -2 -5 283 $5,504
T49 Dani Holmqvist 67 72 70 74 +2 -5 283 $5,504
T54 Demi Runas 71 70 71 72 E -4 284 $4,761
T54 Maria McBride 71 72 69 72 E -4 284 $4,761
T54 Briana Mao 69 68 74 73 +1 -4 284 $4,761
T54 Amy Anderson 76 67 68 73 +1 -4 284 $4,761
T58 Christina Kim 69 74 73 69 -3 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Sydnee Michaels 70 69 76 70 -2 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Simin Feng 70 73 71 71 -1 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Yani Tseng 73 70 71 71 -1 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Alison Lee 75 65 72 73 +1 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Felicity Johnson 69 73 70 73 +1 -3 285 $3,989
T58 Paula Reto 74 68 68 75 +3 -3 285 $3,989
T65 Giulia Molinaro 70 73 72 71 -1 -2 286 $3,551
T65 Becky Morgan 72 71 72 71 -1 -2 286 $3,551
T65 Paula Creamer 71 71 71 73 +1 -2 286 $3,551
T68 Stephanie Meadow 73 70 75 69 -3 -1 287 $3,349
T68 Tiffany Joh 69 72 76 70 -2 -1 287 $3,349
70 Ai Miyazato 68 75 72 73 +1 E 288 $3,229
T71 Nicole Jeray 72 71 71 76 +4 +2 290 $3,168
T71 Benyapa Niphatsophon 74 69 71 76 +4 +2 290 $3,168
73 Alison Walshe 73 69 75 75 +3 +4 292 $3,107
74 Casey Grice 68 75 76 74 +2 +5 293 $3,067
T75 Na Yeon Choi 72 72 MC MC 144
T75 Carlota Ciganda 71 73 MC MC 144
T75 Hannah Collier 71 73 MC MC 144
T75 Jacqui Concolino 73 71 MC MC 144
T75 Lisa Ferrero 74 70 MC MC 144
T75 Vicky Hurst 74 70 MC MC 144
T75 Sei Young Kim 72 72 MC MC 144
T75 Katherine Kirk 73 71 MC MC 144
T75 Joanna Klatten 71 73 MC MC 144
T75 Xi Yu Lin 74 70 MC MC 144
T75 Pernilla Lindberg 70 74 MC MC 144
T75 Alejandra Llaneza 74 70 MC MC 144
T75 Lee Lopez 74 70 MC MC 144
T75 Jane Park 68 76 MC MC 144
T75 Sadena Parks 72 72 MC MC 144
T75 Karrie Webb 70 74 MC MC 144
T75 Michelle Wie 72 72 MC MC 144
T75 Sun Young Yoo 71 73 MC MC 144
T93 Cydney Clanton 73 72 MC MC 145
T93 Sandra Gal 72 73 MC MC 145
T93 Jennifer Ha 71 74 MC MC 145
T93 Sarah Kemp 73 72 MC MC 145
T93 Megan Khang 72 73 MC MC 145
T93 Gaby Lopez 74 71 MC MC 145
T93 Belen Mozo 68 77 MC MC 145
T93 Lee-Anne Pace 71 74 MC MC 145
T93 Christine Song 71 74 MC MC 145
T93 Maddie Szeryk 73 72 MC MC 145
T103 Brittany Altomare 74 72 MC MC 146
T103 Laetitia Beck 69 77 MC MC 146
T103 Dori Carter 72 74 MC MC 146
T103 Brianna Do 77 69 MC MC 146
T103 Josee Doyon 72 74 MC MC 146
T103 Lindy Duncan 76 70 MC MC 146
T103 Jaclyn Jansen 72 74 MC MC 146
T103 Ilhee Lee 72 74 MC MC 146
T103 Morgan Pressel 71 75 MC MC 146
T103 Ashlan Ramsey 73 73 MC MC 146
T103 Prima Thammaraks 73 73 MC MC 146
T103 Mariajo Uribe 72 74 MC MC 146
T115 Q Baek 72 75 MC MC 147
T115 Katie Burnett 74 73 MC MC 147
T115 Ssu-Chia Cheng 76 71 MC MC 147
T115 Holly Clyburn 74 73 MC MC 147
T115 Haeji Kang 72 75 MC MC 147
T115 Min Lee 71 76 MC MC 147
T115 Marion Ricordeau 72 75 MC MC 147
T122 Christel Boeljon 76 72 MC MC 148
T122 Victoria Elizabeth 74 74 MC MC 148
T122 Lorie Kane 70 78 MC MC 148
T122 Jennifer Kirby 75 73 MC MC 148
T126 Karlin Beck 72 77 MC MC 149
T126 Daniela Iacobelli 75 74 MC MC 149
T126 Moriya Jutanugarn 75 74 MC MC 149
T126 Kristy McPherson 73 76 MC MC 149
T126 Grace Na 73 76 MC MC 149
T126 Annie Park 76 73 MC MC 149
T126 Vivian Tsui 74 75 MC MC 149
T126 Ayako Uehara 71 78 MC MC 149
T134 Nannette Hill 74 76 MC MC 150
T134 Min Seo Kwak 75 75 MC MC 150
T134 Jane Rah 77 73 MC MC 150
T134 Rachel Rohanna 72 78 MC MC 150
T134 Kelly Tan 77 73 MC MC 150
T134 Jiayi Zhou 68 82 MC MC 150
T140 Sandra Changkija 74 77 MC MC 151
T140 Sakura Yokomine 73 78 MC MC 151
142 Samantha Richdale 75 77 MC MC 152
T143 Celine Herbin 74 79 MC MC 153
T143 Amelia Lewis 79 74 MC MC 153
T143 Nicole Vandermade 76 77 MC MC 153
146 Dewi Claire Schreefel 74 80 MC MC 154
147 Su-Hyun Oh 77 78 MC MC 155
148 Julieta Granada 79 77 MC MC 156
149 Selena Costabile 81 78 MC MC 159
150 Budsabakorn Sukapan 72 WD WD WD 72

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