Dubai Ladies Masters suspended after death of caddie

Caddie collapses on 13th fairway during first round of Ladies European Tour event, shortly pronounced dead at hospital. 

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Wed, 7 Dec 2016

A shocked Anne-Lisa Caudal is consoled at the scene

The first round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters was suspended on Wednesday morning after Anne-Lise Caudal's caddie collapsed on the 13th fairway at Emirates Golf Club.

After being immediately attended to by the on-site medical team, the caddie was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

France's Caudal, 32, turned professional 10 years ago and has two tournament wins on the Ladies European Tour. 

Ladies European Tour CEO Ivan Khodabakhsh said: “Everyone at the Ladies European Tour is extremely shocked and saddened today by this sudden death and therefore we have taken the decision to suspend first round play as a mark of respect. On behalf of our membership, we offer heartfelt condolences to the individual’s family and loved ones.”

The man on the right is believed to have been Caudal's caddie 

Mohamed Juma Buamaim, vice chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi said: “We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of this caddie. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.”

The first round will resume again on Thursday and the tournament will now be played over 54 holes.

England's Florentyna Parker currently leads the tournament with a blistering 7-under total through just nine holes.

Cheyenne Woods, Tiger's niece, lies second on 4-under through six holes. 




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