B. 1995

New York, USA

COACH

Petteri Nykky

ALUMNA OF

Florida State University

MEMBER OF

Finnish Golf Team

CURRENT RESIDENCE

Tallahassee, FL

TURNED PRO

2017

Matilda Castren was born on January 18, 1995 in New York to Finnish parents. From the age of three, Matilda was riding along with her parents in the golf cart, hitting tee shots and putting on the green. Growing up in Finland, Matilda tried many other sports, including tennis, soccer, swimming and horse riding, before focusing on golf. Competitive by nature, she quickly established her dominance on the golf course at home and abroad, representing the Finnish National Team in both European and World Team Championships from the age of 15.

College recruiters took notice. After winning the Doral-Publix in 2010, Matilda received more than 25 scholarship offers from different schools across the US. In 2014 she returned to her birth country, with a golf scholarship at Florida State University. She led her team to many victories and was selected for the All-American Team in 2014 and 2017.

In 2017, Matilda turned pro and placed T9 in her first pro event (LETAS Belfius Ladies Open). She won her first event of 2018 in Daytona, Florida, the NWGA Eggland’s Best Ladies Tour, with a score of 69-68-73 (-6). Her goals for 2018 include placing Top 10 in the Symetra Tour Rankings, and earning her LPGA card.

19th

WORLD AMATEUR RANKING (MAY 2017)

-13

LOWEST TOURNAMENT SCORE

7

WINS IN COLLEGE
2018
NWGA Eggland’s Best Ladies Tournament Win (1st pro win)
2017
Clemson Invitational Champion NCAA Div. I All-American Team World Amateur Ranking 19th (May) Represented Continent of Europe in Vagliano Trophy T9th finish in first pro event, LETAS Belfius Ladies Open FSU Women’s Golf MVP of the Year
2016
Represented Finland in the European and World Team Championships NCAA Div. I Shoal Creek Regional Champion Jim West Classic Champion Florida State record for the lowest tournament score (-13) World Amateur Ranking 25th (Dec)
2015
Jacksonville University Classic Champion European Ladies Amateur (Individual) Bronze Medal Finnish Tour Ranking winner Represented Finland in European Team Championships
2014
Represented Finland in European and World Team Championships Web.com Intercollegiate Champion Seminole Match-Up Champion NCAA Div. I All-American Team FSU Women’s Golf MVP of the Year
2013
Dixie Amateur 5th place Skandia Junior Open Champion Portuguese International Amateur 2nd place Represented Finland in European Team Championships

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