Name: Caroline Westrup
Nickname: Carro and Line
Born: February 11 1986 in Kristianstad, Sweden
Represents: Baerums GK
Residence: Tallahassee Florida
Status: Turned professional summer of 2009
Education: Florida State University (Graduated with a degree in Sport Management and minor in communication fall 2009.) GPA 3, 68
Family: Father Charlie, mother Helene, sister Emelie
Favorite food: Raclette & sushi
Favorite movie: Mamma Mia
Favorite music: Hip Hop & R&B
Favorite golf course: Baerum, Gray Hawk, Seminoles, Emirates golf course
Best round: 66/ -7 New Port CC, Wales (British girls 2003)
Hobbies: Sports, friends & family, shopping, travel, cooking
I started to play golf when I was about 8 years old. In the beginning, it was obviously just for fun, but soon went to become much more determined. When I was 16, I moved away from my parents to go to a golf high school and I think it was during this time I realized that golf was something I could see myself doing for the rest for my life. Ever since my goal and dream has been to become a professional golfer and play against the best players in the world on the LPGA tour.
Therefore, after high school I moved across the ocean to Florida and enrolled at Florida State University to fulfill my dreams. I felt I was not ready to turn professional right away and my main goal at FSU was to improve my golf game, but also to graduate and get an education.
My four years at Florida State were successful and I learned a lot about myself as a person but also as a golf player. Florida State was not just about golf and education, but about getting ready for my professional career. Therefore, I got involved in many different things on campus, for example student government, boosters and SAAC. They all involved meetings and prepared me for the business and social side. I also got a lot of networking and got to know people I would have never met otherwise. Addition, to this I did an internship with sports information for two years as well. Now I feel ready for the “real” life and would not have choice any other school, because it prepared me for everything not just golf and school.
I have had a lot of success when it comes to the golf game:
- Played for the national team since 2001
- Four time All –American and All- ACC
- Three Gold medals and three silver medals at the European Championship
- First place at the World Amateur Championship 2006
- Five individual college victories
- Number one at the college ranking 2006/2007
- Second place at the European Tour in Finland 2005
- Played the Jr. Solheim Cup 2003 (beat the United States)
With these results, I am going to have a good chance on achieving my dreams and be successful. I am a very positive, outgoing, independent, goal oriented and stubborn person, who works hard for what I want. My main goal has always been to become, as good as I can be. With hard work and determination, I know time will show the results and I will become one of the best players in the world.