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First Pro Win for Matilda Castren

Pro golfer from Finland Matilda Castren

Matilda Castren is now a professional golf champion. Castren earned her first win as a pro at the Symetra Tour's 2020 Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship.

Castren, from Finland, finished a comfortable five strokes ahead of the second-place golfer. Castren was the only golfer in the three-round tournament to post two scores in the 60s, shooting 68-68 over the first two rounds. She closed with a 2-under 71 to finish at 12-under 207. The victory moved her to 15th on the Symetra Tour money list.

The win came one week after Castren finished 23rd in the 2020 Women's PGA Championship, an LPGA major and the fifth LPGA tournament she's played in 2020. That was her best finish to date on the LPGA.

Castren, now 25 years old, turned pro in 2018 following a stellar collegiate career at Florida State. That career included seven NCAA victories, and Castren was a two-time All-America selection.

Matilda Castren after her first pro win

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