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Mathilde Claisse

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Paris, France
  • Major Finance
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Paris, France
  • Major Finance

Mathilde Claisse Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Second Team All-SEC (2022)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)

2021-22

  • Started all 11 stroke play events and was a part of a program record five tournament victories
  • Tallied a 74.06 scoring average six top-20 finishes (third-most on the team) and a pair of top-10s ; shot par or better nine times
  • Led the team with a T-40th finish at the NCAA Championship (May 20-25) ; shot 297 (+9) for a 72-hole total and was just 2-over the final two days on a difficult layout at Grayhawk Golf Club
  • T-38th at the NCAA Tallahassee regional with a 54-hole score of 230 (+14)
  • Finished T-15th at the SEC Championship (April 13-15) shooting 73 (+1) each round for a 54-hole total of 219 (+3) ; fell 1-up to Alabama’s Angelica Moresco in the match play quarterfinals
  • Went 2-0-1 at the Wolfpack Match Play (April 3-4) helping the team to a 3-0 record and its fifth victory of the season
  • T-11th at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic (March 25-27) helping the team to its fourth win of the season
  • Led the Gamecocks with a T-6th finish at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Feb. 28-March 2) ; shot a season-best score of 214 (+1) with back-to-back, 1-under 70s in the final two rounds
  • Led Carolina with a T-14th finish at the first event of the spring, the Moon Golf Invitational (Feb. 20-21) ; shot 216 (E)
  • T-8th in the stroke play portion of the Stephens Cup (Oct. 18-20) ; defeated LSU’s Alden Wallace 1-up in the championship match, which the Tigers won 4-1
  • T-20th with a 54-hole score of 218 (+2) at the season-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate, a seven-shot win for the Gamecocks in a strong field

2020-21

  • Appeared in nine tournaments for the Gamecocks, finishing the season with a 73.69 scoring average, the fifth lowest sophomore scoring average in program history
  • Tied the lowest round of her Carolina career with a second round 4-under (68) at the NCAA Louisville Regional on her way to tying for 24th
  • Carded the best score of her South Carolina career with a 206 (-10) in stroke play at the SEC Championship, posting rounds of 68, 69, and 68 to take eighth in the tournament
  • Won both of her matches at the East Lake Cup, and finished tied for 15th in the stroke play portion of the prestigious event
  • Just missed out on her first career top-10 finish, tying for 12th at The Ally, her career best finish, with an even par 216
  • Made her season debut at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, notched four birdies in her second round on her way to a 36th place finish

2019-20

  • Appeared in all six tournaments for the Gamecocks in a shortened season due to COVID
  • Finished the season with a 73.88 scoring average, the fifth lowest for a freshman in program history
  • Notched her lowest score of the season at the Tar Heel Invitational (217, +1)
  • Tied her lowest score (217, +1) and earned her best finish of the season (T-13) to help the Gamecocks win the Landfall Tradition
  • Shot her lowest round of the season (70, -2) at the Tar Heel Invitational, tied that score at the Landfall Tradition
  • Finished the season with five rounds of par or better

PRIOR TO SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Took second at the Biarritz Cup in July 2019
  • Finished as the Runner-Up at the European Ladies Amateur Team Championship in 2018
  • Competed for France at the 2018 Youth Olympics
  • Member of the French National Team where she participated in the European Girls Team Championships and the European Ladies Team Championships
  • 2017 Solheim Cup Team participant

PERSONAL

  • Born March 6, 2000
  • Daughter of Dominique and Franck Claisse
  • Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff, the program itself, the academic opportunities at the University and the location itself
CAREER STATISTICS
Year Events Rounds Low 54 Low 18 Par/Better Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Strokes Average
2019-20 6 18 217 70 5 1 1,330 73.88
2020-21 9 26 206 68 13 1 3 1,916 73.69
2021-22 11 33 214 70 9 2 6 2,444 74.06
2022-23
Total 26 77 206 68 27 3 10 5,690 73.90

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