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Mathilde Claisse

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

Mathilde Claisse Bio


  • WGCA and Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American (2023)
  • Second Team All-SEC (2022)
  • 2023 Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Champion
  • SEC Women’s Golfer of the Week (3/8/23)
  • WGCA All-American Scholar (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)


  • Put together her best season in college, earning All-America honors for the first time from both the WGCA and Golfweek ; finished second on the team with a scoring average of 72.97 to go alongside 14 rounds of par or better, two top-fives, three top-10s and five top-20s
  • Finished her career with the sixth-lowest scoring average in program history (73.64)
  • Was ranked No. 39 in the final Golfstat Player Rankings
  • Led the team to match play for the first time since 2016 at the NCAA Championship (May 19-23) after finishing T-21st at 1-under with a 72-hole total of 287 ; score T-4th lowest 72-hole mark in program history with teammate Justine Fournand (also shot 287 at 2023 NCAA Championship) and Katelyn Dambaugh (2016 NCAA Championship) ; dominated her quarterfinal match with a 6&5 win over Southern Cal’s Malia Nam
  • Helped the team to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Athens Regional (May 8-10) ; finished T-11th with a 54-hole total of 217 (+1)
  • T-35th at the SEC Championship (April 12-14) ; defeated Auburn’s Carys Worby 3&1 in the quarterfinals of match play to punch the team’s ticket to the semifinals ; fell 1-up on the 23rd playoff hole to Texas A&M’s Bianca Fernandez Garcia-Poggio in the semis
  • Had a historic performance en route to first career victory at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate (Feb. 27-March 1) ; shot a career-best 208 (-5) with rounds of 69-69-70 ; became the first Gamecock to win the annual event in which the team host at Long Cove Club on Hilton Head Island ; was one of just three players in the 90-person field to break par over 54 holes ; she defeated 41 players ranked in the top-100 (four in the top-10) of the Golfstat Player Rankings ; the win earned her SEC Golfer of the Week honors for the first time in her career
  • T-10th at the Windy City Collegiate (Oct. 3-4) en route to helping the team to a second place finish ; shot 220 (+4) with a final round 71 (-1) that featured pair of birdies and an eagle
  • Notched first career top-five finish at the season-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-14) ; shot 213 (-3) with a career-best 67 (-5) in the second round


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Born March 6, 2000
  • Daughter of Dominique and Franck Claisse
  • Graduated with degree in finance ; finished with six semesters on Dean’s List (3.5 or higher GPA) and one on the President’s List (4.0 GPA)
  • Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff, the program itself, the academic opportunities at the University and the location itself
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 10 30 208 67 14 2 3 5 2,189 72.97
Total 37 107 206 67 41 2 6 15 7,879 73.64