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Veteran Golfer Maximilian Zechmann, Dies in Ladies

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A golfer caddie Maximilian Zechmann has died after collapsing at the Dubai Ladies Masters.

The 56-year-old golfer was caddying for France’s Anne-Lise Caudal when he collapsed on the 13th fairway. He was treated by medics but died in hospital.

The Chief Executive Officer CEO of the Ladies’ European Tour, Ivan Khodabakhsh, reacted to Zechmann’s passage said: “We are extremely shocked and saddened by this and have suspended play as a mark of respect.”

The opening round of the tournament will be completed on Thursday and the game will be reduced to 54 holes.

Less than 54 players had yet to begin their rounds when play was suspended.

Zechmann, who caddied on the European Tour for several players including Markus Brier and Marcel Siem, is survived by wife Elinor and three sons.

In his condolence, Scot Carly Booth, who was playing in the same group as Caudal, tweeted “Tough start today for our group to experience something so horrendous. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Max.”

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