Cassandra Kirkland, Golf Champion & Cancer Activist, Will Be Much Missed

Like golf itself, there are golf champions who transcend borders and touch a global audience in remarkable ways. Cassandra Kirkland, who died on Sunday after a two year battle with lung cancer, was certainly one of these. 

Condoleances from friends and fans, across the globe have been appearing on social media since the announcment of Cassandra's passing, and are a testiment to her kindness and accessibility which, combined with tremendous talent and drive, allowed her to touch so many, despite a life cut so tragically short. Cassandra was only 32 years old. 

Cassandra was born and raised in France and after four years of college golf at the University of Arizona, joined the LET in 2006. In 2012 Cassandra won the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club in Hainan, China. 

With the same strength and detirmination she put into golf Cassandra spent the past two years raising awareness and funds for cancer research, and sharing her experience and encouragement with others touched by cancer. 

Cassandra Kirkland will be much missed by many, but there's no doubt her legacy as a champion golfer and cancer activist will continue to inspire golf fans around the world.