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Cassie Stein

Cassie Stein is an associate editor/writer for Global Golf Post. She covers the LPGA, and men’s and women’s amateur. She resides in Lewiston, N.Y.

Articles by Cassie Stein

Historic Introduction

Women Relish Center Stage At Augusta National

“Fore please, Anna Redding now driving.” With those words, history was made Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club. The home of the Masters became the home of an instantly-distinguished women's amateur tournament. Our Cassie Stein took it all in.

Dress Rehearsal

Amateurs Forge Memories During Augusta National Practice Round

Ana Belac stepped to the tee of Augusta National’s famed par-3 12th hole on Friday, stuck a 7-iron shot to 5 feet and proceeded to make the birdie putt. It’s a memory she’ll cherish, one of many forged by the competitors in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, who got their first taste of the home of the Masters in a Friday practice round. Although only 30 of the 72 entrants will play in Saturday’s final round at Augusta National, the entire field played Augusta on Friday. Our Cassie Stein caught up with the excited participants.

Out Of Harm’s Way

Accident Survivor Leonie Harm Relishes Augusta Experience

Leonie Harm’s presence at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur is nothing less than a miracle. In 2013, Harm was in a German hospital with doctors telling her family she had less than a 1 percent chance of living. Instead, she recovered and has made the most of her second chance at life, becoming one of the world’s leading female amateurs. Our Cassie Stein reports on Harm's joy of and perspective on life.

Colombia’s Giraldo Fulfills Lifelong Goal

As a little girl, Valentina Giraldo’s goal was to play golf in the United States. She watched Tiger Woods play in the Masters and Lorena Ochoa dominate the LPGA and told herself that one day she wanted to do that. Now, she's doing the next best thing, playing in the Augusta National Women's Amateur. Our Cassie Stein tells Giraldo's story.

A Golf Journey For A Good Cause

Pete Crozier is playing 50 golf courses, one in every state in the country, in just shy of a two-month span, in honor of his late father, George, who died after a stroke with complications from Type 2 diabetes 20 years ago. Crozier is also doing it for his 15-year-old son, Gavin, who has Type 1 diabetes. And now Pete, at age 50, is raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. GGP+ writer Cassie Stein tells his story.

A Bifurcated Life

Heartbreak has surrounded Justin Lower for much of his life. After losing his father and young brother in a car accident in 2005, golf seemed but a distant thought. But now he plays for angels. GGP+ Correspondent Cassie Stein looks at Lower's story.

Small Victories, Big Dreams

Trevor Cone isn’t one to show emotion. Just ask his coach, David Ross. “You can’t tell if he just made five birdies in a row or five bogeys in a row,” Ross said. “He has great composure for such a high level of golf.”