- Caddie collapses on fairway
- Dies in hospital
- Tournament suspended for day
(CNN)A caddie has died after collapsing on a fairway during the first round of the Dubai Ladies Masters.
Maximilian Zechmann, 56, was caddying for France's Anne-Lise Caudal when he collapsed on the 13th fairway. He was treated by on-site medics, but died later in hospital.
The tournament was suspended at 10.30 a.m. local time (06.30 a.m. GMT) Wednesday and will resume Thursday in a shortened 54-hole format.
"We are extremely shocked and saddened by this and have suspended play as a mark of respect," Ladies European Tour chief executive Ivan Khodabakhsh said.
"On behalf of our membership, we offer heartfelt condolences to the individual's family and loved ones."