Caddie dies during Dubai ladies' golf tournament

    Anne-Lise Caudal of France is consoled by tournament director Michael Wood after her caddie collapsed.

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    • 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."