|— Golfer —|
22 May 1975 |
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|College||New Mexico State University
(2001, International Business)
|Current tour(s)||Ladies European Tour (joined 2003)
LPGA Tour (joined 2010)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||12 (T9th all-time)|
|Best results in LPGA Major Championships
|Kraft Nabisco C'ship||T24: 2010|
|LPGA Championship||CUT: 2010, 2011|
|U.S. Women's Open||71st: 2011|
|Women's British Open||T16: 2006|
|The Evian Championship||T67: 2013|
|Achievements and awards|
|Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit winner
|Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
Nocera was born in Moulins, Allier. She had a successful amateur career. She finished runner up at the 1998 British Ladies Amateur Championship, was a member of the victorious European championship French team in 1999 and the youngest ever winning captain in the 2000 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships. She was a playing member of the 2002 French Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships team.
She was runner up at the 2002 French Amateur Championship, 2002 French International Champion and 2002 German International champion. She holds a degree in international business from New Mexico State University.
Nocera turned professional at the relatively late age of twenty-seven and finished ninth at the 2002 Ladies European Tour Qualifying School to win a place on the tour for the following season. After a modest start she improved dramatically in 2005, when she finished fourth on the Order of Merit and made her Solheim Cup debut where she beat Cristie Kerr in her singles match.
In 2006 her career took another upward turn. She started the year representing France at the Women's World Cup of Golf with Karine Icher. She scored her first three Ladies European Tour tournament victories at the Ladies Swiss Open, the BMW Ladies Italian Open and the Catalonia Ladies Masters. She also played in her first women's major tournament, the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She finished second on the New Star Money list being beaten only by Laura Davies the holder of the record number of money list wins and was voted Players’ Player of the Year by her fellow Ladies European Tour professionals.
On 20 January 2008, Jennifer Rosales and Dorothy Delasin of Team Philippines won the 4th Women's World Cup of Golf in Sun City, South Africa, with 4 birdies in the last 4 holes. The duo had a final round of 7-under-par 65 in the best ball, for a 54-hole aggregate of 18-under-par 198. Korea's Ji-Yai Shin and Eun Hee Ji were second on 200 after a final round 67, while Taiwan (Amy Hung and Yun Jye Wei) and Japan (Shinobu Moromizato and Miki Saiki) tied for third on 203. France's Gwladys Nocera and Virginie Lagoutte-Clement, were fifth on 205 following 67.
In 2009, Nocera earned her LPGA Tour card at LPGA Q-School and at the age of 34 will be a rookie and full-time LPGA Tour member in the 2010 season.
Amateur wins (1)
Professional wins (13)
Ladies European Tour (12)
- 2006 (3) Ladies Swiss Open, BMW Ladies Italian Open, Catalonia Ladies Masters
- 2007 (2) KLM Ladies Open, EMAAR-MGF Ladies Masters
- 2008 (5) Ladies Scottish Open, Dutch Ladies Open, SAS Masters, Göteborg Masters, Madrid Ladies Masters
- 2013 (2) Allianz Ladies Slovak Open, China Suzhou Taihu Open
ALPG Tour (1)
- 2009 (1) New Zealand Women's Open
Ladies European Tour career summary
|Year||Wins||Earnings (€)||Order of Merit rank||Average|
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing France): 2000 (winners), 2002
- Solheim Cup (representing Europe): 2005, 2007, 2009
- World Cup (representing France): 2006, 2007, 2008
Solheim Cup record
|2005||2||1-1-0||1-0-0 def C. Kerr 2&1||0-1-0 lost w/L. Kreutz 4&2||1||50%|
|2007||4||1-2-1||0-1-0 lost to N. Gulbis 4&3||1-0-1 won w/M. Hjorth 3&2, halved w/M. Hjorth||0-1-0 lost w/S. Gustaphson 3&2||1.5||37.5%|
|2009||4||3-0-1||0-0-1 halved w/J. Inkster||2-0-0 won w/B.Brewerton 3&1, won w/B.Brewerton 5&4||1-0-0 won w/M. Hjorth 1 up||3.5||87.6%|
Notes and references
- "France Claims Women's World Amateur Team Championship By 7 Strokes". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books Player: Gwladys Nocera". International Golf Federation. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- "Gwladys Nocera rising star of The Solheim Cup". GolfToday. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- Bethan Cutler (2006-01-18). "LET season starts with Women’s World Cup of Golf 2006". LET. Retrieved 2007-04-02.
- Bethan Cutler (2006-05-21). "Nocera claims her first win at the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- Bethan Cutler (2006-06-17). "Nocera seals second Tour win at BMW Ladies Italian Open". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- Bethan Cutler (2006-07-23). "Nocera claims third victory". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- "Gwladys Nocera Players’ Player of the Year". LET. 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
- Abs-Cbn Interactive, RP golfers Rosales, Delasin win women's World Cup
- Official website (French)
- Gwladys Nocera at the Ladies European Tour official site
- Gwladys Nocera at the LPGA Tour official site