Albane Valenzuela

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Albane Valenzuela
Personal information
Born1997
Nationality  Switzerland
Career
CollegeStanford University
StatusAmateur
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration59th: 2018
Women's PGA C'shipDNP
U.S. Women's Open24th: 2018
Women's British OpenDNP
Evian ChampionshipCUT: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Albane Valenzuela (born 1997) is a Swiss amateur golfer. She was born in New York City to a Mexican father and French mother. She became a Swiss citizen at age 14.[1][2]

Valenzuela took low amateur honors at the 2016 ANA Inspiration with a tie for 65th.[3] She also made the cut at the 2016 U.S. Women's Open.[2] She had 2 top 5 finishes on the Ladies European Tour in 2016 and a top 10 finish in the 2014 Lacoste Ladies French Open with a tournament low round of 64.

Valenzuela qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[4] She is the number one ranked golfer in Switzerland.

Valenzuela plays college golf at Stanford University and is set to graduate in 2020.[5]

Valenzuela reached the final of the U.S. Women's Amateur, losing to Sophia Schubert.[6]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 2013 Swiss National Match Play Championship (with Rachel Rossel), Bulgarian Amateur Open
  • 2014 Swiss International Championship
  • 2015 Spanish International Stroke Play, Doral Publix Junior Classic, Junior Orange Bowl Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Albuquerque Regional
  • 2019 Pac-12 Championship

Sources:[7]

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Smith, Bill (29 December 2015). "Albane Valenzuela hopes third time's a charm at Jr. Orange Bowl golf tournament". Miami Herald. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nichols, Beth Ann (11 July 2016). "Swiss amateur Albane Valenzuela prepares to realize Olympic dream". Golfweek. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ Herrington, Ryan (8 July 2016). "With all the talk of pros playing (or not) in the Olympics, two amateurs are about to qualify for Rio". Golf Digest. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Albane Valenzuela qualifiée pour Rio" (in French). Léman Bleu Télévision. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Valenzuela qualifies for Rio". Stanford Athletics. 12 July 2016.
  6. ^ "U.S. Women's Amateur title picture perfect moment for Sophia Schubert". 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Albane Valenzuela". World Amateur Golf Ranking. Retrieved 31 May 2019.

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