- 3 LET victories: Lalla Meryem Cup 2016 and 2019, Omega Dubai and Moonlight Classic 2019
- 2022 LET ranking: 57th
Nuria, who started golf at age seven, has forged a real passion for the Blue Course. In 2016, the Mallorca resident braved rain and storm to win the Lalla Meryem Cup with a final round of 65! That was only her second professional tournament then. In 2019, she flew through the four rounds to win with seven strokes ahead of her rivals. Last year, Nuria, who went to school. with former world No.1 Jon Rahm, split between the LET and the American LPGA. She is returning to Rabat with the objective of achieving the treble.
- 10 victories worldwide including 7 on the LET: Ladies Slovak Open, Finnair Masters, Ladies Golf Open, Hero’s Women’s Indian Open in 2011, Ladies Golf Open 2012, Lacoste Ladies Open France 2018 and Andalucía Open de Espana 2022
- 4 caps in Solheim Cup
- 2022 LET ranking: 8th
Immediately after finishing her studies in the United States, Caroline Hedwall stood out on the LET winning four tournaments in 2011. The promising Swedish joined the European team of the Solheim Cup right away. Then, after a long stay on the LPGA Tour, this snowboarding fan made a brilliant return to the Old Continent by winning France’s Lacoste Ladies Open in 2018. Last November, she defeated Switzerland’s Morgane Metraux on the fourth hole of Andalucía Open de Espana playoff, winning her 10th professional title worldwide.
- Best performance on the LET: 3rd in the Investec SA Women’s Open 2018
- 2022 LET rank: 92nd
For the first time in his career, Maha Haddioui is no longer alone on the circuit. For 10 years, the player from Agadir was the only Moroccan and Arab player traveling the world to compete in LET tournaments. Since Ines Laklalech joined her, she no longer has the same pressure on her shoulders. Though 2022 season will not go down the record as her best on the circuit- despite her two top 10 in the Aramco Team Series- she will start 2023 with new ambitions. She aims at improving her Lalla Meryem Cup 2016 acquired ranking as 21st.
- Double winner of the arab amateur championships in individual
Of all the players in the Lalla Meryem Cup, Lina Belmati is the one who knows the Blue Course best. Since her debut in golf at the age of 14 after dropping tennis, her parents’ favorite sport, Rabat citizen has been perfecting her game at Royal Golf Dar Es Salaam, where she is a club member. Following her graduation from Rabat University with a management degree, Lina chose to be a professional player. Since then, she has been doing her apprenticeship on LETAS (2nd European women’s division). Her best results in 2022 are two rankings as 13th. Her future is promising.
- LET Victory on the Lacoste Ladies Open de France 2022
- 2022 LET ranking: 21st
Ines Laklalech is the female revelation of the year. Less than a year after turning pro, the Casablanca citizen, a member of the FRMG’s Excellence Center, won the play-off at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, a LET tournament. A historic victory for Moroccan golf because she is the first Moroccan and Arab player to win on a major professional golf circuit. Her season was also marked by four top-10 finishes, a very good 64 and a brilliant success at the qualifying series to join the LPGA Tour as a full-time member in 2023. To be followed and supported.
- 3 LET: Women’s NSW Open 2018 and 2019 and Australian Women’s Classic 2022
- 2022 LET ranking: 7th
As a daughter of a former European Men’s Tour executive, now director of Portstewart Golf Club (Ireland), Meghan MacLaren spent her childhood in the middle of the world of golf. In 2017, the Englishwoman won the LET ear’s Access Series Order of Merit. Since then, she has established herself as a great European player with three victories in four years on the LET. Last September in Deauville, Meghan MacLaren lost in the playoff of the Lacoste Ladies Open of France against our champion, Ines Laklalech.
Ana Peláez Triviño
- 1 LET victory: Madrid Ladies Open 2022
- 2022 LET ranking : 5th
Ana Peláez Triviño, a student at the University of South Carolina, turned professional in July 2021 after compiling a solid amateur record as the Andalusian was part of the Top 15 amateur word and ranked 12th at Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Last May she was invited to Madrid Ladies Open and won it with a remarkable total score of 23 under par. She had such success namely thanks to a 63 in the 3rd round. That is a record for the course. The five top 10 that followed allowed her to end her first season in 5th position of the Race to Costa Del Sol.
- 1 LET victory: VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open 2022
- 2022 LET ranking: 11th
When one competes on the tours, one has to know how to persevere and never give up. Liz Young is a player who had to wait until her 14th season on the LET before finally savoring victory. One month before her 40th birthday, the Englishwoman, known as Bennett prior to her marriage in 2013, beat Sweden’s Linn Grant and won in Switzerland. An off-circuit golf teacher, Liz Young has competed in the Lalla Meryem Cup every year starting from 2010. Her best result is a 9th position in 2016.
- Best performances on the LET: 2nd at Lacoste Ladies Open France 2020 and the Investec South Africa Women’s Open 2022
- 2022 LET ranking in: 6th
Magdalena Simmermacher is the best Argentine player on the women’s tour. Although she started playing golf when she was four, Maggie has practiced many sports including field hockey that turned out to be beneficial to her when considering a golfing career. After studying at Old Dominion University in the United States, she tried her luck in Europe, as there is no women’s tour in South America. After 7 top 10s in 2022 on the LET, she qualified for playing on the LPGA Tour in 2023 last December.
- Best performances on the LET: 2nd at the Saudi Ladies International 2022, the NSW Women’s Open 2022 and the Aramco Team Series Bangkok 2022
- 2022 LET ranking: 3rd
Johanna Gustavsson has been on the LET since 2016, but she had her best season in 2022. Several times last year she came close to that first victory she has always been looking for. Thanks to her 7 top 10s including three runner-up positions, the Swede moved up to third rank of Race to Costa Del Sol. Not least was also her team victory (3 pros and 1 amateur) at the Aramco Team Series New York, last October.
Manon de Roey
- One victory on the LET: Aramco Team Series Bangkok 2022
- 2022 LET ranking: 4th
Five years after starting golf, Manon de Roey won her first major amateur victory at the age of 16. The Belgian returned to Europe to play the pro tournaments after her graduation in psychology and management from the University of New Mexico in the United States. In 2020 and 2022, she progressed to 4th position in the Race to Costa Del Sol.
Manon De Roey is also one of the few players who achieved an albatross (3 shots under par) in competition. Two months ago, the winner of the Aramco Team Series Bangkok 2022 won, like Ines Laklalech, her right to play on the LPGA Tour this season.
Individual victory of the 2022 All African Challenge Trophy
Amateur Intissar Rich is a member of the FRMG Elite Pole. She made a strong impression by winning the All African Challenge Trophy last September in Tanzania. Thanks to a splendid 8 meters birdie at the 18th hole, this hard-fought for individual victory over players from South African and Kenya, is her young career’s best international performance. This result allowed the Moroccan women’s team to secure 2nd position behind South Africa. Inspired by her peers, Maha Haddioui and Ines Laklalech, the Tangier resident intends to make a mark at her first Lalla Meryem Cup.
Linn Maria Grant
- 4 LET victories in 2022: Joburg Open, Mithra Belgian Ladies Open, Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed and Skafto Open
- 2022 LET ranking: 1st
Linn Maria Grant has golf running in her blood: she is a granddaughter of a Scottish pro who migrated to Sweden. Following a remarkable amateur career punctuated by a victory at the Ladies British Open amateur, the Swede quickly established herself as the leader of European Women’s golf.
Starting from her first year on the LET, Linn Maria Grant won the Race to Costa del Sol 2022 thanks to four victories including the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed finishing ahead of the pros of the DP World Tour! Ranking among the world top 3, she is also credited with three top 10 finishes on the LPGA Tour in 2022.
- 5 LET wins: Creekhouse Ladies Open, Estrella Damm Ladies Open 2021, Women’s NSW Open, Amundi German Masters, and ISPS Handa World International 2022
- 2022 LET Ranking : 2nd
As soon as she turned pro, Maja Stark won two of the three tournaments she was invited to. Last year, she turned out to be daunting as she compiled victories on the LET including one co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour, the ISPS Handa World International. Throughout last season, she delivered a superb battle against her fellow citizen Linn Maria Grant for the title of European No. 1. This year, Maja Stark has one goal: to earn her place in the European Solheim Cup team.