Meet the LET Rookies - Part 4

We showcase nine of the 43 talented golfers who are set for their rookie season on the Ladies European Tour in 2013.
Cheyenne Woods from the United States

We showcase nine of the 43 talented golfers who are set for their rookie season on the Ladies European Tour in 2013.

Tanaporn Kongkiatkrai

Country: Thailand

Date of Birth:  March 2, 1992

Place of Birth:  Bangkok

Started golf: Aged 10

Turned professional: 2010

Height: 165cm

Hair colour: Dark brown

Eye colour: Brown

Education: University of Atlanta

Amateur record: Kongiatkrai came to IMG Academy from Thailand as a full-time student from 2008-10. During that time, she recorded five wins on the Future Collegiate World Tour (FCWT); named the 2009 FCWT Player of the Year; and earned a 2009 AJGA All-America honorable mention. She moved on to make her professional debut after graduation, winning the SAT-THAILPGA Championship in July 2010.

Career Highlights: Winner of the 2010 Singha Classic. Winner of the 3rd SAT-THAILAND LPGA Championship 2010. Winner of the 2011 Thailand Ladies Open on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour. Member of the US Symetra Tour 2011.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T36th.


Rebecca Sorensen

Country: Sweden

Date of Birth:  May 6, 1986

Place of Birth: Grabo, Sweden

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Blue

Turned professional: 2010, 2012 first full season as a pro

Started golf: Aged 7.

Hobbies/interests: Enjoys all ball sports. Played floorball for many years but has tried ping pong, track and field, twirling and soccer. Works as a golf instructor. Represents Öijared GC. On my team I have Derma AB, Aludden Providore.

Education: Majored in Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).

Amateur record: Won 2 collegiate tournaments, and had 16 top ten finishes. Awarded Southland Conference Golfer of the Year, Student-Athlete in 2010, and at the same time winning medalist honors, the ONLY one in Southland history to do so.

Career Highlights: Played three tournaments on the Nordea Tour and three events on LETAS in 2012.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T36th.


Charley Hull

Country: England

Date of birth: March 20, 1996

Place of birth: Kettering, England.

Attached to: Woburn Golf Club, England.

Turned professional: January 1st 2013

Height: 5ft 6in

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Grey / Blue eyes

Started golf: age 5 (2001) at Kettering GC, England

First coach: Kevin Theobald, Kettering GC

Current Coach: Lee Scarbrow, John O’Gaunt GC, England

Hobbies: Cinema, Facebook, Twitter, general socialising.

Amateur Record: Between the age of 13 and 16 won the following tournaments:- The Leveret, Hampshire Rose, Woburn GC Ladies Club Ch’ship (gaining course record of 8 under in one round), ID Jones / Doherty Ch’ship Florida, Welsh Open Stroke play, English Stroke play, Harder Hall Invitational Florida,

Made cut in following pro tournaments:- 2012 Kraft Nabisco Championship, Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, Irish Ladies Open, ISPS Handa Ladies British Masters. Member of the victorious 2012 GB&I Curtis Cup Team.

Winner of BBC Eastern Region Young Sports Personality of the year.

Career highlights: playing in Kraft Nabisco, reaching No 3 in the world amateur rankings in 2012, member of winning Curtis Cup team 2012.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T36th.


Ann-Kathrin Lindner

Country: Germany

Date of Birth: Nov 29, 1987

Place of Birth: Hannover

Turned professional: 31.12.2012

Height: 1,67m

Hair colour: blonde

Eye colour: green

Started golf: Aged 15

Greatest influences: My golf coaches Christoph Herrmann and Marcus Neumann

Hobbies/interests: All sports, especially soccer. Trained in sports and fitness management and worked for three years in the office in combination with the national team events and amateur tournaments.

Golf Course: St. Leon-Rot

Current residence: Malsch

Amateur record:

2012:     5th place European Amateur Championship, 4th place French Amateur Championship, 3rd place German International Amateur Championship, 3rd place German Matchplay Champioship, , 2nd place German Amateur Championship, 2nd place European Nations Championship, 2nd place World Amateur Team Championship (Reserve), Winner of the German Team Championship

2011:    Winner of the European Club Cup Trophy and German Team Championship, 2nd place German National Championship, 3rd place Swiss International Ladies Open

2009: Runner up at the French International Ladies Championship in my first international amateur tournament ever

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T36th.


Cheyenne Woods

Country: USA

Date of Birth: Jul 25, 1990 

Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona U.S.A. 

Turned professional: May 22, 2012

Height: 5'6" 

Hair colour: brown

Eye colour: brown

Started golf: Jun 01, 1997

Greatest influences: Grandfather, Earl Woods and uncle, Tiger Woods.

Hobbies/interests: Hiking, working out, music.

Famous relatives: Uncle is Tiger Woods.

Amateur record: Women's Amateur Publinks, 2011, stroke play medalist; Hooters Women's Team Championship, 2011, teamed with Michelle Shin to win; Arizona 5A State High School Championship, 2006 and 2007, Champion each year.

University: Wake Forest University - Communications.

Greatest achievements: ACC Championship, 2011, 1st place; Bryan National Collegiate, 2010, 1st place. Finished collegiate career with the lowest single-season (73.47) and lowest career scoring average (74.31) in school-history; Was a two-time All-American and a three-time All-ACC honoree.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T36th


Benedikte Grotvedt

Country: Norway

Date of Birth:  June 10, 1980

Place of Birth:  Oslo, Norway

Turned professional: Nov 2008

Height: 179/5.9”

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Blue

Started golf: 2001, aged 21

Greatest influences: Family: especially mom and dad.

Hobbies/interests: Travelling, visiting new cities, countries and meeting new people. Love all sports especially figure skating and snowboarding. Working out. Music. Enjoy Reading, painting and drawing.

Current residence: Orlando, Florida, USA

Amateur record: Three-time Norwegian Team Champion (2003, 2005, 2008); Two-time winner on the 2005 Norway Ama-tour. Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2006 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship. Competed in the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Recorded five wins on the Suncoast Series Tour (2007, 2008).

Career highlights: Played on the US Symetra Tour in 2011 and 2012 with a career best tie for 11th at the 2011 Eagle Classic.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T43rd.

Marta Silva

Country: Spain

Date of Birth: January 9, 1990

Place of Birth: Santiago de Compostela

Turned professional: october 6, 2012

Height: 1,67m

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: green/hazel

Started golf: at age 9

Greatest influences: Parents

Hobbies/interests: sports in general and music

Current residence: Jerez de la Frontera

Amateur record: 4 times all-american, SEC freshman of the year, 2011 NCAA player of the year, runner up at European Ladies Amateur 2011, 2011 Spanish Amateur Champion.

Career Highlights: 2011 NCAA National Player of the Year, 2011 Honda Award, 2012 recognition of Circle of Honor at the University of Georgia, 2011 UGA Female Athlete of the Year.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T43rd.


Fiona Puyo

Country: France

Date of Birth:  Jan 11, 1987

Place of Birth:  Epernay, France

Turned professional: January 2012
Height: 1 m 70
Hair colour: Brown
Eye colour: Brown

Started Golf: Aged 14, in Venezuela
Greatest influences: Family and Coaches
Hobbies/interests: Reading, surfing, to play saxophone, explore new places and cultures.Personal: Raised in Venezuela, the Emirates, Argentina and France. Joined La Nivelle Golf Club’s junior team on return to live in France and earned a single digit handicap inside a year. After graduating from College in Business Administration, qualified for the LPGA Futures Tour (Symetra Tour). Plays at Frankfurt Golf Club(Frankfurt, Germany), Links at Stono Ferry (Charleston, SC USA) and Golf de la Nivelle (Ciboure, France).
Current residence: Frankfurt, Germany
Amateur record: Women’s French Champion 2011
Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T49th.

Melissa Eaton

Country: South Africa

Date of Birth Jan 15, 1985

Place of Birth Empangeni, Kwazulu Natal,South Africa 

Turned professional: Oct 07, 2007

Height: 5'3"

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Started golf: Jan 01, 1997

Greatest influences: Mother Colleen Eaton (past pro golfer in SA). Ernie Els and the Ernie Els Foundation. Karen Bahnsen (LSU Louisiana State University-college coach)

Kevin Kirk and The Woodlands Performance Center, The Woodlands, Texas USA. Past financial Sponsor Gaylon Freemon and I couldn't do any of this without my amazing current sponsor Glynn Roberts, from Houston, Texas.

Hobbies/interests: Sports-any kind of outdoor activities, working out, shopping, travelling for vacations, photography and when in South Africa enjoys the beaches and game reserves.

Amateur record: 2001 SA Girls U21 Champion.

University: Louisiana State University.

Greatest achievements: Recorded 10 Top-10 finishes. 2005 South Eastern Conference(SEC) All-Conference First Team selection. Three-time LSWA Louisiana Player of the year (2005-2007)

Three-time LSWA All- Louisiana First team selection(2005-2007). Named Louisiana Sportswomen of the year (2005-2007). Recorded one win on the 2006 Collegiate Players tour in Louisiana setting the course record at Pelican Point Golf course with a -7, 65. Recorded one win on 2008 SunCoast Series Tour.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T49th




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Published: 17/01/2013

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