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England's Holly Clyburn

Holly Clyburn

Country: England

Date of Birth: February 7, 1991

Place of Birth: Grimsby

Turned professional: October 2012

Height: 5ft 4 inch

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Blue

Started golf: 6 years old

Greatest influences: Lee Westwood & Annika

Hobbies/interests: Playing different sports E.g Tennis, Football & Netball, Going to the Mall, working out in the gym. Spending time with family & friends.

Current residence: Cleethorpes, England

Amateur record: 2009: French U18 Champion, English girls Champion, Faldo series European girls Champion, English girls Order of merit winner.

2010: Runner up in Dixie Amateur- USA, Runner up Faldo series Asia final, Curtis Cup player GB&I team. World Cup player Team England.

2011: Runner up in Dixie Amateur -USA, 3rd place in Helen Holme Scottish open, Qualified 7th British Amateur open, Astor Trophy Winners Team GB&I, Qualified US Amateur.

2012: Qualified 7th place Spanish Amateur, Curtis Cup Winners TEAM GB&I, Ladies British Ricoh Open Hoylake 2012. Finished 26th top English player.

Career highlights: Being apart of a Winning Curtis Cup team and winning my first professional event in Spain November 2012 after turning in professional in the October, and it being my 2nd event.   

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T25th.

 

Jia Yun Li

Country: China

Date of Birth:  August 29, 1988

Turned professional: 2011

Height:157cm

Hair colour: black

Eye colour: black

Started golf: 12 years old

Greatest influences:

Hobbies/interests: Cooking

Current residence: Guangzhou, China

Amateur record: 2009 China amateur Open winner, 2010 Asian game silver medalist

Career highlights: 2011 China LPGA Beijing stage winner

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T25th.

 

Margarita Ramos

Country: Mexico

Date of Birth:  Jan 31, 1990

Place of Birth:  Mexico City

Turned professional: Dec 20, 2012

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Started golf: Age 5

Greatest influences: Parents, brother.

Hobbies/interests: Enjoys running and swimming. Speaks English, French and Spanish.

Education: Attended Arizona University, in Tucson and majored in Business Management.

Amateur record: Trained at IMG Academy full-time from 2001-04.  Collegiately, she played at the University of Arizona (2008-12), earning first team All-Pac 10 and second-team All-American honors in 2009-10, and second team All-Pac 10 in 2010-11. Recorded a career best round of (-6) on the Cactus Tour in November 2012.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T25th.

 

Noora Tamminen

Country: Finland

Date of Birth: Oct 30, 1990

Place of birth: Tampere, Finland

Turned professional: Jan 01, 2013

Height: 168cm

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Blue

Started golf: Apr 01, 2002

Greatest influence: Esa Lehti

Hobbies/interests: All sports

Amateur record: World team championship bronze medal 2012, Turkey; 5th place at 2011 European individual championship.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T31st

Nina Holleder

Country: Germany

Date of Birth:  Dec 23, 1987

Place of Birth:  Rosenheim/Germany

Turned professional: Dec 27, 2012

Height: 165cm

Hair colour: Blonde

Eye colour: Grey

Started golf: age 10 / 1998

Started at: Golf Club Arosa, Switzerland           

Golf Club Attachment: GC St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Hobbies/interests: Science, Philosophy, History and Art

Amateur record: Winner of the 2007 Russian Ladies Amateur Open; winner of the 2008 German National Championship; winner of the 2009 Luxembourgh Ladies Amateur Open; 2nd at the World Amateur Team Championship; 6th at the 2012 European Ladies Amateur Championship. 2012 LETAS: 2nd at the Women's Bank Open in Finland and 4th at the Generali Ladies Open France.

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School for 2013: T31st.

Lorie Kane

Country: Canada

Date of Birth:  Dec 19, 1964

Turned professional: 1993

LPGA Victories: 4 (last - 2001)

Height: 5'6"

Hair colour: Brown

Eye colour: Brown

Started golf: Aged 5.

Greatest influences: Parents Jack and Marilyn Kane, Jack McLaughlin, Ed McLaughlin and David MacNeil.

Education: Acadia University in Nova Scotia

Hobbies/interests: Enjoys all sports, especially hockey, and spending time with family and friends. In 2006, presented with the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest honor…Is affiliated with the Lorie Kane Charity Golf Classic (www.loriekanegolfclassic.com), which benefits Prince Edward Island charities.

Amateur record: Kane represented her country several times as a member of the Canadian International Team from 1989-92, a member of the Canadian Commonwealth Team in 1991 and a member of the 1992 Canadian World Amateur Team. She also was the Mexican Amateur champion in 1991.

Career Highlights: Member of the US LPGA Tour from 1996-2012. •In 1997, finished second at the Toray Japan Queens Cup and tied for second at the Susan G. Komen International, State Farm Rail Classic (lost to Cindy Figg-Currier in a sudden-death playoff) and ITT LPGA Tour Championship (lost to Annika Sorenstam in a sudden-death playoff).•In 1998, best finish was a tie for second at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, where she recorded her first LPGA career hole-in-one during the second round.•In 1999, placed second three times: the Standard Register PING, the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship, where she lost to Rachel Hetherington after the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, and the Japan Airlines Big Apple Classic, where she lost to Sherri Steinhauer after the fifth hole of a sudden-death playoff; crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings. •In 2000, after nine career runner-up finishes, broke into the winner’s circle with an emotional victory at the Michelob Light Classic; won again at the New Albany Golf Classic by defeating Mi Hyun Kim on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff; captured her third title at the Mizuno Classic by defeating Sophie Gustafson on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff; crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings after tying for 17th at the U.S. Women’s Open.•In 2001, won her fourth career title at the LPGA Takefuji Classic, where she held off a charging Annika Sorenstam with a 66 in the final round; partnered with Janice Moodie to win the Hyundai Team Matches, an unofficial LPGA event; crossed the $3 million mark in career earnings after tying for seventh at the U.S. Women’s Open.•In 2002, lost in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff to Annika Sorenstam at the LPGA Takefuji Classic; posted her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship; crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings following the Williams Championship; successfully defended her Hyundai Team Matches title with teammate Janice Moodie.•In 2003, finished second at the LPGA Corning Classic and tied for second at both the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic, where she lost in a four-way, three-hole, sudden-death playoff to Rachel (Hetherington) Teske, and Welch’s/Fry’s Championship, where she recorded a career-low 61 during the opening round.•In 2004, finished second at the Safeway Classic Presented by Pepsi, where she lost on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to Hee-Won Han; crossed the $5 million mark in career earnings at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Membership category: 8b, NM Top 80. (Kane earned the equivalent of a top 80 order of merit ranking through limited appearances on the LET in 2012).

 

Leigh Whittaker

Country: Germany

Date of Birth Nov 22, 1987 

Club: Golfclub St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Turned professional: Aug 18, 2012

Height: 1.74m

Colour of Hair: blonde

Colour of Eyes: blue 

Started golf: Jun 04, 1998

Hobbies/interests: any kind of sports, outside activites, reading, socialising with friends

University: College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T31st

 

Babe Liu

Country: Taipei

Date of Birth: Jan 13, 1993 

Place of Birth: Taipei

Turned professional: Sep 17, 2012

Height: 5'9" 

Colour of Hair: Brown 

Colour of Eyes: Brown

Started golf: Jul 01, 2005

Greatest influence: Mr. Brian Lee who is the General Manager of T.H.E. Club in Taiwan influenced my golf career the most.. He is always confident on me and teaches me a lot through positive thinking. This gives me great encouragement to keep moving on. He also spent times and efforts not only in developing training programs for me, but also contributing to my career plan.

Hobbies/interests: Listening to music, reading and cycling.  

University: Sophomore, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Career Highlights: 2012 Suncoast Ladies Series @ LPGA International Champion Course : Champion (1st Professional Win as an Amateur).

Position at Lalla Aicha Tour School: T36th

 

 

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