19-years-old Anaelle at the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Rabat. Credits Mustapha Benabdelkrim
Anaelle CARNET was born in Lons le Saunier, France, and her current status is amateur.
We interviewed 19-years-old Anaelle at the Lalla Aicha Tour School in Rabat, where finished tied for 7th and went forward to Final Qualifier.
Q: How did you start to play golf?
I started to play golf when I was eleven and half years old in a little golf course in France named Val de Sorne. It is the same golf course where I practice now. I went there by myself because it was just in front of my house. At the beginning it was just me who encouraged myself, but then I had a good coach and I continued with him very well.
Q: Your studies...
I have stopped studying after high school and it has been one year since I only focus in golf. My family supports me and would like me to continue doing this.
Q: And why would you like to turn golf professional?
Because I love this so much.
Q: Tell us about your game, what is the best part of your game? And the weakest?
I think that my long game is the best part, driving in particular. The putting is less easy for me.
Q: What about your putting average and driving distance?
I hit about 220 meters carry and my putting is not really regular, so I do not know.
Q: Your lowest round ever
-7, a long time ago on my home course. This was in a local tournament, in a big tournament it is -4.
Q: Any holes in one?
None, yet. Some eagles…
Q: What are your plans?
Depending on my results in Marrakech, I am still not sure if I would turn professional immediately. If I do not get the card, I would like to continue playing amateur competitions and also some professional events, when possible, so I make sure that I am ready.
Q: So, are you sure you are ready to play in the Ladies European Tour now?
No, I do not know if I am ready yet, that´s why I would stay as amateur if I don´t play good enough in Marrakech. This is a test to me.
Q: Do you follow any female professional player in particular or the Ladies European Tour?
I have not followed the professional players who are now at the LET. I have seen them playing a little bit but I have not watched them play really much. I only know the French players who are playing here this week.