Who's who: Gwladys Nocera

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Who's who: Gwladys Nocera

  • Name:

    Gwladys Nocera
  • Country:

    France
  • Born:

    May 22, 1975 in Moulins, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2002

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2005, '07, '09, 2015). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour and Australasian Tour. Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2008).

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After studying for an International Business degree at New Mexico State University in 2001, Nocera turned professional in 2002 at age 27. Success on the Ladies European Tour came in 2006 with three wins, followed by two more in 2007 and five wins in 2008. In 2010 and 2011 Nocera mainly played on the US LPGA Tour, but recording a win. Her winning ways on the LET resumed in 2013.

Top tournaments won by Gwladys Nocera

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

€67,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (March 26-29). Second-placed Nicole Garcia (RSA), Melissa Reid (Eng) and Felicity Johnson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Golf de l'Océan, Agadir, Morocco].

2014
Asia
208 (-11)
US$45,000
Hero

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

208 (-11)

Prize money

US$45,000

Title sponsor

Hero

Played as the Hero Women's Indian Open (Dec 4-6; Ladies Eurpn and Asian Trs event). Second-placed Fabienne In-Albon (Sui), Hannah Burke (Eng) and Hyeon-seo Kang (S Kor) finished 5 shots behind wire-to-wire Nocera (Fra). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].

2013
Europe
Gray Bear GC
279 (-9)
€37,500
Allianz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Gray Bear GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Allianz

Played as the Allianz Ladies Slovak Open (June 20-23). Second-placed Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first LET win for five years. [Gray Bear GC, Tale Resort, Brezno, Slovakia].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the China Suzhou Taihu Open (Nov 1-3; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Trs event). Second-placed and defending champion Carlota Ciganda (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who birdied the last three holes to clinch victory. [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

A$17,550

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open (Jan 30-Feb 1; ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Katherine Hull (Aus), Nikki Garrett (Aus), Bobea Park (S Kor) and Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 6 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recorded her first ALPG Tour win. [Clearwater Resort, Christchurch, NZ].

2008
Awards
€391,840
see Score
New Star

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Score

€391,840

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

New Star

Nocera (Fra) won the LET 2008 Order of Merit (New Star Money List), with earnings of €391,840 on the Tour. Helen Alfredsson (Swe) was second with €320,099; Martina Eberl (Ger) was third with €277,296.

2008
Europe
Lycke GC
259 (-29)
€37,500
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Lycke GC

Score

259 (-29)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural (and only) Goteborg Masters (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Nina Reis (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Nocera (Fra). Nocera's 259 (29 under par) set a new record for the lowest 72-hole score in the 30-year history of the Ladies Eurpn Tr. [Lycke GC, nr Gothenburg, Sweden].

2008
Europe
203 (-13)
€37,500
ABN AMRO

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

ABN AMRO

Played as the ABN AMRO Ladies Open (June 6-8; formerly KLM Open). Second-placed Melissa Reid (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].

2008
Europe
Haga GC
203 (-13)
€30,000
SAS

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Haga GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

SAS

Played as the SAS Ladies Masters (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Tania Elosegui (Esp) and Samantha Head (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Haga GC, Bekkestua, nr Oslo, Norway].

2008
Awards
x
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Nocera (Fra) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2008
Europe
208 (-5)
€30,000
Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

208 (-5)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Aberdeen Asset Mgt

Played as the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open (May 1-3). Second-placed Maria Boden (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [The Carrick on Loch Lomond, nr Alexandria, Dunbartonshire].

2008
Europe
208 (-11)
€100,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

208 (-11)

Prize money

€100,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Madrid Ladies Masters (Oct 2-4). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 4 shots behind Nocera (Fra), who recored her fifth Ladies European Tour win in 2008. [Retamares Casino GC, Miraval, nr Madrid, Spain].

2007
Europe
201 (-15)
€27,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

€27,000

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Ladies Open (June 8-10). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Eindhovensche Golf, Valkenswaard, nr Eindhoven].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

209 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lalla Meryem Cup (Oct 25-27; unofficial limited-field event). Second-placed Paula Marti (Esp) finished 7 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

2007
Asia
281 (-7)
€30,000
Emaar-MGF

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

Emaar-MGF

Played as the inaugural Emaar-MGF (Indian) Ladies Masters (Dec 5-8; co-sanctioned LET event). Second-placed Virginie Lagoutte-Clement (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Nocera (Fra). Event not repeated in 2008 or thereafter. [Eagleton Resort, Bangalore, India].

2006
Awards
x
n/a
LET

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LET

Nocera (Fra) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.

2006
Europe
274 (-14)
€60,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies Italian Open (June 14-17). Second-placed Sophie Giquel (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [Parco de' Medici GC, Rome].

2006
Europe
273 (-15)
€75,000
Deutsche Bank

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

€75,000

Title sponsor

Deutsche Bank

Played as the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open (May 18-21; last played in 1997). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time Ladies European Tour winner Nocera (Fra). [Golf Gerre Losone, Ticino, Switzerland].

2006
Europe
207 (-9)
€55,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Nocera, Gwladys

Venue

D'Aro

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

€55,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Catalonia Ladies Masters (July 21-23). Second-placed Sarah Kemp (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Nocera (Fra). [GC D'Aro-Mas Nou, Playa d'Aro, nr Girona, Spain].

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