Who's who: Marie-Laure de Lorenzi

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Who's who: Marie-Laure de Lorenzi

  • Name:

    Marie-Laure de Lorenzi
  • Country:

    France
  • Born:

    Jan 21, 1961 in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2002

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (1990, '96, '98). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour (19). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (1988, '89).

Did you know?

Marie-Laure de Lorenzi, one of the Ladies European Tour's most prolific winners, also played under her married name Marie-Laure Taya until 1989 when she reverted back to her maiden name. Amongst her 19 LET victories were three home wins in the Ladies French Open.

Top tournaments won by Marie-Laure de Lorenzi

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£13,500

Title sponsor

Deesse

Played as the Déesse Ladies Swiss Open (June 12-15; next played in 2006). De Lorenzi (Fra) beat Trish Johnson (Eng) in a playoff. [G&CC Maison Blanche, Échenevex, nr Geneva, France].

1997
Awards
72.20
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

72.20

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

de Lorenzi (Fra) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

1996
Awards
71.39
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

71.39

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

de Lorenzi (Fra) won the Vivien Saunders Trophy, recording the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Troia

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

£8,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Costa Azul Ladies Open (May 2-5; Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr season-opener). Second-placed Evelyn Orley (Switz) finished 2 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Troia Golf, Carvahal, nr Setubal, Portugal; early rounds also at Montado GC].

1995
Europe
201 (-15)
£10,500
Staatsloterij

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

201 (-15)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Staatsloterij

Played as the Sens Ladies Dutch Open (Sept 14-17; not played again until 2000). Second-placed Lora Fairclough (Eng) finished 9 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Het Rijk van Nijmegen GC, nr Nijmegen, Netherlands].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

210 (-9)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Nestlé

Played as the Nestlé French Ladies Open (Oct 13-15). Second-placed Sally Prosser (Eng), Alison Nicholas (Eng) and Kathryn Marshall (Scot) finished 10 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Saint Endréol Golf Resort, La Motte, Provence].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the La Manga Spanish Open (Sept 29-Oct 2; last played in 1988). De Lorenzi (Fra) beat Sofia Gronberg-Whitmore (Swe) in a playoff. [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Lalla Meryem Cup (unofficial limited-field event). Won by de Lorenzi (Fra). [Royal Golf Dar Es Salam, Rabat, Morocco].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

220 (+1)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

VAR

Played as the VAR Open de France Dames (Oct 21-24; last played in 1989). Second-placed Federica Dassu (Italy) and Karina Orum (Den) finished 1 shot behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Golf de Sainte Maxime, Sainte-Maxime, French Riviera].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

284 (-12)

Prize money

£9,750

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Ladies Classic (April 26-29). Second-placed Laurette Maritz (RSA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion de Lorenzi (Fra). [Duchess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1989
Awards
£77,534
see Score
Woolmark

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

£77,534

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Woolmark

de Lorenzi (Fra) won her second straight WPG European Tour Woolmark Order of Merit, with 1989 season earnings of $77,534 on the Tour. Alison Nicholas (Eng) was second with £56,529; Kitrina Douglas (Eng) was third with £48,534.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Ladies Cup. Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) and Jody Rosenthal (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion de Lorenzi (Fra). [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the inaugural BMW Ladies Classic (June 8-11). Second-placed Dennise Hutton (Aus) finished 1 shot behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Hubbelrath GC, nr Dusseldorf, Germany].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

286 (-10)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

Ford

Played as the Ford Ladies Classic (April 27-30). Second-placed Gillian Stewart (Scot) finished 8 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Duchess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1989
Awards
70.84
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

70.84

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

de Lorenzi (Fra) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

Title sponsor

B&H

Played as the inaugural Benson & Hedges Trophy (Nov 10-13; European and LET Trs mixed pairs unofficial money event). Second-placed José María Cañizares (Esp) & Tania Abitbol (Esp) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of Mark McNulty (Zim) & Marie-Laure de Taya (Fra; née de Lorenzi). [No.1 course, Golf La Moraleja, Alcobendas, nr Madrid; now called Real (Royal) La Moraleja].

1988
Europe
Vallromanes GC
4 & 2
£10,000
Woolmark

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Vallromanes GC

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

Woolmark

Played as the Woolmark Ladies Match Play Championship. Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) beat Alison Nicholas (Eng) 4 and 2 in the final. [GC Vallromanes, Vallromanes, nr Barcelona].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

£11,250

Title sponsor

Hennessy

Played as the Hennessy Cognac Ladies Cup. Second-placed Marjorie Jones (USA) and Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind de Lorenzi (Fra). [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

295

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Volmac

Played as the Volmac Dutch Open. Second-placed Kitrina Douglas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind de Lorenzi (Fra; competing under her married name Marie-Laure Taya). [Rosendaelsche GC, Arnhem, Netherlands].

1988
Europe
Fourqueux
290 (-2)
£10,500
Letting

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Fourqueux

Score

290 (-2)

Prize money

£10,500

Title sponsor

Letting

Played as the Letting French Open (June 9-12). Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra) beat Caroline Bourtayre (Fra) in a playoff. [G&CC Fourqueux, Fourqueux, nr Paris].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

207

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Qualitair

Played as the Qualitair Spanish Open (Women's Pro Golf Eurpn Tr season-ending event; not played again until 1994). Second-placed Corinne Soules (Fra) finished 4 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra; playing under her married name of Marie-Laure Taya). [La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia, Spain].

1988
Europe
Delsjo GC
275 (-9)
£9,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Delsjo GC

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Gothenburg Swedish Ladies Open (Aug 18-21). Second-placed Peggy Conley (USA) finished 3 shots behind Marie-Laure de Lorenzi Taya (Fra). [Delsjö GK, Gothenburg, Sweden].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

203

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Laing

Played as the Laing Ladies Classic. Second-placed Caroline Griffiths (Eng) finished 7 shots behind de Lorenzi Taya (Fra). [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks; at the time known as Stoke Poges GC].

1988
Awards
72.30
n/a
WPG Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

72.30

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

WPG Eurpn Tr

de Lorenzi (Fra) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the Women Professional Golfers' European Tour.

1988
Awards
£109,360
see Score
Woolmark

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Score

£109,360

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Woolmark

de Lorenzi (Fra) won the WPG European Tour 1988 Woolmark Order of Merit, with earnings of £99,360 on the Tour. Alison Nicholas (Eng) was second with £76,409; Corinne Dibnah (Aus) was third with £66,906. De Lorenzi was competing under her married name Marie-Laure Taya.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Score

285 (-7)

Prize money

£7,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Belgian Ladies Open. Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) and Susan Moon (USA) finished 2 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra; playing under her married name of Marie-Laure Taya). [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].

1987
Europe
Wendlohe GC
275 (-13)
£9,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Wendlohe GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

BMW

Played as the BMW Ladies German Open. Second-placed Dale Reid (Scot) finished 5 shots behind de Lorenzi (Fra; playing under her married name of Marie-Laure Taya). [Hamburg-Wendlohe GC, nr Hamburg, Germany].

1978
Amateur
Largs GC
2 & 1
amateur
LGU

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

de Lorenzi, Marie-Laure

Venue

Largs GC

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LGU

Played as the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. De Lorenzi (Fra) beat Miss D. Glenn 2 and 1 in the final match. [Largs GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].

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