Who's who in golf - Gwladys Nocera

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Name: - Gwladys Nocera
Country: - France
Born : - May 22, 1975 in Moulins, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, France.
Original Home/Club: - Moulin, France
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

2015Wmn EuropeLalla Meryem CupGolf de l'Ocean271 (-13)€67,500
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].
2014Wmn AsiaWomen's Indian OpenDelhi GC208 (-11)US$45,000
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].
2013Wmn EuropeLadies Slovak OpenGray Bear GC279 (-9)€37,500
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].
2013Wmn AsiaSuzhou Taihu Ladies OpenSuzhou Taihu Intl201 (-15)€60,000
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].
2009Wmn Aus/NZNew Zealand Women's OpenClearwater Resort208 (-8)A$17,550
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].
2008Wmn EuropeGoteborg MastersLycke GC259 (-29)€37,500
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].
2008Wmn EuropeLadies Dutch OpenEindhoven GC203 (-13)€37,500
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].
2008Wmn EuropeLadies Scottish OpenCarrick, The208 (-5)€30,000
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].
2008Wmn EuropeMadrid Ladies MastersRetamares208 (-11)€100,000
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].
2008Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET€391,840see Score
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.
2008Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Nocera (Fra) won her second LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2008Wmn EuropeSAS Ladies MastersHaga GC203 (-13)€30,000
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].
2007Wmn AsiaIndian Ladies MastersEagleton Resort281 (-7)€30,000
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].
2007Wmn EuropeLadies Dutch OpenEindhoven GC201 (-15)€27,000
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].
2007Wmn EuropeLalla Meryem CupRoyal Dar Es Salam209 (-10)
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].
2006Wmn EuropeCatalonia Ladies MastersGolf D'Aro-Mas Nou207 (-9)€55,000
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].
2006Wmn EuropeLadies Italian OpenParco de Medici274 (-14)€60,000
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].
2006Wmn EuropeLadies Swiss OpenGerre Losone273 (-15)€75,000
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].
2006Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Nocera (Fra) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.


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