Under the presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation is delighted to announce the victory, after play-off, of Inès Laklalech at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, tournament of the Ladies European Tour (LET) which took place from September 15 to 17 on the Golf Barrière in Deauville, France.
The player from the Cellule Excellence of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation is making history by becoming the first Arab and North African player to win a tournament in the first European division. As a result, Inès hoisted the Moroccan flag to the highest level of the international golfing scene and thus offered Morocco its first victory in a major round.
Saturday September 17, 2022 is now a date that will mark the history of Moroccan golf.
With a total score of – 14 over three rounds (65-66-68), Inès Laklalech won the first professional victory of her young career, on the Ladies European Tour, after a play-off which opposed her to the English Meghan MacLaren. The 24-year-old Moroccan golfer succeeds Celine Boutier (winner last year) in a prestigious list of players such as Nelly Korda, Cristie Kerr and Trish Johnson.
At the end of an exceptional season (4 top ten and a victory), the young Casablancan jumped to 14th place in the “Race To Costa Del Sol” (official LET ranking) and became the 3rd “rookie”. of the season.
This moment of glory is the culmination of a prolific season for women’s sport and Moroccan golf which saw the presence of three Moroccan players, Inès Laklalech, Maha Haddioui and Lina Belmati who represented Morocco on the Ladies European Tour (LET), the participation of the young amateur player Malak Bouraeda in a Grand Slam tournament (US Women’s Open) and the victory of Intissar Rich (amateur) at the All Africa Challenge Trophy.
These results confirm the new orientations of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation, inspired by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, which places the high level as one of the strategic priorities.