Agathe received a grant to finance her participation in international competitions. 

What is your sporting background ?
I started golf at the age of seven while also practicing tennis and ballet. I then decided to devote myself to high-level golf. I was able to play all the national and European youth competitions, which generated a victory at the Hossegor Grand Prix. I wished to reconcile my passion for golf with higher education by joining the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga for a degree in Chemical Engineering. During those years, I won two university tournaments and gained experience for the future. In 2016, I turned professional on the Ladies European Tour. I have been playing on this tour for three years, with promising results.   

How do you see your profession today ?
This profession is very enriching and allows me to practice my passion every day. I love what competition gives me, the challenging oneself, the adrenaline, the travel and the knowledge of different cultures around the world. I think that the image of women's golf is booming and can find an important place in top-level sport.   

How do you see yourself in five years ? In 10 years ?
In five years, I see myself playing on the LPGA with the best women players in the world. In 10 years, I hope I will have had the opportunity to represent my country at the Olympic Games and in the Solheim Cup.


This interview was conducted in 2019
Photo credit: Amandine Besacier