Agathe SAUZON
Golfer

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