Camille CHEVALIER
Golfer

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

 

What is your sporting background?

I started golf at the age of seven, at the same time as tennis. I practiced both for eight years and then I devoted myself solely to golf. I played all the prestigious national and international amateur competitions. I won the French Championships and the Biarritz Cup in 2015. School and studies have always been a priority for me. After the Baccalauréat, I obtained a complete scholarship to study and play on the golf team at Indiana University in the United States. During my years there, I won the Lady Buckeye Invitational, a major university tournament and after graduating in 2016, I returned to Europe to go pro and play on the Ladies European Tour (LET). I got a full category to play on the LET in 2017. My first season was a success, I won the Hero Women's Indian Open tournament and I was crowned Rookie of the Year 2017. 

 

How do you see your profession today?

Playing pro golf is a super rewarding experience. You travel every week to different places, you learn a lot about the world and different cultures. We have the chance to make our passion our profession. 

 

How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

In five years, I would like to be well established on the LPGA Tour and be a serious candidate to play in the Solheim Cup and the Olympic Games. In 10 years, I'll see. I'm going to give it my all and do my best and we'll see how it goes.

 

This interview was conducted in 2017

Photo credit: Céline Anaya Gautier