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Encyclopedia > Gwladys Nocera

Gwladys Nocera (born 22 May 1975 in Moulins) is a French golfer. She is currently resident in Biarritz, France. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Moulins or Moulin (French for mill) is the name or part of the name of several communes in France. ... Golfer after swing. ... Tourist Office Hotel du Palais or Eugenie Palace La Grande Plage, the towns largest beach Biarritz is a town and commune which lies on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast, in southwestern France. ...


Amateur Career

Nocera had a successful amateur career. She finished runner up at the 1998 British Ladies Amateur Championship. She was a member of the European and World championship French team in 1999 and 2000. She was also runner up at the 2002 French Amateur Championship. She was 2002 French International Champion and 2002 German International champion. She holds a degree in international business from New Mexico State University. New Mexico State University, or NMSU, is a land-grant university that has its main campus in Las Cruces, New Mexico. ...

Professional Career

Nocera turned professional at the relatively late age of twenty-seven and finished ninth at the 2002 Ladies European Tour Qualifying School to win a place on the tour for the following season. After a modest start she improved dramatically in 2005, when she finished fourth on the Order of Merit and made her Solheim Cup debut where she beat Cristie Kerr in her singles match. // The Ladies European Tour is a professional golf tour for women which was founded in 1979. ... In professonal golf the term Qualifying school is used for the annual qualifying tournaments for leading golf tours such as the U.S. based PGA and LPGA Tours and the European Tour. ... The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ... Cristie Kerr is an American golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour. ...

In 2006 her career took another upward turn. She started the year representing France at the Womens World Cup of Golf with Karine Icher. She scored her first three Ladies European Tour tournament victories at the Ladies Swiss Open, the BMW Ladies Italian Open and most recently the Catalonia Ladies Masters. She has a comfortable lead on the Order of Merit as of mid July. She also played in her first women's major tournament, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Tournament wins


  • 2002 French International Championship, German International Championship


  • 2006 Ladies Swiss Open, BMW Ladies Italian Open, Catalonia Ladies Masters (all Ladies European Tour)

LET Tour career summary

Year LET wins Earnings (€) Order of Merit rank Average
2003 0 19,227.24 51 73.32
2004 0 52,496.77 23 72.6
2005 0 164,739.73 4 71.31
2006* 3 295,992.41 1 70.21
* As of July 24th 2006.

July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ...

Solheim Cup Record

Year Total Matches Total W-L-H Singles W-L-H 4somes W-L-H 4balls W-L-H Points Won Points %
Career 2 1-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0 1 50%
2005 2 1-1-0 1-0-0 def C. Kerr 2&1 0-1-0 lost w/L. Kreutz 4&2 1 50%

External links

  • Profile on the Ladies European Tour's official site
  • Personal Website



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