Spanish amateur Luna Sobrón is counting down the days to teeing up alongside leading names on the Ladies European Tour at the upcoming Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco.
The 21-year-old has earned her place in the tournament by winning the recent Terre Blanche Ladies Open on the LET Access Series, at the Terre Blanche Resort, in the south of France.
The Lalla Meryem Cup takes place on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat on May 5-8, at the same time as the Hassan Trophée takes place on the Red Course.
As well as benefiting from the exposure of playing in a professional event on the Ladies European Tour, Sobrón will also be part of history as this is the first time that the men and women from both European Tours will play at the same venue.
Currently ranked seventh in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, Sobrón, from Majorca, is thrilled at the opportunity to play in an event that features the likes of defending champion Gwladys Nocera, fellow Solheim Cup star Melissa Reid and LET order of merit leader Beth Allen.
Last year, Sobrón played in seven tournaments on the LET Access Series and finished 11th on the Order of Merit. She had six top 20 finishes, including four top threes. Her best finish was at the Ribeira Scara Patrimonio del la Humanidad International Ladies Open in her home country Spain where she finished in a tie for second place.
In addition to this, she played in the RICOH Women’s British Open at Turnberry and claimed the Smyth Salver at the as the leading amateur after finishing in a tie for 13th in her first Major. She commented: “I really want to play the tournament in Morocco. When I finished 13th in the Ricoh British Open and then I won in Terre Blanche, I saw that I can be at the top in every tournament. My goal is stay at the top. I know that there are a really good players there, but it’s always a good experience to play with the best players.”
Before teeing up in the Lalla Meryem Cup, Sobrón will have another opportunity to win on the LET Access Series when the circuit moves to Switzerland for the ASGI Ladies Open at Gams-Werdenberg Golf Club, near Zurich, on April 28-30. She is also playing in an event on home soil.
“I’ve been practising the short game and the putter. I think it’s the most important part in a round of golf,” she said. “If your long game is good and solid but you aren’t good in the short game and putting, you can’t win tournaments. I improved a lot in this part of the game. I was training last week in Cancún with the Spanish Federation, in Mayakoba and Playa Paraiso. The next tournament before Morocco is in Pontevedra (a Spanish tournament). It is a perfect way to get ready for Morocco.”