Laura played college golf and studied finance at the College of Charleston from 2013 to 2017. Three out of her four years she was named Player of the Year in her college conference (CAA) finishing Top 25 in the 2017 NCAA Championship. She was the first College of Charleston female golfer to advance to Nationals and holds the school record for most college tournament wins (5-time winner). Laura won the Edwin Watts/ Kiawah Island Classic – the largest collegiate tournament in the country with a field of 232 players. She also holds the record for the best 54-hole total in tournament history.
Before turning pro in January, Laura was part of the elite amateur team of Germany representing her country in European team championships and the World team championship. She kickstarted her amateur career by winning the prestigious Internationaux De France (Trophée Esmond) in 2013 and finished her amateur career with a win at the German Ladies Championship in 2017. Laura has also been part of the European selection in the Patsy Hankins Trophy in 2016. She started playing golf at the age of 3 when her parents bought her first set of plastic clubs.