15 Feb, 2015 @ 17:00
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Teenage female golfer mixing it with the men on the Costa del Sol

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IN THE SWING: Lauralie Migneaux
IN THE SWING: Lauralie Migneaux
IN THE SWING: Lauralie Migneaux

A TEENAGE female golfer is mixing with the world’s best amateurs and upping her game on the Costa del Sol.

French amateur Lauralie Migneaux is just 17, but already making waves in the top amateur ranks – leaving her male counterparts playing catchup.

But despite her success alongside the men, she feels the professional game should remain gendered.

“I do enjoy the challenge of taking on the men,” Migneaux told the Olive Press.

“But I think the professional game should remain a separation sport, with the different tee positions for women.”

Migneaux was inspired to take up the sport at the age of nine after meeting Spain’s most famous golfer, Seve Ballesteros.

She moved to Mijas in 2013 to take advantage of the ‘exceptional training conditions the Costa del Sol offers’.

Migneaux has represented France at five amateur tournaments and also finished in the top 20 of the Men’s Professional Gecko Tour.

Training at El Chaparral’s 18-hole course in Mijas Costa, Migneaux hopes to represent Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup in Germany later this year.

Next up for Migneaux is an appearance at the Spanish International Ladies Amateur tournament in Sevilla, starting February 25.

Rob Horgan

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