Morocco double slope… Entering the La Clareque LPGA “I received strength from seeing Shinhwa in the semifinals”
It is a double auspicious event for Morocco, which has advanced to the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time in history. This time, she even produced the first LPGA tour player.
Ines Laclareque (25), who secured a tour card for next year by finishing tied for 12th in the LPGA Qualifying Series (Q Series) on the 12th (Korean time), is the protagonist. As a Moroccan, Arab, and North African player, she became the first player to step on the LPGA tour. In the tournament held over a total of eight rounds over two weeks, he tied for 12th with a final total of 19 under par 555 strokes. It is 10 strokes behind Korea’s Yoo Hae-ran (21), who passed first.
A native of Casablanca, Morocco, Laclareque started playing golf at the age of 10. La Clareque, who was first selected to represent Morocco at the age of 12, also went to study at Wake Forest University, a prestigious American golf club. He also competed at the 2016 and 2018 African Championships. At one point, he quit sports and studied management science at University College London (UCL) in the UK, but eventually picked up a golf club again. He began his professional career last year when he passed the European Women’s Professional Golf Tour (LET) Q Series in 15th place. She won the Lacoste Ladies Open this September, making her the first Moroccan, Arab and North African winner on the tour.
For La Clareque, who knocked on the LPGA Tour door for her bigger dream, this World Cup in particular was a great stimulus. Especially in her 7th round, her own best performance of this tournament, 6 under par 66, which greatly improved her ranking was a decisive help in winning her card. She especially struck forward by winning four consecutive birdies on the last 15th (par 5), 16th (par 4), 17th (par 3) and 18th (par 4). Coincidentally, the Moroccan national football team defeated Portugal 1-0 that day and confirmed their advance to the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time ever. 토토
After gaining momentum, Laclareque secured the right to participate in the 2023 season tour by keeping his place in the top 20 until the final 8 rounds. After the competition, Laclareque said: “As a huge fan of the Moroccan national football team, I am very happy. (The national team) definitely gave me more strength on the course.” “(Walid Legragui) watched closely as the coach of the national soccer team talked about the team. I watched press conferences every day and thought that everything was connected. His words gave me the confidence that anything is possible.” He even wore the uniform of the Moroccan soccer team.
Previously, after winning the quarterfinals against Portugal, coach Legragui said, “We can also dream of winning the World Cup. It does not cost money to dream,” said many soccer fans.