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Albane Valenzuela

Born in New York to a Mexican father and French mother, but became a Swiss citizen aged 14. Like Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie, she went to Stanford University in California and in 2016, a year after playing in the Junior Solheim Cup, took low amateur honours at the ANA Inspiration and made the halfway cut in the US Women's Open.

She also qualified for the Olympic Games that year and reached second place on the amateur world rankings. Reached the final of the US Women’s Amateur in 2017 and 2019 before turning professional on finishing joint sixth at the LPGA Tour qualifying school.

Played her second Olympics in Japan in 2021 and achieved comfortably her best result in a major when finishing fourth at this year's Chevron Championship.