Camille Chevalier turned professional in January 2017 at the age of 23 after successfully graduating through the Qualifying School on her first attempt. She made an immediate impact on the Ladies European Tour by securing her maiden title at the Hero Women’s Indian Open before finishing the season tenth on the Order of Merit and winning the 2017 Rookie of the Year honours.
The following season she competed on both the Symetra Tour and the Ladies European Tour during which she made the cut in her first Major, the Evian Championship. In 2019 she came close to adding to her previous win with a third-place finish at La Reserva de Sotogrande Invitational. The 2021 season, Camille's first as a Sustainable Golf Champion, is her fifth on Tour.
Driving sustainability on Tour
Having grown up in Aix en Provence in France, Camile has always had a strong affinity with nature and the outdoors. That interest evolved as she grew up into the preservation and protection of nature during a period of increasing awareness of the impacts of climate change, plastic pollution, biodiversity loss and the need to live more sustainably.
As a Sustainable Golf Champion, following in the footsteps of Suzann Pettersen, Camille will work closely with GEO Foundation to promote and celebrate the positive impacts golf has on nature and people, as well as encouraging further action on key issues such as pollution prevention; resource efficiency and climate change, with activities closely aligned to The Ladies European Tour sustainability initiative - Celebrating the Green, presented by Dow
After her announcement as a Sustainable Golf Champion, Camille said:
“Golf courses can play a key role in the creation and preservation of local ecosystems. Biodiversity is very rich throughout a golf course environment and can flourish in areas subjected to very little or no maintenance. This way, local species can develop and blossom naturally.
“And it is important golfers look around them when they play. They can marvel at landscapes and wildlife that can be found on the course - to be amazed is already a first form of action to protect the ecosystem. By keeping this close contact with nature we become aware of its need for protection."