Sharmila Nicollet was born in Bengaluru. Her father Marc Nicollet is of French origin and her mother Surekha Nicollet is from Bengaluru.
Surekha Nicollet is a perfumist and has her own Padmini Aroma Ltd in Bengaluru, while Marc Nicollet is software professional in foreign land.
Early Life of Sharmila Nicollet
Sharmila Nicollet did her schooling in Bishop Cotton Girls' School and Bengaluru International School finishing her 10th grade and 12th grade privately. Sharmila Nicollet is now pursuing the graduation degree as well.
Career of Sharmila Nicollet
Sharmila Nicollet pursued golf in the year 2002 at the age of 11. She won her first tournament at the age of 15 in the national arena. Sharmila Nicollet is a former national sub-junior swimming champ with over 72 gold and silver medals won in state and national aquatic meets (1997 to 2001). She was a state level athlete as well, making records at Bishop Cotton Girls' School where she studied earlier.
Sharmila Nicollet has represented India at the Asian Games at Doha 2006 and in Asia Pacific Junior Golf Tournament. She also played well at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego, the Queen Sirikit Cup at Japan, the Malaysian Open and other tournaments of national and international arena.
Sharmila Nicollet was also the youngest lady golfer to win the All-India Ladies Amateur Championship in 2007 to 2008, along with seven Open Amateur Tournaments.
Sharmila Nicollet partnered with England's Laura Davies as a 16-year-old amateur during a special "Emaar - MGF Challenge Match" ahead of the 2007 Ladies European Tour event that was held in India.
Sharmila Nicollet is getting her present coach Tarun Sardesai, and past coach Gaurav Diwan from KGA.
Professional Career of Sharmila Nicollet
Sharmila Nicollet turned as a professional golfer in the year 2009. She turned a professional golfer when she was 18 years old. She is the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for Ladies European Tour. She is the second Indian to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour.
Order of Merit by Sharmila Nicollet
Sharmila Nicollet won the 2009 to 2010 Order of Merit on the Women's Golf Association of India and then five further events to finish on top of the 2010- 2011 Order of Merit. She finished the top Indian golfer at T22, at the 2011 Hero Honda Women's Indian Open, with the lowest score of the day in the final round. She has a total of 11 wins on the Women's Golf Association of India. She finally qualified with a full tour card for the Ladies European Tour in 2012, being the youngest Indian golfer to qualify. Sharmila Nicollet was the Champion of the Hero-KGA tournament in 2012.
(Last Updated on : 18-10-2014)
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