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Amundi welcomes Lauren Walsh and renews support of KPMG Women’s Irish Open – News – Irish Golf Desk

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Amundi, the leading European asset manager, has announced that Lauren Walsh has joined the Amundi European Team.

Amundi also continues to support the development of international women’s golf tournaments with the renewal of its partnership with the KPMG Women’s Irish Open.

Lauren Walsh, 23, turned professional in the summer of 2023. On May 1st, she joined the Amundi European Team *, an initiative launched in 2021 as part of the Amundi Women Golf Talent Programme.

This programme aims to support promising young female golfers by providing financial support, increased visibility and access to competitive opportunities. To date, the programme has supported 16 players from Germany, the United States, China, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the Czech Republic.

The renewal of Amundi’s partnership with the KPMG Women’s Irish Open aligns with the company’s commitment to supporting women’s golf tournaments.

Amundi strengthened this commitment in 2021 by becoming the title sponsor of a women’s major golf tournament ‘The Amundi Evian Championship’. Amundi is also associated with the Amundi Czech Ladies Challenge and the Amundi German Masters, the next edition of which will take place from May 16 to 19 and will feature Walsh.

David Harte, Chief Executive Officer of Amundi Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to support Lauren at this early stage of her professional golf career, and we particularly look forward to Lauren participating at this year’s KPMG Women’s Irish Open, which we are very happy to partner with again this year”.

Natacha Andermahr, Head of Communications of Amundi, commented: “We are proud to welcome Lauren Walsh into the Amundi Golf team. The Amundi Women Talent programme is rooted in our commitment to equal opportunities and diversity. The objective is to enable talented young players to progress and reveal themselves on the international scene. Our support of Lauren is a further illustration of this commitment. I wish her and all the 10 young players in the Amundi team every success for the 2024 season.”

Walsh added: “I am excited to be joining the Amundi Women’s Golf Talent Programme at the start of my professional career. Amundi has become a leading force in the women’s game, and I feel honoured to be a part of the Amundi European Team and to align with this great company and this fantastic group of players.”

Lauren Walsh’s Bio:

Lauren started playing golf at the age of 10 with her older sister at her local club Castlewarden in Ireland. At 18, Lauren earned a golf scholarship to Wake Forest University, where she spent 4 years studying Mathematical Business and became the ‘Wake Forest Scholar Athlete of the year 2022-2023’.

She is now an ambassador for the Annika Foundation after a successful amateur career including completing in the Curtis Cup, Youth Olympics and across the collegiate circuit in the USA.

Lauren turned pro in the summer of 2023 and earned Category 16 status on the LET in 2024.

*2024 members of Amundi’s European Team: Sara Kouskova (Czech Republic), Charlotte Liautier (France), Morgane and Kim Métraux (Switzerland), Chiara Noja (Germany) and Lauren Walsh (Ireland).

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