Swiss Golf Professional
Fabienne In-Albon was born on September 5, 1986 in Zug, Switzerland. She started playing golf when she was 10 years old. By the age of 15 she knew that being a playing professional is what she wanted to be.
Fabienne attended the Swiss Olympic Sports School in Davos (Switzerland) in order to combine studies and sport. Her highlights during her 5 years in Davos included being eight times Swiss Champion (1999-2005), 2nd at the European Junior Championship (2004), 7th at the Orange Bowl (Junior World Championship, 2004), 3rd Doral Publix Junior Classic (2004), 3rd at the International Amateur Championships (2005) as well as winning the Order of Merit in Switzerland 3 years in a row (2003-2005).
After high school, Fabienne went to Purdue University (America) with a full golf scholarship. But instead of improving her game, she struggled and found it hard to adjust to the fact that golf was suddenly a team sport instead of an individual sport. She returned to Switzerland where two back injuries stopped her from playing for two years. After recovering she moved to Sydney, Australia in order to slowly start getting back into the game again. For two and a half years she studied Sports Management at the International College of Management in Sydney, and played most of the Amateur Tournaments around the country. The main highlight on the other side of the world was finishing runner-up at the NSW State Championship which was her first big tournament back.
Fabienne graduated with a Bachelor Degree in 2011 and returned to Switzerland and turned Pro in 2012. She played two years on the LET Access Tour (feeder tour for the Ladies European Tour). In 2013, she won her first tournament as a Professional, had two more Top 10 finishes and ended the year 5th in the Order of Merit which gave her the full card (full playing rights) for the Ladies European Tour (LET) 2014. According to Fabienne «Playing on the LET has always been my dream and now I achieved it with hard work and a great team around me.
One of her biggest goals was to qualify for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and having been able to put this dream into reality and becoming an Olympian was truly an inspirational and unforgettable experience. Representing her Country Switzerland at the Olympic Games was therefore a massive honor for her.