Manon de Roey. ASLI 2023/Oisin Keniry
It is a homecoming of sorts for Manon de Roey as she tees it up this week at the Ladies European Tour’s Belgian Open at Naxhelet Golf Club.
The 31-year-old has been travelling a lot of late, mainly in the US as she tries to balance life on the LPGA and the LET.
De Roey won her first LET title lat year at the Aramco Team Series – Bangkok and began 2023 with three top-10 finishes. However, results have fallen away during her recent run of events on the LPGA.
She was exempt into LPGA Q-Series last December and secured her status after ending the tournament in a tie for 21st place.
Now she is planning to use some home comforts to get back up the leaderboard in Belgium with friends and family watching.
“I’m super excited to be at home again,” said De Roey. “I have been outside the country for a while, so it’s good to come home and see some people watch me.
“It’s always nice to have people come out and support me. It’s sunny! I’m very excited for this because last year it wasn’t this sunny, so I’m looking forward to this week.
“I learned a lot from playing last year. The course was in really good condition, and I know they’ve worked very hard this year to get it in even better shape than last year.
“I started very strong, my first few tournaments on the LET this year were all top 10s. I’m trying to get back into that form. I went to the United States on the LPGA in between and it wasn’t that good of a run for me, but it was a new experience.
“I learnt so much there and I’m going to take what I learned there into this week and hope for a good week. Last week in Florida, it was so great to see everyone in the players’ lounge and give hugs.”