With every visit to the International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), Moroccan golf prodigy Sofia Cherif Essakali makes more friends and feels more at home.
Sofia’s remarkable talent, unwavering dedication, and genuine passion for the game have already set her apart. As she visits IJGA once again, we are excited to be part of her journey and anticipate the impact she will make both on and off the course.
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After winning the U15 Girls First Tee Doral Classic in late December by eight shots, with a three-under total, Sofia spent Christmas at the Bishops Gate campus.
2024 LET Training at IJGA
She had a friend and training partner in new LET member Elena Moosmann of Switzerland, who has spent six weeks preparing for her 2024 LET campaign.
Sofia and Elena will meet again at the LET Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco in February. Last year at the LET Lalla Meryem Cup, Sofia made history, becoming the youngest player to make the cut in the tournament.
Most recently, Sofia’s found success at the prestigious Citrus Golf Trail Ladies Invitational.
With an impressive weekend finish of 69 and 68, Sofia showcased her skill, resilience, and composure, securing victory by a notable two-shot margin. What makes this achievement even more extraordinary is Sofia’s age—15 years old—making her the second youngest player in a competitive field.
Her achievements on the course underscore not only her natural talent but also the promising future that lies ahead for this young golfer.