Italian ladies’ golf champion Diana Luna has become the first female sporting ambassador for the Richard Mille brand and will be wearing an RM 007 Titanium model on her wrist when she competes at the Lacoste Ladies Open (the French Open) from 26th to 29th September, for which Richard Mille will also be the Major Partner.
In addition to the coveted trophy, the winner among the 78 best European female golfers will also pick up a ladies’ RM 007 Titanium watch, a one-off piece crafted with a white crown and white rubber strap, engraved with the ‘Lacoste Ladies Open 2013’ name tournament on the middle case.
Number 1 in her country and a “proette” on the Ladies European Tour since 2002, on which she counts five victories, the transalpine golfer has gone from strength to strength since her career took off. Her story begins in 2000, when she won four Italian championships and one European championship as part of a junior team. In 2004, she won her first title at the Tenerife Ladies Open, before going on to win two major tournaments in 2009 – the AIB Ladies Irish Open and the SAS Ladies Masters in Norway. That same year, she scored again, becoming the first Italian in the history of golf to qualify for the Solheim Cup European team. Victory came once more in 2011 at the Ladies German Open. During the competition, Diana Luna achieved a first in the history of women’s golf, playing 72 holes over four days with no bogeys. Again in 2011, she won the Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, before coming second the following year at the French Open (Lacoste Ladies Open). In her young career, 31 top 10 finishes, 5 victories on the European circuit, 5 victories in the PGA of Italy.
Source: Richard Mille