The youngest athlete and one of three amateurs to qualify to represent Switzerland in the 2016 Olympics, Valenzuela compiled a successful junior, college and amateur resume. She is a two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur finalist, won the 2013, 2014, 2015 Swiss Ladies and Junior Order of Merit, tied for low amateur at the 2016 ANA Inspiration, was low amateur at the 2019 Evian Championship, won the 2015 Spanish International Amateur, and 2014 Swiss International Amateur. At Stanford, she won Pac-12 Women’s Golfer of the Year as a junior – first in Cardinal history. She was a Golfweek First Team All-American, three-time All-Pac-12 First Team honoree and ANNIKA Award finalist, and she graduated with honors from Stanford in 2020. As a junior golfer, Valenzuela competed for Team Europe on the 2015 PING Junior Solheim Cup, won the 2015 Doral Publix Junior Classic and 2015 Junior Orange Bowl, and competed in the Evian Masters Junior Cup in 2012. Born in the United States, Valenzuela spent her early years in Mexico, starting with golf at age 3, before the family relocated to Switzerland. She speaks four languages (English, French, Spanish and German) and her decision to turn pro in 2019 reflected her aspiration to return to the Olympics, now scheduled in 2021. As a nod to her junior golf career which spanned three continents, Valenzuela will offer her AJGA tournament exemptions to players from Switzerland, Mexico, and France, where she has citizenship.