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Maria Verchenova: Bio, Childhood, Family, and Education
Maria Verchenova was born on 27th March 1986 in Moscow, Russia. Her father name is Vitaly Verchenova and mother name is Galina Verchenova. Likewise, she attended the Moscow Ballet School in 1992 and began playing golf. Then, she graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports, and Tourism. She started playing at the age of just 12 while accompanying her father on a trip to the Czech Republic, a coach at the club suggested her to take up the spot on her return to Moscow after showing some skill as a golfer during that time. Maria holds Russian nationality and belongs to Russian ethnicity. She has 5 feet 9 inches height and 64 Kg weight. She has dark brown hair colour and brown eye colour. Her zodiac sign is Aries.
Maria Verchenova: Career
Maria Verchenova began practising from her young age and her puts and swings at Moscow Golf Club. She won the 2004 Russian Amateur Championship at the age of 18 despite lacking any proper backing. This was the first success she had in what she loved to do the most. Then, she moved to the Moscow State University of Sport in 2005, where she won some more non-professional titles at the Austrian, Latvian and Slovenian Amateur Championships.
She was successful to garner her second victory in the Russian Amateur Championship in 2006. After the victory, she tried to secure a Ladies European Tour Card for the second time but failed to advance through the final stage. Maria earned under $18,000 during her first year on the lady’s pro circuit. Although she struggled at first at the Wales Championship, she rejoined in 2008 under a new coach, Mike Walters and finished fifth at the Tenerife Open held in June.
Her first qualification in a major competition was at the Women’s British Open and she rounded her breakthrough year by competing at the Dubai Ladies Masters in December. She was able to finish 35th at the Honda LPGA in March 2009 in Thailand and tied for 41st place at the Deustche Bank Ladies Swiss Open held in May.
Maria Verchenova: Relationship
The 32 years old, Maria Verchenova is a married woman. She is married to businessman Valery Balikoev in 2012. The couple met at the Moscow City Golf Club. Together the couple has a daughter named Maria born on 28th September 2012.
Maria Verchenova: Net Worth and Online Presence
The Russian professional golfer, Maria Verchenova has earned the decent income from her career. However, she hasn’t revealed her net worth. Maria is active on social media such as Facebook and Instagram account but she does not use the Twitter account. She has more than 38k followers on Facebook account and 30.2k followers on the Instagram account.