The Russian was born on 27 March 1986 in Moscow and has been playing on the Ladies European Tour since 2007. She has yet to win an event on the LET, but has come close on a few occasions recording a T5th at the Ladies Tenerife Open in 2008 and T10th in the Wales Ladies Championship. She no longer plays on the LET, but has played intermittently on the LPGA Tour and hopefully we see her on our TV screens in due course as she is a stunner!
Maria Vitalyevna Verchenova (Russian: Мария Витальевна Верченова, born 27 March 1986) is a Russian professional golfer. She is the first Russian to become a full-time member of the Ladies European Tour. She has several top-10 finishes. She competed under her married name Maria Balikoeva from 2012 to 2015.