Maria Vitalyevna Verchenova is a professional golf player and is the first Russian to become a full-time member of the Ladies European Tour. Her nationality is Russian and belongs to the white ethnic background.
She was born on March 27, 1986, in Moscow, Russia. She is a daughter of Galina Verchenova (her mother) and Vitaly Verchenov (her father). She qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics, shot a record of 62 in the fourth round, and finished tied for 16th place.
EARLY LIFE AND CAREER
Maria attended the Moscow Ballet School in 1992 and started playing golf. She started playing at the age of 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.
Though Russia had no support for young golfers, she grew her interest towards the game and determined to follow her newfound love for the sport. She started practicing 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.
She then 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 had 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.
She has struggled very much to achieve a single top 10 finish at the Wales Championship and earned under $18,000 during her first year on the ladies pro circuit. She rejoined in 2008 under a new coach, Mike Walters and finished fifth at the Tenerife Open held in June.
She qualified for her first major competition at the Women's British Open and rounded her breakthrough year by competing at the Dubai Ladies Masters in December. She finished 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.
PERSONAL LIFE AND AFFAIRS
She is very beautiful, hot and talented golf player and possesses a maintained sexy her body. She has reached the age of 30 recently. She has become an inspiration to many giving Russia and the world a reason to follow golf. She has a sister named Anna who is also engaged in golf as well. Anna became the national junior championship and took third place in the Open Championship of Russia.
Maria got married to a businessperson, Valery Balikoev who is president at Infra technology, Russia. They first met at the Moscow City Golf Club. The couple got married in 2012 after few years of relationship. She seems rarely active on her Twitter account and has kept her personal life confidential among the public. Even her marriage ceremony took place in a private way.
She has a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall and has maintained a good net worth in her life.