Height – 5 ft 8″
Date of birth – 8th July, 1992
Turned pro – 2014
Family – Single
Residence – Luxembourg
Joël turned professional in June 2014 after a tremendous career at The University of California, Berkeley where he was an essential part of one of the most successful college teams in recent college golfing history.
In the 2012-13 season Cal Bear’s won 12 of the 14 stroke play tournaments they competed in, setting a modern-era NCAA single-season win record. Cal were regional champions in both 2012 & 2013 as well as reaching the NCAA semi-finals in both years.
In 2013, He represented Europe at the Palmer Cup in Wilmington, Delaware and also competed in the Mylan Classic on the Web.com Tour as an amateur, making the cut, and playing the weekend. Joël recorded 5 college victories over his 4 years and finished 10th or better on 15 occasions. He was a nominee for both the Ben Hogan & Byron Nelson Awards and was selected as a 1st team All-American.
On turning professional in June, 2014 Joël signalled his intent finishing 5th in only his second event on the Challenge Tour at the Belgian Challenge Open. He competed at his home European Tour event at the Alstom French Open and due to his consistent form throughout the year has ensured full playing status for 2015.
In 2016, Joël collected his maiden professional victory at the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson on the Challenge Tour. This win moved him up to 9th position on the Road to Oman rankings.
Later on in the season at the NBO Grand Golf Classic Grand Final, Joël secured his European Tour card for the 2017 season by finishing in 16th position on the Road to Oman rankings with 91,578 points.
Joël started quickly on his maiden season on the European Tour with a T23 finish at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and a solid T14 finish at the UBS Hong Kong Open. T7 at the BMW SA Open on -13, shot Joël up the Race to Dubai rankings.
Joël’s best performance of the season came at the KLM Open where he finished in T3 on -13. Leading after round one due to an opening 65, Joël shot a second round of 67 to keep him at the top of the leaderboard. A third round of 69 saw Joël head into the final day just 2 back, and he would finish the tournament just 2 shots behind the winner, fellow countryman Romain Wattel, after a final round of 70.
Joël finished his 2017 Race to Dubai season in 133rd position, just narrowly missing out on the Access List by finishing in 12th spot.
Joël has been competing on both the European and Challenge Tours for the 2018 season and his best finish came at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, where he finished in tied 9th.
He will continue to compete on both tours for the remainder of the season in a big to secure European Tour status for 2019.
DID YOU KNOW?
Having graduated from the Haas Business School in Berkeley, Joël likes to keep his finger on the pulse of the business world. One of his many hobbies is investing on the Stock Market.