Spanish female golfers are becoming increasingly prominent in the news around the world. We present you with 5 women to follow in Spanish women’s golf.
Azahara Muñoz (Malaga)
Azahara Muñoz is currently twelfth in the world ranking and eighth in the earnings list of the United States Women’s Circuit (LPGA Tour), where she debuted with great success in 2010, achieving the Rookie of the Year award as the best debutant player in that professional circuit.
The Malaga golfer, with a brilliant amateur resume, caused a worldwide sensation by winning her first professional tournament in 2009, the Madrid Ladies Open, on the European Women’s Circuit. She also triumphed on the LPGA Tour, Sybase Match Play, and Lacoste Open de France, among others.
The experienced Malaga-born, she got her seventh place at the Andalusia Costa del Golf Open in Spain, a test that put the finishing touch to the Ladies European Tour campaign. With regard to the European circuit, she has managed to conclude the year as the best-positioned Spanish in the ranking.
The Marbella City Council paid a tribute to her for being one of the best golfers in the world, with the placement of a plaque in her honor on the town’s promenade.
Carlota Ciganda (Navarra)
The Navarrese golfer has quietly become one of the best players on the LPGA Tour. The two-time LPGA Tour winner has eight top-10 majors, including a tie for fifth place (2017) and a solo third (2018) in eight starts at the U.S. Women’s Open.
As an amateur, Ciganda represented Spain in three World Amateur Women’s Team Championships (2006, 2008 and 2010) and reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur 2008. She has played in four Solheim Cups for Europe, winning in 2013 and 2019.
She started playing at 6 years old and was selected at 14 to enter the National Spanish High-Level State Sports Institute in Madrid. Before beginning her career as a professional golfer, she placed seventh in the World Amateur Rankings in 2015.
In her first 4 years of playing professionally, she achieved 3 wins on the LET Tour and 1 Symetra, conquering her spot on the LET and LPGA by 2021.
In 2020, she finished second at the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open in Spain, she was already third at the Omega Dubai Ladies Moonlight Classic. Regarding the Race to Costa del Sol, Nuria finished in the seventh position. It is the second year in a row and the third in total that she has finished in the top ten in the LET ranking.
After playing 4 majors and participating in European teams, her next goal is Solheim 2021.
Ana Pelaez Narvaez (Malaga)
With a degree in Finance and Supply Chain from the University of South Carolina, she has decided to study one more semester there, taking a few individual subjects to complete her training.
She is Andalusian, Malaga, and amateur. After winning a Santander Golf Tour tournament in 2020, Ana Peláez wrote her name in the history of the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open in Spain, reaching her third place alone. It is the best position achieved by a Spanish amateur in the national Open of all time. She sets a record that will not be easy to break.
Peláez affirms her status as a benchmark in women’s golf by starring in a forceful exhibition to win the Andalusian Women’s Cup for the second consecutive year, which has been successfully held on the RCG Guadalmina route.
Luna Sobrón (Balearic Islands)
Luna Sobrón has accomplished the persecuted feat of the tres de tres. The professional golfer from Palma de Mallorca, after the triumphs achieved in Pedreña (2018) and Santander (2019), the Balearic won her third consecutive title after winning the Santander Spanish Championship.
Luna belongs to the one that is imposing itself as the golden generation of Spanish golf. She got her access to the LPGA through the school at the end of 2017, she seeks to cement her position with the 2023 Solheim Cup in mind.