Every week throughout 2012, we will spotlight one LPGA player and provide an in depth look into her life -- both on the course and off of it. Keep coming back each day to learn more about Azahara Munoz.
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A Steady Ascension
by Katie Ann Robinson
If you want to be successful on the LPGA Tour, a player must possess a load of patience, dedication and passion for the game. For some, their climb to the LPGA came easily, while for others it was a timely process.
But for Azahara Munoz, her ascension in her golf career has been moved at a perfectly steady pace.
The Spain native started her amateur career at 14 years old, clinching her first victory at the 2002 Spanish Amateur. She was successful in both Europe and the United States winning the 2004 Girls British Open Championship, 2009 British Ladies Amateur, 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur and was a member of the Europe’s Junior Solheim Cup teams in 2002, 2003, and 2005.
She earned a spot on the Arizona State University women’s golf roster in 2006 and led the Sun Devils to seven NCAA titles. She had First-Team All-Pac-10 honors all four years and became ASU’s ninth NCAA Individual Champion, defeating UCLA’s Tiffany Joh with a 25-foot putt for the win. Munoz managed to balance a solid golf career while also maintaining an impressive GPA, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. More>>
Spaniards Azahara Munoz and Belen Mozo pulled double duty on Saturday
Spaniards Azahara Munoz and Belen Mozo pulled double duty on Saturday at the ShopRite LPGA Classic. The duo left the golf clubs behind after the second round in favor of jobs with Golf Channel. Munoz tired her hand at producing while Mozo sat in the director’s chair for the telecast. Check out some of the second-round coverage of the ShopRite LPGA Classic from Saturday's telecast.