As we spotlight a new player each week we will provide an in depth look into her life on and off the course. This week be sure to read the buzz all about Carlota Ciganda and get to know her.
Carlota Ciganda strikes again
Carlota Ciganda continues to make Spanish golfing history. The player from Navarra won the UniCredit Ladies German Open after beating English opponent Charley Hull in a play-off.
The tournament was hit by rain, with just 27 holes played in three days, and the organisers were left with no option but to decide the winner between the two players who were equal leaders of the tournament at the time.
Ciganda and Hull played for the win on the par-3 15th hole where the Spaniard demonstrated her brilliance and skill. Carlota birdied at the first chance, tying up the tournament after the English player missed her putt. More>>
Carlota Ciganda finishes second in Texas
Rolex Rankings No. 1 Inbee Park showed again why she is currently the player to beat on Sunday, capturing her third victory of the 2013 season at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. Park drained a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to fire a 4-under 67 and defeat Spaniard Carlota Ciganda by one stroke for her sixth career LPGA Tour victory.
“Today coming into the final round, I was two shots back, and I didn't really think about winning so much,” Park said. “The front nine I was given a lot of birdie chances out there, and nothing seemed to be going in, so I was a little bit frustrated. More>>
Carlota Ciganda leads Shootout by 2
IRVING, Texas -- When Carlota Ciganda got to her half-submerged ball in a concrete drainage ditch right of the 12th fairway, her only thought was whether to hit 8- or 9-iron.
With about 140 yards to the pin, her caddie suggested 8-iron because the ball was in the water.
Ciganda hit that shot to about 10 feet and made the birdie, part of the Spaniard's 5-under 66 on Saturday. That gave her a two-stroke lead over Inbee Park, the world's No. 1 player, and LPGA Tour rookie Caroline Masson going into the final round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.
"Well, it was unbelievable," Ciganda said about the shot from the ditch. "I didn't think much. I just tried to hit it as well as I could, and I think I was pretty lucky." More>>
Teeing up a great career: Meet Spanish golfing starlet Carlota Ciganda
Meet the Spanish starlet who is set to become the new darling of world golf.
Carlota Ciganda is the first player since Laura Davies in 1985 to win the European Tour money list and Rookie of the Year in the same season.
The 22-year-old secured the top spot with a 10th place finish at the Dubai Masters. More>>
Success for Carlota Ciganda
CARLOTA CIGANDA, of Spain, yesterday became the first player since Britain’s Laura Davies in 1985 to win both the Ladies’ European Tour money list and the Rookie of the Year title in the same season.
Ciganda wins LET Order of Merit, rookie of the year
Carlota Ciganda should give hope to aspiring tournament professionals everywhere. Twelve months ago, the Spaniard was fighting for a place on the Ladies European Tour.
Now she’s queen of the LET castle.
The former Arizona State player made history by becoming the first player since Laura Davies 27 years ago to win the LET Order of Merit and rookie of the year in the same season.
The 22-year-old from Pamplona, Spain, led the money list heading into the season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, and tied for 10th place to finish ahead of Germany’s Caroline Masson in earnings. China’s Shanshan Feng won the tournament and the top prize of €75,000 with a 21-under total of 267 at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, five shots ahead of Dewi-Claire Schreefel from The Netherlands. More>>
Carlota Ciganda In The History Books
Carlota Ciganda has created history by becoming the first Ladies European Tour player since Laura Davies 27 years ago to claim the ISPS Handa Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year titles in the same season.
The 22-year-old from Pamplona achieved the feat after a phenomenal first full season on the LET, in which she won two tournaments and recorded (nine) additional top 10 finishes.
She became only the third Spanish player to win the Order of Merit and actually secured a triple crown, as she was also voted as the Players’ Player of the Year by the LET members. More>>