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Marta Figueras-Dotti
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

Started playing golf at the age of eight...Credits her father and Jose Gallardo as the individuals most influencing her career...Her father was the president of the Spanish Golf Association...Is the first Spanish woman professional golfer...Was named Golf Digest’s 1984 Rookie of the Year...Gave birth to son Nicholas Alejandro on June 24, 1997...Lists nature, sports, reading, holistic  medicine and psychology as her interests.

Career Highlights

  • In 1999, twice tied for 23rd, the SAFECO Classic and the du Maurier Classic, one of the LPGA Tour’s four major championships; suffered a knee injury in March requiring surgery for broken cartilage and ligaments.
  • In 1998, best finish was a tie for 18th at the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic; finished the season ranked second in driving accuracy with a mark of 82.4 percent.
  • In 1997, played in just seven events due to the birth of her first child, son Nicholas Alejandro.
  • In 1996, season-best finish was a tie for 12th at the du Maurier Ltd. Classic, one of the Tour’s four major championships.
  • In 1995, top finishes included a tie for ninth at the Sara Lee Classic and a tie for 10th at the Standard Register PING.
  • In 1994, tied her career-low score of 65 during the third round of the JAL Big Apple Classic and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings; won the Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open.
  • In 1993, twice tied her career-best score of 65, during the second rounds of both the Sprint Classic and the Sun-Times Challenge; top finish was a tie for fourth at the Sun-Times Challenge.
  • In 1992, recorded five top-20 finishes.
  • In 1991, recorded two top-10 and six top-20 finishes.
  • In 1990, played a limited schedule of 20 events after undergoing surgery for a thyroid tumor.
  • In 1989, finished third at the Boston Five Classic.
  • In 1988, placed second at both the Mazda Classic and the Ai Star/Centinela Hospital Classic, where she lost to Nancy Lopez in a playoff.
  • In 1987, twice tied for sixth: the Rail Charity Classic and Cellular One-PING Golf Championship.
  • In 1986, tied for fourth at the Atlantic City LPGA Classic.
  • In 1985, posted seven top 20s, including a tied for fourth at the USX Golf Classic.
  • In 1984, her rookie season, best finish was a tie for second at the SAFECO Classic.
  • Before joining the LPGA Tour in 1983, played on the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (WPGET).
Figueras-Dotti won numerous European titles, including the 1975 and 1977 European Amateur. In 1979, she won the Spanish Junior and Amateur, and the French and Italian Amateurs. She also won the Italian Amateur and the British Open in 1982. An All-American at the University of Southern California in 1982, she was a member of the Spanish World Cup Team from 1978-82.
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