The last day of the Ladies European Tour tournament played at the Terramar Golf Club, has brought an exciting and unexpected end, with the player from Navarra more human than ever and a trio of applicants who tried until the end
Carlota Ciganda already warned him at the end of the third round, when asked if the four shot lead she had at the time was enough to clinch victory today.
And it is that on this last day of the tournament, The Navarrese golfer has been more humane than the other three days and has had to fight more than expected. “Winning is never easy, there were nerves but I like that adrenaline of fighting for victory. It's part of the process of being up there.", noted after his win.
It was evident that this last round was not the time for flourishes, and more in the case of Carlota, fully focused on her game and her routine. So much so that even his first bogey, In the hole 2, after starting the day with a birdie, it was anecdotal and almost normal, after 53 Flawless holes and two pristine rounds at Terramar Golf Club.
Nevertheless, the double bogey committed by the Navarrese in the hole 9 It was a warning that the day would not be easy. “Anything can happen in golf., a player comes from behind who is calm and you do not have the best day, and everything can get complicated. I have started very well, iron has been a pity 4 of the hole 9, when I hit him badly and went to the left”, explained
The missteps of Carlota Ciganda were taken advantage of by the Argentine Magdalena Simmermacher, that together with a good streak of four birdies, after two others at the beginning of his lap, He even became the leader to add some spice to the tournament.
But the player from Buenos Aires could not keep up and two bogeys in the holes 12 and 14 they gave air to Carlota, who also chained an eagle and a bogey in the holes 16 and 17 to regain the lead almost definitively. “I really wanted the hole 16. He had played it very well the previous days but had only made a birdie and two pairs. Hoy, with the birdie I would have settled, but the eagle has been crucial”, story.
While the public attended the beautiful pulse between the Spanish and the Argentine, Scotswoman Laura Beveridge, almost without making a sound, signed a grand tour of 66 hits (-6), without errors and with six birdies, that boosted her to second position, two strokes from Carlota Ciganda with a total of 272 (-16)
Later, at the award ceremony, Carlota Ciganda starred in the most emotional moment of the tournament and with emotion on the surface, she dedicated the victory to "some recently deceased relatives and Juan Carlos Unzué". The former footballer and former coach from Navarra is struggling with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), illness that he has suffered for two years.
Nuria Iturrioz and Ana Peláez, most outstanding Spanish
In the wake of Carlota, Nuria Iturrioz and Ana Peláez have concluded as the best Spanish players by continuing their trend in this tournament: Don't stop fighting until the last hole, no matter how much they saw the leader in the general classification distance themselves. And the prize for this tenacity has been a meritorious seventh place shared with a total of 278 hits (-10).
Miriam Ayora, best amateur of the tournament
Another of the sensations of this Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya has been the young amateur Miriam Ayora, at the time, player of the host club and highest ranked Catalan golfer in the tournament (22ª), ahead of the professionals Mireia Prat and Elia Folch.
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The Estrella Damm Ladies Open presented by Catalunya 2022, Ladies European Tour tournament held at the Terramar Golf Club of the 7 to 10 of July, has the main sponsorship of Estrella Damm and the institutional sponsorship of the Generalitat de Catalunya. They are Shell co-sponsors, the Romeu Group, FIATC Insurance, Sitges Town Hall and Finisher, and collaborate in the event, Audi Volkswagen Vilamobil (Mobility Partner), Kyocera (Document Solutions) y Pour. Radio Sitges is an official media.