Morgane Metraux, a new leader in Andalucía



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Morgane Metraux, a new leader in Andalucía

The Swiss Morgane Metraux, with 14 under par, is the new leader of the Andalucía Costa del Sol-Open of Spain golf, making 67 strokes this Saturday in a penultimate day, in Benahavís (Málaga), that the Spanish Cayetana Fernández, Carlota Ciganda and Carla Tejedo finished well placed before the last day of this final tournament of the Women's European Tour.

The second position is shared with -12 by the Swedish Caroline Hedwallestá, who signed 69 strokes; the Irish Leona Maguire, with a card of 70 this Saturday; and the young amateur from Madrid, Cayetana Fernández, who went up to 72 impacts on this day, seven more than the 65 that on Friday elevated her to the upper zone.

Morgane Metraux, results

They are followed by the Navarran Carlota Ciganda, with -11, after presenting the current winner of this Costa del Sol tournament a card of 68 shots, with a difference of two over the other revelation, along with Fernández, from the competition, the Valencian Carla Roof, an amateur player like the one from Madrid and who stood out with 66 hits on this penultimate day.

The last tournament of the season of the Women's European Tour (LET, for its acronym in English) goes to a different leader per day at the Alferini Golf course in Malaga (Villapadierna), a sign that the title is going to be decided by very few shots , something that shows the classification after this third day.

The rebellion led by Cayetana Fernández on Friday at the Andalucía Costa del Sol, with an almost perfect series, was difficult to match again. "The putt has not gone so well for me, the greens were a bit heavy, but I have chained a good finish and I have achieved a good birdie on the last hole", explained the Madrilenian.

With 18 holes to play, the inexhaustible Carlota Ciganda stressed that she achieved "a quiet lap" that keeps her as a contender to revalidate this Spanish Open that she already held last year. The Navarrese made 68 strokes (-5) for a total of 208 (-11), a result that she sought throughout the day, and stated that "she wanted to reach two figures under par", for which she believes that she can "have options for tomorrow".

“I will try to push and see if I can win this tournament again”, Ciganda stressed after a penultimate day in which the great revelation was the young Valencian Carla Tejedo, who has placed sixth thanks to her 66 strokes that reminded why she is the current university world champion "I come as an amateur, so I want to savor every last hole," assured Tejedo, who even dared to send a warning: "Let the professionals prepare because we are coming strong." This Sunday the winner of this tournament that closes the European Women's Circuit and is part of the program of the Solheim Cup 2023, a competition that will also host the province of Malaga, will be decided.