The Aramco Team Series to Carlota Ciganda

Carlota Ciganda, 33 years old from Pamplona, achieved the seventh title on the LET for a palmarès which also includes two successes on the LPGA Tour, the circuit she is responsible for, and one on the LET Access

by Andrea Gussoni
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The Aramco Team Series to Carlota Ciganda

The Spanish Carlota Ciganda won with 214 (72 69 73, -2) the individual competition of the Aramco Team Series (Ladies European Tour) held on the Trump International course (par 72), in West Palm Beach, Florida. The two blues in the field finished in the average ranking, Virginia Elena Carta, 38th with 226 (79 74 73, +10), and Alessandra Fanali, 45th with 227 (75 75 77, +11).

Carlota Ciganda, results

Carlota Ciganda, 33 years old from Pamplona, achieved the seventh title on the LET for a palmarès which also includes two successes on the LPGA Tour, the circuit she is responsible for, and one on the LET Access.

She was a five-time member of the Solheim Cup Team Europe on three occasions winner. With a 73 (+1, four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey) she came back from second place narrowly overtaking the Czech Klara Davidson Spilkova, second with 215 (-1), and by two strokes the German Olivia Cowan and the New Zealander Lydia Ko, third with 216 (par).

In fifth position with 217 (+1) the Slovenian Ana Belac and the American Alison Lee and in seventh place with 218 (+2) the French Celine Herbin and the Scottish Louise Duncan. The Iberian Nuria Iturrioz, leader in the first two rounds and finished in 28th place with 223 (+7) after a disastrous 83 (+11) literally collapsed.

The winner went a check for $75,000 out of a $500,000 prize pool. In the team competition over 36 holes, the team of the French Pauline Roussin won with 263 (-25) shots, with the English Trish Johnson, Nuria Iturrioz and the English amateur Michael Bickford, ahead of the team of the South African Casandra Alexander (265, -23).

In 30th place with 284 (-4) the Australian team Whitney Hillier, which included Alessandra Fanali, and in 36th place with 292 (+4) the team led by Virginia Elena Carta. The three winning projects received $35,000 each out of a $500,000 prize pool.

Ciganda turned professional in May 2011. She made her debut the following month in the Tenerife Ladies Match Play -an unofficial LET tournament- where she finished in second place behind Becky Brewerton. She competed in the access series of the Ladies European Tour that season, with a win at the Murcia Ladies Open.

In the December 2011 LPGA qualifying tournament she finished 34th, receiving category 20 status for the 2012 LPGA Tour. That same month she finished third in the LET qualifying tournament, earning her full access. to the Ladies European Tour in 2012.

In her first full season on the Ladies European Tour, Ciganda won the Order of Merit, a trophy that recognizes the player with the highest prize money earnings. That same year she was chosen by vote of the members of the association as Player of the Year.

She participated in 19 tournaments, with two victories: the Deloitte Ladies Open and the China Suzhou Taihu Open. She also finished ten other tournaments in the top ten. Her efforts earned her the Rookie of the Year award. She finished the season in second position on the European Solheim Cup list with a total earnings of €251,289.95.

On November 28, 2021, she won the Women's Spanish Open, having already won all the trophies that she could win in Spanish territory from the youngest to the professional category.

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