María Herráez, 25, from Madrid, with a total of 144 strokes, debuted her record of triumphs as a professional this Sunday by winning the Santander Golf Tour Valencia, which was held at the El Bosque Golf Club.
María Herráez, results
The victory for the Madrid native came with a comeback included in the last day, as she began the second round four strokes behind the then leader. With birdies on holes 1, 3 and 8, María Herráez already got very close to a classification that at that time saw Laura Gómez at the top, who was very irregular.
It was on the last nine holes when María Herráez (two 'birdies', two 'bogeys') took the lead, while Laura Gómez 'poured' (three 'bogeys' and a 'double bogey') and left the podium. Everything remained in a final fight between María Herráez and Elena Hualde, with the 18th hole being decisive, where the Madrid native made a winning birdie, while the Pamplona native made a bogey.
A 69 (-3) for María Herráez, which gives her her first title as a professional, and second place for Elena Hualde, two shots behind. Third were the Valencian Marta Pérez and the Marbella Laura Gómez, four shots behind.
The rules of golf are relatively complicated compared to other sports because they are applied outdoors, close to nature and animals. Respect for the rules is a basic element in the game of golf, which, almost always based on the self-control and free conscience of the players, often sees distorted results, consciously at times, but often unconsciously or through carelessness, due to non-compliance on the part of many players of the game rules.
In addition to rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct, known as etiquette, which generally means playing the round with due respect for the golf course and other players. Etiquette is an essential component of this sport.