Azahara Muñoz finishes second in The Annika

Muñoz played four rounds of 64, 69, 64, and 67, entering the last day trailing by four strokes behind then-leader Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark, who finished in fifth place

by Andrea Gussoni
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Azahara Muñoz finishes second in The Annika
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Azahara Muñoz, hailing from Malaga, displayed impressive performance in the golf tournament The Annika on the LPGA circuit, held between Thursday and Sunday at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida, USA. Despite being a strong contender for the victory, she finished in second place, tied with American Alison Lee at 16 under par, three strokes behind the champion, fellow American Lilia Vu.

Azahara Muñoz, results

Muñoz played four rounds of 64, 69, 64, and 67, entering the last day trailing by four strokes behind then-leader Emily Kristine Pedersen from Denmark, who finished in fifth place, and ultimately finishing two strokes behind Vu, the victorious athlete who ranked second worldwide and achieved her fourth LPGA circuit title in 2023.

This is the fifth time Azahara Muñoz has earned the runner-up title in an LPGA Tour tournament, having done so in 2013, 2014, 2018, and 2019, and claiming a championship title at the Sybase Match Play Championship in 2012.

Carlota Ciganda, from Navarra, finished in 51st place with a score of -3 overall. The Annika was the penultimate tournament of the LPGA Tour, which will culminate with the final event, the CME Group Tour Championship. Belleair is a town located in Pinellas County in the US state of Florida.

In the 2010 Census it had a population of 3,869 inhabitants and a population density of 525.44 people per km². Belleair is located at coordinates 27°56′10″N 82°48′46″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, Belleair has a total area of 7.36 km², of which 4.48 km² is land and (39.22%) 2.89 km² is water.

According to the 2010 census,4 there were 3,869 people residing in Belleair. The population density was 525.44 inhabitants/km². Of the 3,869 inhabitants, Belleair was made up of 96.02% white, 0.8% were African American, 0.18% were American Indian, 1.6% were Asian, 0% were Pacific Islander, 0.52% were other races, and 0.88 % belonged to two or more races. Of the total population, 3.26% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.5

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