Good start for Carlota Ciganda, second, at the Spanish Open


The Spain’s Andalusia Costa del Sol Openthe last tournament of the LET Tour season, started this Thursday at Alferini Golf (Benahavís, Málaga) with good feelings for the Spanish participants. The event, which decides the best of the European women’s circuit this 2022, is well positioned from the start to a Charlotte Ciganda who was second one stroke behind the first leader, the English face makeup.

This is a contest that, beyond victory, will decide the circuit number 1 this season. This honor was played by two Swedes, Lynn Grant and Maja Starkseparated by less than seventy points in the annual rankings (3,394.91 for Grant and 3,325.14 for Stark) and also closed at the start of the tournament where Grant shared third place and Stark, just behind, seventh.

nice, current tournament champion, began to fully participate in the fight for first place after a day in which he starred in a spectacular finale. He finished with eight birdies and a double bogey for -6 on the par 73 course in a round in which he was unable to take advantage of a par five (hole 2) and in which he signed two of his winning shots in the first half (birdies on the par four of 6 and the par five of 8). Everything seemed to go wrong for him with a double bogey on the par five of the 11th hole, but Ciganda’s reaction was brilliant: he signed six consecutive birdies between the 13th and 18th holes to go all the way in the match for the tournament.

There are still three days, but Ciganda is only one stroke away from the first day of English face makeup, which set the initiation pattern. He has done it with 66 shots (-7) after getting nine birdies and two bogeys. Therefore, he will start with an advantage for the second round this Saturday.

Several women are also involved in the battle for first place. In the third shared position will appear linn grant, who won the game from Maja Stark from the start. Grant recovered from two bogeys in the first three holes with seven birdies to sign at -5 which tied him for the closing position in the top 3 with the Irish. lion maguire (an eagle, four birdies and a bogey), the Swiss Morgane Metraux (five birdies) and the French Anais Meyssonnier (one eagle, four birdies and one bogey),

Of course, Stark He is not far behind his compatriot and rival as he shares a very strong seventh place with eight other players, all of whom have -4. The Swede carded six birdies and two bogeys to share the position with his compatriot jessica karlssonSouth Africa Cassandra Alexander and Lee-Ann Pacethe English Hannah Burke and Alice Hewsonthe Dutch Anne Van Dam and the Spanish Nuria Iturrios and Azahara Muñoz.

They both signed a promising start to try to get closer to the lead this Friday. fountains See how his six birdies missed the jackpot due to a double-bogey on the par four of the 15th hole. For his part, Munozchampion of the event in 2016 and 2017, made five birdies, four of them between holes 13 and 17, and one bogey.

Behind are the other Spanish participants. Cayetana Fernandez is sixteenth with -3 (five birdies and two bogeys), though it shares Carla Tejedo (seven birdies and four bogeys). twenty-fourth is Paula Martin (-2, four birdies and two bogeys), with Ana Pelaez thirty-one (-1, four birdies and three bogeys).

More from the head are other national players. In a tight thirty-seventh place they joined the field pair Carmen Alonso (five birdies and five bogeys) and Luna Sobrón (four birdies and four bogeys); in the fiftieth with +1 was found Elia Folch (two birdies, one bogey and one double bogey) and Elena Hualde (four birdies, three bogeys and one double bogey).

Fifty nine with +2 is Noemi Jimenez (two birdies, one bogey and one triple bogey), one shot less than those who tied for sixty-sixth place laura gomez (one birdie, two bogeys and one double bogey) and Maria Hernandez (four birdies, four bogeys and one triple bogey). They close the Spanish presence Martha Sanz (69th with +4; five birdies, five bogeys and two double bogeys) and Paz Marfa (73rd at +6; two birdies, six bogeys and one double bogey).

Classification after the first round (par 73)

1. Cara Gainer (England) 66
2. Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 67
3. Morgane Metraux (Switzerland) 68
3. Anais Meyssonnier (France) 68
3. Leona Maguire (Ireland) 68
3. Linn Grant (Sweden) 68
7. Jessica Karlsson (Sweden) 69
7. Hannah Burke (England) 69
7. Cassandra Alexander (South Africa) 69
7. Nuria Iturrios (Spain) 69
7. Alice Hewson (England) 69
7. Azahara Munoz (Spain) 69
7. Anne van Dam (Netherlands) 69
7. Lee-Anne Pace (South Africa) 69
7. Maja Stark (Sweden) 69

16. Cayetana Fernandez (Spain) 70
16. Carla Tejedo (Spain) 70
24. Paula Martin (Spain) 71
31. Ana Pelaez (Spain) 72
37. Carmen Alonso (Spain) 73
37. Luna Sobrón (Spain) 73
50. Elena Hualde (Spain) 74
50. Elia Folch (Spain) 74
59. Noemí Jiménez (Spain) 75
66. Laura Gomez (Spain) 76
66. Maria Hernandez (Spain) 76
69. Marta Sanz (Spain) 77
73. Paz Marfa (Spain) 79

Source: La Verdad


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