Carlota Ciganda

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Carlota Ciganda
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Carlota Ciganda (2).jpg
Personal information
Born(1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 23)
Pamplona, Spain
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidencePamplona, Spain
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)LET (joined 2012)
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour3
Other1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'shipT66: 2013
LPGA ChampionshipT37: 2013
U.S. Women's OpenT39: 2012
Women's British OpenT17: 2012
The Evian ChampionshipT52: 2013
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2012
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2012
 
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Carlota Ciganda
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Carlota Ciganda (2).jpg
Personal information
Born(1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 23)
Pamplona, Spain
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidencePamplona, Spain
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)LET (joined 2012)
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour3
Other1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'shipT66: 2013
LPGA ChampionshipT37: 2013
U.S. Women's OpenT39: 2012
Women's British OpenT17: 2012
The Evian ChampionshipT52: 2013
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2012
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2012

Carlota Ciganda Machiñena (born 1 June 1990) is a professional golfer from Spain who plays on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. She won the LET's Order of Merit (money title) in her debut season in 2012, and was also named Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Pamplona, Spain, Ciganda started to play golf aged five, influenced by her father. Her uncle is the former football player and coach José Ángel Ziganda. She attended college in the United States at Arizona State University from 2008 to 2011,[1] where she majored in Business Administration. Ciganda speaks four languages.[2]

Amateur career[edit]

Ciganda enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the British Ladies Amateur in 2007. She returned to the finals in 2009, but was runner-up to compatriot and ASU teammate Azahara Muñoz. Ciganda won the European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2004 and 2008, and was the Spanish National age group champion from 2000–2006. She was a member of Spain's 2006 and 2008 Espirito Santo Trophy teams, finishing second in 2008; 2005 and 2007 European Junior Solheim Cup teams and 2004 and 2006 European Junior Ryder Cup teams. While at Arizona State, she was a member of the Sun Devils' NCAA championship team in 2009 as a freshman, and made conference history as the first to win consecutive Pac-10 Championships in 2009 and 2010; she finished third in 2011.

Ciganda played in a number of professional tournaments as an amateur and first took part in the 2005 Tenerife Ladies Open at age 14. Although on that occasion she did not make the cut, she finished as the best Spanish representative in several professional tournaments, including the 2007 Open De España Femenino, when she finished eighth and the 2008 Tenerife Ladies Open when she was third, three shots behind the winner, Rebecca Hudson.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Ciganda turned professional in May 2011 making her debut the following month at the Tenerife Ladies Match Play, an unofficial event on the LET schedule, where she finished second to Becky Brewerton. She competed on the Ladies European Tour Access Series that season, winning the Murcia Ladies Open. In the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2011 she finished tied 34th, earning Priority List Category 20 for the 2012 LPGA Tour season and went on to finish third at the LET Final Qualifying School tournament later that month to earn full playing rights for the 2012 Ladies European Tour season.[3]

In her first full season on the 2012 Ladies European Tour, Ciganda won the ISPS Handa Order of Merit and was also named Players' Player of the Year, as voted for by the LET members. She played in 19 tournaments, with two victories at the Deloitte Ladies Open and the China Suzhou Taihu Open and had ten additional top-10s finishes. Her efforts won her the LET Rookie of the Year award and she ended the season ranked second on the European Solheim Cup points list with total earnings of €251,289.95.[3]

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

Ladies European Tour (3)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreTo parMargin
of victory
Runner(s)-upWinner's
share ()
13 Jun 2012Deloitte Ladies Open71-67-69=207–92 strokesFinland Ursula Wikstrom37,500
228 Oct 2012China Suzhou Taihu Open65-70-64=199–177 strokesGermany Caroline Masson52,500
32 Jun 2013UniCredit Ladies German Open68-33=101–6PlayoffEngland Charley Hull52,500

LET Access Series (1)[edit]

Professional career summary[edit]

LPGA Tour[edit]

YearWinsEarnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
2012079,6798573.25
20130355,9494071.99

1 Official through end 2013[4]

Ladies European Tour[edit]

YearLET
wins
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
20122265,851170.50

1 Official through end 2012[5]

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013
Kraft Nabisco ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT66
LPGA ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT37
U.S. Women's OpenDNPDNPDNPDNPDNPT39T57
Women's British OpenCUTDNPCUTDNPDNPT17CUT
The Evian Championship ^T52

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

Summary[edit]

World ranking[edit]

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

YearRankingSource
2007502[6]
2008504[7]
2009705[8]
2010605[9]
2011291[10]
201250[11]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup record[edit]

YearTotal
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career33–0–01–0–00–0–02–0–03100.0
2013 Solheim Cup33–0–01–0–0 def. M. Pressel 4&20–0–02–0–0 won w/ S. Pettersen 1 up,
won w/ A. Muñoz 1 up
3100.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player Bio – Carlota Ciganda". Arizona State University. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "LPGA Player Guide – Carlota Ciganda". LPGA Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ladies European Tour profile". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Carlota Ciganda stats". LPGA Tour. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carlota Ciganda stats". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 

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