Carlota Ciganda once again savors the sweetness of triumph. The 32-year-old from Navarra won this Sunday, at the Aramco Series in Florida (USA), the ninth win of her professional career, the seventh she has achieved on the European circuit (she has another two on the LPGA) and the first since in June last year she was proclaimed champion at the Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open in Sitges.
The tournament, held at Trump West Palm Beach, one of the many golf complexes owned by the former president of the United States, Donald Trump, was sanctioned by the LET, but PGA stars such as Lydia Ko or Lexi Thompson, the number 3 and 7 in the world ranking respectively. And it is that this is a curious format, in which you compete for three days, with a team aspect, in which three professionals and one amateur mix, and another parallel in which only the cards of the pros count, and that It is resolved on the last day after making a cut that keeps the first 60 in competition.
In a par 72, Ciganda registered 72 shots on Friday, 69 on Saturday, in which she forged her victory, and 73 on this windy Sunday, which gave her to hold on ahead of the Czech Spilkova, who signed a 74. The Spanish needed a lot of mettle to tie the trophy, with a last putt that entered with suspense, but in the end she took the plunge and honored the Saudi oil company that sponsors the series and that she herself has worn in her clothing for years. time. The other Spaniards who made the cut were Nuria Iturrioz, 28th with +7; Ana Peláez, same position; Carmen Alonso, 62nd with +16; Paz Marfa, 21st with +6; Luna Sobrón, 15th with +5; and María Hernández, 10th with +4.