Munoz and Nordqvist Playing Strong in Women's World Amateur

Oct. 19, 2006

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Arizona State University women's golfers Anna Nordqvist, representing Sweden, and Azahara Munoz, representing Spain, conclude the second round of competition at the 2006 Women's World Amateur in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nordqvist, who was in third place after the first round, slipped two spots to fifth place after shooting an even-par 72 on the day. Nordqvist's carded a two-day total of 4-under 140. Sweden is tied for fifth place after shooting a 4-under 284.

Munoz shot an even-par 72 for the second round to move into a tie for 29th. Munoz carded a two-day total of 2-over 146. Her home country of Spain is now in 15th after shooting a 3-over 291.

Held once every two years, the World Amateur positions 48 different teams against one another to compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy and the distinction of being, theoretically, the best team in the world. Each team consists of the respective countries top three players. Each country has different ways in which it goes about choosing their squads. Some base their decisions on a point system, while others go purely on rankings. Nordqvist and Munoz were chosen based on their rankings.

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