Munoz Makes a Leap into a Tie for Ninth at World Amateur

Oct. 20, 2006

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

Munoz, with five birdies on the day, made a huge leap into a tie for ninth place after shooting a 2-under 214. Munoz had finished tied for 29th yesterday. Spain also moved up in the standings into a tie for seventh place after shooting a 3-under 429.

Nordqvist remains at 4-under for the third day of play after shooting an even-par 72 on the round. She has a three-day total of 212 to finish in seventh place. Sweden is currently in second place at 10-under with a three-day total of 422.

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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