Munoz Ties for Third at the 2006 World Amateur

Oct. 21, 2006

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - After tying for 29th in the second round, Azahara Munoz shot a 68 and 69 in the third and fourth rounds, respectively, to finish tied for third in the 2006 Women's World Amateur. To many in the golf field, the World Amateur is comparable to the Olympics of golf.

Munoz, who was off the lead by three strokes, shot a 5-under 283. Spain finished in eighth place after shooting a 4-under 572.

Freshman Anna Nordqvist helped Sweden claim back-to-back first place finishes at the World Amateur, after Sweden finished tied for first at 10-under. Nordqvist tied for 14th, carding a 1-under 287 (68-72-72-75) for the tournament.

Held once every two years, the World Amateur positions 48 different teams against one another to compete for the Espirito Santo Trophy and the holds 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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