Five Women's Golfers to Compete in 2008 World Amateur Team Championship

Oct. 7, 2008

Five members of the Arizona State women's golf team will compete this week at the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship held at the Grange Golf Club in Adeladaie, Australia, Oct. 8-11. Carlota Ciganda, Giulia Molinaro, Azahara Munoz, Juliana Murcia and Anna Nordqvist will represent their native countries in the prestigious event.

Half of Spain's team will be Sun Devils as both incoming freshman Ciganda and senior Munoz will represent their native country. Ciganda, who will join the team in January, recently won her second European Amateur. Munoz is the reigning NCAA Champion and recently placed second at the U.S. Women's Amateur. She placed third at the 2006 World Amateur held in Cape Town, South Africa.

Nordqvist will play for her native Sweden for her second World Amateur. The junior won the Ladies British Amateur this past summer and has been the Sun Devils leader so far this season. Nordqvist placed 14th in the 2006 World Amateur and helped her team finish runner-up.

Murcia will compete for Colombia at the World Amateur. Murcia won her country's open this past summer and has been steady in ASU's early tournaments.

Rounding out the Sun Devil five-some is incoming freshman Molinaro. Molinaro will play for Italy at the 2008 World Amateur and will join the Sun Devils in January.

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.

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