Arizona State's Munoz Wins Ladies British Amateur

June 13, 2009

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Former Arizona State golfer Azahara Munoz defeated fellow Sun Devil Carlota Ciganda to claim the 2009 Ladies British Open Amateur title. Munoz topped Ciganda 2 and 1 in match-play competition at the tournaments first all-Spanish final round held at the Royal St. David's Golf Club at Harlech North Wales.

The Sun Devils have had quite a claim on the Ladies British Amateur in recent years. In 2008, former Sun Devil Anna Nordqvist won the title after being a finalist the previous two years. Ciganda defeated Nordqvist 4 and 3 in 2007. In 2004 and 2005, former Sun Devil Louise Stahle was the Ladies British Amateur Champion.

Two other Sun Devils also competed at the British Amateur. Giulia Molinaro narrowly missed qualifying for match play. Incoming freshman Alessia Knight qualified for match play before falling in the first round.

Munoz, who graduated from ASU this past May with a 3.98 in psychology, will also compete at the U.S. Open this summer as an amateur.

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