Who's who in golf - Azahara Munoz


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Name: - Azahara Muñoz Guijarro
Country: - Spain
Born : - November 19th, 1987 in San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.
Original Home/Club: - Real (Royal) GC Guadalmina, San Pedro de Alcántara, Costa del Sol.
Occupation: - Professional golfer.
Turned Pro: - 2009

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2011, '13, '15). Multiple wins on the Ladies European and US LPGA tours. LPGA Rookie of the Year (2010).


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Muñoz enjoyed a highly successful amateur career. Among many victories and awards, she was runner-up in the U.S. Women's Amateur in 2008, won the 2009 British Ladies Amateur Championship, and was a key contributor for the Arizona State University "Sun Devils" in winning the 2009 NCAA Team Championship.

After turning professional in September 2009, Muñoz promptly won her home-country Madrid Ladies Masters in early-October, beating former ASU teammate Anna Nordqvist in a playoff.

In 2010 Muñoz joined the LPGA Tour after finishing fifth at Q-School. She made the cut in her first eleven LPGA events and won the tour's 2010 Rookie of the Year award. Her first LPGA Tour victory came in 2012, with further LET wins also coming in ensuing years.


Top tournaments won by Azahara Munoz

2017Wmn EuropeLadies Spanish OpenRoyal Guadalmina269 (-19)€45,000
Played as the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino (Sept 21-24). Lee-Anne Pace (RSA) and Carlotta Ciganda (Esp) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Munoz (Esp), who won this event at her home club. [Real (Royal) GC Guadalmina, Andalucia, Spain].
2016Wmn EuropeLadies Spanish OpenAloha GC278 (-10)€45,000
Played as the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de España Femenino (Sept 22-25). Second-placed Beth Allen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Muñoz (Esp), who became the first home-country winner of the Spanish Ladies Open title. [Aloha GC, Costa del Sol, Spain].
2014Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenChantaco269 (-11)€37,500
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Maria Hernández (Esp) and Amy Boulden (Wales) finished 1 behind defending champion Muñoz (Esp). [Chantaco GC, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nr Biarritz].
2013Wmn EuropeLadies French OpenChantaco266 (-14)€37,500
Played as the Lacoste Ladies Open de France (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Valentine Derrey (Fra) and Gwladys Nocera (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Muñoz (Esp), who won her second Ladies European Tour title. [Chantaco GC, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, nr Biarritz].
2012Wmn AmericaSybase Match PlayHamilton Farm2 & 1$375,000
Played as the Sybase Match Play Championship (May 17-20). First-time LPGA Tour winner Muñoz (Esp) beat Candie Kung (USA) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final. [Hamilton Farm GC, Gladstone, NJ].
2010Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGA704 pts$402,497
Munoz (Esp) won the LPGA Tour 2010 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Munoz accumulated 704 pts; Beatriz Recari (Esp) was second with 419 pts. Munoz finished 30th on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $402,497.
2009Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Ladies)Royal St David's2 & 1n/a
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (106th). Munoz (Esp) beat Carlota Ciganda (Esp) 2 and 1 in the 18-hole final, the event's first all-Spanish final. [Royal St David's GC, Harlech, Gwynedd].
2009Wmn EuropeMadrid Ladies MastersRetamares203 (-16)€50,000
Played as the Madrid Ladies Masters. 21-year-old Munoz (Esp), making her professional debut, beat Anna Nordqvist (Swe) with an eagle-3 at the first playoff hole to claim her first Ladies Eurpn Tr win. [Retamares Casino GC, Miraval, nr Madrid, Spain].
2004Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Girls)Lanark GC4 & 2amateur
Played as the Girls' British Open Amateur Championship. Muñoz (Esp) beat Valentine Derrey (Fra) 4 and 2 in the final match. [Lanark GC, Lanark, Scotland].

 

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