Who's who: Azahara Muñoz

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Who's who: Azahara Muñoz

  • Name:

    Azahara Muñoz Guijarro
  • Country:

    Spain
  • Born:

    Nov 19, 1987 in San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Real (Royal) GC Guadalmina, Costa del Sol.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2009

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2011, '13, '15, '19). Multiple wins on the Ladies European and LPGA Tours. LPGA Rookie of the Year (2010).

Did you know?

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 Muñoz

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2016
Europe
278 (-10)
€45,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Venue

Aloha

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2014
Europe
269 (-11)
€37,500
Lacoste

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Lacoste

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].

2013
Europe
266 (-14)
€37,500
Lacoste

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

€37,500

Title sponsor

Lacoste

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].

2012
America
Hamilton Farm
2 & 1
$375,000
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Venue

Hamilton Farm

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

$375,000

Title sponsor

Sybase

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].

2010
Awards
704 pts
$402,497
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Venue

Score

704 pts

Prize money

$402,497

Title sponsor

Rolex

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.

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

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].

2009
Europe
203 (-16)
€50,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Score

203 (-16)

Prize money

€50,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Madrid Ladies Masters (Oct 1-3). 21-year-old Muñoz (Esp), making her professional debut, beat Anna Nordqvist (Swe) with an eagle-3 at the first playoff hole to claim her first Ladies European Tour win. [Retamares Casino GC, Miraval, nr Madrid, Spain].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Munoz, Azahara

Venue

Lanark

Score

4 & 2

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

LGU

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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