Born:Feb 8, 1971 in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.
Solheim Cup player (2000, '02). Ladies European Tour wins (4). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (2001).
In 2000, Carriedo became the first Spanish golfer to play for Europe in the Solheim Cup.
Played as the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open (May 2-5). Second-placed Johanna Head (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). [Golf del Sur, nr Los Abrigos, Tenerife].
Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed and defending champion Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].
Played as the Compaq Open (Aug 10-12). Second-placed Karine Icher (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). Icher led the tournament for 70 holes, but on the back-nine of her final round sustained a penalty shot for slow play as well as two double-bogeys. [Osterakers GC, Akersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].
Carreido (Esp) won the LET 2001 Evian Order of Merit, based on a season-long points total of 10,661 pts. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was second with 8,014 pts; Karine Icher (Fra) was third with 6,927 pts. Carriedo also won the money list, with 2001 earnings of £160,441 on the Tour. Pettersen (Nor) was second with £129,546; Marine Monnet (Fra) was third with £121,193; Icher was fourth with £101,016.
Carriedo (Esp) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
Played as the Taiwan Ladies Open (March 15-17; co-sanctioned with LET). Second-placed Anna Berg (Swe) and Elisabeth Esterl (Ger) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Raquel Carriedo (Esp), who recorded her first win as a professional. [Ta Shee G&CC, Daxi, nr Taoyuan City, Taiwan].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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