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Name: - Carlota Ciganda Machiñena
Country: - Spain
Born : - June 1, 1990 in Pamplona, Province of Navarre, Spain.
Original Home/Club: - Pamplona, Spain.
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 2011

Roll of Honour

Solheim Cup player (2013, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour. LET Rookie of the Year (2012). LET Order of Merit winner (2012).

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Influenced by her father, Ciganda started to play golf at the age of five. She enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, winning the British Ladies Amateur title in 2007, and European Amateur in 2004 and 2008. While at Arizona State University she was a member of the successful "Sun Devils" golf team, which triumphed in the women's NCAA team championship in 2009.

Ciganda played in several professional tournaments as an amateur. She turned professional in 2011, recording two wins on the Ladies European Tour the following year. These wins helped her to claim the 2012 LET Order of Merit, Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honours.

Top tournaments won by Carlota Ciganda

2018Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LET69.31n/a
Ciganda (Esp) recorded the season's lowest stroke average (69.31) on the Ladies European Tour. Azahara Muñoz (Esp) was second with 69.55; Caroline Hedwall (Swe) was third with 69.86.
2016Wmn AmericaLorena Ochoa Invtl.Mexico GC275 (-13)$200,000
Played as the Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational presented by Aeromexico and Delta (Nov 10-13). Second-placed Jodi Ewart Shadoff (Eng), Angela Stanford (USA), Karine Icher (Fra), Sarah Jane Smith (Aus) and Austin Ernst (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ciganda (Esp). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
2016Wmn AsiaLPGA Hana Bank Ch'shipSky 72 GC278 (-10)US$300,000
Played as the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship (Oct 13-16; KLPGA/LPGA Trs event). First-time LPGA Tour winner Ciganda (Esp) beat Alison Lee (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Ocean course, Sky 72 GC, Incheon, S Korea].
2013Wmn EuropeLadies German OpenGut Hausern101 (-6)€52,500
Played as the UniCredit Ladies German Open presented by Audi (May 30-Jun 2). Ciganda (Esp) beat Charley Hull (Eng) at the first playoff hole. Reduced to 27-holes from 72 due to severe rain. [Golfpark Gut Häusern, nr Munich, Germany].
2012Wmn EuropeLadies Dutch OpenBroekpolder GC207 (-9)€37,500
Played as the Deloitte Ladies Open (June 1-3). Second-placed Ursula Wikstrom (Fin) finished 2 shots behind 22-year old rookie Ciganda (Esp), who recorded her first Ladies European Tour win. [Broekpolder GC, nr Rotterdam].
2012Wmn AwardsOrder of Merit - LET€251,289see Score
Ciganda (Esp) won the LET 2012 ISPS Handa Order of Merit, with earnings of €251,289 on the Tour. Caroline Masson (Ger) was second with €241,831; Shanshan Feng (China) was third with €202,147. Ciganda became the first player since Laura Davies 27 years earlier to win the Tour's Order of Merit and Rookie titles in the same season.
2012Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LETxn/a
Ciganda (Esp) won the LET Players' Player of the Year Award, based on the votes of her peers.
2012Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LET€251,289see Score
Ciganda (Esp) won the LET 2012 Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. She finished No.1 on the Tour's (money-based) Order of Merit, with earnings of €251,289. The only other golfer to top the Tour's Order of Merit as a rookie was Laura Davies, 27 years earlier.
2012Wmn AsiaSuzhou Taihu Ladies OpenSuzhou Taihu Intl199 (-17)€52,500
Played as the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open (Oct 26-28; Ladies Eurpn, Asian & China Trs event). Second-placed Caroline Masson (Ger) finished 7 shots behind LET rookie and wire-to-wire winner Ciganda (Esp). [Suzhou Taihu Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
2007Wmn AmateurBritish Amateur (Ladies)Alwoodley4 & 3n/a
The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (104th). Ciganda (Esp) beat Anna Nordqvist (Swe) 4 and 3 in the final. [Alwoodley GC, Leeds, West Yorkshire].


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