The competition will take place at Aloha Golf between November 28 and December 1
The golfer, who in 2016 became the first Spanish golfer to win the Women’s Spanish Open, a victory she repeated in 2017, has confirmed her presence in this important tournament framed within the Ladies European Tour
Azahara Muñoz: “The Spanish Open is a competition where the results achieved are usually good. I have already won it twice and that is an additional incentive for me”
Azahara Muñoz, one of the great references of Spanish women’s golf, will decorate with his presence the Andalucia Costa del Sol Open de Spain, competition framed within the European Women’s Circuit that will take place between November 28 and December 1 at Aloha Golf (Malaga) with the main sponsorship of the Ministerio de Turismo de la Junta de Andalucía, Turismo Costa del Sol and Acosol – Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental.
The Malaga-born golfer, considered by her own merits as one of the best players in the world – currently ranked 42nd in the World Ranking – is a center of priority attention for a double reason: her status as a local player – she trained golfing in the nearby RCG Guadalmina School– and the first Spanish player in history not only to win the Women’s Spanish Open, a goal achieved in 2016 through a simply exceptional performance, but for re-editing triumph in 2017 with another superb game show.
“It makes me very excited to play the Spanish Open again, since it is a very special tournament for me for many reasons. Playing at home always motivates me because I know that I will be surrounded by my people and my family and that is something which encourages me to try to do my best” acknowledges the Malaga golfer.
“In addition, it is a competition where the results achieved are usually good. I have already won the Women’s Spanish Open twice and that is an additional incentive for me. It’s the last tournament of the season and I’m very excited to finish the year at home” says Azahara Muñoz.
Member of the winning European team in the recent Solheim Cup, a tournament he has won three times (2011, 2013 and 2019), Azahara Muñoz comes with the challenge of adding his third win to his medal win in a Women’s Spanish Open, a feat never conquered by any golfer in the history of this important tournament.
In this season, the Spanish player accumulates five Top 10 in the American and European Circuits, with special mention for her second place in the Kia Classic and her third in the Women’s World Championship of the LPGA.
Historical references for Spanish golf
Azahara Muñoz became part of the history of Spanish golf by obtaining in 2016 the title of the Women’s Open of Spain, a feat until then dodged for a player from our country thanks to a heroic performance in which she surpassed the American Beth Allen in a final day to remember.
The Malaga-born golfer, tremendously excited after the achievement of the feat, with hundreds of feelings in full bloom related to her family, effort and determination, has already inscribed her name in the history of Spanish golf by becoming the first woman to hit the ball in an Olympic Games, specifically in Rio de Janeiro 2016, a historic milestone that stabbed just a month later with a victory as expected as desired for many, many years.
As if that were not enough, Azahara Muñoz was able to reissue the victory in the Andalusia Costa del Sol Open of Spain a year later, in 2017, in this case through another fabulous performance from the first day, a start, a development and a spectacular outcome which allowed Azahara Muñoz to follow in the wake of legendary players like Laura Davies, also with two twisted to his credit (1986 and 2010), and Marie Laure de Lorenzi (1988 and 1994), who did it however in alternate editions, exceeding in this time the huge competition of the duo composed of Carlota Ciganda and the English Georgia Hall.
An impressive sports career
Azahara Muñoz, who built in his day an impressive amateur medal winners, which includes titles in the Championships of Spain Alevín, Infantil, Sub-18, Junior and Absolute, regardless of international triumphs of the enormous draft of the British Girls, British Ladies Amateur or the Final of the University League of the United States – as well as gold medals with the Spanish team in European Championships of various categories or the Mediterranean Games -, he acceded to professionalism in June 2009 to weave since then a trajectory also spectacular.
Not surprisingly, Malaga, in its first tournament in the Ladies European Tour, the Madrid Ladies Masters 2009, won brilliantly after maintaining an exciting pulse with another of the great realities of current women’s golf, the Swedish Anna Nordqvist. The achievement of the American Circuit card a few months later allowed Azahara Muñoz to reconcile both competitions since then with obvious success, accumulating excellent results year after year, with special mention for his decisive contribution in the triumphs of the European team in the Solheim Cup 2011, 2013 and 2019, a triple wound in the most important team tournament in the world that few players can boast at their age, about to turn 32.
As if that were not enough, his sports curriculum is adorned with four titles in the Women’s European Circuit – the French Open 2013 and 2014 and the Spanish Open 2016 and 2017 – and two titles in the American Circuit, one individual – the Sybase Match Play Championship 2012– and another group, the one achieved in 2014 as part of the Spanish team that won the International Crown. In addition, Malaga represented Spain at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.