Spain’s Carlota Ciganda won the 2011 Murcia Ladies Open after a thrilling five hole playoff against defending champ Julie Tvede of Denmark on the campo sur at La Manga (Cartagena, Spain). Vamos Carlotta !
All eyes were on Carlota as she birdied the par 3 17th to tie for the lead in the final round. Ciganda and Tvede battled through two playoff holes on the 18th before play was called for the day due to darkness.
The pair resumed play on the 18th at 8:15 on Sunday, ultimately playing three more playoff holes before Ciganda emerged as the winner.
The week also featured the emergence of Danish amateur Daisy Nielsen onto the international golf scene. The 17 year old Dane was battling for the lead until the 17th, where she was perhaps too aggressive off the tee. Her tee shot strayed 2 meters too far to the right and into the water, ending her hopes for the title
The amount of young, rising talent at the event was overwhelming. It was easily the largest representation in a pro event in several years for Belgian golf, which was represented by Joelle van Baarle, Laurence Herman, and Lien Willems.
Herman and van Baarle will be trying to earn their LET cards in January. The Murcia Ladies Open is one of the most popular events among the players on the LET Access Series, due to the fact the tournament is hosted by the same venue as the Qualifying School for the Ladies European Tour.
It was again a superb tournament on the increasingly competitive LET Access Series. For anyone not familiar with the official feeder tour to the Ladies European Tour, check out their official website at www.letaccess.com
Still very busy adding photos from the Murcia Ladies Open to our gallery. As always, these are available to fans to purchase for a small fee.
Well done to Detiagreen for organizing the event, Abacus for sponsoring, and La Manga for hosting. Great week.