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Carlota Ciganda Machiñena (born 1 June 1990) is a professional golfer from Spain who plays on the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. She won the LET's Order of Merit (money title) in her debut season in 2012, and was also named Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Carlota Ciganda
2009 Women's British Open - Carlota Ciganda (2).jpg
Personal information
Born (1990-06-01) 1 June 1990 (age 29)
Pamplona, Spain
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidencePamplona, Spain
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional2011
Current tour(s)LET (joined 2012)
LPGA Tour (joined 2012)
Professional wins7
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Ladies European Tour4
LPGA of Korea Tour1
Other1
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT4: 2015, 2019
Women's PGA C'shipT13: 2014
U.S. Women's Open3rd: 2018
Women's British OpenT7/7th: 2018, 2019
Evian Championship10th: 2019
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Rookie of the Year
2012
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit winner
2012
Ladies European Tour
Player of the Year
2012

Early life and college careerEdit

Born in Pamplona, Spain, Ciganda started to play golf aged five, influenced by her father. Her uncle is the former football player and coach José Ángel Ziganda. She attended college in the United States at Arizona State University from 2008 to 2011,[1] where she majored in Business Administration. Ciganda speaks four languages.[2]

Amateur careerEdit

Ciganda enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the British Ladies Amateur in 2007. She returned to the finals in 2009, but was runner-up to compatriot and ASU teammate Azahara Muñoz. Ciganda won the European Ladies Amateur Championship in 2004 and 2008, and was the Spanish National age group champion from 2000–2006. She was a member of Spain's 2006 and 2008 Espirito Santo Trophy teams, finishing second in 2008; 2005 and 2007 European Junior Solheim Cup teams and 2004 and 2006 European Junior Ryder Cup teams. While at Arizona State, she was a member of the Sun Devils' NCAA championship team in 2009 as a freshman, and made conference history as the first to win consecutive Pac-10 Championships in 2009 and 2010; she finished third in 2011.

Ciganda played in a number of professional tournaments as an amateur and first took part in the 2005 Tenerife Ladies Open at age 14. Although on that occasion she did not make the cut, she finished as the best Spanish representative in several professional tournaments, including the 2007 Open De España Femenino, when she finished eighth and the 2008 Tenerife Ladies Open when she was third, three shots behind the winner, Rebecca Hudson.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Ciganda turned professional in May 2011 making her debut the following month at the Tenerife Ladies Match Play, an unofficial event on the LET schedule, where she finished second to Becky Brewerton. She competed on the Ladies European Tour Access Series that season, winning the Murcia Ladies Open. In the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in December 2011 she finished tied 34th, earning Priority List Category 20 for the 2012 LPGA Tour season and went on to finish third at the LET Final Qualifying School tournament later that month to earn full playing rights for the 2012 Ladies European Tour season.[3]

In her first full season on the 2012 Ladies European Tour, Ciganda won the ISPS Handa Order of Merit and was also named Players' Player of the Year, as voted for by the LET members. She played in 19 tournaments, with two victories at the Deloitte Ladies Open and the China Suzhou Taihu Open and had ten additional top-10s finishes. Her efforts won her the LET Rookie of the Year award and she ended the season ranked second on the European Solheim Cup points list with total earnings of €251,289.95.[3]

Amateur wins (3)Edit

Professional wins (6)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
1 16 Oct 2016 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship1 69-70-69-70=278 –10 Playoff   Alison Lee 300,000
2 13 Nov 2016 Citibanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational 67-72-68-68=275 –13 2 strokes   Austin Ernst
  Jodi Ewart Shadoff
  Karine Icher
  Sarah Jane Smith
  Angela Stanford
200,000

1 Co-sanctioned with KLPGA Tour

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2014 CME Group Tour Championship   Julieta Granada
  Lydia Ko
Ko won with par on fourth extra hole
Granada eliminated with par on second hole
2 2016 Meijer LPGA Classic   Kim Sei-young Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2016 LPGA KEB–Hana Bank Championship   Alison Lee Won with birdie on first extra hole

Ladies European Tour (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ()
1 3 Jun 2012 Deloitte Ladies Open 71-67-69=207 –9 2 strokes   Ursula Wikström 37,500
2 28 Oct 2012 China Suzhou Taihu Open 65-70-64=199 –17 7 strokes   Caroline Masson 52,500
3 2 Jun 2013 UniCredit Ladies German Open 68-33=101 –6 Playoff   Charley Hull 52,500
4 29 Sep 2019 Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open 72-68-65-71=276 −8 1 stroke   Esther Henseleit 45,000

LET Access Series (1)Edit

  • 2011 (1) Murcia Ladies Open

Results in LPGA majorsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2018.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
ANA Inspiration T66 T61 T4 T56 T60 CUT T4
U.S. Women's Open T39 T57 T63 CUT CUT T5 3 T22
Women's PGA Championship T37 T13 CUT CUT T20 T33 T48
The Evian Championship ^ T52 CUT T38 T17 T32 T33 10
Women's British Open CUT CUT T17 CUT T29 CUT T31 T23 T7 7

^ The Evian Championship was added as a major in 2013

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
T = tied

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
ANA Inspiration 0 0 0 2 2 2 7 6
U.S. Women's Open 0 0 1 2 2 3 8 6
Women's PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 5
The Evian Championship 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 6
Women's British Open 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 6
Totals 0 0 1 4 7 13 39 29
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 9 (2018 US Open – 2019 British Open, current)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 2 (2019 Evian – 2019 British Open, current)

Professional career summaryEdit

LPGA TourEdit

Year Tournaments
played
Cuts
made
Wins 2nd 3rd Top 10s Best
finish
Earnings
($)
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
Scoring
rank
2012 3 3 0 0 0 0 T17 $79,679 85 73.25 n/a
2013 19 13 0 1 0 2 2 355,949 40 71.98 49
2014 23 18 0 1 0 1 T2 367,280 44 72.17 64
2015 25 19 0 1 0 3 2 404,849 42 71.77 51
2016 26 22 2 1 0 7 1 1,116,199 14 70.56 16
2017 22 20 0 0 1 7 T3 765,008 24 70.35 21
2018 25 22 0 2 1 9 2 1,244,610 8 70.09 8
  • official as of 2018 season[4]

Ladies European TourEdit

Year LET
wins
Earnings
()
Money
list rank
Scoring
average
2012 2 251,290 1 70.46
2013 1 173,329 5 70.88
2014 0 140,730 5 70.32
2015 0 19,489 n/a 70.78
2016 0 57,266 n/a 71.36
  • official as of 2016 season[5]

World rankingEdit

Position in Women's World Golf Rankings at the end of each calendar year.

Year Ranking Source
2007 502 [6]
2008 504 [7]
2009 705 [8]
2010 605 [9]
2011 291 [10]
2012 50 [11]
2013 39 [12]
2014 46 [13]
2015 51 [14]
2016 20 [15]
2017 20 [16]
2018 15 [17]

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

Solheim Cup recordEdit

Year Total
matches
Total
W–L–H
Singles
W–L–H
Foursomes
W–L–H
Fourballs
W–L–H
Points
won
Points
%
Career 16 6–6–4 3–0–1 1–2–1 2–4–2 8 50.0
2013 3 3–0–0 1–0–0 def. M. Pressel 4&2 0–0–0 2–0–0 won w/ S. Pettersen 1 up
won w/ A. Muñoz 1 up
3 100.0
2015 4 1–1–2 0–0–1 halved w/ L. Thompson 1–0–0 won w/ M. Reid 4&3 0–1–1 halved w/ M. Reid
lost w/ A. Muñoz 3&2
2 50.0
2017 4 1–3–0 1–0–0 def. B. Lincicome 4&3 0–1–0 lost w/ C. Masson 1 dn 0–2–0 lost w/ E. Pedersen 6&5
lost w/ M. Reid 2 dn
1 25.0
2019 5 1–2–2 1–0–0 def. D. Kang 1 up 0–1–1 halved w/ B. Law
lost w/ B. Law 6&5
0–1–1 halved w/ B. Law
lost w/ A. Muñoz 2&1
2 40.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Bio – Carlota Ciganda". Arizona State University. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  2. ^ "LPGA Player Guide – Carlota Ciganda". LPGA Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "Ladies European Tour profile". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Carlota Ciganda results". LPGA. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Carlota Ciganda stats". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  10. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 27 December 2011. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 30 December 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 29 December 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 28 December 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 26 December 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  16. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 25 December 2017. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". 31 December 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.

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