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Carlota Ciganda, one step away from triumph at the Spanish Open

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Carlota Ciganda, one step away from triumph at the Spanish Open

The Spaniard leads the Thai Atthaya Thitikul by three strokes before the final day.

Ciganda during the tournament.EFE

Spanish Carlota Ciganda this Saturday consolidated his leadership in the Andalusian Costa del Sol Open of Spain, last tournament of the European Women’s Golf Tour, and leads the Thai in three strokes Atthaya Thitikul, second and that she already arrived in Marbella mathematically as champion of the ‘Race to Costa del Sol’.

In the absence of the fourth and last day of this Sunday at the Los Naranjos Golf Club Marbella course, this last competition of the 2021 calendar of the Ladies European Tour (LET) has, for the moment, Spanish name and surname: Carlota Ciganda Maciena, who is is showing intractable, with 70 goals (2 under par) in the third round.

After another great performance on the third day of the tournament, the Navarrese is one step away from lifting the trophy that closes the Ladies European Tour year, the title that is lacking in its showcases for the one considered the best Spanish golfer.

After beating the record of the marbell course on the previous day with a spectacular 6 under par (66 impacts) together with the Swedish Lina boqvist, which is tenth, Ciganda commands the classification with -10 and 206 strokes, three less than the Thai Thitikul, who, after her 67 card this Saturday, remains on the lookout.

The Navarrese has gone from less to more in the tournament, since she started fourth at the start, assaulted first place on the second day and has managed to maintain it with a spectacular streak in which she knew how to find three consecutive birdies between hole 2 and the 4 that were decisive.

Galician Ftima Fernndez Cano, who started the Andaluca Open as a leader, has been deflating and on this last day she was penalized by certain errors that put her in fifth position after needing 75 strokes, compared to Ciganda’s 70.

In this situation of competitive decline, Atthaya Thitikul, the young promise turned into reality (18 years old) who mathematically is already the winner of the ‘Race to Costa del Sol’, whatever the final result of this tournament, due to her triumphs in the previous ones.

With four birdies in the first ten holes, he threatened to nip at the heels of Carlota Ciganda, but the Navarrese took a birdie on the 11th hole, which coincided with the Thai stalling with a bogey on the 12th hole. The eyes on Los Naranjos focused on them, Ciganda and Thitukul, with a The viewer thanked the spectator: ‘birdie’ from the Asian team on the 14th hole, Carlota’s ball into the water on the 15th, her rival’s birdie on the 17th and another ‘birdie’ from the Spaniard on the last hole.

“Doing two under par in these circumstances, on a hard day, with wind, is better than yesterday’s -6. I am in a good position for the last day, I have confidence in myself to face whatever may arise. The key is to remain calm, to go step by step solving what may arise, “said the Navarrese. Even so, she was cautious in stating that she has already played against the Thai golfer and knows that “she is a dangerous player, with the capacity for anything”.

In addition to Ftima Fernndez, fifth with -4, the malagueas Ana Pelez and Laura gmez They are in tenth place with -1, tied with the Swedish Boqvist and Caroline Hedwall, and the Valladolid Carmen Alonso, the player with the most Open de Espaa, also aspires to sneak into the top ten starting from fourteenth place.



Reference from elmundo