|Getting to know the LET rookie from Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.
Spain's Marta Silva turned professional last October after graduating in the US and finished tied for 43rd place at Lalla Aicha Tour School Final Qualifying 2013. She has now 9b exemption category.
1. How did you get into golf?
I started playing golf when I was nine years old and I’m now 22.
2. Who introduced you to golf?
My parents and my brother played so I just started.
3. Where did you go to university?
I went to the University of Georgia and just graduated this past June. I did Communications Studies.
4. What did you do after graduating?
I came to Spain for a month and I played one tournament but mostly just relaxed. I went back to the States in August and practised in Sea Island and prepared for the LPGA Q School. I went through the first stage, then I played the World Am in Turkey, then I went back to the States to play the second stage and it didn’t go that great, so I came back to Spain and I’ve just been practising there until LET Tour School. I turned pro in October.
5. Where are you from in Spain?
The north west, Galicia. Santiago de Compostela.
6. What languages do you speak?
Spanish and English.
7. Best round, when and where
63, in Saddle Brook in Florida.
8. Best part of your game?
I would say my long game.
9. Driving distance?
I have no idea. It’s probably 220, 230 metres.
10. Any holes in one?
Yes, one this year, at our conference tournament in university.
11. Favourite golf course?
I played Augusta National so I would say that one, it was pretty cool. It was two hours away from my university.
12. Dream four ball?
Tiger Woods, Adam Scott and Annika Sorenstam.
13. What do you do to relax?
I love sports, so I love playing tennis, playing paddel, beach volleyball and of course hanging out with my friends, my family.
14. What teams do you support?
I’m not a huge football fan. I’m a Barcelona fan, because of my brother, who is a huge, huge fan. I don’t like Madrid at all! In American football of course Georgia.
15. Any friends already on this Tour?
Yes, lots, that’s the best part about this game!
16. What’s in your bag?
I have all Titleist clubs.
17. Greatest golfing achievement so far?
Two years ago I got the NCAA player of the year in the States, 2011, my junior year in school.
18. When did you play the PING Junior Solheim Cup?
2005 and 2007.