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Munoz, Azahara (ESP)
Ladies European Tour Player Profile
Surname Munoz
First Name(s) Azahara Guijarro
Date of Birth 19th November 1987
Place of Birth Malaga
Nationality Spain
Exemption Status 03a - LET Ranking Tournament Winners
Sponsor Allianz, Ping
Represents Allianz

Ladies European Tour Season Stats and Results
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Ladies European Tour Career Summary
Statistics
Career Earnings (Euro) 324,427.06
Tournaments Played 22
LET Tournaments Won 2
LPGA Tournaments Won 1
Top Ten Finishes 4
Lowest Round 64
Playoff Record 1/1
   
   
   
Order of Merit Record
SeasonPos.EuroPlayed
2008 n/a 0.00 0
2009 n/a 0.00 0
2010 16 96,633.44 7

Biography Munoz, Azahara (ESP)

PROFESSIONAL

  • In 2013, Azahara played in only four tournaments on the LET but she made a huge impression at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France when she collected her second LET title at Chantaco in Aquitaine. She fired rounds of 68, 65, 68 and 65 to end on 266, a stroke ahead of Frenchwomen Gwladys Nocera and Valentine Derrey. Azahara was also a member of the first European team to win The Solheim Cup in the United States and this was her second straight win in The Solheim Cup from as many appearances. Partnering Karine Icher, she won her day one foursomes match against Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer and partnering fellow Spaniard Carlota Ciganda, memorably won the day two four-balls one-up against Gerina Piller and Angela Stanford to ensure a European white-wash on Saturday afternoon. She posted a 2-2-0 win-loss-draw record for a 4-3-1 career record with 4 ½ total points scored.
  • In 2012, played 4 LET events with a season-best T3rd at the Lacoste Ladies Open de France. Season’s earnings: €60,059.19 (48). On the LPGA, played 26 events, 22 cuts made, $1,230,751 (8), 9 top-10 finishes, 4 top-5 finishes. Became a Rolex First-Time Winner at the 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship. She was the only Spaniard to finish in the top-20 in the Rolex Rankings, listed at 16th. Crossed the $1 million and $2 million mark in career earnings this year, after a T15 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship and T14 at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.
  • In 2011, played in three Ladies European Tour events and finished 2nd at the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle. On the LPGA, tied for 2nd at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship, finished 3rd at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and tied for 8th at the Wegman’s LPGA Championship. Member of the victorious European Solheim Cup Team at Killeen Castle in Ireland and earned a 1-1-1 record with 1 ½ points. Beat Angela Stanford in the singles by 1 hole.
  • In 2010, her rookie season on the LET, played in 7 LET events and posted two top-10 finishes: tied for 8th at the AIB Ladies Irish Open and tied for 10th at the Handa Women's Australian Open.  Finished 20th on the Henderson Money List with season’s earnings of €96,633.44. On the LPGA, was named Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year after tying for fourth at the Bell Micro LPGA Classic; tied for 11th at the LPGA Championship Presented by Wegmans and the Evian Masters Presented by Société Générale; tied for 16th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic; tied for 17th at the Sybase Match Play Championship; tied for 19th at the U.S. Women's Open and the RICOH Women's British Open.
  • In 2009, Muñoz turned professional in September and shot to prominence by winning the Madrid Ladies Masters on her professional debut on the Ladies European Tour (LET) in early October. She defeated LPGA Major Champion and former Sun Devil Anna Nordqvist with an eagle three at the par five18th in a play-off after both players had tied. Muñoz is also a first year member of the LPGA Tour.

AMATEUR

A member of the Spanish National Team, Muñoz enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the 2002 Spanish Amateur Championship and finishing runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. She won the British Women's Amateur championship at Royal St. David’s in June 2009, defeating fellow Spaniard Carlota Ciganda in the final. At Arizona State University, Muñoz was the 2009 NCAA Individual National Champion, as she led the Sun Devils to the team National Championship as well. As a junior, Muñoz represented Europe on the Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002, 2003 and 2005.

PERSONAL

Outside of golf, Muñoz enjoys playing tennis, shopping and spending time with her friends. She is sponsored by Profacility, Allianz and PING. Twitter: @AzaharaGolf.

TOUR VICTORIES

(1)  2009 Madrid Ladies Masters, 2013 Lacoste Ladies Open de France.

 

OTHER VICTORIES

(1) 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship on LPGA

 

SOLHEIM CUP

(2): 2011, 2013

 

TOUR RECORD

2010              €96,633.44  20

2011              €53,457.21  42

2012              €60,059.19  48

2013              €64,277.22


Ladies European Tour Career Highlights
SeasonTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
2009 Madrid Ladies Masters 1 203 -16 50,000.00
2010 Women's Australian Open 10= 293 +1 8,888.89
2010 Evian Masters 11= 281 -7 44,281.23
2010 Ricoh Womens British Open 19= 289 +1 25,971.50
2010 AIB Ladies Irish Open 8= 210 -6 10,725.00
2010 Open de Espana Femenino 22= 209 -4 4,095.00
2011 Wegmans LPGA Championship 8= 67 -5 0.00
2011 Ladies Irish Open 2 204 -12 40,600.00

Ladies European Tour 2010 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
04-03-10 ANZ Ladies Masters 39= 283 -5 1,952.38
11-03-10 Women's Australian Open 10= 293 +1 8,888.89
22-07-10 Evian Masters 11= 281 -7 44,281.23
29-07-10 Ricoh Womens British Open 19= 289 +1 25,971.50
06-08-10 AIB Ladies Irish Open 8= 210 -6 10,725.00
17-09-10 Open de Espana Femenino 22= 209 -4 4,095.00

Ladies European Tour 2011 Season
DateTournamentPos.ScoreParEuro
26-06-11 Wegmans LPGA Championship 8= 67 -5 0.00
21-07-11 Evian Masters 56= 290 +2 6,556.16
28-07-11 Ricoh Women's British Open 49= 290 +2 6,301.05
05-08-11 Ladies Irish Open 2 204 -12 40,600.00

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