Ana Pelez It is at the moment one of the strongest promises in Spanish women’s golf. The malaguea walks with a firm step in her first edition of the Open de Espaa as a professional (he is tenth), although it will not be easy to repeat his third place last year at the Real Club Guadalmina, when he was still an amateur. At Los Naranjos Golf Club, the Andalusian is no longer a stranger despite being only 23 years old. Her solid career at the University of South Carolina supports her.
Next week to face the Spanish Championship of professionals and the next week it will be crucial, because attend the Ladies European Tour Classification School in La Manga. Then touch choose. “Once I get through the School and the big decision arrives: cross the pond and try to get the LPGA card through the Symetra, or if I stay in Europe, learning and gaining experience. Decide when I know my status “, Ana tells MARCA.
Pelez, yes, he does not put a ceiling: “The LPGA? In the future, in the very long term, the goal is to become number one and for that you have to be there.” The determination already has it; also lives golf.
At the moment, Ana, who reached 11th in the world amateur ranking, has only been a professional for four months, and each tournament enriches her a little more. “I have already lived high moments and other lows, and I am grateful to go through those low moments because they are making me learn a lot about my game and they will help me in the future to be even better. “
Ana’s training period has already led her to play some important championships, such as the Arnold Palmer Cup, el Augusta National Women’s Amateur o el US Open, the latter already with the elders. “The US Open was very interesting because I was surrounded by the best in the world and you realize that you have to work hard and well, or there is no way to get up there “, says the young golfer. “The Augusta thing was for me like playing a ‘major’, because of the organization, the atmosphere, the history of the field … It was special, and already playing well in Augusta is an unbeatable memory”, aim. I ended up in 12th place.