But the 32-year-old from Pamplona suffered more than expected on the last day in Sitges Golf Club Terramar (Barcelona), as he completed his worst 18 holes of the tournament. To this was added the brilliant course (6 under par) of the Scottish Laura Beveridgewhich ended in Monday position just 2 strokes from the winner.
In addition, Argentina’s Magdalena Simmermacher, despite starting the day 5 strokes behind Ciganda, came to tie her for first place with six holes to go. Ella but she sagged in the final stretch and finished third with a record of 15 under par.
Instead, the Swedish Elin Arvidsson (15 under par) and Maja Stark (13 under par), third and fifth, respectively, put up less resistance than expected, starting Sunday in second position four shots behind Ciganda.
The Spanish, who has finished the four days as leader of the classification, had not won a European Tour tournament since she precisely lifted the Mediterranean Ladies Open in 2019.
THE MOST EMOTIONAL DEDICATION
The Navarrese golfer has been more human than the other three days and has had to fight more than expected. “Winning is never easy, there were nerves but I like that adrenaline of fighting for victory. It is part of the process of being up there, ”she pointed out after her triumph. Carlota chained an eagle and a birdie and on the 16th and 17th holes to recover the leadership almost definitively. She “she was really looking forward to the 16th hole. She had played it very well the previous days but she had only made a birdie and two pars”.
Carlota Ciganda starred in the most emotional moment of the tournament and with emotion on the surface, he dedicated the victory to “some recently deceased relatives already Juan Carlos Unzue.