Cayetana Fernández turns Augusta National upside down

A Cayetana FernandezHer closest friends know her as Cata. For all those who still don’t know who she is, we could define her as the closest thing to the female version of Jon Rahm. At just 17 years old she has just turned golf’s holiest shrine upside down, Augusta National.

Cata finished fourth in the Augusta National Womens Amateur (ANWA). Just a few days before the beginning of the Augusta Masters, the rectors of the most exclusive course in the world decided four years ago to open their tour for the best amateur players in the world, a gigantic success. The tournament has more television audiences than any of the major professional events in women’s golf.

For two days, the players play on the neighboring course and only the best 30 and tied will have the privilege of playing the last and final round at Augusta National, a privilege only reserved for a few fans. Initially four Spanish Carolina Lopez-Chacarra (Eugene’s sister), Julia Lopez, Carla Tejedo y Cayetana they played the tournament, but only Cata survived to set foot on the immaculate fairways of the most coveted golfing Eden. “It’s being amazing, it’s been crazy to be here“, the enthusiasm of the Spaniard overflows. Her 71 final shots in Augusta were the second best round of the day and one of the only three below par on the course.

Cata began her golf orderly, with six pars, the first birdie came on the 7th hole and she closed her first 9 holes with the second. She was approaching the leadership marked by the number one in the world Rose Zhang. “I messed it up a bit in the amen corner“, Cata recognized that she could not control her momentum and stumbled with a bogey on the 10th hole, a ball into the water on the 11th hole that caused her to lose two strokes and a new bogey on the emblematic par 3 hole 12. The Spanish then took one of His main virtues were the claw with which he managed to finish with three birdies in the last four holes.He will forever remember the end of his first ANWA, the birdie on the 17th hole past the green and that the Madrid celebrated as if he had won the green jacket.

Only one hole later, already at the 18th, he crowned a most effusive farewell, a new birdie from the outside, which revolutionized the calm of the Saturday before the Masters.

Cata left the garden between jumps and hugs and with fourth place in her pocket with a total -3. His result left him six strokes from -9, where Zhang and Bae played a tiebreaker that fell in favor of the world number one.

The final conclusion of these three days is that the Augusta week has started very well for Spanish golf and that the future of national women’s golf is more than assured.

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