Mediterranean Ladies Open: Spain's Carlota Ciganda wins on home soil

Carlota Ciganda (centre)
Carlota Ciganda (centre) has won her eighth individual title
Estrella Damm Mediterranean Ladies Open, Terramar Golf Club, Sitges (final round)
-8 C Ciganda (Spa); -7 E Henseleit (Ger); -3 S Nuutinen (Fin); -2 U Wikstrom (Fin), C Wolf (Aut), L Fuenfstueck (Ger)
Selected others: +2 L Hall (Wal), K MacDonald (Sco); +4 L Young (Eng), C Thompson (Eng); +6 B Morgan (Wal)

Spain's Carlota Ciganda holed a five-foot par putt on the last to claim her first victory in her home country at the Mediterranean Ladies Open.

Ciganda, who was part of Europe's Solheim Cup-winning team at Gleneagles, finished eight under after a level par 71 at the Terramar Golf Club in Sitges.

Esther Henseleit finished second after shooting a 68 to finish seven under.

Overnight leader Laura Fuenfstueck of Germany double-bogeyed her first two holes as she faded with a 79.

"I am very happy to win in Spain, it was a tough day," said Ciganda, who picked up her first Ladies European Tour win in three years.

"My family is here and playing in Spain is always special. It was very windy, with some crazy gusts on course but I played pretty solid."

Ciganda had the chance to win in Sitges in similar circumstances two years ago, but missed a par putt of similar distance and was then beaten by Florentyna Parker in the play-off.

She admitted that the memory returned on the 18th on Sunday, saying: "I just said keep your head still and make this putt and win the tournament. I don't want to go through another play-off because anything can happen and the putt went in, so I'm very, very happy."

Wales' Lydia Hall and Scotland's Kelsey MacDonald finished 10th on two over par, while England's Charlotte Thompson was 17th on four over.

Top Stories