TROWLEY BOTTOM, England – Spanish golfers have enjoyed a pretty good run in the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship in recent years. I’m betting that run continues this year.
My money is on either Arizona State players Carlota Ciganda or Azahara Munoz winning the 2009 title at Royal St David’s this Saturday.
I’m not exactly going out on a limb here. They finished as co-medalists on 8-under par, five shots ahead of Alabama’s Camilla Lennarth of Sweden. They are also Nos. 2 and 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.
Four Spaniards have won the Ladies’ British since 2001. Only an upset can stop it becoming five of the past nine.