Ciganda, Munoz lead Ladies' British Am

Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz (pictured) will be the top seeds in the match play portion of the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship after tying for first in the 36-hole qualifier.

The former Arizona State teammates finished at 8-under 138 to lead the 137-player field.

Ciganda had five birdies and an eagle in her second-round 68 to go along with a pair of bogeys, while Munoz also finished with five birdies, leading to her second consecutive 69.

Ciganda’s eagle came on the 434-yard, par-5 12th hole which she eagled in both rounds. She will be the No. 1 overall seed in match play because of her lower second round score.

Sweden’s Camilla Lennarth and England’s Holly Clyburn tied for third, finishing five shots back, and first-round leader Aedin Murphy of Ireland turned in a second-round 80 to fall back into a tie for 12th.

Switzerland’s Sherlyn Popelka, Italy’s Giulia Molinaro and Spain’s Ane Urchegul all finished at 8-over 154, but were eliminated in a 9-for-6 playoff which trimmed the field to the top 64 players heading into match play.

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