MARBELLATO, Spain (26 September 20160 - Local hero Azahara Munoz held her nerve over the closing holes to become the first Spanish champion at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open in Marbella this weekend.
Just a month after her Olympic debut in Rio, the Spaniard posted a closing two-under-par 70 at the magnificent Aloha Golf Club in Marbellato to edge out American Beth Allen by a lone stroke.
The victory was her fourth on the European Ladies Tour, but it was clearly the most emotional.
“This is simply amazing,” said the 28-year-old, who lives nearby in San Pedro Alcantara. “A victory is always a victory, but winning at home is incredible. You know, having everyone here, my family, my friends; this means everything."