Carlota Ciganda won a $ 1 million reward for getting the best average score at par5 holes throughout the LPGA Tour 2019 season.
Aon Risk Reward Challenge (ARRC) fell over when Toto Japan Classic with 54 matches ended last weekend. At the event in Japan, Spanish golfer Ciganda was absent, while her biggest rival, Ariya Jutanugarn, competed.
Up to before the tournament, Ciganda took the lead with 0.841 (average club score below par5). Jutanugarn followed closely behind in second place with a close score of 0.808. The Thai Golfer who used to be number one in the world needs to score two eagles at Hole 17 of Seta Stadium to be able to overcome Ciganda.
Over three rounds in the target pit, Jutanugarn reached par-birdie-eagle turns one after another. Therefore, the prize money of one million USD of ARRC belongs to Ciganda – the world’s 14th ranked golfer. At the PGA Tour, Brooks Koepka won the race. This season, Ciganda didn’t win a trophy, but had eight finishes in the top 10 through 22 appearances.
Ciganda started playing professionally in 2011. A year later, she got a card at both of the world’s top female tournament systems – LPGA Tour and European Tour.
At age 29, Ciganda is the owner of two LPGA Tour titles with a total prize money of nearly $ 5.3 million. On the European Tour, the golfer was crowned four times, with the title “Best Rookie” and “Best Golfer” and topped the ranking of prize money right on the debut season.
Ciganda is the European player who played against the USA in the Solheim Cup team match. For four consecutive appearances since 2013, she and her home team have won the championship twice, the most recent is the competition between the two sides at Gleneagles in Scotland in September.