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  Azahara Munoz
Azahara Munoz

Player Profile
Hometown:
Malaga, Spain

High School:
Ortega y Gasset

Height:
5-5

Experience:
4V

Career Average:
72.74

**2008 NCAA Champion, 4x All-American, 2x Edith Cummings Munson Award**

One year later, top rookie Munoz still shines (by Julie Williams, Golfweek/Nov. 17, 2011)
Click here to read about Azahara's win at the NCAA Championships
Click here to read about Azahara and her fellow Spaniards at the U.S. Women's Amateur


2008-09
• Led team to seven NCAA Title
• Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships
• Graduated summa cum laude with a 3.98 in psychology
• 2009 NGCA All-American
• First double winner of the Edith Cummings Munson Award
• 2009 Pac-10 Scholar of the Year
• 2009 First-Team All-Pac-10
• 2009 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American
• 2009 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District
• 2009 Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic
• 2009 Golfweek First-Team All-American
• Finished the season with a 71.72 stroke average
• Had eight top 20 appearances in eight rounds
• Finished the season with seven top 10 finishes
• Named a Golfweek Midseason All-American

Azahara Munoz after winning the 2008 NCAA Individual Championship


2007-08
• 2008 NCAA Individual Champion
•Claimed the NCAA title by making a 25-putt in the first hole of a playoff against UCLA's Tiffany Joh
•2008 Edith Cummings Munson Award Recipient
• 2008 First-Team All-Pac-10
• 2008 NGCA Academic All-American
• 2008 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American
• 2008 ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District
•Earned a 71.97 Stroke Average over eleven tournament appearances
•Named Golf World's Best Player You Maybe Never Heard Of in December
•Golf World Mid-Season All-American
•Seven Top-5 Finishes; Ten Top-10 Finishes; 11 Top-20 Finishes
•Is ASU's ninth NCAA Individual Champion

2006-07
• 2007 NGCA Second-Team All-American

• 2007 First-Team All-Pac-10

• 2007 NGCA Academic All-American

• 2007 First-Team All-Pac-10 Academic

• Finished the season ranked 19th by Golfweek and 24th in the Golfstat Cup

• Tied for second at both the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown and the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

• Tied her career low of 67 in the second round of the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown

• Finished in the top-ten six times in her ten appearances on the season

• Earned a 74.09 stroke average in her ten tournament appearances

2005-06
• Named 2006 NGCA Second-Team All-American

• 2006 First-Team All-Pac-10

• 2006 NGCA Academic All-American

• Finished first on the team with a 73.03 stroke average

• Shot a career-best 67 at the 2006 PING/ASU Invitational

• Finished in the top 10 eight times in 10 appearances, including a tie for sixth place at both the NCAA and Pac-10 Championships

• Had a season-best third-place finish (-4) at the Wildcat Invitational

• Tied for sixth (E) at the PING/ASU Invitational
Amateur
• Runner-up at the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur
• 2009 Ladies British Amateur Champion
• Competed for Spain in the 2006 Women's World Amateur tying for third in the world
• Qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women's Amateur

• Earned an exemption into the Kraft/Nabisco Invitational and made the two-day cut
International Experience
• Won the 2004 Girls' British Open Championship in Scotland and finished second at the tournament in 2005

• Was a member of Europe's Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002, 2003, and 2005

• Captured the 2002 Spanish Amateur title

• Was the 2002 Spanish International Junior champion and was a semifinalist at the event in 2004

• Was ranked 10th in the country in the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings in 2004

• Missed a win at the 2005 Thunderbird International Junior by just one stroke

• Member of the Spanish National Team

High School
• A 2005 graduate of Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain

Personal
• Majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business

• Hails from the same part of Spain as ASU All-American and 2003 NCAA champion Alejandro Canizares

• The daughter of Jose Antonio Muñoz Santiago and Consuelo Guijarro Moreno of San Pedro de Alcantara, Malaga, Spain

• Has two siblings: Elena Muñoz Guijarro (22) and Jose Muñoz Guijarro (27)

• Enjoys going to the cinema with friends and listening to music

• Born Nov. 19, 1987

AZAHARA MUNOZ 2008-2009 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
NCAA Fall Preview757071216ET4
Mason Rudolph Preview727372217+116
The Derby Invitational727069211-5T2
UCF Challenge726973214-2T10
Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational727076218+2T5
PAC-10 Championships736871212-1T5
NCAA West Regional Championships697172212-4T6
NCAA Championships78717272293+5T4
8 appearance, 25 rounds, 1,793 strokes, 71.72 stroke average, 7 Top 10 Finishes, 8 Top 20 Finishes

AZAHARA MUNOZ 2007-2008 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
Mason Rudolph677371211-56
NCAA Fall Preview727070212-75
Edean Ihlanfeldt767275223+7T12
Stanford Intercollegiate727369214+1T3
Northrop Grumman757170216+3T2
Wildcat Invitational727376221+8T8
Thompson Invitational767075221+5T4
ASU/PING Invitational737069212-4T3
Pac-10 Championships727176219+67
NCAA West Regional697171211-5T3
NCAA Championships69727373287-11
11 appearances, 34 rounds, 2447 strokes, 71.97 stroke average, 10 Top Ten Finishes, 11 Top 20 Finishes

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