Paula Martí

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Paula Martí
— Golfer —
2009 Women's British Open - Paula Marti (9).jpg
Martí at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Full name Paula Martí Zambrano
Born (1980-01-29) 29 January 1980 (age 34)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Spain
Partner Ivan Corretja
Children Izan (b. 2006)
Jan (b. 2010)
Career
College University of Florida
Turned professional 2000
Current tour(s) LPGA Tour (2003–2005)
Ladies European Tour (joined 2001)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
Ladies European Tour 2
ALPG Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship CUT: 2003
LPGA Championship T42: 2005
U.S. Women's Open T26: 2003
Women's British Open T2: 2002
Achievements and awards
Ladies European Tour
Order of Merit
2002

Paula Martí Zambrano (born 29 January 1980) is a professional golfer from Spain. She formerly was a member of the LPGA Tour and currently plays the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Martí was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. As an amateur, she was National Spanish Champion in 1996 and a member of the European Junior Ryder Cup teams of 1995 and 1997.[1] She moved to the United States in 1998, and graduated from Saddlebrook Prep School and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy.[2] She was 1998 AJGA All-American.[3]

Martí attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States, where she played for the Florida Gators women's golf team in 2000 and was recognized as a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[2] She turned professional in 2000, starting her professional career on the Ladies European Tour in 2001.

Professional career[edit]

She had two victories in her rookie season, winning the Ladies Italian Open and Ladies British Masters.[4]

In 2002 Marti won the EDUCOM ALPG Players' Championship, came second at the British Women's Open and topped the money list on the Ladies European Tour.[5] She was a member of the 2002 European Solheim Cup Team[6] and was awarded the Spanish Royal Order of Merit for Sports in the bronze category.[7]

At the end of 2002, she tied for 31st at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 2003 LPGA season. During 2003–2005 her best LPGA Tour finish was a tie for sixth at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship. She teamed with Ana Belen Sánchez to represent Spain at the inaugural Women's World Cup of Golf in 2005[8] and teamed with Marta Prieto in the 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf.[9] She did not play on the LPGA in 2006 due to the birth to her first child, son Izan Corretja.[5]

Marti returned to the LET in 2007. She finished tied 3rd at the MFS Women's Australian Open Championship, her first event of the season. She posted seven top ten finishes in seventeen 2007 starts however was not selected for the 2007 Solheim Cup team.

Marti finished second at the 2007 Deutsche Bank Ladies Swiss Open, losing to Bettina Hauert at the fourth extra hole of a play-off. In 2008 she posted ten top ten finishes, including three runner-up spots, ending the year ranked 8th on the tour's money list.

She had a second son with partner Ivan Corretja, a boy named Jan, on 22 November 2010.[10]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

Ladies European Tour wins[edit]

ALPG Tour wins[edit]

  • 2002 EDUCOM ALPG Players' Championship

Team appearances[edit]

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paula Marti Profile". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "Paula Marti Bio". University of Florida. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "1998 Polo Golf Junior All-Americans". American Junior Golf Association. Retrieved 28 April 2007. 
  4. ^ Martin Park (15 May 2002). "Marti returns to Poggio". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Paula Marti Biography". LPGA Tour. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  6. ^ Martin Park (4 September 2002). "Solheim Cup Player Profile: Paula Marti". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  7. ^ Martin Park (16 December 2002). "Carriedo and Marti receive Royal awards". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 
  8. ^ Martin Park (17 December 2004). "Women's World Cup of Golf: Twenty teams confirmed". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 28 April 2007. 
  9. ^ Brad Morgan (17 December 2006). "Top field for Women's World Cup". South Africa Info. Retrieved 28 April 2007. 
  10. ^ A second baby boy for Marti

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