Cristina Marsans

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Cristina Marsans Astoreca (9 May 1946 – 26 August 2018)[1] was a Spanish golfer, best known for popularizing competitive golf in Spain.[2][3]


Throughout her long sporting career she managed to:

  • Six Amateur Spain Championships: 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1978; and four subchampionships: 1965, 1969, 1971 and 1982.
  • Three Doubles Championships in Spain: 1965, 1972 and 1973; and two subchampionships: 1966 and 1985.
  • Four Individual Spanish International Championships: 1965, 1977, 1979 and 1981.
  • Two International Championships of Spain Doubles: 1965 and 1971.
  • A Spanish Mixed Championship: 1972.
  • An International Championship of Italy: 1975.
  • Three Sherry Cups: 1972, 1975 and 1981.

And in his senior stage[4]:

  • Two Championships of Spain Individual Senior: 1999 and 2004.
  • Four Senior Spanish Championships: 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005.
  • Two International Championships of Spain Senior Doubles: 1999 and 2001.
  • An International Championship of Portugal Senior: 2003.[5]

She also represented Spain, within the national golf team, in the World Championships (in six occasions) and in Europe (in nine championships).

Royal Spanish Golf Federation[edit]

After her sport career, became part of the Board of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation, in different positions: President of the Women's Committee (1988-1992); Vice President of the Women's Committee (1998 and 2006); member of the Disciplinary Committee and member of the Honors Committee (until 2005).[6]

From the RFEG she promoted the creation of the "Green Wood Awards of Environmental Responsibility" for Spanish golf courses as well as the "Human Values Awards", to promote values of solidarity and care for the environment.[7] She especially focused on issues related to quality, design and environment, encouraging clubs to take the necessary steps to obtain ISO 14001 certification.


  • Gold Medal for Golf Merit (1975)