Marta Prieto

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Marta Prieto
2009 Women's British Open - Marta Prieto (1).jpg
Marta Prieto at the 2009 Women's British Open
Personal information
Born (1978-09-11) 11 September 1978 (age 40)
Seville, Spain
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Spain
ResidenceSpain
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional2002
Current tour(s)Ladies European Tour (joined 2003)
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationDNP
Women's PGA C'shipDNP
U.S. Women's OpenDNP
Women's British Open66th: 2006

Marta Prieto (born 11 September 1978) is a Spanish professional golfer from Seville, Spain who plays on the Ladies European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Prieto was Spanish under-18 champion in 1995[1] and 1997 Spanish Amateur Champion[2] and played her collegiate golf at Wake Forest University, North Carolina from which she graduated with a degree in economics. In her first year Prieto won the ACC Championship having led from start to finish to earn medalist honors and grabbed a share of the Rookie of the Year honor in addition to being a member of the All-ACC team.[3] She was also named to the All-ACC team in her second year[4] as well as gaining 1999 Golfweek/Sagarin All-Mid-Atlantic/East District second-team all-district honours.[5]

In her junior year she finished 3rd at the NCAA Championships[1] and as a senior was named National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) 2001 All-America Second team[6] and gained her third All-ACC team honours.[7] Post graduation she won the 2001 British Ladies Amateur Championship[8] and the 2002 Italian Ladies International Championship.[2]

She represented Spain at the 2000 and 2002 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Prieto qualified for the 2003 Ladies European Tour by finishing second at the final Qualifyting tournament.[10] Her best finish in her rookie season was a tie for third at the season ending Biarritz Ladies Classic.[11] In 2004, she had three top ten finishes, the best being a runner's up spot at the KLM Ladies Open.[12] She partnered Paula Martí at the 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf representing Spain.[13]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reddick, Jay (29 June 2000). "Prieto Excels in Difficult Conditions at NCAA Championships". Atlantic Coast Conference. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  2. ^ a b "Marta Prieto Player Profile". Ladies European Tour. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  3. ^ "Marta Prieto Named Women's Golf Rookie of the Year". Wake Forest University Sports. 30 April 1998. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Marta Prieto Named to All-Acc Women's Golf Team". Wake Forest University Sports. 5 May 1999. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Prieto, Kirwin Named to Golfweek/Sagarin All-District Team". Wake Forest University Sports. 1 June 1999. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Marta Prieto Earns All-America Honors". Atlantic Coast Conference. 29 May 2001. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  7. ^ "2001 All-ACC Women's Golf Team". Atlantic Coast Conference. 8 May 2001. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  8. ^ "Prieto Captures Ladies British Amateur Title". Atlantic Coast Conference. 20 June 2001. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  9. ^ "World Amateur Team Championship Record Books". International Golf Federation. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  10. ^ Park, Martin (2 November 2002). "Maconi wins Tour school in thrilling finish". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  11. ^ Park, Martin (27 September 2003). "Hedblom ends frustrating wait". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  12. ^ Park, Martin (27 June 2004). "Esterl lands second victory at KLM Ladies Open". Ladies European Tour. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 28 April 2007.
  13. ^ Morgan, Brad (17 December 2006). "Top field for Women's World Cup". South Africa Info. Archived from the original on 29 November 2006. Retrieved 28 April 2007.