Susana Ribeiro recognized that her international season was not the best
The former four-time national champion missed the cut at the Spanish Open and ended the season internationally.
A year after having had her best season ever, Susana Ribeiro experienced a troubled 2020, with just a few competitions, and, after missing the cut at the Spanish Open, in Marbella, she recognized that her international season was not the best.
«The 2020 season fell far short of my expectations in several aspects. Firstly, concerning the cancellations of a few tournaments, and, secondly, for my performance, ”she admitted to Tee Times Golf exclusively for Record.
«I felt that I worked hard and the results did not appear in competition. It is frustrating when we feel confident and things do not go as we expected. But this sport is this way and this is also what keeps us trying again and again, ”she added.
At the Andalucia Costa Del Sol, Spanish Open, the story was the same. The national vice-champion of professionals finished in the group of 83rd classified, with 157 strokes, 13 above the Par of the South Course of Real Club De Golf Guadalmina, in Marbella, after 80 and 77 laps.
The tournament ended the Ladies European Tour (LET) calendar, the first European division in the women’s sector.
The Spanish Open was won by the Danish Emily Kristine Pedersen, with 273 strokes, 15 under par, after 68, 71, 68 and 66 rounds. She beat the Spanish Nuria Iturrioz by 4 strokes. It was her third consecutive title and the fifth of her career. At just 24 years old, she is a rising star.
A year ago, Susana Ribeiro made the cut for the first time in LET events exactly in this tournament, but the list of 96 registered was much stronger this year and the cut was established at 8 strokes over Par.
“I don’t think I played so badly for the result that I presented. I missed making birdies on both days, ”said the 30-year-old Portuguese.
The former four-time national champion only converted 1 birdie into 36 holes and the weather didn’t help either: “The course was very demanding, very long and the heavy conditions due to the rain made this aspect even more difficult”.
This did not prevent her from being favourably impressed by the South Course of the Real Club De Golf Guadalmina that she played for the first time: «The course is spectacular, in excellent condition, very strategic and long, with very modulated greens and, in fact, that hole 10 is just beautiful, even parallel to the sea».
Susana Ribeiro has no plans for 2021 due to the cancellation of the International calendars in the female sector. In any case, the goal will always be to do better than in 2020, the year in which she finished 70th in the Order of Merit of the Ladies European Tour Access Series (the second European division), with two top-40s in just two tournaments played. She also competed on the Santander Golf Tour (Spanish professional circuit), in the same two tournaments, but this year she was not a member of the circuit, so she didn’t even appear in the ranking.
Tee Times Golf Agency underline that the South course of Real Club De Golf Guadalmina is the oldest course of the Guadalmina complex. It is renowned for its difficulty, thus making it more suitable for experienced players. Fairways are narrow and well protected by old trees requiring straight shots.
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Source: Hugo Ribeiro / Tee Times Golf (teetimes.pt) for Record