Ana Peláez finishes second in the million dollar golf tournament in Sotogrande

Ana Peláez at the Aramco Team Series in Bangkok earlier this year. / ARAMCO TEAM SERIES

The local Malaga player finished second alongside Jessica Korda and Pauline Roussin, behind world number three Nelly Korda.

Local Málaga golfer Ana Peláez finished second in the Aramco Team Series golf tournament, a competition that took place at La Reserva Golf Club in Sotogrande from August 18-20.

The Spanish golfer won her share of the $1 million prize pool, walking away with just over $32,000 for her individual performance.

Peláez and his team didn’t play particularly well in the first two team-focused rounds. The team’s score was 19 under par, which meant they finished in 22nd place (in the tag team format, only the members’ best two scores count); although the leaders finished 33. under

Individual quality

However, his individual feat allowed Peláez to start the final day (only one round of golf played between the pros to determine the singles winner) in fourth place and 7 under par.

The Malaga local put in a good performance and remained in contention to win the tournament. She made no major mistakes and never went over par, keeping the pressure on the point guard, in this case Nelly Korda.

But Peláez was also unable to complete the holes under par, only doing so in holes one, six and nine.

In the end, she earned a well-deserved second place, with a 10 under par and an overall score of 203.

First victory since his injury

It was Nelly Korda who took first place at the end of the third day. The American golfer, currently ranked number three in the world, started the singles round in third place and 8 under par.

His sister Jessica was leading by some margin (-15), but Nelly took advantage of her sister’s poor golf performance to shoot seven holes under par and give her a four-stroke lead before the 18th hole.

Nelly Korda won the tournament with a par -13 and an overall score of 67, earning just under $74,000 for her efforts just months after suffering a blood clot in her arm.