The last ‘mischief’ of this very young team led by Mar Ruiz de la Torre and technically guided by Marcelo Prieto and Ignacio Gervás, Sporting Director of the RFEG, has been to win the final against the French team by 4.5-2.5, showing that age is just a number, especially in sports, where talent and camaraderie are the most highly valued values.
The face to face between Spanish and French was electrifying from dawn. And it is that the foursomes already offered clues of what would be the tonic: it would be necessary to fight each blow, each putt. The first of them was resolved before what Paula Martín and Cayetana Fernández would have liked, who barely had opportunities against Constance Fouillet and Maylis Lamoure (5/4), which made the second especially valuable.
In that duel, the López de la Blume, Julia and Lucía, kept Vairana Heck and Adela Cernousek at bay at all times (2up in the 9), but they did not finalize the process until the 18th hole. energy in reserve for Spanish female golfers after an exhausting week. With a 1-1 tie, each step in the singles will be decisive.
Only two of the matches ended with appreciable advance: Adela Cernousek took revenge for the task of just a few hours before, winning Lucía López – hers great week – by 6/5, a few minutes before Julia López again deprived of the point to Vairana Heck by 6/4. Without a doubt, the Malaga is one of the faces of victory: she was the second best golfer of the tournament in the qualifying phase and has won five of the six points in the qualifying rounds.
Andrea Revuelta added the third Spanish point against an old acquaintance, Lilas Pinthier – sit down, the player who beat Cayetana Fernández in the beautiful final of the SM La Reina 2020 Cup – who gave her point by 2/1. By then, everything was from power to power. There was one more point left to seal the victory.
And it was Cayetana Fernández herself who got the point against Maylis Lamoure with a one meter putt on the 18th hole. There was only one other game left at stake, the one between Constance Fouillet and Paula Balanzategui with dominance of the first, who automatically lost the enormous significance that minutes before was sensed: Spain was already champion.
Spain and Sweden lead the list of winners of the tournament
The Spanish team attended the tournament with the intention of repeating performances as brilliant as those of the 1991, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2015 editions, all of which ended with the gold medal around their necks, and of step, match Sweden in front of the record. Objective accomplished: now Spanish and Nordic women are in command with eight titles each.
France, with three victories (2010, 2011 and 2014), Germany (1999, 2006 and 2020) and Italy (2016 and 2018), England (2005) and Ireland (2009) complete the record of this tournament.
The Spanish record is also adorned with four silver medals (2006, 2012, 2018 and 2020) and seven bronze (1995, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016), seventeen times on the podium out of twenty-four possible that converts to the Spanish in the most awarded in this European Championship Sub 18 Women for Teams together with the Swede.