Marta López Echevarría – Women’s Golf
Favorite course: Royal I Roveri Park (Turin, Italy)
Dream Quartet (including herself): Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm
First time she broke the by: 14 years old
Favorite club: Driver
Favorite golf movie: The legend of Bagger Vance
Favorite Golfer: Rory McIlroy
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite TV Show: Prison break
Favourite book: The hunger Games
Preferred class: Story
Nickname (s): Marts and Martita
Superstition (s): I can’t play with a # 4 golf ball
Breakdown of career statistics
2021-22 (first year student): She made her college debut at Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational, where she scored a 238 and tied for 93rd at the UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Summer 2021: Played in the European Women’s Amateur Championship with a four-round score of 8 above par at Royal Park I Roveri in Turin, Italy.
Before UK: Member of Spain’s National Women’s Team… Ranked # 114 in European Golf Rankings upon arrival in Kentucky… Finished 22 in the top 10 in World Amateur Golf Rankings before starting first year in UK… Won the Campeonato de Espania Sub-16 Femenino in May 2019 with a three-round score of 3 below par… Andalusia Cup finalist in January 2020… Key member of the Spanish national team at the European Championship by women’s teams in September 2020, which won the B Squadron and placed ninth overall… Also competed in the Andalusia team, which placed second in the 2019 Spanish Amateur Championship and fifth at the 2019 European Young Masters Championship.
Staff: Born March 25… Daughter of Charo Echevarría Orihuela and Enrique López Monzó… Has an older brother, Enrique López Echevarría… Was born in Valencia, Spain and calls Roquetas de Mar, Spain her home… Attended IES Ortega y Gasset for the high school… Played basketball, swam and danced in high school… Was a member of the Mediterráneo Swimming Club and the Dance Academy… Names his father as the most influential person in his life… Outside of golf, loves spending time with friends and swimming… Nicknames include Marts and Martita… chose the UK over Mississippi State, Virginia Tech, Texas State, Delaware and UNLV… Her most important moment Memorable as a golfer is when she hit the putt to win the Campeonato de Espania Sub-16 Femenino with all her family and friends watching her. Plans to specialize in business management.
Why she chose the UK: “I chose the UK because they have a very strong sporting and academically strong program and because the coaches made me feel at home. It was very important to me and my family.
López Echevarría’s scoreboard
|Year||Events||Sleeves||Strokes||Avg.||Low 18||Low 54||Top 10 *||Top 20 *||Play a match||Better finish|
|2021-22||1||3||238||79.3||77||238||0||0||–||T93 (Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational)|
|Career||1||3||238||79.3||77||238||0||0||–||T93 (Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational)|
* Does not include double connections