Ela Anacona

Fr | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Insituto San Vincente de Paul

FROM SHAUNA ESTES-TAYLOR
“I was sitting at my computer one day when I received an email from Ela talking about her interest in Arkansas women’s golf,” Taylor said. “I had followed Ela for many years as she has been a force in the junior golf rankings. She won the Optimist International and the Doral Publix Junior at the age of 13. Winning is hard to teach so having such a seasoned freshman will be advantageous for our team. I even went to Argentina to meet Ela and her family and I knew even more from my time there that she was a perfect fit. She is hungry to learn and is fully committed to helping us continue the rich tradition of excellence in all areas that we strive for each day. She adds a lot to our depth and I’m excited to for her arrival in August.”

PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Has been the top ranked Argentinean Amateur over the last three seasons (2016-17 , 2017-18, 2018-19) … She picked up a victory at the South American Junior Team Championship in 2016, and played to the individual title in 2017 … Also won at the Optimist International and Doral Publix at the age of 13 … Was second at the last three ANNIKA Invitational Latin America events and won a bronze medal at the youth Olympic games … She won the Copa Los Andes (South American Amateur Team Championship, match play) in 2017 and is a three-time winner of the Argentinean Open … A member of the Argentinean National Team and represented Argentina at the World Amateur Team Championship in Mexico 2016 and in Ireland in 2018.

PERSONAL
Anacona is the daughter of Adrian Anacona and Delia Baisch.