“Between junior clinics and summer camps, I can just picture little Fati holding clubs,” said Fernandez Cano. “My parents, Fatima and Eduardo, would take my two brothers, Luis and Alberto, and I to the course in the summertime and just drop us off. Then pick us up at the end of the day. But when I was around 14 or 15, the country club shut down and all I had left was a driving range, so I wasn’t able to practice much anymore.”
Despite the sparse opportunities for Fernandez Cano to practice, she jumped on every chance to compete. Throughout her first few years of competitive amateur golf, she represented the state of Galicia in the Match Juvenil Federacionces del Noroeste, a competition within the states in Spain for young golfers. Here she was able to meet other girls with the same passion for the game and start friendships that would be around for years to come.