In 2016, Carlota played in three LET events with her best finish T17th in the Evian Championship. She represented Spain at the 2016 Rio Olympics (T39). She earned her first two wins on the LPGA Tour: at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship, CitiBanamex Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Aeromexico and Delta.
In 2015, Carlota made four appearances on the LET with her best finish T30th. She played in The Solheim Cup for the second time and gave a strong performance, earning two points for the European Team at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany.
In 2014, Carlota played in 8 LET tournaments and she finished 2nd twice: at the Open de Espana Femenino and season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Masters.
In 2013, Carlota played in 13 tournaments and posted 8 top-10 finishes including a tie for 2nd at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open and 2nd at the China Suzhou Taihu Open. She finished 1st at the Unicredit German Ladies Open, after a play-off with Charley Hull, but this event was finally not included as official due to the reduced format and the weather conditions (18 holes plus 9 holes). She ended the season ranked 5th on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit with total earnings of € 173,328.96. Carlota was one of the rookies of victorious Solheim Cup team in Colorado and won all the three matches that she played during the event. Made her Solheim Cup debut playing together with Suzann Pettersen at the Friday afternoon four balls. Her match with friend and compatriot Azahara Muñoz during the Saturday afternoon four balls was one of the high points of the event.
In 2012, her rookie season, Carlota earned the title of Rolex Rookie of The Year, won the ISPS Handa Order of Merit and was also appointed Players’ Player of the Year. She played in 19 tournaments, posted 2 victories at the Deloitte Ladies Open and China Suzhou Taihu Open and 10 additional top-10s finishes. She ended the season ranked 2nd on the Solheim Cup point list with total earnings of €251,289.95.
In May 2011, Carlota turned professional and in June, she finished 2nd to Becky Brewerton on her professional debut at the Tenerife Ladies Match Play, which was a non-official event on the LET schedule. She competed on the Ladies European Tour Access Series in 2011 where she won the Murcia Ladies Open. She tied for 34th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, where she earned Priority List Category 20 for the 2012 LPGA season. She finished 3rd at the LET Final Qualifying School tournament to earn membership, in category 8a.
Ciganda enjoyed a successful amateur career, winning the 2007 British Amateur Championship and 2004 and 2008 European Championship. She was the Spanish National Champion from 2000-2006. She was a member of the 2006 and 2008 Spain World Amateur Team; 2005 and 2007 European Junior Solheim Cup Team and 2004 and 2006 European Junior Ryder Cup Team. While at Arizona State University she made conference history by becoming the first player to win back-to-back Pac-10 Championships in 2009 and 2010. She played in a number of professional tournaments as an amateur and first took part in the 2005 Tenerife Ladies Open aged 14. Although on that occasion she did not make the cut, she finished as the best Spanish representative in several professional tournaments, including the 2007 Open de Espana, when she finished eighth and the 2008 Tenerife Ladies Open when she was third, three shots behind the winner, Rebecca Hudson.
The Solheim Cup
(2): 2013, 2015