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LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR : A STAR STUDDED FIELD OF 132 PLAYERS LINED-UP FOR INVESTEC SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S OPEN

 

Investec South African Women’s Open

This week will feature a very tough line-up of players as the Ladies European Tour train moves from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the second part of the South African double-header where 132 players will compete for the Investec South African Women’s Open title. 

 

This week’s tournament will mark a major change in location, different from the previous four tournaments which were held at the nearby Westlake Golf Club, as Steenberg Golf Clubwill play host to the four-day tournament scheduled to kick-off tomorrow.  The event unravels the biggest prize money for any women’s golf event in South Africa with a purse prize of £300,000, and with the co-sanctioned event with the Sunshine Ladies Tour being played over 72 holes from Wednesday to Saturday.

Steenberg Golf Club Southafrica

 

The event will showcase plenty of South African talents once again in Cape Town, with reigning champion Lee-Anne Pace looking to win the title for a fifth time in her hometown. Pace is a Cape Town’s native who is among the five former winners in the field this week. Also amongst the pack of players is 2019 champion Diksha Dagar and 2020 winner Victor Alice Hewson looking to excel once again.

 

The lineup also features great talents like Marianne Skarpnord who claimed success at Southbroom Golf Clubin 2013 to earn the third of her five LET titles, Tandi McCallin who took the spoils in the Sunshine Ladies Tour event back in 2009, and last week’s winner Linn Grant who is looking to keep up her early season form with another strong performance this week and is already on the search for her fourth victory in 2022, after claiming two successes on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in February.

 

 

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This week, Nigeria’s Georgia Oboh also returns to South Africa looking to make up for her last week’s performance where she missed cut by one stroke at the Joburg Ladies Openover the weekend.

 

Kim Metraux is also very eager to perform once again this week after claiming the best finish of her career of second at the Joburg Ladies Open, while Maria Hernandez will be itching to build on her Tied-3 finish at Modderfontein Golf Club

 

Also slugging it out are three former Solheim Cup players among the field, Florentyna Parker (2017), Linda Wessberg (2007) and Becky Brewerton(2007 & 2009) the trio that have all represented Europe in the past.

 

A number of South African players will be looking to catch the eye in their homeland, with Stacy Lee Bregman eying up a second top ten finish in as many weeks, while Lejan Lewthwaite and Casandra Alexanderwill also be looking to perform well.

Ilori wonderful

Ilori Wonderful is a scratch golfer and a senior golf writer with years of experience. He is the founder, 9jagolf.com.ng, and brain behind the (Golf2Streets) an NGO for grassroot golf development in Africa. What began as a grad school hobby is now a top golf blog in Nigeria, with thousands of readers coming to his site for easy and reliable golf news. His first blog was published in 2016 on naijagolf.simdif.com. He has also worked and published articles as guest golf writer with the likes of Thenation.ng, www.nannews.ng, sokonnect.com, TheAfricantour.com etc. He is known for his honest and genuine golf reporting.

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