South African Lee-Anne Pace wins the South African Womens Open at San Lameer Country Club.
Lee Anne won the South African Womens Open in a play-off against Holly Clyburn on the second extra hole. Both ladies had completed the 54 hole tournament with a -5 under par total.
Lee-Anne had a -5 under par 67 final round, while Holly carded a -2 under par 70 for her total of -5 under par.
To win this tournament was one of Lee-Anne’s goals this year;
“I’ve always wanted to win this tournament. It was definitely one of my goals this year, so to do it today in front of so many lovely people supporting me was just a dream come true.”
“I was about three shots behind and it was never a lay-up, always going for it. My caddie made a good call there and a good putt and that was that. I mentioned that to Andy, you know I’m two for two, right. The chances are pretty good on this one.”
Holly said she had played some solid golf;
“I played solid the first 18 holes. I wasn’t letting anything get away from me and I was plodding away.”
“I was taking fairways and greens and two putts for the first so many holes and then I made the turn and I thought, ‘You’ve played well on this front nine and you liked 10 from Thursday’, so I turned it on and made a great four on 13 and just made some great up and downs on 15 and 16.”
Gwladys Nocera ended in solo third place her last round -2 under par 70 giving her a -3 under par total.
Florentyna Parker, Ann-Kathrin Lindner, Valentine Derrey and Georgina Simpson were in fourth place, with -2 under par for the tournament.
It is safe to say that the weather really won this tournament, causing havoc all the way, reducing it to 54 holes.