Kiran Matharu returns to South Africa to play on the Sunshine Ladies Tour and will tee up on the 4th January at the SuperSport Ladies Challenge at Huddle Park, Johannesburg.
Kiran turned pro in 2006 at the age of seventeen and went on to finish second at the 2007 Nykredit Masters in Denmark, as well as at the 2011 Lalla Meryem Cup. At the age of eighteen Kiran was struck with a blocked hip injury. Her fighting spirit and the backing and belief by her number one fan and caddy, her father motivated her throughout her rehabilitation and is excited to see his daughter back on the course.
In 2016, she played in eight events on the Ladies European Tour Access Series and the Hero Women’s Indian Open and at the inaugural of the PinkStig Invitational in South Africa. She also played at the ISPS HANDA Ladies European Masters on a special invite. She took five weeks off from golf in the middle of the season and when she returned she recorded three top 10 finishes from four events, including a second, third and seventh place.
Some of her highlights in 2016
12th at the ‘TERRE BLANCHE LADIES OPEN 2016’ on the Ladies European Access Tour
27th at the ‘RIBEIRA SACRA PATRIMONIO DE LA HUMANIDAD INTERNATIONAL LADIES OPEN’ on the Ladies European Access Tour
2nd at the ‘NORDICTRACK OPEN DE STRASBOURG’ on the Ladies European Access Tour.
14th at the ‘AZORES LADIES OPEN’ on the Ladies European Access Tour
3rd at the ‘WPGA INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE’ on the Ladies European Access Tour
7th at the ‘SANTANDER GOLF TOUR LETAS LA PEÑAZA’ on the Ladies European Access Tour.
16th on the Ladies European Access Tour ‘Order of Merit 2016’
9th at the ‘HERO WOMEN’S INDIAN OPEN’ on the Ladies European Tour.
T8 th at the PINKSTIG INVITATIONAL 2016, Sun City South Africa
31st at the ‘2017 LALLA AICHA TOUR SCHOOL FINAL QUALIFYING’