Ashleigh Buhai , Connie Chen, Lejan Lewthwaite and Lee – Ann Pace are flying the South African brand of women’s professional golf at this weekend’s LET Sanya ladies Open currently being played at YALONG BAY GOLF CLUB, CHINA.
Nicole Garcia did not make the cut due to a disappointing second round of 78. Her two rounds consisted of 4 birdies, 21 pars and 11 bogeys, which left her with no chance of making it into the weekend final rounds.
Although Nicole who holds the SLT Dimension Data Challenge 2017 and Sun PinkStig Series Parkview Edition 2017 titles, remains positive about her game and expressed her confidence in how she is going about getting ready for the 2018/19 Sunshine Ladies Tour season starting early January 2018.
Ashleigh Buhai remains composed after finishing T3 at the Blue Bay LPGA ,which was played last week at Jian Lake Blue Bay GC (China). Ashleigh started her 2017/18 season off winning the Cape Town Ladies Open, Sun International Challenge and clinched first position on the Investec Order of Merit. Her experience and clear zeal to win is evident in the results she has achieved abroad this year.
Lee-Anne Pace, South Africa’s current princess of Africa Women’s Golf best result this year was at the ANDALUCIA COSTA DEL SOL OPEN DE ESPANA FEMENINO, played earlier this year where she finished T2 and has shown her class at many of the LPGA events proving the SA women’s golf are stepping up to the expectations of producing a player to compete at the highest level of the Women’s World Golfing stage.
Lejan Lewthwaite and Connie Chen, both in contention for the weekend are fortunate to be surrounded by the experience of Ashleigh Buhai and Lee-Ann Pace. One would argue that with the current crop of young players making their entry and mark on the international circuit, that they can only grow in confidence as they play side by side along their SA leading golfers and shapers of the SA Women’s game.
Follow our ladies as they prepare for their rounds three and four at the Sanya ladies Open.