Dimension Data Pro-Am: Tournament Guide
The Road to Mallorca travels to George this week with the Dimension Data Pro-Am taking place at the picturesque Fancourt Golf Estate. Here’s everything you need to know before the action gets under way…
Fancourt Golf Estate, set at the foot of the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, is one of the best golf resorts in the world which provides an unforgettable experience for guests. Visitors can choose to stay in one of the 115 luxurious rooms at the Fancourt Hotel and take advantage of many leisure activities, including The Spa with an indoor heated Roman Bath and world class wellness treatments.
The Dimension Data Pro-Am will be played over Fancourt’s three courses – Montagu, Outeniqua and The Links – all three of which were designed by nine-time Major champion Gary Player and are ranked in the top 20 best golf courses in South Africa. The Links is currently ranked as the country’s number one course by Golf Digest South Africa and is the iconic golfing hallmark of the Fancourt Estate. The Links has hosted a number of prestigious golf tournaments, including the 2003 Presidents Cup, 2005 SA Open and the DP World Tour’s Volvo Golf Champions in 2012.
The amateur format
The Men’s Dimension Data Pro-Am consists of two competitions within the event; the stroke play for professionals only and the betterball medal for professionals partnering with amateurs. Amateurs are teamed with a professional partner and together they compete for the Dimension Data Men’s Pro-Am trophy and an additional professional prize fund. They compete using the betterball medal scoring system whereby the amateur handicaps are taken into account and the lowest stroke, by either the professional or the amateur, is recorded for each hole. The Dimension Data Ladies' Pro-Am will also be taking place across the Montagu and the Outeniqua golf courses.
In 2023 South African Oliver Bekker became the third person to win the Dimension Data Pro-Am on two occasions, following in the footsteps of countryman Darren Fichardt and Zimbabwe’s Nick Price. Bekker won the Dimension Data Pro-Am in 2012 before it was co-sanctioned between the Challenge Tour and Sunshine Tour, and he was able to seal his second triumph at the spectacular Fancourt Golf Estate in-front of home crowds. The prestigious event has an illustrious list of winner’s including Major champions Paul Lawrie, Louis Oosthuizen, Trevor Immelman, Retief Goosen and Darren Clarke.
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Cette semaine, quatre tournois sont à l'affiche. Tiger Woods fera son grand retour sur le Genesis Invitational. L'Asian Tour est de retour en Malaisie tandis que le Challenge Tour et le Ladies European Tour se poursuivent.
Le « Tigre » fait son grand retour lors du Genesis Invitational . Absent depuis cette même compétition, il y a un an, Tiger Woods retrouve de nouveau les greens sur le parcours du Riviera Country Club en Californie. Dans le champ de joueurs, les meilleurs joueurs du circuit américain sont présents tandis que les joueurs tricolores sont absents. Le tenant du titre, l'Espagnol Jon Rahm, ne défendra pas son titre en raison de son départ sur le circuit du LIV Golf.
Toujours en Afrique du Sud, la deuxième division européenne quitte Cap Town pour la ville de George, pour le Dimension Data Pro-Am. Organisés sur trois parcours différents (Montagu, Outeniqua et le Links), 14 Français sont au rendez-vous. On peut compter Benjamin Hebert, David Ravetto, Robin Roussel, Félix Mory, Martin Couvra, Alexander Levy, Pierre Pineau, Maxence Giboudot, Grégory Bourdy, Julien Sale, Romain Wattel, Clément Berardo, Robin Sciot-Siegrist et Oihan Guillamoundeguy. Le tenant du titre est le Sud-Africain Oliver Bekker.
De retour après la trêve hivernale, le circuit asiatique est de nouveau à l'affiche pour son premier tournoi de la saison : le Malaysian Open. Situé à Seri Kembangan au sud de la capitale, Kuala Lumpur, le tournoi accueille les meilleurs joueurs de l'Asian Tour. Le tenant du titre est l'Américain Trevor Simsby.
Pour son deuxième tournoi de la saison, c'est en Arabie Saoudite qu'on retrouve le Ladies European Tour pour l'Aramco Saudi Ladies International. Organisé sur le parcours du Riyadh Golf Club, on y retrouve des joueuses du LPGA et du LET. Parmi elles, cinq Françaises sont présentes, on compte Emma Grechi, Nastasia Nadaud, Anne-Charlotte Mora, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard et Céline Herbin. La vainqueure de l'édition 2023 est la Néo-Zélandaise Lydia Ko, absente pour défendre son titre.
Here's how to qualify for the 2024 u.s. women's open at lancaster country club, where crowds will be out in force, share this article.
The USGA has announced qualifying sites for the 79th U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club. The championship will be held May 30-June 2. In Gee Chun won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open in front of a record 135,000 spectators over the course of the week.
The 36-hole qualifiers will be held April 15-May 20 at 23 sites across the U.S. in addition to Canada, Japan and Germany. Online entry applications open Feb. 14 and continue through April 3 at 5 p.m. EDT.
Earlier this month, the USGA announced a new presenting sponsor for the championship in Ally, a financial services company with a strong connection to women’s sports. The purse for the 2024 USWO will be a record $12 million,
In Gee Chun, the winner of the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Penn. on Sunday, July 12, 2015. (Copyright USGA/Hunter Martin)
Birdie Kim was the last player to win a U.S. Women’s Open after advancing through qualifying. Eighteen players who advanced through qualifying made the cut last year at the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach.
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Kenya Ladies Open: Shannon Tan wins LET season opener to make history on professional debut
Nineteen-year-old Shannon Tan from Singapore marks first LET tournament as a pro with impressive four-shot triumph; England's Alice Hewson in five-way tie for third; The new LET season continues at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International from Thursday on Sky Sports Golf
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Teenager Shannon Tan made history by winning on her debut as a professional on the Ladies European Tour at the season-opening Kenya Ladies Open.
The 19-year-old, who secured her full LET card in December while still an amateur, claimed a four-shot victory in Kenya after carding a three-under-par 72 having started the day in a tie for the lead with Italy's Alessandra Fanali, who finished second.
Tan is the first player from Singapore to win a tournament on the LET.
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Early birdies on the second, third and fifth holes put Tan in command before a dropped shot at the sixth was followed by another birdie at the seventh.
She then completed the final 11 holes at level par, with another bogey at eight cancelled out by a birdie at the 11th, to see off the challenge of Fanali, who could only manage a final-round 74.
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"It was quite close between us until hole 16, there was only one or two shots difference the whole time," said Tan. "It was a good battle she gave me.
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"I still stuck to my gameplan throughout. I just tried to hit every fairway and every green I can - that was my gameplan throughout the whole day and that's how it stayed."
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The maiden LET win comes seven months on from Tan's maiden tour-level success on the China LPGA Tour in July last year, when she won the Singapore Ladies Masters.
"It was a tough decision to begin with [to turn pro] but I'm glad I made it now! It's a good thing because juniors back home know it's possible and that anything is possible, and it can push them a little bit and inspire them.
"I will go into every event with the same mindset and target and just trying to do my best and just control the controllables. I can't control what other people do, but just what I can do.
"I will just try to stick to my game plan throughout the season."
Fanali's challenge was definitively ended by back-to-back bogies on the 16th and 17th holes, as she finished four back in second place.
England's Alice Hewson finished in a five-way tie for third place on four-under after a final-round 71. She shared third with Manon De Roey, Ana Pelaez Trivino, Nataliya Guseva and Chiara Tamburlini.
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Date of Birth: 20th June 1999 (23) Place of Birth: Helsingborg, Sweden College: Arizona State University Turned Pro: August 2021 Represents: Rya GC Height: 5 Foot 8 Inches Influences: Parents & family Interests: Horses Amateur wins: 10 Professional wins: 11
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Linn Grant is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour. Grant is the grand-daughter of James Grant, a Scottish golf professional who emigrated from Inverness in Scotland to Helsingborg in Sweden. Her father John played on the Swedish Golf Tour and has seven wins to his name.
She announced her turning professional in August 2021, ranked 4th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. In her first month as a professional, Grant claimed two successive second-place finishes on the Ladies European Tour, at the Skaftö Open and the Creekhouse Ladies Open. In October she won her first tournament as a professional, the Terre Blanche Ladies Open in France. In December 2021, she earned her LPGA Tour card at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament.
In February 2022, Grant won two titles on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in South Africa. In March, she won her first Ladies European Tour title at the co-sanctioned Joburg Ladies Open. After a tie for 7th at the season-ending Investec South African Women’s Open she captured the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s Order of Merit title.
In June 2022, Grant became the first woman to win on the European Tour, at the time named the DP World Tour, by winning the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed at Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden, a tournament with a field mixed of 78 women and 78 men, playing from different tees for the same title and the same prize money, Grant went into the final round with a two-shot lead and went on to score an 8-under-par 64 in the last round, and to win by nine strokes ahead of the nearest men and 14 strokes ahead of the nearest women.
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Tiger Woods makes his first start of the year at the Genesis Invitational, with the 15-time major champion part of a stacked field for the latest of the PGA Tour's Signature Events.
Woods is joined by Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, who could leapfrog the world No 1 with a victory this week, although the tournament is without its defending champion at Riviera Country Club after Jon Rahm's decision to join the LIV Golf League.
The Asian Tour heads to Malaysia for the IRS Prima Malaysian Open, where the leading three players - not already exempt - will earn places for The Open later this year at Royal Troon.
The Challenge Tour stays in South Africa for the Dimension Data Pro-Am, co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour at Fancourt Golf Estate, while the DP World Tour and LIV Golf League both have a week off.
The Ladies European Tour has one of its strongest fields of the season for the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF, where Charley Hull and Georgia Hall both feature and the $5million prize purse matches that of the men's equivalent event.
Brian Harman claimed victory at The Open, following on from Jon Rahm's success at The Masters, Brooks Koepka adding to his PGA Championship tally and Wyndham Clark claiming a maiden major win at the US Open.
Four of the five women's majors produced maiden champions, with Lilia Vu victorious at the Chevron Championship, Ruoning Yin securing the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and Allisen Corpuz the US Women's Open.
Celine Boutier stormed to an impressive breakthrough success at the Evian Championship, before Vu registered a second major title after beating Englishwoman Charley Hull to AIG Women's Open glory at Walton Heath.
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The Ladies European Tour schedule 2024 arrives with one more tournament
The Ladies European Tour announced this Friday the schedule for the upcoming season, another record year with 31 tournaments in 20 countries around the world.
Among the most highlighted events will be, of course, the 2024 Paris Olympic Games , the Solheim Cup in Gainesville, Virginia, and the AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews , which will be the last qualifying week for the European team of the Solheim Cup .
“The 2024 schedule will offer our golfers a platform to showcase their best,” said LET CEO, Alexandra Armas . “Our tournaments will showcase star-studded fields and entertainment in 20 different countries and there will be significant global opportunities for our players to transcend the traditional golf audience. It’s an exciting time with the arrival of Olympic golf to Europe and another exciting Solheim Cup on the horizon. We look forward to sharing the journey with our fans around the world.”
Next year there will be more than 34 million euros in prizes, including a five million dollar purse at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by PIF , which will be played for the first time at the Riyadh Golf Club .
The season will kick off again with the Magical Kenya Ladies Open in February, before travelling to Saudi Arabia and visiting Morocco for the Lalla Meryem Cup .
In March, the LET will travel to the United States to compete in the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – USA. Later in March, the prestigious Magenta Shores Golf and Country Club will host the New South Wales Open for the first time, followed by the Australian Women’s Classic at Bonville Golf Resort as part of a fortnight in Australia.
In April, the Tour will travel to South Africa to compete in the Joburg Ladies Open and the Investec South African Women’s Open , which will be played at a new venue, the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate , in Cape Town.
In May, the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Seoul will be contested in the Republic of Korea , followed by the Amundi German Masters , the first tournament of the year in Europe.
The Jabra Ladies Open will be played again at the renowned Evian Resort Golf Club, in France.
In June, the LET will enjoy a fortnight in Sweden with the Dormy Open Helsingborg , which will be played at the Allerum Golf Club for the second consecutive year, and the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed , which will move to the nearby Vasatorps Golf Club .
Next, the LET will play another event in Europe that will be announced soon, followed by the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open , the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open and the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – London.
The Amundi Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club in France, where compatriot Céline Boutier lifted her first Major in 2023, returns in July, followed by the Dutch Ladies Open , powered by Golf.NL.
LET players will have the opportunity to compete for their home countries at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games at Le Golf National in August through the Olympic Golf Ranking.
The Tour continues to Scotland, the birthplace of golf, for the Women’s Scottish Open and the AIG Women’s Open , which will be played at the famous Old Course at St Andrews for the third time.
Next, the O’Meara course at Carton House will be the new venue for the KPMG Women’s Irish Open .
In September, a year after the dramatic showdown between the United States and Europe in Spain, the Solheim Cup will return to the United States, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville (Virginia), where Europe will try to keep the trophy in European hands for the fourth consecutive time.
Afterwards, the LET returns to Golf Barrière Deauville for the Lacoste Ladies Open de France , followed by the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Asia. Next, the Hero Women’s Indian Open and the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF – Riyadh.
The season concludes with a fortnight in Spain, starting at the Mallorca Ladies Golf Open before wrapping up the year at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Open de España for the fifth consecutive year.
In total, 25 events will be televised, either through highlight packages or with a full live global broadcast in 2024.
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Four LET rookies to watch in 2023
Who will take the Rookie of the Year title on the Ladies European Tour in 2023? We've picked four players for you to watch.
The 2023 LET season kicks off in Kenya this week, so we thought we'd take a look at four rookies we think will be making an impact this year on tour.
Following in the footsteps of Linn Grant and Atthaya Thitikul maybe one of these four players could not only win Rookie of the Year but also take home the Race to Costa del Sol title too.
Age: 23 Nationality: NZ World Ranking: 217 LETAS wins: 2
Momoka Kobori (pictured above) burst on the LETAS scene in June 2022 by winning the Montauban Ladies Open in France on her very first LETAS start. Kobori’s form continued as she finished in the top-10 for the next two events and then added a second victory at the Hauts de France – Pas de Calais Golf Open.
The rest of the season saw the 23-year-old have six top-10 and two top-20 finishes to secure a place in the top six on the LETAS order of Merit and secure her LET card for the 2023 season.
The Kiwi can head into the year with confidence after keeping up her competitive play whilst playing in Australia during the LET off-season. Kobori narrowly missed out on winning the Sandbelt Invitational, finishing runner-up to PGA Tour player Cameron Davis.
The LET 2023 starts this week at the Magical Kenya Ladies Open with Kobori in the field.
Age: 23 Nationality: CZE World Ranking: 252 LETAS wins: 4
Sara Kouskova had a fantastic 2022 LETAS season, playing in 10 events, where she won three, was runner-up twice and had three further top 10 finishes. An impressive first year as a professional.
The 23-year-old returned to Europe after graduating from the University of Texas in May 2022, just in time to make her first professional appearance at the AMUNDI Czech Ladies Challenge being held at her home course in early June.
Kouskova's impressive run culminated in her securing the top spot in the LET Access Series Order of Merit and Rookie of the Year standings, getting a total of 2,592.18 points.
“I think that more than just the results, it was important to gain all the experience and information in my first pro season. I want to utilise everything I’ve learned during the upcoming seasons when I’ll play with the best players in Europe and in the world.”
Like Kobori, Kouskova will kick start her LET season at this week's Magical Kenya Ladies Open.
Age: 23 Nationality: Scottish World Ranking: 336 LETAS wins: 0
After winning the Women's Amateur Championship and then putting on a sensational display of golf at the AIG Women's Open in 2021, Louise Duncan went from a relative unknown to a national superstar over the course of the championship. Rather than rush to turn professional after such a fantastic performance, the Scot remained an amateur, eventually turning pro last summer.
Last year was turbulent for the 23-year-old, especially when expectations were high at the Augusta National Women's Amateur, she told The Scotsman in August 2022:
“Augusta was horrendous. I played awful the first two rounds and nearly came dead last. That's definitely a low point. I just didn't really get anything going. Wasn't confident; I felt out of place.
”I mean, it's been a long struggle. This [AIG Women's Open] is the first cut I've made all year, so I'm really delighted with that. Yeah, going forward, I'm going to keep this tournament in my mind!”
However, with a joint 19th finish at the 2022 AIG Women's Open, she got a much-needed confidence boost.
Duncan topped off the year by securing her LET tour card at her first attempt, bypassing playing on the LETAS. She finished in a tie for 20th after a birdie on the final hole.
What Duncan may lack in tour experience she makes up for in true grit and determination. We're sure she will find her feet and have a successful year ahead. She tees it up for the first time this week.
Age: 18 Nationality: Danish World Ranking: 840 LETAS wins: 0
The two-time PING Junior Solheim Cup player (pictured far left) had a successful amateur career where she rose to 6th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and competed at the Augusta National Women's Amateur.
Leth-Nissen made two starts on the LET Access Series when she was an amateur, finishing in second place both times. In 2021 at the Terre Blanche Ladies Open in France she was four strokes behind Linn Grant. In 2022, she finished four strokes behind her sister Cecilie, at the Smørum Ladies Open held at her home club (picture above).
The 18-year-old headed to LET Q-School and finished in a tie for 13 which prompted her to turn pro. It's certainly going to be a steep learning curve as the Dane makes the leap into the professional ranks, maybe earlier than expected. However, we think she will definitely be one to watch this season.
Leth-Nissen begins her professional career this week in Kenya.
Other names to look out for this year on the LET
We're sure these won't be the only names you'll be hearing across the season. Other rookies to keep a lookout for are 27-year-old Thai player Trichat Cheenglab who also qualified through Q-School and had a couple fo top-10 finishes on the LETAS last year.
Germany's Aline Krauter will be splitting her time between the LET and LPGA Tour after a gruelling time going through both Q-schools after turning professional last summer. We'd expect the 2020 Women's Amateur Champion to make an impression on both tours this year.
Another experienced amateur who is making her LET debut is Kirsten Rudgeley , the Australian turned professional at LET Q-School in December. The 21-year-old won multiple amateur events in 2021 including the Helen Holm and English Women's Amateur. In 2022, she won a professional event (as an amateur) after beating Grace Kim in a play-off to win The Athena Golf Challenge, part of the WPGA Tour.
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Gulati books UAE Challenge Tour start with Men's Open victory at Montgomerie Golf Club
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Raghav Gulati booked his spot in one of the two upcoming Challenge Tour events in the UAE after shooting rounds of 69, 70 and 69 for a total of 208, eight under par, to win the Men’s Open at Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai – a World Amateur Golf Ranking event.
The 16 year-old, who plays off a +4 handicap and represents Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, was tied for the lead after the first round with a best of the day opening 69, and followed it up with a 70 to take a two shot lead into the final round.
Another three under par 69 in his final round in damp and drizzly weather saw him win by an impressive seven shots.
The win secures the youngster a start in either the Abu Dhabi Challenge at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting and Golf Club or the UAE Challenge at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in April.
The Challenge Tour returned to UAE shores for the first time since 2018 last year following the DP World Tour and Emirates Golf Federation (EGF) announcing a long-term partnership aimed at developing golf in the UAE for at least a decade.
Last year’s events each had 30 spots allocated to the EGF to provide a pathway for both Emirati golfers and residents of the UAE, with several members of the UAE National Team grabbing the opportunity to play with the stars of the golfing world, including two-time Hero Dubai Desert Classic champion Stephen Gallacher and 2011 DP World Tour Championship winner Alvaro Quiros.
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Sunshine Ladies Tour unveils a season of opportunity
South African golf will have one of its most inclusive seasons in history with the 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour set to feature a strong schedule of its own as well as representation on the men’s Sunshine Tour.
The upcoming Sunshine Ladies Tour season will consist of nine tournaments running from February to April 2024, two of which will be co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour and with live coverage on SuperSport.
Added to this, the winners of each of these events as well as the overall Order of Merit champion will earn a place with the men in the Sunshine Tour’s new Waterfall City Tournament of Champions powered by Attacq where they will compete for a first prize of R1 million at Royal Johannesburg Golf Club’s East Championship Course from 2-5 May 2024.
It's another significant step in the ongoing drive towards equal opportunity within South African professional golf and builds on the 2023 Vodacom Origins of Golf Series on the Sunshine Tour where the leading Sunshine Ladies Tour professionals competed in the same tournament as the Sunshine Tour professionals for the same prize money.
“The strength of South African professional golf lies in our collective strength to create a product that showcases our diversity as a country capable of producing champions in the men’s and women’s game,” said Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour and speaking on behalf of the Sunshine Ladies Tour.
“We are privileged to have sponsors and partners who share this vision with us and which allow us to not only put together a strong independent Sunshine Ladies Tour schedule, but also to incorporate the strength of both our tours into a unified product that offers greater value to the professionals, the fans and to our sponsors.”
The 2024 Sunshine Ladies Tour will be anchored by two co-sanctioned tournaments with the Ladies European Tour – the Joburg Ladies Open at Modderfontein Golf Club from 18-21 April and the season-ending Investec South African Women’s Open at Erinvale Golf Estate from 25-28 April.
The schedule will tee off with the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am at Fancourt from 16-18 February and will also include the SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International at the Lost City Golf Course from 21-23 February, the Sunshine Ladies Tour Invitational from 6-8 March at a venue still to be confirmed, the Cape Town Ladies Open at Royal Cape Golf Club from 13-15 March, and the Jabra Ladies Classic at Glendower Golf Club from 10-12 April.
There are also two new events on the schedule in March and April which will be announced at a later date.
2024 TOUR SCHEDULE
16-18 February: Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am – Fancourt
21-23 February: SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International – Lost City Golf Course
6-8 March: Sunshine Ladies Tour Invitational – Venue TBC
13-15 March: Cape Town Ladies Open – Royal Cape Golf Club
23 March: New Tournament TBA – Venue TBC
4-6 April: New Tournament TBA – Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate
10-12 April: Jabra Ladies Classic – Glendower Golf Club
18-21 April: Joburg Ladies Open – Modderfontein Golf Club (co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour)
25-28 April: Investec South African Women’s Open – Erinvale Golf Estate (co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour)
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