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Sunshine Ladies Tour - Soweto Golf Tournament

Cost: Free Entry
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019 to Thursday 28 March 2019
Time: 09h00 to 15h00

Joburg Ladies Open Invitation 2019 - DAY 3 ( Final Day )
Thursday, 28 March

Double delight for Dlamini in Soweto

SOWETO, 28 March 2019 - Nobuhle Dlamini put an exclamation mark behind a dominant season with an emphatic four-shot victory in the R500 000 Joburg Ladies Open at Soweto Country Club on Thursday.

Her fourth Sunshine Ladies Tour victory – and her second win this season after her Dimension Data Ladies Challenge success last month – confirmed Dlamini as the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit champion for the 2019 season and earned the 27-year-old a bonus worth R100 000.

The big-hitting Swazi national carded a final round two-under 70 to triumph on a two-under 214 total.

“It’s a massive victory for me,” said a delighted Dlamini. “I didn’t expect to win the Joburg Ladies Open, but I put in a lot of work for this season.

“Coming into the final event, I knew I didn’t have to win at Soweto to win the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit, but I really wanted it After the first two rounds, I knew I could win. The order of merit title would be even sweeter if I picked up a win. Two wins this season and the order of merit. I am really proud of what I’ve achieved.

“I was very excited about trying to win the Order of Merit, I think my performance at Glendower sort of sealed it for me, although it was still close. I knew I didn’t have to win the tournament to win the Order of Merit. I was really excited, but I still had a tournament to play. I’m happy to have won both.”

Dlamini began the final round on even-par with a one-shot lead over SA Women’s Masters champion Lejan Lewthwaite and two shots clear of Sunshine Ladies Tour rookie Casandra Hall.

She fired seven straight pars before dropping two shots at the par four eighth. Back-to-back birdies at nine and 10 took her back to level, and she erased another double bogey at the 11th with three birdies on the bounce from the par four 13th.

Dlamini finished two shots ahead of former South African Women’s Open champion Tandi Mc Callum, whose final round 70 earned her a runner-up finish and bumped the Parkview golfer second in the season-long points race.

Ebotse’s Hall finished solo third on six-over following a third round 76.

The round of the day – and the tournament – belonged to Lora Assad. The Johannesburg golfer scorched her way around the Gary Player-designed championship layout in 67 strokes and rocketed to joint fourth on seven-over alongside Monique Smit from Southern Cape.

Dlamini picked up her maiden pro win in the SuperSport Ladies Challenge, presented by Sun International at the Wild Coast just over a year ago and it proved a watershed moment for the Glendower professional.

“This season has been the best of my life, but the Wild Coast was the pivotal moment. That’s when I knew for certain that I could compete against the best and beat them. It changed my mind-set and I’ve just become mentally stronger since.

“I made changes to the preparation for my tournaments, and since that first win last year things have changed. I’ve been more relaxed. I trust my process and my decisions on the course. I commit to my shots and I feel much more confident.”

Playing in the heart of Soweto, made the double triumph even sweeter for the 27-year-old.

“When they first told us that the Joburg Ladies Open would be hosted here I couldn’t believe it,” Dlamini said. “I played here three years ago and it was not looking good. The greens were not good and the fairways were bumpy. It was like coming to a whole different course when we played the pro-am here on Monday. I was so pleasantly surprised and impressed.

“We owe a huge debt to Selwyn Nathan for championing the refurbishment of this course. The Sunshine Tour rallied the support of the City of Joburg, the PGA Tour and the European Tour, the R&A and sponsors like Investec, Dimension Data, Telkom, SuperSport and PPC Cement to create something incredibly special here.

“I know a lot of golfers who live in Soweto and who had to travel by taxi to go and practice at the better courses in Johannesburg. One of them lives two minutes away from the course. He came to support me in the first round and cannot wait to start practicing here.

“Selwyn, together with the sponsors have created jobs here and a fantastic legacy for the people of Soweto. The course is young, but already a great layout. It will just get better and better, and I really believe this is a championship course.”

GolfRSA Elite Squad member Zethu Myeki carded rounds of 80, 76 and 73 to claim the leading amateur honours on 13-over. The Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation member tied for 13th with Lewthwaite, who finished third on the order of merit after closing with a final round 84.

Kim Williams finished fourth and Hall fifth to make it an all-Southern-African sweep of the top-five in the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit.

Dlamini with her winners trophies

Third Round Scores

All competitors are RSA unless otherwise specified and amateurs are indicated AMA

214 - Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ) 72 72 70
218 - Tandi Mc Callum 76 72 70
222 - Casandra Hall 73 73 76
223 - Lora Assad 82 74 67, Monique Smit 77 73 73
224 - Stacy Bregman 75 75 74, Yolanda Duma 79 71 74
226 - Shawnelle de Lange 76 77 73
227 - Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) 76 75 76, Tvesa Malik (IND) 73 76 78, Lenanda van der Watt 75 74 78
228 - Brittney-Fay Berger 74 80 74
229 - Zethu Myeki AMA 80 76 73, Lindi Coetzee 80 75 74, Tara Griebenow AMA 76 79 74, Dominique Jacobs 77 77 75, Bertine Faber 75 78 76, Lejan Lewthwaite 72 73 84
231 - Moa Folke (SWE) 79 80 72, Laurette Maritz 80 78 73, Kelsey Nicholas 77 80 74, Kyle Roig (PUR) 79 76 76, Alana van Greuning 78 76 77
232 - Nadia van der Westhuizen AMA 79 76 77, Kim Williams 76 78 78
233 - Siviwe Duma 81 76 76, Crizelda van Niekerk 77 77 79, Lara Weinstein 81 71 81
234 - Georgia Oboh (NGA) 80 79 75, Sunelle von Molendorff 77 79 78
235 - Millie Saroha (IND) 81 77 77
238 - Chiara Contomathios 82 78 78
244 - Nicole Becker 83 79 82

2019 Investec Property Fund Order of Merit (top 20 – events in brackets)

1 Nobuhle Dlamini SWZ - 2,247 (9)
2 Tandi Mc Callum - 1,115 (9)
3 Lejan Lewthwaite - 1,107 (7)
4 Kim Williams - 862 (9)
5 Casandra Hall - 787 (9)
6 Anne-Lise Caudal FRA - 704 (6)
7 Lora Assad - 679 (9)
8 Monique Smit - 633 (9)
9 Jane Turner SCO - 632 (5)
10 Stacy Bregman - 532 (4)
11 Ivanna Samu - 529 (5)
12 Kiran Matharu ENG - 519 (8)
13 Bertine Faber - 487 (9)
14 Lauren Taylor ENG - 385 (5)
15 Hannah McCook SCO - 382 (4)
16 Brittney-Fay Berger - 367 (8)
17 Bonita Bredenhann NAM - 346 (9)
18 Pasqualle Coffa NED - 312 (7)
19 Shawnelle de Lange - 311 (8)
20 Maria Beautell ESP - 297 (5)

Soweto Country Club Entrance

Joburg Ladies Open Invitation 2019 - DAY 2
Wednesday, 27 March

Dlamini poised for success in Soweto: SOWETO, 27 March 2019

Nobuhle Dlamini fired three birdies on the bounce down the back nine of Soweto Country Club to line up a fourth Sunshine Ladies Tour victory in the Joburg Ladies Open on Wednesday.

Dlamini began the second round tied for the lead with reigning SA Women’s Masters champion Lejan Lewthwaite, but she opened up a one-shot lead with a second successive level par 72.

The Investec golfer is still nipping at her heels on one-over following a second round 73, while Sunshine Ladies Tour rookie Casandra Hall lies a further stroke adrift on two-over, courtesy of a brace of 73s.

Former SA Women’s Open champion Tandi Mc Callum got into the mix at four-over with an even-par 72.
India’s Tvesa Malik followed a one-over opening round with a 76 on day two to slip to a tie for fifth with 2019 SA Women’s Longest Drive champion Lenanda van der Watt, who returned a 74.
Yolanda Duma fired a one-under-par 71 for the shared low round of the day. The Border golfer rocketed to joint seventh on six-under, and will have former Sunshine Ladies Tour winners Stacy Bregman and Monique Smit for company in the final round.

Dlamini is justifiably in a confident frame of mind.
She will be gunning for the double in Thursday’s final round – win the R500 000 Sunshine Ladies Tour season-finale and bank the R100 000 bonus for winning the season-long points race and it will take something special to stop her.

"I’ve had two good days as I’ve played solidly from tee to green,” said the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit leader.
“If I play like this tomorrow and make a couple more putts I should take it home “I’m looking forward to the incentive, but it would be great to win the Joburg Ladies Open.”

Dlamini followed a birdie start with a trio of bogeys and went out in two-over.
Coming home, the Glendower golfer birdied the 10th but a careless double-bogey on 11 got her into the right frame of mind. She fired three birdies in a row from the par four 13th to steady the ship and cemented herself at the top of the leaderboard with solid pars over the last three holes.

“I dropped on two of the par threes on the front nine, which was annoying,” Dlamini said.
“I made a good birdie on 10 over I overshot the green, but at the next hole I pitched it too close to the pin and it flew off the back. I chipped it short of the green two-putted for a double. I hit a great drive, so to drop two shots after being 78 metres from the hole hurt. But I’m proud of the way I came back after that.
“The greens were slightly softer in the second round, but not by much, so you really have to think your way around the course. My short game, especially the shorter pitches, was really good. If you can get it inside 12 foot, you’ve got a look at birdie, because the greens are very true.”

Aside from her obvious title ambitions, Dlamini was pleased to be playing an important golf event in the heart of Soweto.
“Whoever took the decision to make this a championship golf course has done so much for the people of Soweto, for the nation. I’ve got a lot of friends from Soweto, so they have to travel a long way to the nicer courses. Most of them can’t afford to play so it’s great to have a championship layout in their back yard.
“One of my friends actually lives a two-minute walk away from here and he came through yesterday and he said he can’t wait to play after we finish.
“A big thank you goes out to the sponsors for helping development. I’m happy that people from Soweto have jobs now, working at their own club. Hopefully we look after it, and it leaves a long lasting legacy.”

Lewthwaite, meanwhile, couldn’t replicate the fireworks from the first round, but she usually saves her best golf for the final round and could be strong contender on the last day.

“It was a little boring; no holes-in-one today,” Lewthwaite joked. “I played steady golf and I’m right where I want to be – within one shot of the leader.
“I don’t know what it is about final rounds, but I always seem to get going. Hopefully I can do the same tomorrow. I feel different in the body and the mind, I love the pressure and the tight competition at the end.”

Hall made a disastrous start with a triple bogey seven at the opening hole, but the Ebotse golfer rallied with a trio of birdies after the turn to stay firmly in contention.
“I hit it left on the first and paid the price and I was a bit panicky after that seven, but I just trusted my swing after that and I began to feel comfortable over the ball,” said last year’s SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play champion.
“I held it together for the rest of the front nine and I was feeling great after the birdie run, but unfortunately I let another one slip at 17.
I’m quite happy being two behind. Anything can happen in the final round, especially on this golf course.”

Dlamini in Action on Day 2

Second Round Scores

All competitors are RSA unless otherwise specified and amateurs are indicated AMA

144 - Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ) 72 72
145 - Lejan Lewthwaite 72 73
146 - Casandra Hall 73 73
148 - Tandi Mc Callum 76 72
149 - Lenanda van der Watt 75 74, Tvesa Malik (IND) 73 76
150 - Yolanda Duma 79 71, Monique Smit 77 73, Stacy Bregman 75 75
151 - Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) 76 75
152 - Lara Weinstein 81 71
153 - Shawnelle de Lange 76 77, Bertine Faber 75 78
154 - Alana van Greuning 78 76, Crizelda van Niekerk 77 77, Dominique Jacobs 77 77, Kim Williams 76 78, Brittney-Fay Berger 74 80
155 - Nadia van der Westhuizen AMA 79 76, Kyle Roig (PUR) 79 76, Tara Griebenow AMA 76 79, Lindi Coetzee 80 75
156 - Sunelle von Molendorff 77 79, Zethu Myeki AMA 80 76, Lora Assad 82 74
157 - Kelsey Nicholas 77 80, Siviwe Duma 81 76
158 - Laurette Maritz 80 78, Millie Saroha (IND) 81 77
159 - Moa Folke (SWE) 79 80, Georgia Oboh (NGA) 80 79
160 - Chiara Contomathios 82 78
162 - Nicole Becker 83 79

Missed the cut:-

163 - Kim de Klerk AMA 80 83, Michelle Leigh 82 81
164 - Leslie Grandet (MAD) 81 83
165 - Lynette Fourie 83 82
166 - Eleonora Galletti AMA 81 85
167 - Teagan Lubbe AMA 77 90
169 - Julie Berton (FRA) 84 85, Mae Cornforth 85 84
179 - Rouchelle Eksteen AMA 90 89

Soweto Country Club Fairway

Joburg Ladies Open Invitation 2019 - DAY 1
Tuesday, 26 March

Dlamini and Lewthwaite set Soweto pace SOWETO, 26 March 2019

The cream really did rise to the top on Tuesday as the two main protagonists on the Investec Property Fund Order of Merit – Nobuhle Dlamini and Lejan Lewthwaite – both carded level par 72 to share the first round lead in the R500 000 Joburg Ladies Open at Soweto Country Club.

Dlamini and Lewthwaite hold a one-shot advantage over Sunshine Ladies Tour rookie Casandra Hall and India’s Tvesa Malik, who tied for third on one-over. Fifth on her own on two-over is another rookie campaigner, Brittney-Fay Berger, while former champions Stacy Bregman and Bertine Faber share sixth with reigning South African Women’s Long Drive champion Lenanda van der Watt on three-over 75.

Coming off a runner-up finish in the Jabra Ladies Classic last week at Glendower, Dlamini has forged an almost unsurmountable lead on 1 597 point.
Second placed amateur Kajal Mistry is skipping the season-finale to compete in the Western Province Amateur Championship. Lewthwaite is nipping at Dlamini’s heels in third, but another strong push in Soweto will see the Swazi national seal the deal and pocket to the R100 000 bonus in the season-long points-race.
Lewthwaite, who claimed her maiden Sunshine Ladies Tour title in the SA Women’s Masters at San Lameer last month, set the course on fire during the early stages of the opening round.

A steady two-under start through six holes was good, but her round quickly turned spectacular with an ace at the par three 17th. “I had 173 metres to the pin playing downhill, downwind - and you have to pitch it short. If you pitch it on it’s going over. I caught a lucky bounce with a six-iron and it went in,” said the Serengeti golfer. “I said after the hole-in-one I didn’t really care what my score was, but it was fun getting my first one.”
The ‘perfect fluke’ helped Lewthwaite to go out in four-under 33, but coming home she dropped shots at the fourth and seventh before a disastrous double on her final hole (the ninth) saw her lead evaporate. Despite her poor finish, Lewthwaite remained positive about her opening salvo in Soweto. “It’s a pity I couldn’t finish better, but it’s the best position I’ve been in after the first round this season so I’m right where I want to be,” Lewthwaite said. “I hit a perfect tee shot down the middle of the fairway, and actually hit a great second shot with the ball probably pitching pin-high with a gap wedge with 92 metres to the pin. I might have pitched it around 88 metres and the ball just rocketed over the green.
Then I hit a bad chip and a bad putt to make double.”

Dlamini, meanwhile, produced a quieter scorecard with just two bogeys offset by two birdies. That was despite overpowering a number of holes as she cut doglegs with the driver and even driving the par four 16th - where she could only manage par. “I hit quite a few drivers, there are some holes where you can take a Tiger-line,” said Dlamini. "You can still find the ball if you miss the fairway, the challenge is just how close you can get it to the hole with your approaches. The second shots are the challenge. “On the 16th hole I hit driver on the green. So I was hitting it really nicely.
I’ll take 72 today as it was playing tough out there. It would be good for me to finish strong here. I’m going to keep pushing and hope for the best.”

Malik was more than pleased with her effort in just her third start on the Sunshine Ladies Tour after debuting in the Investec SA Women’s Open in Cape Town and contending in the Jabra Ladies Classic last week. “I thought I played a little bit better than my score suggested. I made a few silly mistakes, but I’m happy with my score,” said Malik.
“I’m focussing on my game, I’m not really worried about my position with 36 holes to go.”

Former SA Women’s Amateur Stroke Play champion Hall was equally pleased with an opening 73. “I made a really good start in my debut in the Canon Sunshine Ladies Tour Open and then I set my expectations too high,” said the Benoni golfer. “The next six events were a steep learning curve, but I felt my confidence return at Glendower last week. “It’s tough course and I’m happy to be within striking distance of the leaders. The greens are new and still very firm, so the biggest challenge here is to get the ball as close as possible to the pins.
If you come in too hard, you fly the green and it’s tough to recover. It’s another great learning experience for us young pros this week.”

Soweto Country Club

First Round Scores

All competitors are RSA unless otherwise specified and amateurs are indicated AMA

72 - Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ), Lejan Lewthwaite
73 - Casandra Hall, Tvesa Malik (IND)
74 - Brittney-Fay Berger
75 - Stacy Bregman, Bertine Faber, Lenanda van der Watt
76 - Shawnelle de Lange, Bonita Bredenhann (NAM), Tandi Mc Callum, Kim Williams, Tara Griebenow AMA
77 - Dominique Jacobs, Teagan Lubbe AMA, Sunelle von Molendorff, Monique Smit, Crizelda van Niekerk, Kelsey Nicholas
78 - Alana van Greuning
79 - Moa Folke (SWE), Nadia van der Westhuizen AMA, Yolanda Duma, Kyle Roig (PUR)
80 - Zethu Myeki AMA, Laurette Maritz, Kim de Klerk AMA, Lindi Coetzee, Georgia Oboh (NGA)
81 - Eleonora Galletti AMA, Lara Weinstein, Millie Saroha (IND), Siviwe Duma, Leslie Grandet (MAD)
82 - Lora Assad, Chiara Contomathios, Michelle Leigh
83 - Nicole Becker, Lynette Fourie
84 - Julie Berton (FRA)
85 - Mae Cornforth
90 - Rouchelle Eksteen AMA

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