Pace in trouble at Kraft Nabisco

Lee-Anne PaceLee-Anne Pace will have a fight on her hands to survive the cut at the 31st annual Kraft Nabisco Championship on Friday, after the South African finished 13 shots behind pacesetter Shanshan Feng at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

The South African carded an opening seven-over-par 79 to finish in a tie for 102nd.


Pace geared for Kraft Nabisco Championship

Lee-Anne PaceLee-Anne Pace will be the lone South African lining up for the 31st annual Kraft Nabisco Championship that tees off at the Dinah Shore tournament course at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California tonight.

Pace flew outo America earlier than she had in previous years to work with her coach, James Petts, in preparation for the first LPGA Major of the season.


Pace sets historic benchmark for women’s golf

Lee-Anne PaceInvestec Cup for Ladies champion Lee-Anne Pace was named the 2013 Golfer of the Year at the prestigious annual Compleat Golfer Awards, held at the Country Club Johannesburg on Monday.

In 2010, Pace shared the esteemed award with Open champion Louis Oosthuizen after a watershed season that saw her finish the year ranked as the number one golfer on the Ladies European Tour.

This year marked the first time that a female golfer was named the outright Golfer of the Year.


Bregman romps to victory in Zambia

Stacy BregmanSouth Africa’s Stacy Bregman was simply sublime from tee to green as she steered her way to a runaway victory in the inaugural Zambia Ladies Open Championship at Ndola Golf Club on Sunday.

The Ladies European Tour campaigner delighted the local fans with a master class in accuracy and course management, putting together a two-under-par 71 to break a six year winning drought with winning score of eight-under-par  211.

Kim Williams closed with a 74 to finish eight stroke back in second alongside Monique Smit, who closed with a third successive 73.


Simon holds firm at Kia Classic

Ashleigh SimonAmericans Lizette Salas and Christie Kerr replaced second round leader Dori Carter from the United States at the top of the third round leaderboard, but South Africa’s Ashleigh Simon held firm to a tie for 11th and will head into today’s final round of the LPGA Tour's KIA Classic with the leaders in sight.

The 23-year-old Simon followed opening rounds of 71 and 69 with a 70 in the third round to stay at six-under-par 210 and within striking distance of Salas and Kerr at 10 under 206.


Dlamini looking to spoil Bregman’s party in Zambia

Nobuhle DlaminiStacy Bregman will take a two stroke lead into the final round of the Zambia Ladies Open, but Swaziland’s Nobuhle Dlamini is determined to spoil the South African’s bid to win Zambia’s first professional women’s golf tournament in Ndola.

Bregman carded a four under 69 in the second round to take pole at six-under-par 140, but Dlamini reeled in seven birdies for a five-under-par 68, and intends to go out all guns blazing on Sunday.


VCZ raises Zambia Ladies Open stakes

Ford Eco Sport TitaniumThe arrival of a buttercup yellow Ford Eco Sport Titanium at Ndola Golf Club on Friday, created quite a buzz among the professionals challenging in the first Zambia Ladies Open Championship this weekend.

The first pro to ace the par-three 17th in the tournament will drive away with the sporty Ford SUV, valued at 250,000 Kwacha (approximately R500,000) and sponsored Vehicle Centre Zambia (VCZ).


Williams pursued at Zambia Ladies Open

Kim WilliamsKim Williams took a slender lead in the opening round of the Zambia Ladies Open Championship, but the Sunshine Ladies Tour rookie has Ladies European Tour campaigners Stacy Bregman and Tandi von Ruben in hot pursuit.

The unflappable Williams set the target at Ndola Golf Club at three-under-par 70, but the Pretoria pro can hardly afford to relax.


Young golfers inspired at Zambia Ladies Open

Members of the ZLGU Junior Development FoundationA golf development clinic ahead of the first Zambia Ladies Open Championship in Ndola set the tone for a tournament that is destined to nurture both champions and grassroots players in Southern Africa.

The clinic was presented by the Women’s PGA of South Africa (WPGA), in corroboration with the Zambia Ladies Golf Union (ZLGU).


Bregman stalks success at Zambia Ladies Open

Stacy BregmanStacy Bregman is hoping her first visit to Zambia is a winning one when she tees it up in the opening round of the Zambia Ladies Open Championship at Ndola Golf Club on Friday.

The European Ladies Tour campaigner will go in search of her first title since 2008, when she claimed her maiden pro win at the Pam Golding Ladies International at Nelspruit Golf Club.


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