Park pushes to Grand Slam glory

Ricoh British Women's Open champion Inbee Park2 August 2015 - Inbee Park fired a course record-equalling seven-under-par 65 to win the Ricoh Women's British Open in Scotland and seal a career Grand Slam on Sunday.

With this extraordinary feat, Park joined an exclusive list of just six players, including Pat Bradley, Juli Inkster, Annika Sorenstam, Louise Suggs, Karrie Webb and Mickey Wright.

Impressively, the 27-year-old South Korean has won six of her seven majors in her last 14 major starts. She won the ANA Inspiration as part of her 2013 run, took the last three Women's PGA Championships (formerly the LPGA Championship) and reeled in two U.S. Women's Open titles.


Pace, Simon hold course in Scotland

Lee-Anne Pace1 August 2015 – LPGA Tour winner Lee-Anne Pace rallied with her signature tenacity to join fellow South African Ashleigh Simon in Saturday’s third round of the Ricoh British Women’s Open in Scotland.

Pace failed to take advantage of the sunny conditions on day one and carded a disappointing 75, but when the weather turned nasty at the Trump Turnberry Resort on Friday, the nine-time Ladies European Tour champion got tough.

Pace produced a hard-fought for one-under-par 73 to move to four over, while Simon finished a further stroke adrift after a five over 77.


Strauss sparkles on SunCoast Tour

Bertine Strauss31 July 2015 - South Africa’s Bertine Strauss claimed her professional breakthrough in her second start on the SunCoast Pro Golf Tour when she defeated American Allison Emrey at the fourth play-off hole at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California on Wednesday.

The pair deadlocked at seven-under-par 209 at the end of regulation play at the Arnold Palmer Course after Strauss carded rounds of 67, 70 and 72 and Emrey answered with 70, 72 and 68.


Simon takes SA lead at Turnberry

Ashleigh Simon31 July 2015 - Ricoh British Women’s Open qualifier Ashleigh Simon took full advantage of the uncharacteristically sunny Scottish skies to lead the South African pack in Thursday’s first round in Scotland.

The two-time Ladies European Tour winner collected five birdies and an eagle three at the par-five 14th to offset a fistful of drops and returned an even-par 72 to finish seven strokes behind pace setting Kim Hyo-Joo from South Korea at the Trump Turnberry Resort.

LPGA winner Lee-Anne Pace had three bogeys, two birdies and a double bogey at par-three sixth at the Ailsa Course and slept on a 10 stroke deficit.


Pace ready to roll in Scotland

Lee-Anne Pace30 July 2015 – As soon as she banked a tie for 22nd in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan on Sunday, South Africa’s top export Lee-Anne Pace took the first flight to Scotland to join compatriots Nicole Garcia, Ashleigh Simon and Paula Reto in this week’s Ricoh British Women’s Open at the Trump Turnberry Resort.

“The Ricoh Womens British Open is one of my favourite tournaments of the season and I’m stoked to get started,” the Pearl Valley golfer said. “I've been looking forward to this week all year.”


Simon joins SA trio at Women’s British Open

Ashleigh Simon28 July 2015 – South Africa’s Ashleigh Simon boosted the South African tally in this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open at the Trump Turnberry Resort in South Ayrshire, Scotland after she came through the Final Qualifying Round at Irvine Golf Club with flying colours on Monday.

Simon will join compatriots Lee-Anne Pace, Paula Reto and fellow Wanna Be A Champ Academy stable-mate Nicole Garcia in the starting line-up on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Johannesburg professional offset four bogeys with five birdies and an eagle for a three-under-par 71 to take the third of 12 spots on offer into the season’s fourth Major.


Who will triumph at Turnberry?

2015 Ricoh Women's British Open27 July 2015 - Turnberry hosted the Ricoh British Women’s Open for the first time in 2002, the second year it was played as a Major .World Golf and LPGA Halls of Famer Karrie Webb claimed her sixth major championship after finishing at 15-under par, two shots clear of Michelle Ellis and Paula Marti. Webb will be making her 14th ap­pearance at this championship.

Rolex Rankings number one Inbee Park has two shots left at a Career Grand Slam this season and could become just the seventh woman in history to achieve the feat.


Pace in touch at Marathon Classic

Lee-Anne PaceSouth Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace is just four off the pace through 54 holes in the LPGA Tour’s rain-plagued Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Illinois.

The Pearl Valley golfer opened with a four-under-par 67 to lie just one off the pace from South Korea’s Ha Na Jang at Highland Meadows Golf Club on Thursday.

The two-time Investec Cup for Ladies champion stayed in touch with a one-birdie 70 in the second round. She mixed three birdies with three bogeys in the third round, but holed out for an eagle three at the par-five 18th to finish in a tie for 12th on seven-under-par 206.


Pace within striking distance in Illinois

Lee-Anne PaceSouth Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace finished just one stroke off the lead in the opening round of the LPGA Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Illinois.

The Pearl Valley golfer fired an opening four-under-par 67 at Highland Meadows Golf Club to tie for second with American Nannette Hill, Australian Sarah Kemp and Hsu Wei-ling of Taiwan.

The quartet are chasing Jang Ha-na of South Korea, who caught fire on the back nine with six birdies for a 66.

Jang, ranked 22nd in the world and a six-time winner on the Korean LPGA Tour, avoided the four-way tie at four under with a final birdie at 18.


Pace upbeat after US Women’s Open

Lee-Anne Pace15 July 2015 - Lee-Anne Pace did not manage to better her career best tie for 43rd in this year’s US Women’s Open, but the country’s top ranked player was nevertheless happy with her overall performance at Lancaster Country Club and looking forward to the Ricoh British Women’s Open at the end of July.

The double Investec Cup for Ladies champion opened with a 73 at the Old Course and fired a second round 69 to vault to joint 32nd.

“Unfortunately I wasted all that good work with a 77 in the third round,” the Pearl Valley golfer said.

“It was a tough scoring day and it didn’t help that I got off to a bad start. I played a lot better in the final round and signed for a 70 to tie for 56th on nine-over-par 289.

“I’m really happy that I made it to the weekend. I learn more about what it takes to perform well in these big events in every Major that I compete in.”

Pace finished well behind South Korea’s In Gee Chun, who fired a six under 66 to take a one stroke victory on eight under.

A five-time LPGA Tour winner this season, Chun became the first player to win in a US open debut since Birdie Kim in 2005.


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