CAPE TOWN – South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace has duel objectives
on the mind ahead of the Investec South African Women’s Open at Westlake Golf Club starting Thursday in Cape Town.
Last year, the 12-time Sunshine Ladies Tour winner completed a hat-trick of titles with her third successive victory at San Lameer Country Club to join Mandy Adamson as a three-time national Open winner.
Winning the title four times is her first big aspiration.
“My goal this week is simple; I want to win,” said Pace. “I&39;d really like to lift that trophy. I will try to get good scores in the first two rounds to put myself in contention. But we&39;ll have to see what the weather does. Sometimes level par can be a good score if the wind really blows.”
The South African Women’s Open is the marquee event on the Sunshine Ladies Tour.
This year’s edition is co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour
for the first time since 2014 and offers a purse of R2-million, with the winner getting the lion share worth R317 000.
Pace also has the season-long points list on her mind.
At 15th with 590 points, the Boschenmeer golfer is some way off top of the pile Stacy Bregman on 1710 points but with 2400 points up for grabs for the winner, the motivation
is certainly there and Pace could make the jump to claim the points list title and continue to dominate the money list title she claimed in 2014, 2015 and 2016.