Garcia shows her class at Sun PinkStig Series

Sun PinkStig Parkview prize winnersNicole Garcia – a regular on the European and Sunshine Ladies Tour – started day two at the Sun PinkStig Series at Parkview Golf Club with a two-shot lead over Nobuhle Dlamini of Swaziland, while duo Ivanna Samu and Tandi McCallum remained in striking distance.

Although Nobuhle shot the lowest round on the final day with a 69, Nicole was able to hold her play together, making two birdies in her last three holes.


Sun PinkStig Series is a go!

Sun PinkStig Series15 September 2017 - UniMedia in association with Sun International launches its much-awaited Sun PinkStig Series. The Series kicks off with its first tournament at Parkview Golf Club from the 17th – 18th October and at Sun City from the 4th – 6th December 2017.

The Sun PinkStig Series is an exciting initiative in women’s professional golf that will showcase some of South Africa’s most aspiring Woman Professional Golfers providing them with a platform to compete more. These events are part of celebrating this historical shift and injecting a fresh impetus to propel the game and its players to new heights.


Buhai blasts into top 15 British Women’s Open

Ashleigh BuhaiFIFE, Scotland (6 August 2017) – With all the attention on South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim in the third round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open, South Africans may have missed a stunning performance from Ashleigh Buhai, who rocketed to a tie for 13th on Saturday.

The Sunshine Ladies Tour winner was the sole South African to reach the weekend with rounds of 69 and 73.


Buhai steady out the gates at British Women’s Open

Ashleigh BuhaiFIFE, Scotland (4 August 2017) – South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai fired four birdies at the Kingsbarns Golf Links to finish within five shots of first round leader Michelle Wie, who grabbed the first round lead at the Ricoh Women’s British Open with a course record 64 on Thursday.

Buhai racked up gains at the second, fifth, 13th and 14th holes, but spoiled a flawless effort with a bogey at the par four closing hole for share of 21st at three under.

“I was steady from tee to green and played really nicely; just a pity about the bogey at 18,” said the reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion.


Garcia and Buhai join Pace at Kingsbarns

Nicole GarciaFIFE, Scotland (2 August 2017) – Nicole Garcia and Ashleigh Buhai are primed to start the Ricoh Women’s British Open alongside compatriot Lee-Anne Pace after securing their spots in the season’s fourth Major Championship the hard way.

The Sunshine Ladies Tour duo was among the 111 players who had to battle it out for the last 22 places in the field for Kingsbarns in the Final Qualifier played at St Andrews on Monday.

Reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion Buhai lived up to her star billing and set the early target at the Castle Course at the home of golf with a four-under-par 68. She was later joined by American pair Paula Creamer and Tiffany Joh, but the trio’s target was bettered by one shot by Ursula Wikstrom from Finland.

Garcia, however, had a long and nervy wait after posting a 70.


SA five make battling start in Scotland

Ashleigh BuhaiTROON, Scotland (28 July 2017) – The five South Africans campaigning in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open made a battling start in blustery conditions on opening day as Australian Karrie Webb defied the squall to fire a stunning seven-under-par 65 at the Dundonald Links in North Ayrshire to take the lead on Thursday.

Former world number one Christie Kerr shot 66 in the morning when the wind was raging at 40 km per hour, but 42-year-old Webb bettered the target by one shot when she racked up five birdies in a row from the 11th to leapfrog the American for the lead.


Johnson wins first Senior LPGA Championship

Trish Johnson

Trish Johnson from England completed a wire-to-wire victory at the inaugural Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank on Wednesday on the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

The 51-year-old Bristol golfer turned in a final-round 73 to finish at four under 212 for the 54-hole event, three shots clear of American Michele Redman.

“I’m often asked what my favourite course in the world is and I always say St. Andrews, but I think this place has taken over,” said Johnson, who has now won twice on the course. “It feels fantastic, this is the reason you play golf to try and win something like this. It is going to be a very, very fun evening.”


Buoyant Buhai heads to US Women’s Open

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai is brimming with confidence ahead of this week’s US Women’s Open after she sealed a career-best LPGA Tour finish in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Green Bay Golf Club in Oneida, Wisconsin on Sunday.

Buhai fired a seven-under-par 65 in the third round to vault to second and closed with a 67 to finish in second on 21 under 267, just one stroke shy of winner Katherine Kirk from Australia.

The reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion began the final round four off the pace, but while the Australian had an up-and-down day with four bogeys offset by six birdies, Buhai was flawless around Legends Championship Course. She racked up birdies at one, three, six and nine and ended a run of straight pars down the back nine with a two-footer for birdie at the last.


Buhai within four of LPGA Tour lead

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai is within reach of Katherine Kirk from Australia after she fired a LPGA Tour career-low third round 65 in Saturday’s third round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic in Oneida, Wisconsin.

The Australian followed a 63 in round two with a 65 at the Legends Championship Course to retain pole position at 20 under 196, while Buhai will start her bid for a maiden LPGA Tour title four shots back.

Fellow South African and former LPGA Tour winner Lee-Anne Pace followed an opening 71 with successive rounds of 68 to move to a tie for 23rd on nine under 207.


Buhai bursts into mix on LPGA Tour

Ashleigh BuhaiSouth Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai racked up eight birdies in second round to rocket into the top five at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic and she will start Saturday’s third round within four shots of leader Katherine Kirk from Australia.

The recent good run of form started in June when Buhai won her regional qualifier to book a spot in the field for the upcoming US Women’s Open and followed up with a career best result – a tie for 36th – in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last week.

The reigning Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies champion opened with a 69, but a six-under-par 66 put Buhai in a strong position to challenge for her first top 10 finish this season.


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