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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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