South African golfer, Ashleigh Buhai, walked away with the Investec SA Women’s Open title again at Steenberg Golf Estate on March 11.
This is the reigning British Open champion’s fourth SA Women’s Open title. Meanwhile, England’s Lily May Humphreys won the 2023 Investec Order of Merit.
Co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour and the Sunshine Ladies Tour, this prestigious professional tournament sees 132 international and local women golfers battle it out over 72 holes to compete for the SA Women’s Open crown.
“The Investec South African Women’s Open teed off in cold and wet conditions but despite the unseasonal weather, Ashleigh Buhai carded an opening round of 64 to make her intentions clear. But the feature story of the day was young German sensation, Chiara Noia, who carded a course record 62. Chiara is only 16 years of age and when you consider this was achieved in the worst of th weather that day, this is a name you need to watch as she has the talent to reach the very top of Women’s Professional Golf,” the golf club said in a statement.
Buhai emerged as a worthy champion with scores of 64, 65, 69 and 68 for a total of 266, 22 under par. Runner up was Ana Pelaez Trivino 4 shots back. Noia finished in third place.