By THABISILE MASIMULA
WITH A BAD start in a game such as golf, one would have never thought that Lee-Anne Pace would bounce back with a bang and retain her composure and win.
It all went down in Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China on Sunday, October 31 when the 29-year-old South African golf girl managed to shoot out four players in a very intense and dramatic competition.
Closing with a 68, the wonder golf girl increased her victories to five times on the Ladies European Tour this year.
Although she might have won other tournaments before, this one was one of the most challenging matches of her career as she started the off the pace with a final round six shots. Without loosing focus, in the four-way play-off, she still managed to strike some shocking shots to see herself defeating the three players with whom she had tied on five-under-par 211 following the three rounds of regulation play.
The Mossel Bay born golfer admitted on the Ladies European Tour’s website that she was weighed down by her amazing victory. “To be honest this time I’m a little overwhelmed”, said the swift-swinging South African.
Pace made history in the South African books as no any other player in the history of South African women’s golf has had so much success in such a short time as she won at the Sanya Open in just less than ten days ago, also in China.
Korea is her next destination for the Korea Ladies Masters where she will be attempting to make it three wins in three starts in Asia.
The legendary Gary Player, who is 75 today, expressed his amazement on our girl. He said that with this kind of pace, Pace is set to write history in the South African books. “Lee-Anne is destined to become one of the greatest golfers in the history of the South African game” said Player