India’s Tvesa Malik Claims First Foreign Pro Win with SuperSport Ladies Challenge Title

India’s Tvesa Malik claimed her first professional win on foreign soil as she kept the ball on the fairways and putted well to win the SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International by three strokes at the Lost City Golf Club at Sun City, North-West Province in South Africa, on Friday, 23 February, 2024. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

India’s Tvesa Malik claimed her first professional win on foreign soil as she kept the ball on the fairways and putted well to win the SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International by three strokes at the Lost City Golf Club at Sun City, North-West Province in South Africa, on Friday, 23 February, 2024.

Malik began the final round as co-leader with 2022 SuperSport Ladies Challenge champion Paula Reto, and the 28-year-old produced the sort of controlled golf required on the last day to clinch titles. 

Malik made just two bogeys, one on each nine, but collected three birdies to post a one-under-par 71 and finish on nine-under overall, in a final round that none of the other contenders could better.

“I was very consistent off the tee which was vital because the fairways are tight and really firm. The greens are big so hitting from good positions on the fairways is fine, and my putting is what I was most pleased with. I gave myself several opportunities and I hit so many good putts that just did not go in. But then 10-foot birdies on the 11th and 16th holes were really important,” Malik said.

“I just wanted to focus today and not get too wrapped up in every shot being do-or-die. I just tried to stay stable mentally and not stress too much about making birdies. I am thrilled and relieved to have my first pro win outside India.”

First-round leader Lauren Taylor drew level with Malik as she collected two birdies on a faultless front nine, but the Englishwoman saw her chances go up in smoke when she came home in 41 shots with three bogeys and a double drop on the par-four 16th.

Reto found herself on a sinking ship on the front nine, as she double-bogeyed both the second and sixth holes to go out in 40. The South African fought back on the back nine to come home in 35 shots and finished third on five-under-par.

Young Gabrielle Venter once again showed that her game has the promise to be a title contender on the Sunshine Ladies Tour, as she claimed second place on six-under-par with a 71, moving up to third on the official order of merit.

Lee-Anne Pace is second in the overall standings after charging up the leaderboard in the last two rounds of the SuperSport Ladies Challenge, finishing in a tie for fourth at Lost City on four-under after a 71 on Friday. 

England’s Amy Taylor vaulted up to four-under as well after posting a 68, the joint best round of the day. Germany’s Helen Kreuzer (71) was the other golfer tied for fourth.

Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am winner Kylie Henry is still top of the order of merit, despite finishing tied for 32nd, on six-over-par, at Lost City.

Final Scores of the 2024 SuperSport Ladies Challenge, presented by Sun International, at the Lost City Golf Club at Sun City, North-West Province in South Africa, from 21- 23 February, 2024:

207 – Tvesa Malik 71 65 71
210 – Gabrielle Venter 71 68 71
211 – Paula Reto 70 66 75
212 – Amy Taylor 73 71 68, Lee-Anne Pace 76 65 71, Helen Kreuzer 71 70 71
213 – Ana Dawson 69 72 72, Anna Magnusson 72 68 73, Lauren Taylor 68 70 75
214 – Ariane Klotz 76 65 73
215 – Elena Hualde 72 74 69, Ellen Hutchinson-Kay 70 73 72, Alexandra Swayne 73 68 74, Pasqualle Coffa 69 71 75
216 – Harang Lee 76 72 68
218 – Nina Pegova 72 73 73, Romy Meekers 70 74 74, Kaleigh Telfer 69 75 74, Carolin Kauffmann 72 70 76
219 – Lejan Lewthwaite 73 72 74, Tina Mazarino 72 72 75, Tandi McCallum 71 71 77, Bonita Bredenhann 77 73 69
220 – Emily Penttila 73 71 76, Nadia van der Westhuizen 75 72 73, Clara Young 72 75 73, Michelle Forsland 74 73 73, Larissa Du Preez 72 75 73, Emie Peronnin 78 71 71
221 – Isabella Ferreira 70 76 75, Ivanna Samu 75 71 75
222 – Zethu Myeki 76 70 76, Charlotte Millard 76 71 75, Kylie Henry 80 69 73, Clara Reigosa 77 73 72
223 – Kelsey Nicholas 78 71 74, Kiera Floyd 73 77 73
224 – Georgia Coughlin 74 72 78, Stacy Bregman 71 78 75
225 – Vanessa Knecht 69 77 79, Julie Boysen Hillestad 76 71 78, Maiken Bing Paulsen 74 74 77
226 – Jane Turner 77 69 80, Lora Assad 74 73 79
228 – Felicity Johnson 76 74 78, Chae-Hyun Lee 76 74 78
Missed the cut:-
152 – Corinne Viden 75 77, Katharina Keilich 79 73, Michele Thomson 77 75, Brittney-Fay Berger 75 77
153 – Louise Duncan 79 74, Lynette Fourie 77 76, Nicola Schoeman 79 74, Shawnelle de Lange 75 78
154 – Verena Gimmy 79 75
155 – Florentyna Parker 80 75, Lenanda van der Watt 79 76, Jahaanvie Walia 76 79, Jae Bowers 82 73
156 – Woo-Ju Son 82 74, Carey Dodds 82 74
157 – Marta Perez Sanmartin 82 75, Linn Wiberg 80 77, Bronwyn Doeg 80 77, Linette Holmslykke 82 75
160 – Hannah Arnold 80 80, Leontine Petit 83 77, Tara Griebenow 78 82
161 – Sideri Vanova 82 79
163 – Kaylan Boshoff 81 82
165 – Cara Ford 86 79
166 – Lindi Coetzee 81 85, Chante van Zyl 90 76, Yolanda Duma 86 80
170 – Chante de Lange 82 88
174 – Hanne Sofie Borgen 92 82
177 – Judith van der Voort 95 82
178 – Shamiso Makwara 84 94
184 – Lauren Clough 91 93


Original Copy: Sunshine Ladies Tour, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: India’s Tvesa Malik claimed her first professional win on foreign soil as she kept the ball on the fairways and putted well to win the SuperSport Ladies Challenge presented by Sun International by three strokes at the Lost City Golf Club at Sun City, North-West Province in South Africa, on Friday, 23 February, 2024. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

Photo 2 Caption: Malik shot three consistent low rounds of 71 65 71 to keep the competition at bay, 2024. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

Photo 3 Caption: It was Malik’s awareness of the narrow fairways and her cautious drives and putting that kept her lead. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

Photo 4 Caption: South Africa’s Gabrielle Venter’s tournamen demonstrated her promise to success as a tour winner. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

Photo 5 Caption: 2023 champion Paula Reto held a joint after the first round, and was a constant threat to to the lead. Photo: Heinrich Helmbold/Sunshine Tour

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