Ladies European Tour # 1 Bronte Law makes Investec SA Women’s Open Debut

Ladies European Tour number one Bronte Law will make her debut in the Investec South African Women's Open at the Erinvale Country & Golf Estate set to tee off in Thursday's first round of the €320 000 event in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Thursday, 25 April, 2024. Photo: Tristan Jones / LET

Ladies European Tour number one Bronte Law will make her debut in the Investec South African Women’s Open at the Erinvale Country & Golf Estate this week and headlines a quality field set to tee off in Thursday’s first round of the €320 000 event in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Thursday, 25 April, 2024.

England’s Law adds to a field which includes five former Investec South African Women’s Open champions with South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace and Tandi McCallum, England’s Alice Hewson, India’s Diksha Dagar and Norway’s Marianne Skarpnord.

South Africa’s golfing icon Ashleigh Buhai, winner of the 2023 trophy, is not in the 2024 draw to defend her title, and Swiss star Chiara Tamburlini, in scintilating form following her record-breaking seven-shot victory in the Joburg Ladies Open last week which has carried her into second place on the Ladies European Tour Order of Merit, will appreciate every opportunit to enhance her African bounty.

Cara Gorlei tees it up as the leading South African on the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s Investec Order of Merit in second place.

All of which sets up a highly competitive week for Law’s first appearance in South Africa in this Sunshine Ladies Tour co-sanctioned tournament.

“I’ve always wanted to come to South Africa and I’m really enjoying it so far,” said Law. “It’s always fun to play in national Opens around the world and now I can tick this one off the list. There is also a lot of new young talent playing this week which is great.”

Law has already had one victory and three top-10s on the Ladies European Tour this year and is hoping to continue with that form in the Western Cape this week.

“I really like the golf course and I think it will be a good test. I’m happy with where my game is at and I’ll just go out there this week and continue to push on.”

Ladies European Tour number one Bronte Law

The Investec South African Women’s Open is the grand finale on the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s current season and a true showcase of the strides made in women’s sport in South Africa. 

This year’s tournament includes a significant R1 million prize for the first professional to score a hole-in-one on the par-three 12th hole in the final two rounds. It also adds significantly to the City of Cape Town’s showcasing of leading women’s sports events.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the cream of women’s golf from around the world to the Mother City for the 2024 Investec South African Women’s Open,” said Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayor of Cape Town.

“This year’s global field promises to put on an unforgettable show and I urge every golf lover in and around Cape Town to make their way to Somerset West at some point over the four days of play to catch some of the live action.

“An event of this status means the world to our local economy and the jobs it helps create. We are proud to co-sponsor this flagship golf event, and I wish all the participants a great four days on the beautiful Erinvale fairways.”

Entrance is free for spectators, with free parking at Lourensford Wine Estate. The tournament will also be televised live on SuperSport 213 from Thursday to Sunday.


Original Copy: Michael Vlismas, Sunshine Ladies Tour, with editing by gsport

Main photo Caption: Ladies European Tour number one Bronte Law will make her debut in the Investec South African Women’s Open at the Erinvale Country & Golf Estate set to tee off in Thursday’s first round of the €320 000 event in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Thursday, 25 April, 2024. Photo: Tristan Jones / LET

Photo 2 Caption: In this photo celebrating 2023 SA Women’s Open Champion Ashleigh Buhai (centre, not in the field in 2024 to defend her title) are Peta Dixon (left), Investec Head of Sponsorships; and Heather Casey, Investec Head of Integrated Marketing Communications. Photo: Sunshine Ladies Tour

Photo 3 Caption: Legendary South African women’s professional Sally Little with young golfers from the Sally Little Centre for Excellence and The Imibala Trust at the Investec South African Women’s Open golf clinic on Wednesday. Credit: Sunshine Ladies Tour.  Photo: Sunshine Ladies Tour

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