Magical Manon De Roey Wins 2024 SA Women’s Golf Open

Belgium's Manon De Roey held steady to claim a four-stroke victory in the Investec South African Women's Open at the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Sunday 28 April, 2024. Photo: Troy Winfield / Sunshine Ladies Tour

Belgium’s Manon De Roey put the finishing touch to another remarkable Sunshine Ladies Tour season when she claimed a four-stroke victory in the Investec South African Women’s Open at the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Sunday 28 April, 2024.

De Roey went into the final round with a three-stroke lead and built on this as she eventually signed for a closing 72 to win on 14 under par overall.

“I’m super happy with my performance this week. I had a couple of goals at the beginning of this year and one of them was to win again,” said De Roey, who claimed her first victory on the Sunshine Ladies Tour and her second on the Ladies European Tour.

England’s Gabriella Cowley, who shared second place on 10 under par alongside New Zealand’s Momoka Kobori, was crowned as the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s overall Investec Order of Merit champion and received R200 000 courtesy of Investec.

And Nicole Garcia finished as the leading South African in fourth place on eight under par. This also secured her second place on the Investec Order of Merit and, as the leading South African here, she won herself a Renault for the year.

On Sunday, De Roey relished the challenge of another windy day in the winelands and was never under any pressure from the rest of the field as she cruised to victory.

“I like playing in windy conditions because I feel like I can shape the ball well. I can just let the wind do the work and I feel a bit more relaxed,” she said.

South Africa’s Garcia was equally delighted with her finish after putting in a strong performance on the weekend which included her third round of 64 and then Sunday’s 71 to secure her a top-five finish in this event as well as the title of leading South African on the Investec Order of Merit.

“It was a bit of a surprise to find that out when I walked off the 18th green. I hadn’t really realised that it was a possibility. I’m going to enjoy my Renault for the year. But I’m happy with my performance overall, and this is a great added bonus,” she said.

It was also a lucrative final round for France’s Emma Grechi. Grechi scored an albatross on the par-five 16th and won R500 000 courtesy of Renault.

The Investec South African Women’s Open was the grand finale on this season’s eight-tournament Sunshine Ladies Tour.

Day 1 Report at the Investec South African Women’s Open on Thursday, 25 April, 2024

Day 2 Report at the Investec South African Women’s Open on Friday, 26 April, 2024

Day 3 Report at the Investec South African Women’s Open on Saturday, 27 April, 2024

Day 4 Scores at the Investec South African Women’s Open at the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate on Sunday, 28 April, 2024

274 – Manon De Roey (BEL) 69 67 66 72

278 – Gabriella Cowley (ENG) 69 72 67 70, Momoka Kobori (NZL) 69 70 68 71

280 – Nicole Garcia 76 69 64 71

281 – Ines Laklalech (MAR) 70 70 65 76

282 – Sarah Schober (AUT) 70 76 65 71, Hannah Burke (ENG) 68 72 70 72

283 – Lisa Pettersson (SWE) 68 71 67 77

284 – Jana Melichova (CZE) 69 74 68 73, Kim Metraux (SUI) 70 71 68 75

285 – Bronte Law (ENG) 68 76 70 71, Patricia Isabel Schmidt (GER) 71 71 70 73, Elena Moosmann (SUI) 66 75 70 74, Kristyna Napoleaova (CZE) 71 75 65 74, Rosie Davies (ENG) 66 71 71 77

286 – Sofie Kibsgaard (DEN) 73 72 71 70, Chiara Tamburlini (SUI) 70 75 72 69, Annabell Fuller (ENG) 68 71 76 71, Dorthea Forbrigd (NOR) 72 73 70 71, Eleanor Givens (ENG) 69 71 69 77

287 – Caroline Hedwall (SWE) 71 73 71 72, Casandra Alexander 73 75 66 73, Emma Spitz (AUT) 73 75 66 73

288 – Virginia Elena Carta (ITA) 70 74 72 72, Diksha Dagar (IND) 73 70 74 71, Katja Pogacar (SVN) 71 72 71 74, Liz Young (ENG) 68 73 72 75, Sara Kjellker (SWE) 70 73 70 75

289 – Lydia Hall (WAL) 71 76 70 72, Lora Assad 73 73 70 73, Emily Penttila (FIN) 72 72 73 72, Madelene Stavnar (NOR) 70 71 77 71, Sofie Bringner (SWE) 74 72 73 70

290 – Sanna Nuutinen (FIN) 71 75 70 74, Moa Folke (SWE) 75 72 71 72, April Angurasaranee (THA) 72 71 71 76, Romy Meekers (NED) 70 74 74 72, Celine Herbin (FRA) 70 76 73 71, Anne-Charlotte Mora (FRA) 76 71 74 69

291 – Amy Taylor (ENG) 73 75 70 73, Alexandra Swayne (ISV) 69 79 71 72, Emma Grechi (FRA) 74 74 71 72, Julie Boysen Hillestad (NOR) 67 73 71 80

292 – Carolin Kauffmann (GER) 71 71 74 76, Olivia Mehaffey (NIR) 79 68 74 71

293 – Stacy Bregman 72 71 73 77, Nastasia Nadaud (FRA) 68 76 71 78, Mireia Prat (ESP) 70 75 73 75, Lily May Humphreys (ENG) 73 69 76 75, Hannah Screen (ENG) 71 73 70 79, Laura Fuenfstueck (GER) 76 70 73 74, Genevieve Ling (MAS) 73 75 75 70

294 – Alice Hewson (ENG) 74 74 70 76, Gemma Clews (ENG) 74 68 77 75

295 – Danielle du Toit 74 70 74 77, Christine Wolf (AUT) 69 74 76 76, Aunchisa Utama (THA) 70 74 79 72

296 – Tiffany Arafi (SUI) 73 73 74 76

297 – Tara Griebenow 75 72 76 74

299 – Fernanda Lira (MEX) 75 70 75 79, Shannon Tan (SIN) 69 78 78 74

300 – Tereza Melecka (CZE) 77 71 73 79, Lee-Anne Pace 68 79 77 76, Georgina Blackman (ENG) 76 72 77 75

303 – Kylie Henry (SCO) 71 77 76 79


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

Main photo Caption: Belgium’s Manon De Roey held steady to claim a four-stroke victory in the Investec South African Women’s Open at the Erinvale Country and Golf Estate in Somerset West in the Western Cape, on Sunday 28 April, 2024. Photo: Troy Winfield / Sunshine Ladies Tour

Photo 2 Caption: England’s Gabriella Cowley, who shared second place with Momoka Kobori, was crowned the Tour’s overall Investec Order of Merit champion. Photo: Troy Winfield / Sunshine Ladies Tour

Photo 3 Caption: New Zealand’s Momoka Kobori carded a 10 under par 287 for the Championship after four quality rounds in Somerset West. Photo: Troy Winfield / Sunshine Ladies Tour

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