True to form, another South African woman in sport is set to make a name for themselves on the international scene. This time it is Joburg Ladies Open champion, Monique Smit, this after qualifying for her first major.
The 29 year old from George will take part in this year’s 2020 AIG Women’s British Open.
Congratulations to #JoburgLadiesOpen Champion @moniquesmitgolf on qualifying for her first major at the 2020 @AIGWBO ? ⛳ We can't wait to cheer you on at @RoyalTroonGC in August ??#ItStartsHere #SunshineLadiesTour pic.twitter.com/mTTHJUjrMm
— Sunshine Ladies Tour (@SLadiesTour) July 13, 2020
According to a media statement on randa.org, this is the first women’s Major Championship to take place this year and will be broadcast globally to more than 11 million fans.
AIG President & Global Chief Operating Officer, Peter Zaffino, highlighted their commitment to supporting diverse women golfers who will compete on a global stage.
“As part of our commitment to supporting women in business and society, AIG proudly stands as allies with the world-class field of diverse women golfers who will have an opportunity to compete before a global audience.
“We appreciate the collaborative efforts of the R&A, the United Kingdom and Scottish Governments to implement the necessary health and safety protocols that will allow the 2020 AIG Women’s British Open to be played under safe and responsible conditions,” Zaffino concluded.
The tournament is set to take place from 20-23 August 2020 with strict health and safety protocols in place due to the continuous outbreak of the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Photo 1 Caption: Joburg Ladies Open champion, Monique Smit, will take part in this year’s 2020 AIG Women’s British Open. Photo: Sunshine Ladies Tour