Pace Keen for a Double

by | Feb 28, 2007

Lee-Anne Pace will seek to join an elite club of multiple winners on the Ladies African Tour when she heads to the Waterkloof Golf Club this week hunting back-to-back victories in the WPGA Masters.

Pace broke through with her maiden victory in her rookie season as a professional in last week’s Pam Golding Ladies International at Dainfern. It was an amazing performance in what was her first professional tournament.

Another victory this week would make her one of six players to have won more than once on the Ladies African Tour.

South Africa’s Mandy Adamson has been a multiple winner before, winning twice on the Tour in 2000 and then a record three times in 2002.

Fellow South African Annerie Wessels last claimed back-to-back victories on the Tour in 2001.

Women’s World Cup of Golf stalwart Laurette Maritz won twice in 2003, while Finland’s Minea Blomqvist scored a brace of victories in 2004.

Having tasted victory last week, Pace is determined to follow through with another win.

“Coming back to South Africa, you almost feel like you have to prove yourself. So I am very happy to have won last week. And I’m so looking forward to this week because I want to win again,” she said.

Pace faces another quality field in this week’s R250 000 tournament, which tees off on Wednesday on what used to be called Monument Golf Club.

Fellow rookie Stacy Bregman will be hoping to avoid the final round collapse she endured in last week’s event.

Adamson and Maritz are also in the field, as is England’s Rebecca Hudson and the ever popular Johanna Westerberg from Sweden.

Amateur Ashleigh Simon returns as the defending champion and having finished as the leading amateur in last week’s tournament.

The heat is expected to again test the field, with temperatures of 30 Degrees set to make for a sizzling week on the fairways.

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