It was a major week for South African women’s sport as athletes graced both the local and international scene competing in various tournaments.

On the local front, the Standard Bank South African Women’s Masters tournament took place at the San Lameer Country Club in KwaZulu-Natal.

Scotland golfer, Jane Turner, took home the title after a hard-fought victory against South African rookie, Cara Gorlei. Gorlei pulled off an impressive performance as she made charge for top spot.

Wheelchair tennis star, Mariska Venter, unfortunately lost her singles and doubles quarterfinal matches despite giving her best in the early stages in the Bolton Indoor Tournament.

Cricket South Africa are continuing to plough for the future of women’s cricket as they announced 22 players for the 2020 Powerade National Women’s Academy programme.

South Africa will host yet another international tournament as the Junior Hockey Women’s World Cup will be coming to the African continent for the first time when the event takes place in 2021 in Potchefstroom.

The first day of the South African Swimming Grand Prix at Kings Park Aquatics Centre in Durban saw Erin Gallagher claim three gold medals.

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Photo 1 Caption: South African golfer, Cara Gorlei, pictured on course at the Standard Bank South African Women’s Masters tournament at San Lameer Country Club. Photo: Sunshine Ladies Tour