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13th February 2015 | Sunshine Ladies Tour

Pace makes quiet start in Oz

2014CICLG_LeeAnnePaceSLTWhile Nicole Garcia, Ashleigh Simon and Stacy Bregman go head-to-head in the final round of the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies at Glendower Golf Club on Friday, compatriot Lee-Anne Pace will aim to shift gears in theRACV Ladies Masters in Australia.

The world number 29 made a quiet start in the Ladies European Tour season-opener with a one-over-par 73 RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

 The Investec Cup for Ladies champion finished in a tie for 22nd with former SA Women’s Open champion, Marianne Skarpnord from Norway, among others and lags four off the pace from Australian teenager Su-Huyn Oh and Eun Woo Choi from Korea.

The leading pair finished one stroke clear of English duo Holly Clyburn and Charley Hull, Norway’s Caroline Martens and 2009 champion Katherine Kirk from Australia.

Pace’s compatriot Connie Chen carded an opening three over 75.

First Round Scores (top 10 plus SA)
69 – Eun Woo Choi (KOR), Su-Hyun Oh (AUS)
70 – Katherine Kirk (AUS), Caroline Martens (NOR) , Holly Clyburn (ENG) , Charley Hull (ENG)
71 – Florentyna Parker (ENG) , Lorie Kane (CAN) , Camilla Lennarth (SWE) , Hannah Green (AUS) , Rebecca Artis (AUS) , Pennapa Plusawath (THA)
73 – Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
75 – Connie Chen (RSA)

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PHOTO – Lee-Anne; credit Catherine Kotze / SASPA
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the WPGA and Sunshine Ladies Tour.