Golf

Dlamini poised for fulfillment in Soweto

Soweto – Nobuhle Dlamini fired three birdies on the bounce down the again 9
of Soweto Nation Membership to line up a fourth Sunshine Women Tour victory
within the Joburg Women Open on Wednesday.

Dlamini started the
second spherical tied for the lead with reigning SA Ladies’s Masters champion
Lejan Lewthwaite, however she opened up a one-shot lead with a second
successive stage par 72.

The Investec golfer
remains to be nipping at her heels on one-over following a second spherical 73,
whereas Sunshine Women Tour rookie Casandra Corridor lies an additional stroke
adrift on two-over, courtesy of a brace of 73s.

Former SA Ladies’s Open champion Tandi McCallum bought into the combo at four-over with an even-par 72.

India’s Tvesa Malik
adopted a one-over opening spherical with a 76 on day two to slide to a tie
for fifth with 2019 SA Ladies’s Longest Drive champion Lenanda van der
Watt, who returned a 74.

Yolanda Duma fired a
one-under-par 71 for the shared low spherical of the day. The Border golfer
rocketed to joint seventh on six-under, and may have former Sunshine
Women Tour winners Stacy Bregman and Monique
Smit for firm within the closing spherical.

Dlamini is justifiably in a assured way of thinking.

She will probably be gunning
for the double in Thursday’s closing spherical – win the R500 000 Sunshine
Women Tour season-finale and financial institution the R100 000 bonus for profitable the
season-long factors race and it’ll take one thing
particular to cease her.

“I’ve had two good days as I’ve performed solidly from tee to inexperienced,” stated the Order of Benefit chief.

“If I play like this
tomorrow and make a pair extra putts I ought to take it house “I’m wanting
ahead to the motivation, however it will be nice to win the Joburg
Women Open.”

Dlamini adopted a birdie begin with a trio of bogeys and went out in two-over.

Coming house, the
Glendower golfer birdied the 10th however a careless double-bogey on 11 bought
her into the correct way of thinking. She fired three birdies in a row from
the par 4 13th to regular the ship and cemented
herself on the high of the leaderboard with strong pars during the last
three holes.

“I dropped on two of the par threes on the entrance 9, which was annoying,” Dlamini stated.

“I made an excellent birdie
on 10 over I overshot the inexperienced, however on the subsequent gap I pitched it too
near the pin and it flew off the again. I chipped it wanting the
inexperienced two-putted for a double. I hit a terrific
drive, so to drop two photographs after being 78 metres from the opening damage.
However I’m pleased with the best way I got here again after that.

“The greens had been
barely softer within the second spherical, however not by a lot, so you actually have
to assume your manner across the course. My brief recreation, particularly the
shorter pitches, was actually good. If you may get
it inside 12 foot, you’ve bought a take a look at birdie, as a result of the greens are
very true.”

Apart from her apparent title ambitions, Dlamini was happy to be enjoying an essential golf occasion within the coronary heart of Soweto.

“Whoever took the
resolution to make this a championship golf course has performed a lot for
the folks of Soweto, for the nation. I’ve bought loads of associates from
Soweto, in order that they must journey an extended strategy to the
nicer programs. Most of them can’t afford to play so it’s nice to have a
championship format of their again yard.

“One in every of my associates
really lives a two-minute stroll away from right here and he got here by
yesterday and he stated he can’t wait to play after we end. 

“An enormous thanks goes
out to the sponsors for serving to growth. I’m joyful that folks from
Soweto have jobs now, working at their very own membership. Hopefully we glance
after it, and it leaves an enduring legacy.” 

Lewthwaite,
in the meantime, couldn’t replicate the fireworks from the primary spherical, however
she often saves her finest golf for the ultimate spherical and may very well be sturdy
contender on the final day.

“It was a bit of
boring; no holes-in-one at this time,” Lewthwaite joked. “I performed regular golf
and I’m proper the place I wish to be – inside one shot of the chief.

“I don’t know what it
is about closing rounds, however I at all times appear to get going. Hopefully I can
do the identical tomorrow. I really feel totally different within the physique and the thoughts, I like
the strain and the tight competitors at
the top.”

Corridor made a
disastrous begin with a triple bogey seven on the opening gap, however the
Ebotse golfer rallied with a trio of birdies after the flip to remain
firmly in rivalry.

“I hit it left on the
first and paid the value and I used to be a bit panicky after that seven, however I
simply trusted my swing after that and I started to really feel snug over
the ball,” stated final yr’s SA Ladies’s Beginner
Stroke Play champion.

“I held it collectively
for the remainder of the entrance 9 and I used to be feeling nice after the birdie
run, however sadly I let one other one slip at 17. I’m fairly joyful
being two behind. Something can occur within the
closing spherical, particularly on this golf course.”

Second Spherical Scores

All opponents RSA until in any other case said and amateurs indicated as AMA

144 – Nobuhle Dlamini (SWZ) 72 72

145 – Lejan Lewthwaite 72 73

146 – Casandra Corridor 73 73

148 – Tandi Mc Callum 76 72

149 – Lenanda van der Watt 75 74, Tvesa Malik (IND) 73 76

150 – Yolanda Duma 79 71, Monique Smit 77 73, Stacy Bregman 75 75

151 – Bonita Bredenhann (NAM) 76 75

152 – Lara Weinstein 81 71

153 – Shawnelle de Lange 76 77, Bertine Faber 75 78

154 – Alana van Greuning 78 76, Crizelda van
Niekerk 77 77, Dominique Jacobs 77 77, Kim Williams 76 78, Brittney-Fay
Berger 74 80

155 – Nadia van der Westhuizen AMA 79 76, Kyle Roig (PUR) 79 76, Tara Griebenow AMA 76 79, Lindi Coetzee 80 75

156 – Sunelle von Molendorff 77 79, Zethu Myeki AMA 80 76, Lora Assad 82 74

157 – Kelsey Nicholas 77 80, Siviwe Duma 81 76

158 – Laurette Maritz 80 78, Millie Saroha (IND) 81 77

159 – Moa Folke (SWE) 79 80, Georgia Oboh (NGA) 80 79

160 – Chiara Contomathios 82 78

162 – Nicole Becker 83 79

Missed the minimize:-

163 – Kim de Klerk AMA 80 83, Michelle Leigh 82 81

164 – Leslie Grandet (MAD) 81 83

165 – Lynette Fourie 83 82

166 – Eleonora Galletti AMA 81 85

167 – Teagan Lubbe AMA 77 90

169 – Julie Berton (FRA) 84 85, Mae Cornforth 85 84

179 – Rouchelle Eksteen AMA 90 89

 

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