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Cape Town’s own takes a big swing at Investec SA Women’s Open <span><p>Cape Town will welcome, among the 120 professional golfers, Milnerton's own Cara Gorlei who recently claimed her maiden Sunshine Ladies Tour tournament. Gorlei won the Jabra Ladies Classic held in Johannesburg two weeks ago. She also finished third in the ABSA Ladies Invitational earlier this month. In the four years that Gorlei has been a pro, she has racked up 11 top-10 finishes and has also qualified for the Ladies European Tour.</p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Cara%20Gorlei_Credit%20Sunshine%20Tour.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:1425px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>Paarl's Lee Pace will be looking to win her sixth Investec South African Women's Open this week. Pace has over the last 14 years become one of South Africa's most successful women's golfers with a career including 23 titles on the LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and Sunshine Ladies Tour. This will be the seventh straight year that Cape Town will be hosting the Investec South African Women's Open, the country's oldest and most prestigious professional women's golf tournament.</p><p>The City has recently renewed its commitment to supporting women's golf when Council approved a new three-year sponsorship for the tournament. The municipality will continue to partner with the country's premier women's professional event until 2026.  </p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Erinvale%20Golf%20Club_Credit%20Sunshine%20Tour.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:517px;" /> </figure></span><span><p>'The City's partnership with the Women's Professional Golf Association for the Investec SA Women's Open has contributed massively to elevating the status of women's golf in the country while also providing a platform for emerging local golfers to learn from professionals and of course to promote Cape Town to the world. </p><p>'Our commitment to the tournament for the next few years is to ensure events such as the SA Women's Open continue to provide opportunities to local players like Cara Gorlei to graduate from amateur to the professional level. We are looking forward to hosting all the players in our city,' said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/cityassets/Media%20Images%202/Lee-Anne%20Pace_Credit%20Sunshine%20Tour.jpg" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:949px;" /> </figure>​​</span>The SA Women's Open runs until Sunday 28 April. Entry is free for spectators at the Erinvale Golf Club.<br><br><p>For more information on this and other events hosted in Cape Town visit <a href="http://www.eventsincapetown.com/" target="_blank">www.eventsincapetown.com</a>. <br></p><p><strong>End</strong><br></p><p><br></p>2024-04-24T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835;L0|#0f9891347-9853-4a33-be46-2fd52a61e835|events;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#e449f62c-fb0e-4131-b0f9-60cf5d0d4df5;L0|#0e449f62c-fb0e-4131-b0f9-60cf5d0d4df5|Golf;GP0|#6dccf682-b454-42e1-94cf-b76af306a43b;L0|#06dccf682-b454-42e1-94cf-b76af306a43b|competition10

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