Hall wins the Joburg Women’s Open 2021

Casandra Hall sealed a hard-fought victory on the Sunshine Ladies Tour by winning an epic battle with Lee-Anne Pace to clinch the Joburg Ladies Open at the Soweto Country Club on Friday, April 30, 2021.

The rain almost made the conclusion of the final round impossible, however, it cleared and the final round which was due to start at 7:30 am finally started a few hours later at 9:40 am.

“I am absolutely delighted,” said the smiling 21-year-old. “I won the Vodacom Origins of Golf Series twice and the Investec Royal Swazi Ladies Open in Sun City, but they were all against a handful of players. It feels like a first win, to beat a full field is an incredible feeling.

The Glendower golfer was paired with the Tour’s most prolific winner, Pace, who held a two-stroke lead overnight and was aiming for a 14th title on Africa’s premier women’s professional tour.

The Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg, Cllr Geoffrey Makhubo, congratulated Hall on his hard-won victory and for ensuring that the Joburg Ladies Open Trophy remains in Gauteng.

“I am delighted that Gauteng-born Cassandra came out victorious by making sure the cup stays in Gauteng. Credit also goes to Joburg City Event Management Director Bongi Mokaba and her team for the many years of outstanding work and for bringing in generous sponsors in their quest to bring this tournament to the next level. high peaks.

“I am happy to announce that we have given them the green light to negotiate the continuation of the two tournaments, Joburg Open as well as Joburg Ladies Open for the City to continue to support the growth and development of the sport in the city,” A said Mayor Makhubo.

Joburg city event management director and tournament promoter Bongi Mokaba said she could not sleep in the early hours because the rain was falling.

“I thought we weren’t going to end the tournament today, however, heaven listened to my prayers and we were able to start two hours later but the important thing is that we are now here 3:00 pm we have finished the tournament is finished I can now go home and relax.

“Credit has to go to the golf course itself and the adequate drainage system it has as it was still playable after such heavy rains in the early hours,” concluded a delighted Mokaba.

She also expressed her joy for the green light given to them by the management of the City to negotiate so that the City continues to host and support the tournaments.


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