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SA born golf player wins LPGA

Lee-Anne Pace joins 15-time winner Sally Little as the only SA-born players to win the LPGA Tour.  - "I can't actually believe it. I'm still so in the moment of one shot at a time that I think it's going to hit me, said Pace. "It's like literally now I can relax. It's amazing. Obviously one of my life goals, not only on the golf course, but to do something like that very special."

The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women's professional sports organization in the world today. The Blue Bay LPGA, which Pace won at, was held at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course in China.

"I look back at last week and how I actually played better towards the end," said Pace. "So I thought, you know, just do the same thing. And I hit some really nice iron shots coming in on the last few holes. To out with a birdie is obviously a bonus." Like at San Lameer, Pace flagged a wedge in close on the last, allowing her to absorb the atmosphere as she walked up to the clubhouse.

"I think it's pretty big for South African golf. We are definitely on the up and with all those tournaments we have now, the smaller tournaments, hopefully this will help increase the prize money, increase the interest. I think that already is a step in the right direction. So hopefully we get some good ones coming out on tour soon. We've already got a few good players and I hope that we can get a few more South Africans on the LPGA Tour.

Article courtesy: SA Good News