SUN CITY, February 2:Ridhima Dilawari got off to a modest start with 4-over 76 that placed her Tied 32nd in the first round of the Sunshine Ladies Tour’s SuperSport Ladies Challenge.
The other Indian in the field, Pranavi Urs had a rough start with 10-over 82 and was way down in tied 73rd place.
Lee-Anne Pace, one of the legends of women’s golf in South Africa, felt she was still in the process of shaking off the rust but still carded a three-under-par 69 in the weather-affected opening round. Pace had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys on the Gary Player Country Club layout at Sun City on day one of the in the season-opening event. She led Lily May Humphreys of England by one shot. Humphreys shot 2-under 70 that included an eagle on 18th and three other birdies.
Ridhima started with a double bogey on the tenth and eighth bogey-bogey on eight and ninth. In between she had four birdies, back-to-back efforts of 17-18 and third and fifth. There were three other bogeys.
With the bad weather causing a lengthy delay in the middle of the round, the five-time Investec South African Women’s Open champion found her score holding up for a one-stroke lead.
Both Pace and Humphreys had an eagle each on the 18th which is better known as the iconic island hole played as the ninth in many other tournaments.
Seher Atwal receiving winner's cheque and trophy jointly from Mr. K. C. Raghunathan, Course Chairman-TNGF & Mr. S. Raamassubramanian-Hon. Treasurer-TNGF