Fancourt, George, South Africa, February 13: India’s Ridhima Dilawari who got into the main draw virtually at the last minute, produced a fine round of 1-under 71 and finished tied seventh at the Rand 2.5 million (approx $ 140,000) Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am at Fancourt.
Ridhima, a multiple winner of the domestic Indian Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour, shot rounds of 75-72-71. With the event being played over two courses, her final round was at Montagu and she started on the 10th. She opened with a birdie, but dropped two bogeys after that and then again had a bogey and a birdie on 18th. On her second nine, which was the front side of the course, Ridhima birdied the third and eagled the Par-5 fourth. She did drop a shot on the eighth but stayed on in Top-7.
It was a big morale booster for Dilawari, who is playing her first season on the Sunshine Ladies Tour in South Africa. She was tied 13th and the best Indian a week earlier at the SuperSport Ladies Challenge. She will be back at the Cape Town Ladies Open, which tees off at a new venue – the Atlantic Beach Links – from 15-17 February.
Moa Folke of Sweden provided a brilliant bogey-free eight-under-par 64 on the final day to take the Dimension Data Ladies Pro-Am title. The 27-year-old Moa finished at 8-under for 54 holes and won by three shots over Anne-Lise Caudal of France.
Five-time Investec South African Women’s Open champion Lee-Anne Pace finished four shots back in third, and England’s Lily May Humphreys, who couldn’t hold onto the lead the first and second rounds, was fourth on three-under. Kaleigh Telfer rounded out the top five, closing with a 69 to finish on one-under.
Vani Kapoor receiving winners trophy and cheque from Mrs. Kavita Singh, President-WGAI.