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Weekly Review of Women's Golf From Around the World! And What a Week!


What a week! Check out our review of a fantastic week of golf from all levels of the game and from all around the world. If this is the first week of the season it should be a great season.

LPGA

PURE SILK-BAHAMAS LPGA CLASSIC

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

JAN 25-28


A dramatic finish in the darkness on Sunday night ended a hectic few days in the Bahamas. We had high winds, a round canceled, some of the biggest names in golf all fighting for victory on the last day. However, it was defending champion Brittany Lincicome who grabbed victory. She finished two strokes ahead of Wei-Ling Hsu, a 23-year-old from Taiwan looking for her first LPGA win.

The final round, played in wind under 15 mph rather than over 40 mph, started with Feng, the world number No. 1, at 7-under par; Yang at 6-under and Lincicome in a tie with Hsu, Lexi Thompson, Luna Sobron Galmes and Brooke Henderson at 5-under par. All but Galmes, a rookie who faded with a 79, stayed in the mix until Lincicome’s fantastic finish eliminated them.

It was a fantastic way to start the season especially with so many big names in contention and so much great golf being played despite the conditions.

You can catch the final round highlights on our home page.


Brittany Lincicome world ranking: 53rd

Next LPGA event: February 15th, ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, Adelaide, South Australia.

Sunshine Ladies Tour

Canon Ladies Tshwane Open

Pretoria Country Club 23rd - 25th January 2018

Stacy Bregman claimed her fifth Sunshine Ladies Tour title with a dominant wire-to-wire performance in the Canon Ladies Tshwane Open at Pretoria Country Club on Thursday.

The Country Club Johannesburg golfer carded a final round one-under-par 71 to triumph by four shots over Ashleigh Buhai in the R400 000 season-opener.

The victory ended a two-year title wait for the 31-year-old, who won the Zambia Ladies Open in 2014 and racked up three titles in 2015.

“It’s the best feeling ever,” said Bregman. “Those first two days felt easy, although the conditions were challenging and it felt really great to start the last round in the lead. It’s been a long while.

“The last year was such a difficult season. I felt I was heading for a breakthrough. I tasted it a few times, but it just didn’t happen. When I came home at the end of the season, I sat down and really analysed what Stacy wants for the future. “I have a great team around me and I’m excited for the future after this win. I feel like I’ve turned a big corner and I’m hungry for more success. It feels incredibly good to lift a trophy again and to start the year in the winner’s circle is a dream start to the season.”


Stacy Bregman ranked 465th in the world

Next Sunshine Ladies Tour event; Joburg Ladies Open 31st January

Taiwan LPGA

Hitachi Ladies Classic, January 12-14th. Orient Golf Club.


Supamas Sangchan of Thailand capitalized on a back-nine stumble by overnight leader Chang Ya-Chun (張雅淳) to come from behind and snare her biggest career victory at the tenth annual Hitachi Ladies Classic. This is her second TLPGA Tour win; the previous came at the 2017 EFG Hong Kong Ladies Open. Sangchan, who pocketed NT$2.5 million for the win, snatched four birdies in the last seven holes and carded a 2-under 70 to finish at a combined 7-under 209 for the tournament. This is the third victory for her after turning pro in 2014. “This is so unexpected. Last month when we competed on the same course (Orient Golf & Country Club) at the CTBC Open, I was cut after two rounds,” said Sangchan. “This is a great turnaround. I think the difference was that I was more used to the speed and slope of the greens now and made a few adjustments on my putting. Especially, late into today, after eleven holes, I just found something and was able to turn it on and I just kept it going. I’m really happy.”


Supamas Sangchan ranked number 178 in the world.

Next Taiwan LPGA event: FUTURE CHALLENGE - KAOHSIUNG January 30th

Hero World Golf Tour of India

Mumbai / Bombay Presidency Golf Club 23-25th January.


On the Hero World Golf Tour of India Sharmila Nicollet