13th February 2015 | Sunshine Ladies Tour
Pace makes quiet start in Oz
While Nicole Garcia, Ashleigh Simon and Stacy Bregman go head-to-head in the final round of the Chase to the Investec Cup for Ladies at Glendower Golf Club on Friday, compatriotÂ Lee-Anne PaceÂ will aim to shift gears in theRACV Ladies MastersÂ in Australia.
The world number 29 made a quiet start in the Ladies European TourÂ season-opener with a one-over-par 73 RACV Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.
Â The Investec Cup for Ladies champion finished in a tie for 22ndÂ with former SA Womenâ€™s Open champion, Marianne Skarpnord from Norway, among others and lags four off the pace from Australian teenager Su-Huyn Oh and Eun Woo Choi from Korea.
The leading pair finished one stroke clear of English duo Holly Clyburn and Charley Hull, Norwayâ€™s Caroline Martens and 2009 champion Katherine Kirk from Australia.
Paceâ€™s compatriot Connie Chen carded an opening three over 75.
First Round Scores (top 10 plus SA)
69 â€“ Eun Woo Choi (KOR), Su-Hyun Oh (AUS)
70 â€“ Katherine Kirk (AUS), Caroline Martens (NOR) , Holly Clyburn (ENG) , Charley Hull (ENG)
71 â€“ Florentyna Parker (ENG) , Lorie Kane (CAN) , Camilla Lennarth (SWE) , Hannah Green (AUS) , Rebecca Artis (AUS) , Pennapa Plusawath (THA)
73 â€“ Lee-Anne Pace (RSA)
75 â€“ Connie Chen (RSA)
To view the scoring, visit http://alpg.com.au/tournament.php?id=2379&pid=1150&sec=lb
PHOTO â€“ Lee-Anne; credit Catherine Kotze / SASPA
Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the WPGA and Sunshine Ladies Tour.