15th January 2019 | Sunshine Ladies Tour
Jabra connects with Sunshine Ladies Tour
15 January 2019 – The Sunshine Ladies Tour announced on Tuesday a new event set to debut on the 2019 schedule. The inaugural Jabra Ladies Classic will not only bring down the curtain on the sixth season at Glendower Golf Club from 20-22 March, but there is a lot to look forward to for the first champion.
“We are delighted to partner with Jabra in what promises to be a sensational season-finale,” said Sunshine Tour Chief Executive Selwyn Nathan. “Jabra is associated with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and Ladies European Tour Access Series (LETAS) through the Jabra Ladies Open and is now proudly associated with the Sunshine Ladies Tour as a partner for 2019.
“The Jabra Ladies Classic will carry a purse of R200 000 and comes with a very exciting incentive for the winner. The 2019 champion will be granted a spot in the Jabra Ladies Open, which last year became the first dual-ranking event between the LET and LETAS.
“The Jabra Ladies Open, hosted at the famous Evian Resort Golf Club in France since 2016, is the only European qualifying tournament for the Evian Championship, the second biggest Major of the season. The Jabra Ladies Open winner and the runner-up will be both be granted spots in this Major. The champion will also earn her place in the AIG Women’s British Open, as well as a full category on the LET for the next season.”
Should the 2019 Jabra Ladies Classic champion already be exempt for the Jabra Ladies Open, the spot will go to the first available player not exempt on the final leaderboard at the time of the Jabra Ladies Classic.
“Jabra has agreed to go down to the 20th spot,” said Nathan. “This incredibly generous gesture will ensure that one of our rising stars will get the opportunity to gain valuable international experience. We are delighted to welcome Jabra to our stable of partners and we look forward to a very exciting end to what promises to be another memorable Sunshine Ladies Tour.”
Jean-Baptiste Pain, Managing Director Jabra South EMEA, said that the company is very excited to extend its support of women’s professional golf to the Sunshine Ladies Tour. “Jabra has made a noteworthy contribution to women’s professional golf in Europe for a few years now and we are delighted to extend our support to the Sunshine Ladies Tour, now in its sixth season, and to assist in securing the future of the professional women’s circuit in South Africa.
“The Jabra Ladies Classic is aligned with one of our main objectives, which is to support Women’s Golf by proposing high-quality tournaments that allow the golfers to express their talent and develop their golf experience. This is made possible thanks to the Sunshine Ladies Tour, the strongest professional circuit in Africa, and the great support it brings to this new project.”
The 2019 Sunshine Ladies Tour launches on 30 January with eight events.
“The Jabra Ladies Classic follows the Investec South African Women’s Open, which will be co-sanctioned with the LET at Westlake Golf Club from 14-16 March,” Nathan said.
“By positioning the Jabra Ladies Classic at the end of the season, we hope to encourage the LET players to stay on in South Africa to ensure a competitive, international field for the season-finale.
“As one of the top ranked golf courses in South Africa, Glendower will provide the perfect setting for the Jabra Ladies Open and, of course, the final chase for the Investec Property Order of Merit crown. The season-long points race reached a dramatic climax with Stacy Bregman sealing victory in the Investec South African Women’s Open last year and we anticipate another tightly run race this year.”
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Written and released by Lali Stander on behalf of the Sunshine Ladies Tour and WPGA.