Investec Women's Golf

We're the title sponsor of the Investec South African Women's Open, the Investec Order of Merit, and Investec Homegrown Award. We've backed many women on their rise to the top, and currently sponsor South African players Zethu Myeki, Lejan Lewthwaite, Nicole Garcia, and Stacy Bregman. We also sponsor Irish player Stephanie Meadow.

four sponsored golfers
Same game. Different winners asserts that the game of golf poses the same challenges to female and male players and female players should be equally celebrated and rewarded. 

Same game. Different winners asserts that the game of golf poses the same challenges to female and male players and female players should be equally celebrated and rewarded. 

Investec South African Women's Open 2022

Nail-biting finish saw Pace win for a record fifth time

South African Lee-Anne Pace held on for dear life coming back from a gruelling six-hole play-off against the fading light to win her record fifth Investec South African Women’s Open Championship title at majestic Steenberg Golf Club.

All four days were covered live locally by SuperSport and streamed to SkySports giving the tournament the best viewership in its history.  

Lee-Anne Pace with two trophies

There was a lot on the line for Pace, who not only walked away with €45,000 of the €300,000 Investec South African Women’s Open purse, but also pocketed R100,000 as the winner of the Investec Homegrown Award, for a second consecutive year. The Investec Homegrown Award debuted last year and rewards the winner of the Investec South African Women’s Open, should they be a South African.  

Lee-anne Pace winning 2022 Investec SA Women's Open

Longer format and handsome purse attracts more international talent

€300,000
Investec SA Women's Open prize purse
72 holes
Tournament format

The Investec South African Women’s Open was once again co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour, and the tournament was decided over 72 holes.

The event is the Sunshine Ladies Tour season finale. The field comprises 120 lady professional golfers.

The flagship event of the tour carried a prize fund of €300,000 (approximately R5.2million). The champion earned a Tournament Winner’s Category Exemption on the Ladies European Tour and Sunshine Ladies Tour for the remainder of the 2022 and the 2023 seasons.

R200,000
Investec Order of Merit prize purse
Investec Order of Merit

Over and above the substantial prize purse on offer through the Investec South African Women's Open and the Investec Homegrown Award, there's an additional opportunity to walk away with R200,000 through the Investec Order of Merit.

The Investec Order of Merit is based on a points system, and the top three placed professionals on the final Investec Order of Merit will gain automatic entry into the 2023 Investec South African Women’s Open. 

In order to qualify for the Investec Order of Merit bonus prize, players must have competed in at least four events in the 2022 Sunshine Ladies Tour season.

This year Linn Grant, of Sweden walked away with the trophy. 

International appeal

29 countries participated

Co-sanctioned tournament

4th event on the LET 2022 schedule

Pro vs amateur split

132 players in total, comprising 6 amateurs and 126 pros

"We strive to create opportunities that develop women’s sport in SA and are proud of how The Sunshine Ladies Tour has grown. The increase in international participation speaks volumes of the high standard of competition." 

Peta Dixon, Head of Sponsorships, Investec 

Investec sponsored players

Zethu Myeki

Nicole Garcia

Stacy Bregman

Lejan Lewthwaite

Stephanie Meadow

SA Women’s Open past winners

  • SA Women’s Open since 1988

    YEAR WINNER NATIONALITY COURSE TOTAL ENTRIES INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
    2022 Lee-Anne Pace South Africa Steenberg Golf Club 132 101
    2021 Lee-Anne Pace South Africa Westlake Golf Club 114 83
    2020 Alison Hewes England Westlake Golf Club 132 106
    2019 Diksha Dagar India Westlake Golf Club 126 93
    2018 Ashleigh Buhai South Africa Westlake Golf Club 122 87
    2017 Lee-Anne Pace South Africa San Lameer Country Club 62 21
    2016 NO EVENT        
    2015 Lee-Anne Pace South Africa San Lameer Country Club 44 7
    2014 Lee-Anne Pace South Africa San Lameer Country Club 120 84
    2013 Marianne Skarpnord Norway Southbroom Golf Club 108 77
    2012 Caroline Masson Germany Selborne Park Golf Club 84 54
    2011 NO EVENT        
    2010 NO EVENT        
    2009 Tandi Cunningham South Africa Parkview Golf Club    
    2008 Julie Tvede Denmark Durban Country Club    
    2007 Ashleigh Simon South Africa Durban Country Club    
    2006 Rebecca Hudson United Kingdom Durban Country Club    
    2005 Maria Boden Sweden Royal Johannesburg    
    2004 Ashleigh Simon South Africa Royal Johannesburg    
    2003 Helena Svenson Sweden Royal Johannesburg    
    2002 Mandy Adamson South Africa Devonvale Golf Club    
    2001 Vanessa Smith South Africa Devonvale Golf Club     
    2000 Claire Duffy United Kingdom Rondebosch Golf Club    
    1999 Barbara Pestana South Africa Rondebosch Golf Club    
    1998 Barbara Pestana South Africa Kyalami Golf Club    
    1997 Mandy Adamson South Africa Kyalami Golf Club    
    1996 Laurette Maritz South Africa Kyalami Golf Club    
    1995 Mandy Adamson South Africa Observatory Golf Club    
    1994 NO EVENT        
    1993 NO EVENT        
    1992 NO EVENT        
    1991 Brenda Lunsford United States of America Germiston Country Club    
    1990 Brenda Lunsford United States of America Germiston Country Club    
    1989 Laurette Maritz  South Africa Germiston Country Club    
    1988 Elizabeth Glass Zimbabwe Germiston Country Club    

The indomitable rise of women's golf

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