In 2018, it became a co-sanctioned event between the Sunshine Ladies Tour, the WPGA and the Ladies European Tour. Ashleigh Buhai – the only amateur to win the national championship twice – became the first winner of the new-look tournament.
Since then the Sunshine Ladies Tour has attracted more foreign investment, and international player participation has tripled over the last three years. Over 40 foreign players travelled to South Africa in 2019, including a strong field at the season-ending Investec South African Women’s Open. Diksha Dagar, a deaf teenage golfer, won the tournament and became the youngest Indian woman to win on the Ladies European Tour.