LPGA winner Lee-Anne Pace will be looking to get her 2015 off to a flying start at the RACV Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast in February.
The 33-year-old is a confirmed starter at RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 12 to 15 February, the 26th staging of the event.
The Rolex Ranked World No. 31 had a fantastic 2014 capturing her first LPGA victory in October at the Blue Bay LPGA in China and finishing 38th on the LPGA Money List with US$467,559.
October turned out to a month to remember for the talented South African as the week before she won her first LPGA title, she won her first national open, the Cell C Women’s South African Open in a playoff. It was the Pace’s ninth Ladies European Tour.
“To win my national open in front of family and friends was so special. I actually didn’t want to travel straight to China for the Blue Bay LPGA event, but it turned out to be another great week for me, to win my first LPGA title was surreal.” Pace said from South Africa
Pace, whose best finish at the Ladies Masters was equal fifth back in 2011, will be looking to get 2015 off one the right foot.
“I love the Gold Coast, it reminds me so much of home in South Africa, so it is a great place to start 2015.”
“I am looking forward to seeing the changes at the Royal Pines layout, it will be interesting playing 9 new holes and 9 of the old.”
Tournament Chairman Bob Tuohy said he was thrilled to welcome Lee-Anne back to the RACV Royal Pines Resort as she brings a lot of good golf to the RACV Ladies Masters and no doubt be in the mix on the final day.
Pace joins defending champion, American Cheyenne Woods in the field with more high profile players to be confirmed in coming weeks.
Tickets for the RACV Ladies Masters are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.au with children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult.
Members of RACV, RACQ, NRMA, RAASA, RACWA, RACT, RANT and NZAA will receive free entry plus one guest by presenting their membership card at the entrance gate.