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Georgia Oboh aims for glory at Serengeti Team Championship after narrow miss in Jo’burg


Georgia Oboh

Nigeria’s lone entry at the 2019 Canon Sunshine Ladies Tour, Georgia Oboh has now turned her attention to the Serengeti Team Championship, which tees off at the Kempton Park, South Africa on February 5.Oboh narrowly missed the cut for the final round of the Canon Sunshine Ladies Tour Open at the Irene Country Club in Johannesburg by one point after two rounds.She scored 157 to miss the drop off by just one shot with the cut pegged at 156.

In the first round, she scored 77 while yesterday she scored 80 to garner a score of 157 to miss the cut for the final round of the competition.
But she is not allowing that miss to weigh down in her maiden outing at the Sunshine Tour. She goes into the Serengeti Team Championship hoping to better her fortune in the ‘Rainbow Nation.’

Meanwhile, at the on-going Canon Sunshine Ladies Tour, home girl, Ashleigh Buhai continued her dominance to lead the cut with 135.From the first round, Buhai sounded a warning shot to the field with a flawless five-under 67 on Wednesday.

The bogey-free round for Buhai meant she opened up a three-shot lead in the 54-hole event over countrywoman Symone Henriques and Namibia’s Bonita Bredenhann, who both carded tidy opening rounds of two-under 70.

A further stroke adrift in solo fourth was France’s Emie Peronnin, while six South Africans shared fifth spot on level par, including former Sunshine Ladies Tour winners Lee-Anne Pace and Bertine Faber, rookie Casandra Hall, amateur Kajal Mistry, 2018 Investec Property Fund Order of Merit winner, Stacy Bregman and Ivana Samu, making a welcome return to competitive golf after undergoing back surgery last year.

Buhai ended the 2018 season on a high note, winning the Investec South African Women’s Open for a third time, and the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington golfer was understandably chuffed with her first competitive round of 2019.

“I’m very happy with the way I played with it being my first tournament back after I took five weeks off starting in December,” said Buhai.“I started practicing three weeks ago, and I was very happy to put what I was working on into play. I had five birdies and no bogeys, so a very good result at the start of the season.”When Buhai missed shots, they were in the right places and her short-game came through with flying colours.

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