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EZULWINI – Ace golfer Nobuhle Dlamini is leading the race to win gold on home turf.

After round two of the Investec Royal Swazi Open (Ladies), the Lobamba-born golfer was leading the pack in her category.
At the time of compiling this report late yesterday, Dlamini was ahead of the five golfers in Bonita Bredenhann, Ivanna Samu, Tandi Mc Callum, Francesca Cuturi, and Lora Assad with four points. Action is taking place at the Royal Swazi Golf Course in Ezulwini.

It is Nobuhle’s first tournament in the country since her maiden championship win in the paying ranks about two months ago. She won the SuperSport Ladies Challenge in South Africa.

In the past year, the former South Africa’s number one female amateur golfer had ranked second overall in the Investec tournament and walked away with E30 000 in cash prizes.

Meanwhile, only Arthur Horne was the country’s male golfer in contention for a share from the E2 million purse in the main tournament. He missed the cut yesterday. Visiting Mark Williams was leading after round two with 27 points.

The event is played under the modified scoring system. An albatross and an eagle earn a golfer eight and five points, respectively.
The field is made up of 72 men professionals, six ladies and 108 amateurs. The tournament is played under the Sunshine Ladies Tour banner and the competitors are from across the region and beyond.

The tournament started with a pre-qualifier on Tuesday. The next two rounds will be played between today and tomorrow.

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