Ashleigh Simon


At the age of 20, Ashleigh Simon is by far the best female golfer. She was the youngest player to win the ladies' South African Amateur Stroke Play and Match Play double and the first player in 101 years to win the Ladies South African Open title three times. Simon turned professional at the age of 18. She won the 2007 Catalonia Ladies Masters, which was her third event as a professional. She became the youngest-ever professional winner on the Ladies European Tour. Simon also won the Ladies Club Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 as well the Champion of Champions Tournament in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Simon won her first ladies club championships at Royal Johannesburg Kensington Golf Club at age 12 in 2001 and has gone on to win it for four years in a row. In 2001 she won the Junior Club Championships, the Ladies Club Championship, the top 16 knock out and the singles knock out and has since gone on to win these events more than once. � Lucky Sindane

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