Pace looks to finish with a flourish

DUBAI - With the race for the European number one title going down to the wire, Lee-Anne Pace will need to go up a level if she aims to challenge a rampaging Laura Davies at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, starting at the Emirates Golf Club from December 6 to 11, a press release said.

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Published: Sat 27 Nov 2010, 12:14 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:17 AM

The South African, with five wins under her belt this season, leads the Henderson Money List by euro 32,444, going into the season-ending event on the Ladies European Tour.

She had her chances to extend the lead, but Davies staged a dramatic recovery to win in the recent Indian Women’s Open and throw the two-way race wide open.

If Davies, also a five-time winner in 2010, wins the top euro 75,000 prize in Dubai, Lee-Anne could still walk away with the Money List title for the first time provided she finishes second. How the climax unfolds, only time will tell, but the rivalry between Lee-Anne and Davies has certainly added a bit of spice to the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters, which has attracted a strong field led by defending champion In-Kyung Kim and Michelle Wie.

Not many can match Pace’s steady rise to fame.

Five years after turning professional, the 29-year-old from Mossel Bay finally broke her duck winning her first LET event at the Swiss Open and since then she has been in prolific form, winning the Wales Ladies Championship of Europe, the Finnair Masters, the Sanya Ladies Open and the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in China.

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