St. Francis win ends Bredenhann’s 11-year wait for professional title


ST. FRANCIS BAY, September 24 –
Namibian professional golfer, Bonita Bredenhann says she is relieved to have ended her 11-year wait for a professional victory and that her one-stroke victory over Nadia van der Westhuizen in the Standard Bank Pro-Am series event held at St. Francis Links last week will always remain a highlight of her career.


The two-day tournament (one-day pro-am and one-day pros only) was the first-ever tournament of this series to be played in the Eastern Cape, a province rich in heritage and history.

Bredenhann carded a round of 70 to pip Van der Westhuizen to the title while ending her long wait for a professional victory. “I have been waiting for 11 years to win a professional tournament,” said Bredenhann, justifiably delighted with her achievement.

“I didn’t know what was happening with the scores, so I didn’t know that I had won until my friend came to me running and told me I had won.
It was the best feeling ever; the kind of feeling you can never describe with words.”

1600 investors lost about R300 million – many of them attracted to the scheme by their financial advisors, who were in turn lured by the involvement of then reputable accounting firm, KPMG, appointed as Leaderguard’s auditors.

Upon close observation, one is able to see Bredenhann’s maiden victory looming over the course of this campaign. She picked up back-to-back third-place finishes in the first two events and then she placed fourth in the two events that preceded the St. Francis showdown. Even some of her fellow competitors in the professional ranks have been rooting for her to get her breakthrough win.

Following her second win of the season which came at Sun City’s Lost City Golf Course, Tandi McCallum said if she didn’t win, she would have been happy to see Bredenhann claim that title.