Casandra Alexander Claims Victory In Tense Final Day of The 2023 Standard Bank Pro-Am Series

The final day of the 2023 Standard Bank Pro-Am Series commenced with frosty winter conditions, but as the sun rose, it brought some much-needed warmth to the day. The event took place at The Bryanston Country Club in Gauteng, marking the third event of the series. With a competitive lineup of 43 professional lady golfers and 3 amateurs, the stage was set for an intense battle for the top spot.

The course presented a formidable challenge for the players, particularly on the greens, which were running at a staggering 14, making putting conditions extremely difficult. As the players teed off, all eyes were on the leaderboard to see who would emerge victorious. The leader after day one was Casandra Alexander, who impressively held her ground with a score of -3 under par.

As the rounds progressed, the tension on the course only grew. The leaderboard saw consistent challenges and shifts as each golfer fought for dominance. Both the amateurs and professionals demonstrated their best skills, making it clear that the competition was far from one-sided. The winner of the day for the amateur section was Kaiyuree Moodley with an impressive two days of excellent golf.

At the turn, the stakes were high as the top contenders continued to trade blows with the lead changing hands. The crowd witnessed some spectacular shots and moments of brilliance from all the participants. In the end, it was Casandra Alexander who emerged triumphant after her having to birdie the final hole of regulation play which resulted in Isabella van Rooyen finishing a tight second on one under par.

Displaying exceptional skill and composure under pressure, Casandra managed to finish on an impressive -2, securing her position at the top of the leaderboard. Her victory showcased her dedication to the sport and her ability to perform consistently at a high level.

Asked how she came out after looking like she was faltering a little bit, her reply…

Yes it was a tough day, the course was tougher than I expected. When I went to put in my scores, I saw I was three shots behind and I told Charlie we need to put a bit of focus in here. On the 17th I had a three-foot putt for eagle but missed and had to make it up on the 18th as I could not have a play-off as I had to rush off to the bank to collect my bank card.

I love to play here in these events so I can help and support the tour, see the progression, and show them what the standard is that they need to get better at and hopefully they can learn from me on the course. I speak loud to my caddy so they can see how I interact and that’s how I learned from the ladies on tour. This is an exciting future for these events, and I hope Standard Bank stays on board long enough to see the plan through”.