Hewson wins first European Tour Ladies title

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England's Alice Hewson shot 71 in the last round to win her first European Tour event. South African Open leaderboard-5 A Hewson (Eng); -4 E Nilsson (Swe), M Smit (SA); -3 K MacDonald (Sco), M Gidali (Fra), M de Roey (Bel) Selected others: -2 M MacLaren (Eng); +2 J Turner (Sco), H McCook (Sco); +4 S Evans (Eng)

England's Alice Hewson has won her first Ladies European Tour event with a win at the South African Open.

Hewson, who played in her first tour event, finished five times as a tournament. occurred despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The 22-year old rookie, who started the day three shots behind German Olivia Cowan, shot 71 in the last round.

The next stage of the 2020 Race to Costa del Sol in Saudi Arabia has been postponed due to coronavirus.

"Growing up as a kid, I could only dream of playing on the Ladies European Tour and winning my first event, the feeling is beyond description," said Hewson.

"This certainly happened much faster than I expected. I was hoping to make a nice solid start, but this is certainly a good thing."

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