Ashleigh Buhai

Ashleigh Buhai captured the AIG Women's Open title in 2022 after defeating In Gee Chun in an epic four-hole play-off. The victory came after stunning second and third rounds of 65 and 64 set up the South African with a five-shot lead heading into Sunday. A treble-bogey at the 15th hole on Sunday derailed things for a short time but she recovered admirably to set up a play-off and eventually outlast Chun. The win was her first ever Major title, and only the second ever South African triumph in the AIG Women's Open, after Alison Sheard claimed victory in 1979.

After her victory, Buhai said: “It's been a long journey. I turned pro when I was 18, there were a lot of things expected of me. I won straight off the bat on the Ladies European Tour. But this game has a way of giving you a hard time. I'm just so proud of how I've stuck it out. I have said the last four or five years, I've finally started to find my feet on the LPGA and felt I could compete, and although I'm 33 now, I feel I'm playing the best golf of my career. It's been a long journey, but man, it's all worth it right now.”