Toledo captures crown, women now getting first crack at J-Bay

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    Malia Manuel made round three of the Corona Open J-Bay after Silvana Lima had to pull out of the event with a knee injury. This is the first women’s Championship Tour event at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa since 2000. It’s already been a costly event for some as Sally Fitzgibbons suffered a second-round upset loss to Coco Ho and Tyler Wright had to pull out of the contest with a case of influenza.

With his second contest win of the season, Filipe Toledo has claimed the No. 1 spot on the men’s Championship Tour rankings, pulling off the victory at Jeffreys Bay. The result moves him ahead of Julian Wilson and he’ll take the yellow jersey into the next stop at Teahupoo.