Hendeson Money List leader Lee-Anne Pace

However, Pace is determined not to let Davies steal the title. The 29-year-old is in line to become the first South African in the 32-year history of the LET to claim the No.1 spot and she has skipped LPGA Qualifying School in favour of playing at the tournament.

Pace was red hot with five victories in five months from June to October, in Switzerland, Wales, Finland and then twice in China. Since teaming up with caddie Craig Barber-Ball at the S4C Wales Ladies Championship of Europe in August, she has won four events, tied for second in Scotland and had two top-10 finishes. Now brimming with confidence, she hopes to round off the year in style.

She will face a stern challenge from a formidable line-up. The field includes the 2009 champion In-Kyung Kim of South Korea, who is on target to earn Ryder Cup Wales Rookie of the Year honours, Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist, England’s Melissa Reid and the American pair of Christina Kim and Michelle Wie among others.