Australian Minjee Lee fired a final round 67 to win the Women’s Oates Vic Open, the first tournament of the year on the Ladies European Tour.
The 21-year-old from Perth birdied the 18th on the Beach Golf Links Course for a 13-under-par total and a five-shot win over 19-year-old Australian rookie Karis Davidson.
The Scottish-born Queenslander was delighted to finish second in her first tournament as a professional. Another Australian, Hannah Green, bogeyed the last to slip into joint third place with England’s Georgia Hall.
“I was a little bit nervous coming down the stretch, but I think I put that pressure on myself, so it’s nice to come out with a win,” said Lee, who claimed the Oates Vic Open for a second time, having previously won in 2014 as an amateur, aged 17.
Having lifted silverware three times on the LPGA Tour since turning pro in 2014, this was Lee’s first pro victory on home soil.
MINJEE LEE WHAT’S IN THE BAG:
DRIVER: XXIO (9.5)
FAIRWAY WOODS: XXI0 (15)
HYBRID: SRIXON ZH45 (19)
IRONS: SRIXON Z 745 (5-PW)
WEDGES: CLEVELAND 588 RTX MB 2.0 (50, 54, 58)
PUTTER: ODYSSEY VERSA 2-BALL
BALL: SRIXON Z STAR
SHOES: ECCO BIOM G2