Melisa Reid of England won the Oates Vic Open, in a play-off at 13th Beach Golf Links in Australia.
Mel had a final round -1 under par 72 for a -16 under par Oates Vic Open total, to get into a play-off against Sandra Gal, from Germany.
Sandra carded -4 under par 69 in her last round to set up the play-off, which Mel won at the third extra hole.
Mel spoke about the brutal winds, and her poor start to the round, but recovering with some big putts;
“It was honestly brutal out there.”
“That’s one of the toughest winds that I’ve had, especially with the start that I got. I didn’t feel I’d hit a bad shot in the first five holes so to be three over after four was unreal.”
“It was a true test of golf, you know, and brought a lot of character out so I’m over the moon that I managed to get the win.”
“A big putt on 16 and another on 17. You’ve just got to hang in there, because there are a lot of holes to go and with the conditions, people can make double bogeys out there.”
Sandra posted this on social media
What an #epic week here in Melbourne, Australia. Loved every second of it with new and old friends, a road trip, great food, four really good rounds of golf and many, many awesome fans! Lost on the third play off hole, but am so proud of how I played in today’s tough conditions. Lots of positives to take away! Thank you for hosting me Oates Vic Open and congratulations @melreid87 – til next time 😜#downunder
Su Oh from Australia tied for third place with American teenager Angel Yin, both two shots off the pace at -14 under par, and both also carding -1 under 72 for the final round.