Ashley stuns former world No. 1 Ji Yai to win Victorian Open

Ashley Lau, in her 24th start after turning professional in 2022, clinched her breakthrough victory when she sensationally pipped the illustrious Shin Ji Yai of South Korea to the women’s Victorian Open title in Australia today. Ashley, 23, saved the best for last as she fired a splendid six-under 66 in the finale at 13th Beach Golf Link to win by one shot from Ji Yai, denying the latter of becoming the first player to successfully defend the title in the tournament since its inception in 1988. Starting the day two shots off the pace in tied fifth position, Ashley traded seven birdies, including a crucial gain at the last hole, against a lone bogey, to storm to first position with a four-day aggregate of 12-under 277. However, she faced a nail-biting situation as Ji Yai, who was playing in the final group, had three holes to complete with just a one-shot deficit.

Courtesy from – New Straits Times