BARWON HEADS, Australia (AP) | Former U.S. Women’s PGA champion Hannah Green won the Vic Open by six shots after closing with a 1-under 71 on Sunday.
Green, who won the Women’s PGA tournament on the LPGA Tour in 2019, returned from a three-month layoff to win her first professional title in Australia with a 13-under par total of 276 at the 13th Beach Golf Links.
She had bogeys on the second and seventh holes but carded three birdies over the last seven holes to extend her margin in blustery conditions.
“The Vic Open was my first ever professional event so it definitely has special memories for me coming here; some pretty random memories, but good memories,” said Green, who won her first two titles in the United States. “This is just a steppingstone and will give me some positive vibes.
“It’s nice to finally have my name on a proper trophy over here.”
Karis Davidson and Whitney Hillier started and finished the final round in a share of second spot, both finishing with even-par 72s. Hillier narrowly missed a birdie putt on the last hole that would have given her outright second.
Su Oh and Cassie Porter finished in a tie for fourth at 5 under.