Total Asian Rout Down Under

The final round of the Ladies Vic Open in Melbourne turned out to be a nail-biting spectacle as three Asians duked it out in a three-way play-off for the title.

After the overnight leader South Korea’s Ayean Cho hit a bad patch and ended her campaign with a final round 81, it opened the door for the South Korean trio of Choi Hye-jin, Park Hee-young, and Ryu So-yeon to charge into the lead.

All three were locked at 8-under par forcing a thrilling play-off that went to four extra holes. Ryu was eliminated after the second, with Park (pictured) winning her third LPGA title on the fourth hole after Choi hit the rough and couldn’t recover.

Meanwhile, in the men’s tournament at the Vic Open, South Korean-born Australian, Min Woo Lee (pictured on the right) scored his maiden professional victory.

The 21-year old who is the kid brother of Minjee Lee, was the overnight leader and finished in style with a closing birdie at the final hole to win by two shots from New Zealander Ryan Fox.

Lee who is from Perth, finished at 19-under 269.