Feb 11th, 2017
Melissa Reid shoots 67
To lead Vic Open in Australian
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Melissa Reid shot a 6–under 67 on Saturday to take a two–stroke lead over American Angel Jin and Australian Su Oh at the Vic Open, the season–opening event on the Ladies European Tour.
Reid has a three-round total of 15–under 204 on the Beach Course at the Thirteenth Beach links. Yin shot 68 and Oh 70.
Three shots behind Reid are Germany's Sandra Gal, Spain's Belen Mozo and South Korean amateur Choi Hye-jin.
"I'm still a little bit disappointed, I think I left a couple of shots out there," Reid said. "To win here would be very special. I've always wanted to win in Australia."
Reid had three consecutive top-–three finishes at the Women's Australian Open when it was played in Melbourne before her career when on ice for a period after the tragic death of her mother in 2012.
The women's event is being held in conjunction with the Australian PGA tour's men's Vic Open, which is teeing off in alternate groups.
We're big fans of Mel, and we'll be thrilled if she can get across the line to bag an early season win and get a bit of momentum going for the year ahead.