On an unseasonably cold aand blustery day in Ballarat, Philippine star Dottie Ardina had to overcome a 3-way playoff to take out the 2020 Ballarat Icons Pro-am at Ballarat Golf Club today.
Ardina had followed up her opening 3-under-par 69 with a 2-under-par 70 to finish at 5-under par, a score matched by the 2018 champion Xiyu Lin from China, and Scot Kylie Henry.
The three players headed to the 18th hole for a sudden-death playoff, which would be Ardina's third playoff in less than two weeks on the 2020 ALPG Tour. The 26-year-old lost in a sudden death playoff for a spot in the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open at the ALPG Qualifying Tournament at Windaroo Lakes, and also lost in another playoff at the Aoyuan International Moss Vale Pro-am on Wednesday, so was hoping that this would be third time lucky.
After finding the semi-rough from the tee Ardina put the pressure squarely back on her opponents with a superb 8 iron from 115m to under a metre, and after Lin and Henry had missed their birdie putts Ardina calmly holed out for the victory.
Overnight leader Elmay Viking finished in a tie for 4th place alongside Mexico's Alejandra Llaneza and Spain's Luna Sobron Galmes.
The ALPG Tour now heads to 13th Beach Golf Links for the first of the major events on the ALPG Tour in 2020, the ISPS Handa Vic Open.
Final Round results and prizemoney click HERE
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