Golf – EPGA – Vic Open: Sciot-Siegrist 4th, victory for Lee

Best career performance on the European Tour for Robin Sciot-Siegrist, who from a final 68 finished 3rd in the Vic Open (-14) on Sunday. A tournament won by Min Wo Lee, in -17. He was the only Frenchman to have made the long and expensive trip to Australia and, seeing the result, Robin Sciot-Siegrist was right not to skip this Vic Open. A time at the head of the tournament after a great start (66 Thursday, 64 the next day), the Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche player lost his footing in the storm on Saturday which hit particularly the leaders who left in the afternoon (76 , 4th). If Ryan Fox made an almost irresistible comeback (64, eagle at 18 and -17 total, 2nd place for the New Zealander), the left-hander tri-color managed to keep his place in the top 5 final this Sunday. On the 13th Beach GC, “RSS” found part of the flow which had animated it during the first two laps, to sign a final card of 68.

With three birdies on the last four holes, the only French driver entered brought a total of -14 to the clubhouse, allowing him to finish on the podium. Third with the locals Marcus Fraser and Travis Smyth, the 396th in the world signs his best career week in Race to Dubai, two months after an 8th place at the Afasia Masters. Unhappy 16th in the Challenge Tour last year, he climbed to the highest European level this fall, via the final of the access cards. This performance at the antipodes should allow him to integrate the top 40 of the European circuit, at 26 years old.

In the end, it’s Min Woo Lee who wins. Brother of Minjee, who won this same tournament in the past for women, the Australian therefore wins this year in Geelong. Ranked 117th in the 2019 Race and therefore barely saved, he won his first European title at 21. Despite the fright of a bogey at 17, A last card of 68 offers him a total of -19, two shots in front of Ryan Fox.