"I made a bit of a meal of it straight out of the box", the 38-year-old said.
The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and LPGA Tour and features men and women playing on the same courses at the same time, for equal prize money.
Wade Ormsby will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Vic Open after holding his nerve in testing conditions in Barwon Heads to card a two-under-par 70 in his third round on Saturday.
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Overnight leader Kim Kaufman of America faded to finish eighth. Australians Sarah Kemp (65) and Su Oh (74) and England's Charlotte Thomas (69) were tied for second.
Scot David Law won the men's event for his first European Tour success. With a pump of her fist, she clearly knew that it was a major moment. "Then on 15 when I made that putt, kind of really made me like motivate myself and made me really more confident in my abilities to win the tournament". Walking to the 10th tee me and my caddie Max just said "Reset, try and keep calm", and luckily we did.
Kemp would eventually produce her best ever finish on the LPGA Tour and given she has virtually no status to play that tour after playing the LET Tour in 2018 it will assist in her gaining more starts in the US.
"It was a insane day", said Kemp. "Just stuck to my game plan out there", he added.More news: May urges UK lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal
She began her round inauspiciously with a double-bogey before turning things around in dramatic fashion with nine birdies, including five in succession beginning at the fourth hole. I tried to stay patient. CME Group will donate $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Going into Sunday's final round at the 13th Beach Golf Links, Kaufman had a 54-hole total of 10-under 207.
The American then holed a hard birdie from the front bunker at the short par-three seventh - known locally as "the postage stamp" after the famous par-three at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland - to regain control.
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