Karis Davidson has enjoyed a roaring start to life on the pro tour, finishing second at the Oates Vic Open in her home nation of Australia.

Finishing five strokes behind second-time winner Minjee Lee, Davidson will regardless have reason to be happy with her performance.

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From £170 on the amateur circuit, the 19-year-old phenom cashed in a £30,000 cheque for her second placed finish.

The Scotland-born Davidson has been prolific on the amateur tour for someone of her age, representing Australia in the World Amateur Team Championship and the Queen Sirikit Cup.

She decided to turn professional upon graduation from the Japan LPGA qualifying school in December.

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Davidson posted a superb third round of 67, good for six-under-par, and enough to leave her just one stroke behind Lee going into the final round.

On this occasion however, her compatriot Lee was just too strong for her over the final 18, pulling out to that five stroke cushion at which she secured her victory.

Speaking of her performance, Davidson said:

I just tried to prepare myself that there would be a lot of people watching because Minjee is out here and Hannah (Green) is pretty popular as well

I just tried to stay happy all day even if there were a few putts out there that didn’t want to go in