Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Tanya Simon
February 12, 2019

Scotland's David Law hit the greatest shot of his golfing career to claim a dramatic one-shot Vic Open triumph on Sunday over Australian duo Wade Ormsby and Brad Kennedy.

Law birdied the 16th and sank an eight-foot putt on the par-five last to card a six-under 66 and win on 18 under.

Law: "It's not something I expected".

"It's massive", he said.

The Australian also missed a long eagle putt on the last that would have forced a playoff.

Kaufman is on 10-under for the tournament, two strokes ahead of France's Celine Boutier and Australia's Su Oh.

He ended on 18-under-par after a round of 66, winning his first European Tour event after only securing his playing card last November following a stint on the Challenge Tour.

That put him in a share of the lead with Ormsby at 18 under and when the home favourite made a double-bogey on the 17th, he needed an eagle of his own on the last to force a play-off. He recovered with four birdies over his next 16 holes to move into pole position for his second European Tour victory following the 2018 Hong Kong Open.

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Scot David Law won the men's event for his first European Tour success.

"I was kind of struggling a little bit in the beginning but I just held on and kept fighting to the end".

The tournament is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and LPGA and features men and women playing on the same courses at the same time, for equal prize money.

"We got hammered with the rain for about three or four holes there, so it was really good to get through that stretch", Asian Tour regular Stieger said after sinking seven birdies to stay in the hunt.

England's Callum Shinkwin and South Africa's Justin Harding were undeterred, shooting impressive 66s, but the round of the day went to Australia's Matt Stieger, who overcame the elements with a 65. "We make eagle, we post 18 under, you never know what can happen". I'm happy, too, with the way I handled myself today. In the event of a tie in total top-10 finishes, the award will go to the player with the most official wins, followed by most second-place finishes, third-place finishes, etc., until the tie is broken.

Kemp opened her round with a double bogey but struck nine birdies to finish strong, unlike overnight leader Kim Kaufman, who blew a two-stroke lead with a disappointing six-over 78 and finished in a tie for eighth place.

Paul Lawrie protégé Law felt right at home in the conditions.

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