Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Heather Diaz
February 12, 2019

Scotland's David Law eagled the final hole in dramatic style as he a three-shot deficit in the final three holes to win his first European Tour title at the ISPS Handa Vic Open.

Law overturned a three shot deficit in the final few holes, birdieing the 16th before draining an eight-footer on the par-5 last to win on 18 under.

"I didn't expect to be in this situation".

"I've been working really hard for the last two years", said the 25-year-old Boutier.

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

France's Celine Boutier won the women's event by two shots from three players including England's Charlotte Thomas.

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. "I knew that I was kind of having a good score at the end and I got a little nervous coming down 18, but yeah, just lucked out".

Ormsby chipped in on the fifth to pull a shot back and gained another on the ninth to get back to par for the round before gains on the 13th and 18th holes gave him the outright lead.

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Brad Kennedy finished at 17 under alongside Ormsby, one shot clear of South Africa's Justin Harding.

Scot David Law won the men's event for his first European Tour success. Yeah, I'll go home, reflect a little bit on things and reassess.

He added: "We said we were going to try to finish 3-2-4 in the hope that we could get a top-three finish".

"We stood on the tee and we said we need to make eagle", Law said at the trophy presentation after claiming a A$1.5 million ($1.06 million) winner's cheque.

Kemp surged through the field with a final round of 65 and Thomas returned a 69, while Oh could only manage a 74 and overnight leader Kim Kaufman slumped to a 78 to finish four shots adrift.

Boutier has carded a final round of level-par 72 to finish on eight-under 281 in the tournament which is being co-sanctioned by the LPGA tour for the first time. "I'm super excited with the way I handled myself". 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.

"I feel like I've struggled a bit all day with my long game and I just didn't have many birdie opportunities", she said.

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