Law and Boutier triumph at Vic Open

Ruben Hill
February 11, 2019

Law, who began the day three shots off overnight leader Ormsby, struck a brilliant approach to within 10 feet of the pin on the par-five 18th and coolly rolled in the eagle putt to pressure the leading Ormsby.

Scotsman David Law, South African Justin Harding and Australia's Brad Kennedy were then three shots off the lead in a tie for third place.

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.

David Law, the 27-year-old from Aberdeen, won his maiden European Tour title in remarkable style on Sunday.

Law's victory, which earned him just under £140,000, came in just his fifth start on the circuit since stepping up as a Challenge Tour graduate this season. To have won today, it sort of changes things a little bit.

"It's massive. It's not something I expected".

"I've been loving the four events I've played so far and to just be a European Tour player was what I was happy with".

"Walking to the tenth I hit the reset button and tried to keep calm", said Law, who called a penalty on himself for a moving ball on the ninth which resulted in a bogey.

"At the time I was just trying to get into solo second".

"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.

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. Then birdie 16, par 17, and going down the last we said we need eagle. "We make eagle, we post at 18 under, you never know what can happen".

Boutier, who played 25 events past year, making 16 cuts, scored the biggest win of her career with rock solid par round of 72 to finish on eight-under for the tournament.

Australians Sarah Kemp (65) and Su Oh (74) and England's Charlotte Thomas (69) have tied for second on 283.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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