Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Annette Crawford
February 11, 2019

It was a day of firsts in the final round of the Vic Open at 13th Beach Golf Links on the Bellarine Peninsula near Melbourne with the men's victor, David Law, and the victor of the women's event, Celine Boutier, both winning for the first time on their respective tours.

Australian Kemp shot a 7-under-65 to card the lowest round of the day, despite starting with a double bogey on the 1st.

Celine Boutier of France finished two in front of her nearest challengers.

The tournament, south of Melbourne, is the only one in the world with male and female fields, playing in alternate groups on the same course and for equal prize money.

Had Ormsby been able to match Law's eagle on the final hole, he would have forced a playoff, but he could only manage a birdie.

He gave himself the opportunity, but his eight-metre putt sneaked wide and he settled for a birdie and a tie for second with fellow Australian Brad Kennedy.

South African Justin Harding finished fourth following his final-round 68, while David Bransdon (68), David Drysdale (67) and Jason Scrivener (67) were tied for fifth at 15 under.

"We just knew on 18 that we were in the hunt", said the 27-year-old Law, playing on the main European Tour for the first time in 2019 after five seasons slogging away on the secondary Challenge Tour. I couldn't have asked for an easier putt and luckily it dropped.


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.

He tweeted: "The work we do @paullawriefound is not to raise golfers to win on tour but when one of our kids does win on tour which happened today it's an incredible feeling".

"Until then, it was just about trying to get into position for a top-three or a top-two finish". "It's been something I've been working towards since I turned pro and I just feel like it just happened -- I don't think I realise right now".

"I've been dreaming of this win since I first started playing golf", she said.

"You're going to hit a lot of bad shots, need to recover a lot and I did that quite well so I'm happy". "I kept fighting to the end".

Sharing second place in the women's event were Australians Sarah Kemp and Su Oh and England's Charlotte Thomas.

She holed further birdies at the ninth and 13th before a double-bogey at the 14th tarnished her scorecard.

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