Published: Tue, February 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Scot David Law pulled off a remarkable first victory on the European Tour in the Vic Open in Australia on Sunday to complete a fairytale journey from the golfing outback.

Overnight leader Kim Kaufman from the United States continued to set the pace early in the final round. "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. It's not always easy to be able to get your first win".

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

With her two-shot victory, Boutier became the first woman from France to win on the global circuit since Patricia Meunier-Lebouc in 2003.

The $A1.5 million tournament is being co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour for the first time in 2019. With a pump of her fist, she clearly knew that it was a major moment.

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".

"I had to call a penalty on myself on the ninth hole, my ball moved when I went into the putt".

With her win, Boutier becomes the second Duke University alumna to win on the LPGA Tour, joining 2016 U.S. Women's Open champion Brittany Lang.

"It was a insane day", said Kemp. Her nine birdies led to a 7-under 65, her best round since the fourth round of the 2010 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, and skyrocketed her up the leaderboard to a tie for second.

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After some low scoring in the first two days, the players were yesterday met with brutal winds and a fierce band of early rain, making life hard around the 13th Beach Links course.

"The minute I hit it, I was like, "Oh, it's way too far", but I just jarred it".

Remarkably, legendary Karrie Webb (82) and defending champ Minjee Lee (74) fell on the wrong side of the one-over cut line after days both would rather forget.

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 wonderful feeling".

Through the first two events of the LPGA season, 21 players have top-10 finishes, led by Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions victor Eun-Hee Ji and ISPS Handa Vic Open victor Celine Boutier.

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