David Law eagles 18th to win Vic Open

David Law eagles 18th to win Vic Open

David Law claimed his maiden European Tour victory after producing a brilliant finish to win the ISPS Handa Vic Open in Australia.

Law was three shots behind as he stood on the 16th tee at 13th Beach Golf Club, but made a birdie there and then produced a stunning second to eight feet on the par-five 18th to set up an eagle.

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

Boutier's victory in the women's section was a groundbreaker, too, for the 25-year-old from Paris of Thai extraction.

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

"Luckily it's a links-style golf course, you can run the ball in, which I'm used to doing", said Law, who graduated to this year's Tour via finishing 14th on the 2018 European Challenge Tour.

South Africa's Justin Harding, David Law of Scotland and Australian Brad Kennedy share fourth on 12 under. 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.

"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".

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Challenge Tour graduate Law, who picked up a winners' cheque of £820,000 said: "To have won, it sort of changes things a little bit". Yeah, I'll go home, reflect a little bit on things and reassess.

Boutier carded a final round of level-par 72 to finish on eight-under 281, while Australian duo Kemp (65) and Oh (74) and England's Charlotte Thomas (69) tied for second on 283.

"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.

She only needed to shoot even-par for the day to finish at eight-under and win by two shots since the overnight leader, American Kim Kaufman, had an bad day, starting with a needless double bogey from behind the green at the par-five fifth and ultimately shooting a 78.

"Then standing on the 18th fairway, we knew that if you make an eagle, you put a bit of pressure on".

"It's been something I've been working toward since I turned pro and I just feel like it just happened", said Boutier, who now makes her home in Dallas, Texas.

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 awesome feeling".

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