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Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

12 February 2019

Briton David Law produced a sparkling eagle on the 18th hole to snatch a one-stroke victory at the Vic Open in Barwon Heads, Australia, and claim his maiden European Tour title on Sunday.

Law birdied the 16th and sank an eight-foot putt on the par-five last to card a six-under 66 and win on 18 under.

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

"At the beginning, I was just super nervous, stressed and anxious, and I kept missing cuts", says the 25-year-old, only the second Duke graduate to win on the LPGA Tour (joining Brittany Lang), and the fourth golfer from France (but first since 2003).

In the women's tournament, American Kim Kaufman clung to a two-shot lead over France's Celine Boutier (69) and Australian Oh Su-hyun (74) despite shooting a three-over 75 for a total of 10 under.

Ormsby needed eagle up the last to tie Law and force a playoff, and his three wood second shot finished in the back fringe, giving him a chance, but his putt leaked low to the right. For me just being out here playing on the European Tour was enough.

The LEADERS Top 10 competition awards a $100,000 bonus to the LPGA player with the most top-10 finishes through the completion of the event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship.

Law said: "To have won, it sort of changes things a little bit". I'll go home, reflect a little bit on things and reassess.

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.

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 after claiming the A$1.5 million ($1.06 million) winner's check.

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 very bad day, starting with a needless double bogey from behind the green at the par-five fifth and ultimately shooting a 78. "We make eagle, we post at 18 under, you never know what can happen".

"Out there today, I felt in control of my emotions and my game".

"I'm very happy with the way I handled myself".

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 fantastic feeling".

Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole