Ormsby two ahead of Stieger at Vic Open

David Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Scotland's David Law nailed an eagle on the last to win his first European Tour title Sunday, while France's Celine Boutier clinched her maiden LPGA Tour crown at the pioneering Vic Open.

He was still trailing by three shots on the 16th tee but a birdie on that hole, followed by a stunning eagle at the last, where his approach finished eight feet away, piled the pressure on Ormsby, who cracked with a double bogey on 17.

Law: "It's not something I expected".

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

That left him tied for second with Shinkwin - two behind Australia's 38-year-old Ormsby, who carded a 70 as he aims to add to his first European Tour success at last season's Hong Kong Open, which he achieved on his 264th attempt.

Law (38), who was considering taking a winter job before he won the Scottish Challenge a year ago, was three shots off the lead with three holes to play. 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.

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. Now into her second season on the LPGA Tour after a solid first year when 61st on the money list in 2018, Boutier has won events on the Ladies European Tour but this victory elevates her to a new level.

"We had to go for it, so I sort of took a bit off a hybrid and lucky it went to eight-10 feet".

"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.

"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. "It's an fantastic event, we've loved it all week".

"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. I'm happy, too, with the way I handled myself today.

Kemp surged through the field with a final round of 65 and Thomas returned a 69, while Oh could only manage a 74 and overnight leader Kim Kaufman slumped to a 78 to finish four shots adrift.



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