Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

Ross Houston
February 12, 2019

Overnight leader Kim Kaufman of America faded to finish eighth. "I'm just so emotional right now. It's not always easy to be able to get your first win". She was joined in second by fellow Australian Su Oh and 2019 LPGA Tour rookie Charlotte Thomas of England.

In the European Tour's men's event being played alongside the women's tournament, Australian Wade Ormsby, who shot 70, will take a two-stroke lead into the final round. The ISPS Handa Vic Open is jointly sanctioned by the LPGA Tour, the ALPG, the European Tour and the ISPS Handa PGA Tour of Australasia.

Celine Boutier of France finished two in front of her nearest challengers. With a pump of her fist, she clearly knew that it was a major moment.

"We had maybe two tee boxes where we got out of it and we all just went, "Oh, thank God for one second".

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


Kemp would eventually produce her best ever finish on the LPGA Tour and given she has virtually no status to play that tour after playing the LET Tour in 2018 it will assist in her gaining more starts in the US.

"It was a insane day", said Kemp. Playing in the day's second group, the 33-year-old from New South Wales bounced back from an opening double-bogey to absolutely blitz her way around the Beach Course.

"It was one of those days you nearly can't remember what happened", said Kemp, who knocked in five consecutive birdies at Nos. 4-8. I tried to stay patient.

"The last time I was in the final group on a Sunday was at the 2017 Tour Championship", she said.

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.


"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".

While Stephanie Meadow missed the halfway cut, Leona Maguire missed a secondary, 54-hole cut by just one stroke after she shot 74 in Saturday's high winds.

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".

David Drysdale also finished in the top 10, closing with a 67 to claim a share of fifth spot on 15-under, six shots ahead of Grant Forrest (73).


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