February 10, 2019 / 7:28 AM / 14 days ago

Golf-Law seals Vic Open win with stunning eagle on final hole

MELBOURNE, Feb 10 (Reuters) - 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.

The 27-year-old Scot’s six-under 66 at 13th Beach Golf Links left him with an 18-under total of 270, one ahead of local duo Wade Ormsby and Brad Kennedy.

Law, who began the day three shots off overnight leader Ormsby, struck a brilliant approach to within 10 feet of the pin on the par-five 18th and coolly rolled in the eagle putt to pressure the leading Ormsby.

Ormsby, playing the hole behind, crumbled with a double-bogey on the par-three 17th to give Law the club-house lead and missed a long eagle putt on the last that would have forced a playoff.

“We stood on the tee and we said we need to make eagle,” Law said at the trophy presentation after claiming a A$1.5 million ($1.06 million) winner’s cheque.

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

“At the time I was just trying to get into solo second.

“It’s an amazing event, we’ve loved it all week.”

Kennedy made a strong start, with six birdies before the turn, but had two bogeys on the back nine and had to settle for a share of second.

South African Justin Harding finished fourth, a stroke further back on 16-under.

$1 = 1.4108 Australian dollars Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Ian Ransom

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