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By : BGA Proshop
What looked like a two horse race all afternoon at the 2019 Victoria Open turned into a nightmare finish for both Wade Ormsby and Brad Kennedy. David Law the eventual winner didn’t have it easy either as he needed to birdie the 16th and eagle the last hole of his tournament to win by one.
As a co-sanction event with the European tour this was Law’s first win having spent five years trying to earn his spot playing on the Challenge Tour. The win earns him a cheque of $165 000 as well as a card on the European Tour until 2020.
After his round Law talked about the greatest single shot of his career to set up the eagle opportunity.
"It was the right shot to play at the time. Under that pressure and under that situation, needing to pull it off, it's something I'm so proud of."
"To be a winner on tour in my first year is unbelievable," he said.
"It'll take a long, long time for this to settle in. I'm going to enjoy every minute."
Playing at the same time was the women’s 2019 Victoria Open which was a co-sanction with the LPGA. This was a unique event as you had the men’s and women’s competing on the same course at the same time for same equal prize purse.
In the end it was former world number 1 amateur Celine Boutier who came from 2 behind over night leader Kim Kaufman to beat Sarah Kemp, Su Oh and Charlotte Thomas by two strokes.
The course was set up a little more difficult on the final day and a closing round of 72 was enough for Boutier.
After her round she said "I feel like I've struggled a bit all day with my long game and I just didn't have the many birdie opportunities,” “Then on 15 when I made that putt, kind of really made me like motivate myself and made me really more confident in my abilities to win the tournament."
As for the unique set up of the tournament she said "I have heard so much about this event before from the girls playing in it and I was super-excited to come this year," "It exceeded all my expectations. The courses were great, the people were amazing, the volunteers, the organisation. Honestly just a really really good tournament."