Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Vic Open - Celine Boutier wins title as Kim Kaufman blows overnight lead

Vic Open - Celine Boutier wins title as Kim Kaufman blows overnight lead

Law's back-nine 31 for a 66 and an 18-under total gave him a one-stroke win over Ormsby and another Australian in Brad Kennedy and the winning cheque for more than £140,000 signified a huge turnaround for the protege of former Open champion, Paul Lawrie.

Until he won promotion from the Challenge Tour last November, the 27-year-old from Aberdeen was planning to supplement his income this winter by working in the warehouse for one of his sponsors, who make gym equipment.

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

Wade Ormsby will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Vic Open after holding his nerve in testing conditions in Barwon Heads to card a two-under-par 70 in his third round on Saturday.

"I'm so happy with how I handled myself today". Australia's Sarah Kemp shot the day's low round of 65, playing in the day's second group after starting the round tied for 35th. 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.

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

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. "Just stuck to my game plan out there", he added.

She holed further birdies at the ninth and 13th before a double-bogey at the 14th tarnished her scorecard. I tried to stay patient.

"It's a great to do it any time, but to not have to putt on that green (and) just to get out of that hole, I would have paid money to do that again".

The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. She rolled in a hole-in-one with a 6-iron from 160 yards for her seventh ace in competition and first since the third round of the 2016 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship. 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.

Through the first two events of the LPGA season, 21 players have top-10 finishes, led by Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions victor Eun-Hee Ji and ISPS Handa Vic Open victor Celine Boutier.

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