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


Stieger didn't drop a shot in his round despite the weather.

"It was fantastic, said Law".

"It would mean a lot, like everything, I guess, but especially at my state Open", Oh said.

"To win an European Tour event is something I've dreamt of for years and years", admitted Law, who earned his step up to the circuit as one four Scottish graduates from the Challenge Tour last season.

"There were a lot of folk about and on the fairways". "I was focusing too much on results, and I didn't feel like I belonged out there". It was a great event and one I'll definitely look back to. "It's not something I expected". 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.

"To be a victor in my first year on tour is just unbelievable", he said.

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

For France's Boutier the win will also be career and possibly life-changing.

The $A1.5 million tournament is being co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour for the first time in 2019.

"He asked me how I was feeling and I said that on the Saturday, when I was in the second last group with a lot of people and cameras about, that I felt really comfortable", said Law, a product of the Paul Lawrie Foundation before joining Lawrie's new management company - Five Star Sports Agency - a year ago.

"It's incredible", said Boutier. "I'm just so emotional right now".

Speaking to The Scotsman from Perth, where he travelled earlier today ahead of this week's Super 6 event, Law revealed that he had indeed enjoyed a proper celebration with some of his fellow players. "It's not always easy to be able to get your first win".

"The first day it didn't blow at all and I shot 1-under".

She finished two in front of Australians Sarah Kemp and Su Oh and England's Charlotte Thomas. "I pulled my tee shot off the first and ended up making double bogey, so it was kind of like, dammit". But his back nine of 31 included birdies at the 10th, 11th and 16th and the eagle at 18, totalling just 31 shots for a 66.

"I made a bit of a meal of it straight out of the box", Ormsby said.

"I was so shocked how many people were out". I only get a chance to play four or five events at home so it was nice to be at home and do well.

Kaufman's round arguably hinged on one spectacular shot - a holed bunker blast on the treacherous par-three seventh that was claiming victims hand over fist in both men's and women's fields.