Popular Aberdonian, David Law, secured an incredible win in the European Tour co-sanctioned ISPS Handa Victoria Open in just his 5th start of his Rookie season.
A long-time Foundation-supported player, freshly graduated from Challenge Tour, he needed an eagle on the 72nd hole to give himself a chance at the title – his 214yds knocked-down hybrid to around 8 feet was an astounding effort under any circumstance and will live long in the memory – David cooly rolled in the putt to post a best-of-the-day 66 (31 on his back nine) and eighteen under par for the tournament, good enough to fend-off local favourite, Wade Ormsby.
It’s an amazing rise to prominence for him and everyone at the Paul Lawrie Foundation is hugely proud of him. Following a very difficult period in his personal life – David & Natasha, his partner, tragically lost their son Freddie during childbirth but recently Natasha gave birth to their daughter, Penelope, just weeks before David secured his European Tour card – David’s achievement is all the more remarkable as it came off the back of a couple of missed cuts in the Middle-East swing.
“It’s massive,” he said. “It’s not something I expected. For me just being out here playing on the European Tour was enough. “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. To have won today, it sort of changes things a little bit. I’ll go home, reflect a little bit on things and reassess. He added: “We said we were going to try to finish three-two-four in the hope that we could get a top-three finish. Then birdie 16, par 17, and going down the last we said we need eagle. We make eagle, we post at 18 under, you never know what can happen.”