European Tour

Law excited for Vic Open defence

David Law (Getty Images)
David Law (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Scotland's David Law is relishing the opportunity to defend a European Tour title for the first time in his career as he returns to Australia for the Vic Open.

The 29-year-old produced a sensational finish last year at 13th Beach Golf Links, with an eagle on the par five 18th hole putting him one stroke ahead of runners-up Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby.

Returning to Barwon Heads, Law is hoping to recapture the form which saw him win a European Tour title in his rookie year after graduating from the European Challenge Tour.

"I was a rookie on tour and winning so soon after getting my card was quite a big change to my lifestyle and my mindset. I came out here really just wanting to compete and then all of a sudden I had won, it was quite a big change," said Law.

"(My game) is pretty good. I'm kind of showing bits of form. Results-wise hasn't been great. I think I've made four of the six cuts, but I haven't done particularly well result-wise. I'm not really scoring all that great, but I think the form is actually pretty good. I'm not far away from playing well."

Law will play the first two rounds in the company of one of last year's runners-up in Ormsby, who recently won the reschedule Hong Kong Open, and Kiwi Ryan Fox who won the 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit.

The Vic Open sees men's and women's tournaments played concurrently on the same golf courses at 13th Beach Golf Links for equal prize money.

The first two rounds are played on the Beach and Creek courses before play returns to the Beach course for the weekend. A 36-hole cut will see both fields reduced to the Top 60 and ties, and a further cut after the third round reduces each field to 35 and ties.

All rounds are played in alternating men's and women's groups. The men's event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia, while the women's event is co-sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).

- European Tour

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