Law claims maiden Euro­pean ti­tle

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - WORLD - Agen­cies

MEL­BOURNE: Bri­ton David Law pro­duced a sparkling ea­gle on the 18th hole to snatch a one-stroke vic­tory at the Vic Open in Bar­won Heads, Aus­tralia, and claim his maiden Euro­pean Tour ti­tle, here on Sun­day.

The 27-year-old Scot’s six-un­der 66 at 13th Beach Golf Links left him with an 18-un­der to­tal of 270, one ahead of lo­cal duo Wade Ormsby and Brad Kennedy.

Law, who be­gan the day three shots off overnight leader Ormsby, struck a bril­liant ap­proach to within 10 feet of the pin on the par-five 18th and coolly rolled in the ea­gle putt to pres­sure the lead­ing Ormsby.

Ormsby, play­ing the hole be­hind, crum­bled with a dou­ble­bo­gey on the par-three 17th to give Law the club-house lead when he dragged his tee-shot left and failed to make the green with a chip be­fore miss­ing the bo­gey putt from about 10 feet.

“We stood on the tee and we said we need to make ea­gle,” Law said af­ter claim­ing the A$1.5 mil­lion ($1.06 mil­lion) cheque.

CASEY OPENS 3-STROKE LEAD OVER MICK­EL­SON

CAL­I­FOR­NIA: Paul Casey opened a three-stroke lead over Phil Mick­el­son af­ter the third round of the Peb­ble Beach Pro-am on Satur­day, a cush­ion the English­man hopes will be enough to pre­vent his Amer­i­can ri­val from win­ning the sto­ried tour­na­ment a fifth time.tee­ing off as part of a four­way tie for the lead, Casey jumped clear with a five-un­der 67 at Spy­glass Hill that give him a 15-un­der to­tal of 200.Casey ended a nineyear drought on the PGA Tour when he won the Valspar Cham­pi­onship in Florida last March, hold­ing off Tiger Woods and Pa­trick Reed by a stroke.

“I want another win,” he told Golf Chan­nel. “I’ve made that fairly clear. I want to give my­self as many op­por­tu­ni­ties as I can this sea­son and I’ve al­ready given my­self one this week,” he added.

DAVIS DE­STROYS RUIZ TO RE­TAIN WBA TI­TLE

LOS AN­GE­LES: Gervonta Davis re­tained his World Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion su­per feath­er­weight world ti­tle with a vi­cious firstround knock­out of for­mer world cham­pion Hugo Ruiz on Satur­day. Un­beaten Davis lived up to his knock­out-artist rep­u­ta­tion with his 20th win in­side the dis­tance out of his 21 vic­to­ries.

“Tonight I just wanted to put on a great per­for­mance,” said Davis, who posted his 12th straight knock­out.

KE­JELCHA MISSES IN­DOOR MILE RECORD

NEWYORK: Ethiopia’s Yomif Ke­jelcha, twice a world in­door 3,000m cham­pion, missed the world in­door mile record by one-hun­dredth of a sec­ond in a dom­i­nat­ing vic­tory at the Mill­rose Games.

The 21-year-old star cap­tured the fea­ture event in the 112th edi­tion of the US in­door clas­sic in 3min 48.46sec­onds, with Kenya’s Ed­ward Ch­e­serek a dis­tant sec­ond in 3:53.29.

But Ke­jelcha fell ag­o­niz­ingly short of his tar­get, the mile in­door world record of 3:48.45.

AFP

Paul Casey plays a shot from the 13th tee dur­ing the third round of the Peb­ble Beach Pro-am golf tour­na­ment on Satur­day.

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