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