Golf: David Law hangs on for Turkish win

David Law: One'shot victory
David Law: One'shot victory
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DAVID Law survived a late wobble to record Scottish golf’s first professional success in 2013 by winning the Sueno Dunes Classic, the second event of the season on the newly-branded Pro Golf Tour.

The Turkish triumph was the Aberdonian’s second win on the third-tier circuit formerly known as the EPD Tour, having made his breakthrough in the paid ranks in Morocco last year.

Four shots clear heading into the final round in Belek, Law had bagged 14 birdies in his opening two rounds of 62 and 65 before adding three more as he stormed to the turn in 31. The two-times Scottish Amateur champion still looked to be coasting to victory despite back-to-back bogeys at the 11th and 12th but gave himself a nervy finish to the 54-hole event.

He ran up a triple-bogey 6 at the short 17th then dropped a shot at the last, coming home in 41 for a closing 72 and an eight-under-par aggregate.

It gave him a one-shot victory over Dutch duo Daan Huizing (67) and Floris De Haas (68) as well as Germany’s Benjamin Miarka (68).

“Fantastic feeling to have my second victory as a professional,” tweeted Law, and he also thanked Paul Lawrie, his long-time mentor, and sponsors such as Aberdeen Asset Management for supporting him.

The win earned Law a cheque for €5,000, lifting him up to second on the Pro Golf Tour Order of Merit behind German Phillip Mejow.

It is also the perfect springboard for the 21-year-old at the start of his second full season in the paid ranks and he’ll be aiming to make it a Belek double in the Sueno Pines Classic, starting tomorrow.

His schedule in the early part of the year also includes a Challenge Tour appearance in next month’s Kenyan Open.