IRVINE, ARYSHIRE, SCOTLAND .
(July 30, 2011) - David Law produced a links
golf master class to clinch his second Scottish
Amateur Championship title with a 6 and 5
victory over Dunbar’s Daniel Kay at
Law, who becomes the first multiple winner
of the championship since Charlie Green in
1983, was in outstanding form from start to
finish, firing eight birdies and an eagle in thirty-
one holes, which 20-year-old Kay
The win was sealed in fine style as Law
rifled a 9-iron from 153 yards to eighteen
inches at the par three thirteenth of the
afternoon round, indicative of his superb
iron play throughout the final.
A jubilant Law, whose first title win came
just a few miles down the coast at Royal Troon
two years ago, was delighted with his display:
“It feels even better than the first
time as I think I’ll appreciate it more.
I’ve had an up and down year after the
high of performing so well in South Africa, then
probably being too hard on myself in the
big events during the middle of the year.
This was a big week for me and I can take
great pride in the way I’ve
“Today was without doubt some of
the best golf I’ve produced and
tee to green I hardly missed a shot. I came
into this week with a really positive attitude
and to play the way I did on front of so many
people was good fun.” said Law, who
moves onto Sweden next week to compete in
the European Amateur Championship.
As the players teed off in glorious sunshine
this morning, it was Kay who made the first
breakthrough with an opening birdie three, but
that proved to be the only time he held the
lead after Law responded with his first birdie at
the third to square the match.
Law moved ahead with a winning par at
the fifth and stretched his lead with a glorious
35-foot eagle putt at the sixth, after Kay had
made a great sand save for birdie. Further
birdies followed for Law at the eighth and the
eleventh to go three clear and the duo halved
the next five holes before a wayward second
at the 17th from Kay allowed lead to a bogey,
increasing Law’s lead to four holes at
the halfway stage.
That lead became five when Law birdied
the opening hole of the back nine but Kay
fought back to win the 20th with a par. The
lead was restored to five when Kay three-
putted the 23rd hole and after both players
made excellent up and down birdies at the long
24th, Law turned the screw with a fine birdie
two at the next after hitting his tee shot to
The result was looking inevitable when Law
sank another 4-foot birdie putt at the 30th but
Kay wasn’t to be outdone, rattling in a
30-foot birdie putt at the next hole to keep
the game alive. The Dunbar man still had a
mountain climb and the result was sealed when
Kay conceded Law’s 18-inch birdie putt
at the 31st.
Despite the defeat, Kay was a pleased
with his performances throughout the week:
“That was frightening golf today, as
solid as it gets and David deserved to win.
Overall, it’s been a great championship
and I’ve played some great golf myself.
Hopefully my performances will get noticed and
I can build on what I’ve