Golf Today - Over 80000 pages of golf information
Golf News

Hong Kong Open 2016

Round 4 - Sam Brazel claims maiden tour win

December 12, 2016

Australia's Sam Brazel birdied the 18th hole to narrowly edge Rafa Cabrera Bello to capture the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour.

Ranked 480th in the world, Brazel plays on the Asian Tour and had never had a top-10 European Tour finish before. The win gives him automatic entry into European Tour events for the next two years.

''I'd love to come over to Europe. It would be a great privilege,'' an emotional Brazel said. ''It feels amazing. I'm speechless. What a win. I feel very privileged to be playing here first of all and then ecstatic to win. As far as where this takes me obviously, I might be playing a few more events in Europe next year and we'll see where that takes me.''

Brazel and Cabrera Bello started the round level at 11 under, but the Australian sank three consecutive birdies on the back nine to take the lead, and then made his birdie putt on the final hole to nudge the Spaniard for the title.

''Rafa is a great fellow to play with. Plays very nicely. Got a great golf game I think he got unlucky a couple of times. I didn't really feel like it was a battle between the two of us. I was just trying to have fun, I was trying to enjoy moment and enjoy the experience of it all,'' Bazel said of his playing partner.

Brazel shot a 68 for an overall total of 13-under 267, while Cabrera Bello, who had a double bogey on the par-3 8th hole, shot a 69 and finished a stroke back.

''It's just a little disappointing today. I managed to start good again but then struggle half way through the front nine. Battled back really hard again, same as yesterday but then Sam just played a fantastic 18th hole,'' said Cabrera Bello.

Andrew Dodt of Australia shot a final-round 66 to tie for third with Tommy Fleetwood of England (68), two shots off the leader.

David Lipsky of the United States carded a 68 to finish in fourth place at 10 under for the tournament.

Defending champion and Rio Olympic Golf medalist Justin Rose tied for 36th spot with a final round 69 for a 278 overall.

Round 3 - Rafa Cabrera Bello & Sam Brazel share lead

December 11, 2016

Sam Brazel of Australia shot a 3-under 67 Saturday in the third round of the Hong Kong Open to share a two-stroke lead with Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Cabrera Bello lost his three-shot lead at the Hong Kong Golf Club after four bogeys and a double bogey. The Spaniard recovered with key birdies on Nos. 15 and 17 for a par-70 round - and 11-under 199.

''The best thing is I'm still in it, I'm still leading alongside Sam,'' Cabrera Bello said.

Brazel, who plays on the Asian Tour and is yet to win a big tournament, bogeyed the first hole but then had an error-free round to stay in contention.

''I haven't been in the top position before,'' Brazel said. ''I'm just going to go and do what I did today. Just play one shot at a time and try and enjoy the atmosphere out there.''

English golfer Tommy Fleetwood (67) is two off the pace on 9 under, a shot ahead of American David Lipsky (66).

Defending champion Justin Rose finished on 1-under.

''Drove the ball exceptionally well today, feel like I have all the full power back,'' said Rose, who withdrew after the first round of the Hero World Challenge earlier this month. ''I think this has been the perfect week for me, sort of active rehab.''

Round 2 - Rafa Cabrera Bello extends lead

December 10, 2016

Rafa Cabrera Bello extended his lead to three strokes at the Hong Kong Open on Friday after a 5-under 65.

Cabrera Bello, who led by one stroke after an opening 64 at the Hong Kong Golf Club, is at 11-under 129 overall. Sam Brazel is second after a second consecutive 66.

Masters champion Danny Willett (66) had six birdies, moving into a four-way tie for third place, five strokes behind the leader.

Justin Rose (69) was 1-under for the tournament, while Ian Poulter (72) was at even par, as was U.S. Ryder Cup player Patrick Reed (70).

Round 1 - Rafa Cabrera Bello tops leaderboard

December 9, 2016

Rafa Cabrera Bello had four birdies and an eagle Thursday for an opening 6-under 64 and a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open.

Sebastien Gros shot 65 at the Hong Kong Golf Club, while 11 golfers were tied for third with 66s.

Masters champion Danny Willett and Ian Poulter were in a group of 10 with 68s at the joint European Tour and Asian Tour event.

Defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose, who pulled out of last week's Hero World Challenge in Bermuda with a back injury, shot 70.

Scores

1 AUS Samuel Brazel -13 - 66 66 67 68 267
2 ESP Rafael Cabrera Bello -12 - 64 65 70 69 268
T3 AUS Andrew Dodt -11 - 69 67 67 66 269
T3 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -11 - 66 68 67 68 269
5 USA David Lipsky -10 - 66 70 66 68 270
6 GBR Danny Willett -9 - 68 66 71 66 271
7 ENG Paul Waring -8 - 71 68 68 65 272
T8 MAL Danny Chia -7 - 69 66 71 67 273
T8 ESP Pablo Larrazabal -7 - 69 70 68 66 273
T10 ESP Jorge Campillo -6 - 66 71 70 67 274
T10 AUS Marcus Fraser -6 - 71 69 68 66 274
T10 RSA Jbe Kruger -6 - 66 72 69 67 274
T10 AUS Jason Scrivener -6 - 67 69 68 70 274
T14 ESP Pep Angles -5 - 69 71 71 64 275
T14 BRA Adilson Da Silva -5 - 69 71 68 67 275
T14 ENG David Howell -5 - 70 70 63 72 275
T14 THA Thongchai Jaidee -5 - 67 68 69 71 275
T14 ENG Steve Lewton -5 - 68 67 73 67 275
T14 CHN WC Liang -5 - 70 70 69 66 275
T14 ITA Edoardo Molinari -5 - 72 68 64 71 275
T14 PHL Juvic Pagunsan -5 - 67 71 68 69 275
T14 ESP Carlos Pigem -5 - 68 68 71 68 275
T14 FRA Joel Stalter -5 - 70 70 66 69 275
T14 USA Peter Uihlein -5 - 66 70 69 70 275
T25 FRA Gregory Bourdy -4 - 69 68 73 66 276
T25 SCO Stephen Gallacher -4 - 69 70 66 71 276
T25 AUS Wade Ormsby -4 - 68 72 67 69 276
T25 AUS Brett Rumford -4 - 71 68 67 70 276
T29 IND Arjun Atwal -3 - 70 70 66 71 277
T29 IRL Paul Dunne -3 - 68 69 67 73 277
T29 TWN Chien-yao Hung -3 - 69 66 74 68 277
T29 THA Thayakorn Khrongpha -3 - 71 67 68 71 277
T29 KOR Soomin Lee -3 - 72 68 64 73 277
T29 THA Prom Meesawat -3 - 73 66 69 69 277
T29 RSA Justin Walters -3 - 67 67 69 74 277
T36 THA Danthai Boonma -2 - 67 71 70 70 278
T36 FRA Benjamin Hebert -2 - 66 70 69 73 278
T36 USA Daniel Im -2 - 69 67 68 74 278
T36 ENG Nathan Kimsey -2 - 67 70 69 72 278
T36 THA Panupol Pittayarat -2 - 69 71 66 72 278
T36 GBR Justin Rose -2 - 70 69 70 69 278
T36 ENG Jordan Smith -2 - 66 73 70 69 278
T43 FRA Damien Perrier -1 - 69 68 70 72 279
T43 USA Patrick Reed -1 - 70 70 70 69 279
T45 IND Gaganjeet Bhullar Par - 69 69 71 71 280
T45 SWE Alexander Bjork Par - 69 71 71 69 280
T45 SWE Jens Fahbring Par - 67 70 70 73 280
T45 USA Paul Peterson Par - 66 68 72 74 280
T45 BGD Siddikur Rahman Par - 67 70 70 73 280
T45 ENG Robert Rock Par - 70 68 73 69 280
T51 AUS Scott Hend 1 - 69 68 70 74 281
T51 AUS Terry Pilkadaris 1 - 69 69 71 72 281
T51 PHL Miguel Tabuena 1 - 69 69 71 72 281
T54 ESP Miguel Angel Jimenez 2 - 69 68 72 73 282
T54 IND Shiv Kapur 2 - 68 69 68 77 282
T54 ENG Chris Paisley 2 - 69 71 67 75 282
T57 SCO David Drysdale 3 - 69 70 72 72 283
T57 ESP Nacho Elvira 3 - 66 73 69 75 283
T57 FRA Sebastien Gros 3 - 65 73 73 72 283
60 THA Jazz Janewattananond 4 - 69 71 72 72 284
T61 ENG Daniel Brooks 5 - 75 65 73 72 285
T61 THA Thitiphun Chuayprakong 5 - 73 67 68 77 285
T61 THA Chinnarat Phadungsil 5 - 71 69 71 74 285
T61 ENG Ian Poulter 5 - 68 72 71 74 285
T61 THA Natipong Srithong 5 - 69 70 72 74 285
T61 THA Pavit Tangkamolprasert 5 - 69 71 72 73 285
67 ITA Nino Bertasio 7 - 67 70 71 79 287
68 ENG Marcus Armitage 8 - 68 71 75 74 288
CUT IND S.S.P CHOWRASIA 1 - 73 68 - - 141
CUT SWE Magnus A Carlsson 1 - 70 71 - - 141
CUT IND Rahil Gangjee 1 - 71 70 - - 141
CUT SCO Scott Henry 1 - 73 68 - - 141
CUT TWN Wei-chih Lu 1 - 68 73 - - 141
CUT RSA Haydn Porteous 1 - 72 69 - - 141
CUT PHL Angelo Que 1 - 73 68 - - 141
CUT GER Bernd Ritthammer 1 - 71 70 - - 141
CUT KOR Jeung-hun Wang 1 - 72 69 - - 141
CUT CHN Zecheng Dou 2 - 70 72 - - 142
CUT MAL Nicholas Fung 2 - 72 70 - - 142
CUT DNK Lasse Jensen 2 - 72 70 - - 142
CUT THA Pariya Junhasavasdikul 2 - 74 68 - - 142
CUT PHL Antonio Lascuna 2 - 69 73 - - 142
CUT SGP Mardan Mamat 2 - 69 73 - - 142
CUT RSA Shaun Norris 2 - 72 70 - - 142
CUT FRA Matthieu Pavon 2 - 74 68 - - 142
CUT SCO Duncan Stewart 2 - 69 73 - - 142
CUT CAN Richard T. Lee 2 - 72 70 - - 142
CUT THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat 3 - 75 68 - - 143
CUT AUS Scott Barr 3 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT RSA Dylan Frittelli 3 - 74 69 - - 143
CUT IND Chiragh Kumar 3 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT TWN Wen-tang Lin 3 - 70 73 - - 143
CUT FRA Julien Quesne 3 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT IND Jyoti Randhawa 3 - 71 72 - - 143
CUT FRA Romain Wattel 3 - 74 69 - - 143
CUT AUS Adam Groom 4 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT FRA Gregory Havret 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT JPN Masahiro Kawamura 4 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT USA Jason Knutzon 4 - 76 68 - - 144
CUT - Chieh-po Lee 4 - 70 74 - - 144
CUT THA Chapchai Nirat 4 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT AUS Kalem Richardson 4 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT ENG Graeme Storm 4 - 69 75 - - 144
CUT ENG Steven Tiley 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT CHN Lian-wei Zhang 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT IND S.S.P Chawurasia 5 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT RSA Keith Horne 5 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT ESP Javier Colomo 6 - 72 74 - - 146
CUT IND Rashid Khan 6 - 76 - - - 76
CUT ITA Renato Paratore 6 - 77 69 - - 146
CUT AUS Unho Park 6 - 76 70 - - 146
CUT LKA Mithun Perera 6 - 75 71 - - 146
CUT USA Rich Beem 7 - 76 71 - - 147
CUT IND Himmat Singh Rai 7 - 72 75 - - 147
CUT ENG Sam Walker 7 - 75 72 - - 147
CUT FRA Lionel Weber 7 - 71 76 - - 147
CUT ENG Chris Hanson 8 - 75 73 - - 148
CUT AUS James Stewart 8 - 72 76 - - 148
CUT HKG Yannick Nathan Artigolle 9 - 74 75 - - 149
CUT ENG Simon Dyson 9 - 75 74 - - 149
CUT HKG Humphrey Wong 9 - 76 73 - - 149
CUT USA Brett Munson 10 - 71 79 - - 150
CUT THA Chawalit Plaphol 10 - 75 75 - - 150
CUT TWN Shih-chang Chan 11 - 72 79 - - 151
CUT HKG Terrence Ng 11 - 74 77 - - 151
CUT HKG Yin Ho Yue 17 - 74 83 - - 157
CUT FIN Mikko Ilonen Par - - - - - 0

 





Joburg Open: Weather forces Monday finish

Latest Official World Golf Ranking

Current European Tour Race to Dubai Standings

Current PGA Tour FedEx Cup Standings



Two Legends Foresee A Chinese Influx

Thompson Wraps Up A Season Of ‘What-Ifs’

A Time For Teaching Warily

Ai Signs Off Amid Accolades

A Golfer Who Could Inspire A Nation

By ceding control Lewis conjures a miracle

Europe’s Solheim Glass Is Half Full

Feeling The Love In Iowa

Hall And Ko Bide Their Time

Park’s Victory A Powerful Indicator

Melbourne to host 2018 World Cup of Golf

Sergio Garcia voted European Tour Golfer of the Year

A Sponsorship Honcho Moves On

An Encouraging Island Foray

Ball Rollback Buzz Begs Many Questions

Thomas Surpasses Expectations

Intangibles Distinguish Ryu

Amateur: A Year To Remember

Ping launches iBlade irons

TaylorMade Golf M2 Irons

New SM6 Vokey Design Wedges

Titleist launch new Scotty Cameron Select putters

Titleist launch DT TruSoft golf ball

adidas Golf launch Tour360 Boost

SuperStroke introduces new Pistol GT putter grip

Do you struggle to take your ‘range game’ onto the golf course?

© Golftoday.co.uk 1996-2017 - Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy - About Us - Advertise - Classifieds - Newsletter - Contact Us