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Hong Kong Open 2017

Round 4 - Wade Ormsby claims first European Tour title

November 27, 2017

Australian Wade Ormsby won his maiden European Tour title with a two-under-par 68 in the final round of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday after Rafa Cabrera-Bello bogeyed the 18th to blow his chance of forcing a playoff.

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Cabrera-Bello was tied at 11-under-par with Ormsby, who also closed with bogey, heading to the last but sent his second shot into the bunker to finish second at 10-under alongside Julian Suri (66), Paul Peterson (67) and Alexander Bjork (68).

"It means a lot to me," said 37-year-old Ormsby, who was playing in his 264th European Tour event.

"I've played a lot of golf in Europe, everywhere and a few bumps along the way but it's pretty cool to get a win this late in your career.

"I probably won't sleep too much on that flight on the way to Oz tonight."

Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood fired a final round 69 to finish sixth in the season-opening European Tour event, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

Indian SSP Charawsia, who held a one-shot lead coming into the final day, dropped of top spot after a triple-bogey just before the turn and eventually finished in a share of seventh after a 72.

Spaniard Cabrera-Bello (70) finished runner-up for the second year in a row while last year's champion Sam Brazel finished in share of 23rd.

Round 3 - S.S.P. Chawrasia holds on to lead

November 26, 2017

S.S.P. Chawrasia shot a 1-under 69 Saturday in the third round for a one-stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open.

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The 39-year-old Indian is at 10-under 200 overall at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

Last year's runner-up, Rafa Cabrera Bello, hit six birdies, two bogeys and an eagle on the par-4 10th for a 6-under 64. The Spaniard shares second place with Australia's Wade Ormsby (65).

Race to Dubai winner Tommy Fleetwood (66) was two off the pace and tied for fourth with Sweden's Alexander Bjork (67) and Belgian Thomas Detry (66).

''I hit good putts that just didn't go in. You know, it was just a really steady round,'' Fleetwood said, adding that a ''nice birdie on the last hole always makes you feel a lot better.''

Former champion Justin Rose (68) is at 5 under, a shot ahead of Masters champion Sergio Garcia (66) who hit five birdies and a bogey.

Chawrasia led by two shots after the second round and said he was glad to hold onto his lead, with another low score needed to take the title.

''I'm happy with the score today, although I definitely left a couple of shots out there. I felt a little extra pressure today which (is) probably why (I) missed a couple of putts ... think I can do something special tomorrow,'' Chawrasia said.

Cabrera Bello lost by a shot in 2016 to Sam Brazel of Australia.

''I think I'm going to be within reach, so I do believe that I can win it for sure,'' Cabrera Bello said. ''I think it would be just a little extra special, the fact that last year I finished runner-up and this year perhaps I could win it.''

Round 2 - S.S.P. Chawrasia doubles lead

November 25, 2017

India's SSP Chawrasia forged a two-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday, overcoming buffeting winds to card a four-under-par 66 in the second round at Fanling.

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The 39-year-old, searching for his first European Tour victory away from home soil, extended his one-shot overnight lead at Hong Kong Golf Club with five birdies in the first 13 holes.

He dropped a shot at the 14th but completed the round without further mishaps to remain top of the leader board on nine under par.

Chawrasia had led by five at one stage, but South African Thomas Aiken shot a 64 to cut the gap to two strokes.

"It was a great round today," Chawrasia said. "I was five under at one time and then three-putted 14. Still, it's a good score, four under. I'm happy."

Swedish duo Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren, American Julian Suri and Thailand's Poom Saksansin finished at five under on 135.

Briton Tommy Fleetwood, who was crowned 2017 Race to Dubai champion last week, hit a second consecutive 68 to remain five off the lead alongside Thomas Detry, Jamie Donaldson, Dylan Frittelli, Keith Horne, Marcus Kinhult, Wade Ormsby and Micah Lauren Shin.

Round 1 - S.S.P. Chawrasia leads with opening 65

November 24, 2017

S.S.P. Chawrasia had six birdies and a bogey Thursday for a 5-under 65 and a one stroke lead at the Hong Kong Open, the first event of the 2018 season.

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Playing in sunny but breezy conditions at the Hong Kong Golf Club, the greens had the players struggling to gauge the approach.

''Very tough conditions today,'' Chawrasia said. ''It's very firm greens, to be honest. I'm just trying to hit the second shot on the green and trying to make it like a two-putt.''

Shubhankar Sharma and Matthew Fitzpatrick (both 66) were one shot behind, while seven others were tied for fourth a further stroke behind.

''Hit it great tee to green,'' Fitzpatrick said. ''I think I had like seven or eight chances inside 15 feet, and on a day like today when it's so windy and such a tough golf course, with how tight it is, yeah, it was a good day.''

Justin Rose, who won the title in 2015, shot was 2 under with five birdies and three bogeys.

''I think the course played a couple shots harder than it typically does,'' Rose said. ''I like this course. I think it offers plenty of birdie opportunities.''

Masters champion Sergio Garcia, Rafa Cabrera Bello and defending champion Sam Brazel (69) were in a group of 16 at 1 under.

Scores

1 AUS Wade Ormsby -11 - 68 68 65 68 269
T2 SWE Alexander Bjoerk -10 - 69 66 67 68 270
T2 USA Julian Suri -10 - 68 67 69 66 270
T2 USA Paul Peterson -10 - 70 68 65 67 270
T2 ESP Rafael Cabrera Bello -10 - 69 68 64 69 270
6 ENG Tommy Fleetwood -9 - 68 68 66 69 271
T7 USA Micah Shin -8 - 67 69 68 68 272
T7 ESP Miguel Angel Jimenez -8 - 70 69 70 63 272
T7 IND Shiv Chawrasia -8 - 65 66 69 72 272
T10 FRA Clement Sordet -7 - 71 71 64 67 273
T10 ENG James Morrison -7 - 71 66 68 68 273
T10 ENG Justin Rose -7 - 68 69 68 68 273
T10 THA Kiradech Aphibarnrat -7 - 70 68 68 67 273
T10 IND Shubhankar Sharma -7 - 66 71 69 67 273
T10 BEL Thomas Detry -7 - 67 69 66 71 273
T16 RSA Dylan Frittelli -6 - 71 65 68 70 274
T16 THA Poom Saksansin -6 - 67 68 70 69 274
T16 USA Sean Crocker -6 - 69 70 66 69 274
T19 CHN Haotong Li -5 - 68 69 72 66 275
T19 SWE Joakim Lagergren -5 - 69 66 70 70 275
T19 ENG Matthew Fitzpatrick -5 - 66 73 67 69 275
T19 ESP Sergio Garcia -5 - 69 71 66 69 275
T23 ENG Chris Paisley -4 - 71 70 65 70 276
T23 WAL Jamie Donaldson -4 - 67 69 70 70 276
T23 ITA Nino Bertasio -4 - 73 69 67 67 276
T23 AUS Sam Brazel -4 - 69 71 66 70 276
T27 MAL Danny Chia -3 - 68 71 70 68 277
T27 SWE Marcus Kinhult -3 - 67 69 68 73 277
T27 THA Rattanon Wannasrichan -3 - 72 69 67 69 277
T27 TPE Wen-Tang Lin -3 - 69 71 70 67 277
T31 ITA Edoardo Molinari -2 - 71 67 72 68 278
T31 JPN Hideto Tanihara -2 - 72 69 70 67 278
T31 RSA Keith Horne -2 - 67 69 76 66 278
T31 IND Rashid Khan -2 - 71 68 70 69 278
T31 ENG Robert Rock -2 - 69 73 68 68 278
T31 ENG Ryan Evans -2 - 71 69 69 69 278
T31 AUS Scott Barr -2 - 75 67 68 68 278
T31 RSA Thomas Aiken -2 - 69 64 74 71 278
T39 ENG Ashley Chesters -1 - 71 70 70 68 279
T39 SWE Robert Karlsson -1 - 72 68 69 70 279
T41 MAL Ben Leong Par - 70 71 67 72 280
T41 ENG Chris Hanson Par - 71 66 67 76 280
T41 USA Harold Varner III Par - 69 71 73 67 280
T41 HKG Leon D'Souza Par - 72 70 65 73 280
T41 IRL Paul Dunne Par - 71 71 66 72 280
T41 ENG Paul Waring Par - 71 68 68 73 280
T41 ENG Steven Brown Par - 72 70 68 70 280
T48 CHN Chien Yao Hung 1 - 72 69 71 69 281
T48 KOR Jin-Ho Choi 1 - 69 72 66 74 281
T48 ITA Matteo Manassero 1 - 72 69 69 71 281
T48 ESP Pedro Oriol 1 - 72 68 68 73 281
T48 CHN Wenchong Liang 1 - 71 71 70 69 281
T48 KOR Yi-Keun Chang 1 - 69 70 71 71 281
T54 ESP Carlos Pigem 2 - 71 68 71 72 282
T54 THA Thongchai Jaidee 2 - 68 71 66 77 282
56 PHL Angelo Que 3 - 67 71 72 73 283
T57 BRA Adilson Da Silva 4 - 70 72 72 70 284
T57 CHI Ashun Wu 4 - 74 68 73 69 284
T57 USA Sam Chien 4 - 72 69 73 70 284
T57 THA Suradit Yongcharoenchai 4 - 71 68 71 74 284
T57 AUS Terry Pilkadaris 4 - 68 71 74 71 284
T62 MAS Gavin Green 5 - 69 68 74 74 285
T62 IND Mukesh Kumar 5 - 72 70 70 73 285
T62 AUS Scott Hend 5 - 73 67 76 69 285
65 SCO Bradley Neil 6 - 71 71 72 72 286
T66 FRA Gregory Havret 9 - 69 70 72 78 289
T66 THA Panuphol Pittayarat 9 - 73 69 73 74 289
68 POR Ricardo Melo Gouveia 10 - 70 72 74 74 290
CUT ESP Alejandro Canizares 3 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT USA Chase Koepka 3 - 71 72 - - 143
CUT RSA Erik Van Rooyen 3 - 71 72 - - 143
CUT MAS Jazz Janewattananond 3 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT IND Khalin Joshi 3 - 69 74 - - 143
CUT DNK Lasse Jensen 3 - 73 70 - - 143
CUT PHI Miguel Tabuena 3 - 70 73 - - 143
CUT THA Piya Swangarunporn 3 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT SWE Pontus Widegren 3 - 72 71 - - 143
CUT ZIM Scott Vincent 3 - 71 72 - - 143
CUT IND Shiv Kapur 3 - 70 73 - - 143
CUT THA Sutijet Kooratanapisan 3 - 70 73 - - 143
CUT IND Chiragh Kumar 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT ENG David Howell 4 - 75 69 - - 144
CUT IND Gaganjeet Bhullar 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT RSA Jbe Kruger 4 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT IND Jeev Milkha Singh 4 - 72 72 - - 144
CUT THA Natipong Srithong 4 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT WAL Oliver Farr 4 - 69 75 - - 144
CUT THA Pavit Tangkamolprasert 4 - 73 71 - - 144
CUT THA Phachara Khongwatmai 4 - 71 73 - - 144
CUT THA Prom Meesawat 4 - 74 70 - - 144
CUT IND Seenappa Chikkarangappa 4 - 73 71 - - 144
CUT KOR Soo-Min Lee 4 - 75 69 - - 144
CUT TPE Wei-Chih Lu 4 - 73 71 - - 144
CUT IND Arjun Atwal 5 - 74 71 - - 145
CUT USA Casey O'Toole 5 - 73 72 - - 145
CUT USA Daniel Im 5 - 72 73 - - 145
CUT USA David Lipsky 5 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT ESP Javier Colomo 5 - 77 68 - - 145
CUT KOR Jeung-Hun Wang 5 - 71 74 - - 145
CUT IND Jyoti Randhawa 5 - 72 73 - - 145
CUT AUS Marcus Fraser 5 - 70 75 - - 145
CUT ESP Scott Fernandez 5 - 75 70 - - 145
CUT THA Thaworn Wiratchant 5 - 73 72 - - 145
CUT ENG Aaron Rai 6 - 73 73 - - 146
CUT USA Anthony Kang 6 - 74 72 - - 146
CUT ENG Daniel Brooks 6 - 80 66 - - 146
CUT THA Danthai Boonma 6 - 70 76 - - 146
CUT FRA Gregory Bourdy 6 - 75 71 - - 146
CUT CHN Lianwei Zhang 6 - 74 72 - - 146
CUT AUS Todd Sinnott 6 - 71 75 - - 146
CUT PHL Antonio Lascuna 7 - 73 74 - - 147
CUT SCO David Drysdale 7 - 73 74 - - 147
CUT SWE Jens Dantorp 7 - 77 70 - - 147
CUT USA Johannes Veerman 7 - 74 73 - - 147
CUT FRA Lionel Weber 7 - 72 75 - - 147
CUT CAN Austin Connelly 8 - 75 73 - - 148
CUT SIN Mardan Mamat 8 - 72 76 - - 148
CUT ENG Oliver Fisher 8 - 72 76 - - 148
CUT TPE Shih-Chang Chan 8 - 75 73 - - 148
CUT MAL Nicholas Fung 9 - 75 74 - - 149
CUT IND Rahil Gangjee 9 - 75 74 - - 149
CUT ENG Alfie Plant 10 - 77 73 - - 150
CUT AUS James Stewart 11 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT ESP Jorge Campillo 11 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT HKG Taichi Kho 11 - 76 75 - - 151
CUT FIN Tapio Pulkkanen 12 - 77 75 - - 152
CUT HKG Matthew Cheung 13 - 75 78 - - 153
CUT SIN Joshua Shou 15 - 79 76 - - 155
CUT HKG Woon Man Wong 16 - 78 78 - - 156
CUT THA Tirawat Kaewsirbandit 20 - 82 78 - - 160
RET BAN Mohammad Siddikur Rahman Par - 70 71 - - 141
RET CAN Richard Lee Par - 80 - - - 80

 





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