Wade Ormsby Claims Win at Hong Kong Open

28 November 2017, Posted by , 0

Wade Ormsby scored his first title on the European Tour , rallying from four strokes down on the back nine to win the UBS Hong Kong Open.]

SSP Chawrasia blew his big lead with a triple bogey on No. 9 and Ornsby used some clutch putting to take a 2-stroke lead to the final hole.

“It means a lot to me,” said a tearful Ormsby. “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 didn’t think it would take this long but first one’s always pretty special. I said at the start of last year, I want to play a Major and win a tournament before my career is done so I’ve done both those things this year. I’m really happy about that.”

Ormsby finished with a 68-68-65-68 – 269, a stroke ahead of Americans Julian Suri and Paul Peterson, Sweden’s Alexander Bjorn and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Suri bogeyed 17 to miss out on  a playoff and Bjork did likewise on No. 18. Cabrera-Bello was up a stroke going into 17, then bogeyed 18.

Race to Dubai 2017 winner Tommy Fleetwood finished fifth at 9-under. Ageless wonder Miguel Angel Jimenez, who will turn 54 in a little more than a month, fired a final-round 63 to finish sixth.

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