Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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Overnight leader Ormsby fires 66 to win Hong Kong Open

Overnight leader Ormsby fires 66 to win Hong Kong Open

Singapore's SEA Games golf champion James Leow shot a two-over 72 at the Hong Kong Open on Saturday (Jan 11) for a 212 total.

The British Open victor made a birdie on the way out - on the seventh par 4 - before dropping another shot on the tenth par 4.

Lowry looked in the mood from the start, chipping in superbly from the bunker to birdie the first, with Finau making a smart putt to do the same.

The Australian did not get off to the best of starts when he stumbled with an opening bogey.

A Lowry eagle on the 13th drew a huge roar from the crowd but he dropped a shot on the 16th to close at 13-under, leaving Ormsby with a three-shot cushion over the last three holes.

"I'm very happy with myself, fair play to Wade, he's run away with it and didn't really give us a chance but I went out there and did as much as I could", Lowry said.

United States world number 16 Tony Finau started strongly after a lacklustre first day, but shot three bogies over the round to card a one-under 69, seven points adrift of the top.

"Obviously a little salty taste, but that won't last".

Thailand's Gunn Charoenkul enjoyed yet another top-10 finish as he posted a 69 to take third place while 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, Jazz Janewattananond carded a 68 to take outright fourth place ahead of American Tony Finau, who finished in fifth place after a 67.

In 2017, Ormsby won the Hong Kong Open by one-shot with a final round two-under-par 68.

The Hong Kong Open was initially scheduled to take place at the start of December but it had to be delayed due to the social unrest affecting the city.

The tournament began on Thursday after a six-week delay because of anti-government protests.

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