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Chawrasia’s dream run ends as Ormsby clinches maiden Euro Tour win at the Hong Kong Open

European Tour
Posted by Admin 26 Nov 2017

For Australia’s Wade Ormsby, it was a dream come true. It took 264 attempts, but the amazing Golfer finally beat all odds to win his first Euro title at the Hong Open.



Wade Ormsby wins Hong Kong Open


                  Wade Ormsby’s earned his 2012 Asian Tour card at the Qualifying School in Thailand



The 34-year-old golfer displayed a master class in technical finesse and grit on Sunday as he shot a 2-under 68 in the final round of the UBS Hong Kong Open to hang on for a one-shot victory over a quartet that was headlined by Rafael Cabrera-Bello and also included Sweden's Alexander Bjork and Americans Paul Peterson and Julian Suri.


He said, “It feels amazing, mate. I’m just trying to hold it together here.  Yeah, pretty stoked.  Well, not pretty stoked:  Very stoked. I played solid all day and I just tried to keep pumping it out.  Hit a lot of greens.  Putter wasn't quite behaving but just played solid.  Sometimes that's good enough.  A bit disappointing to three-putt the last, but it's a tricky pin down there.  Anyway, good enough. “



Disappointment for Chawrasia?



S.S.P Chawrasia struggled with a two-over 72 in the final round to finish tied seventh after leading for the first three rounds.  Chawrasia, who had a one-shot lead at the top coming into the fourth round, was sailing smoothly, making three birdies till he got a triple-bogey on the par-four ninth hole.



SSP Chawrasia


                   He would have been the first wire-to-wire champion of the UBS Hong Kong Open had he won



He then recovered to get a birdie on the 10th hole but four bogeys out of the next five holes destroyed his title challenge. He got a birdie on the 16th to settle for a 72 which took his four-day total to eight-under 272 (65-66-69-72).



Did you know?

  • Wade Ormsby’s earned his 2012 Asian Tour card at the Qualifying School in Thailand. He had his first Asian Tour victory in India the following year.
  • After 263 starts of the European Tour, Ormsby has finally also won his first European Tour title.
  • Ormsby’s best result before his victory at the UBS Hong Kong Open was a tied-fifth result at the Fiji International.
  • Rafa Cabrera Bello had to settle for another second-place finish at the UBS Hong Kong Open. He finished runner-up last year too.
  • Paul Peterson came through the Asian Tour Qualifying School in 2014 and claimed his first title on the European Tour at the 2016 D+D REAL Czech Masters.
  • Peterson has four top-10s in his last four starts on the Asian Tour. These include two runner-up finishes in India and Hong Kong.
  • S.S.P. Chawrasia would have been the first wire-to-wire champion of the UBS Hong Kong Open had he won.


Day 3: Chawrasia continues to lead the pack at the Hong Kong Open

Day 2: Chawrasia keeps the momentum going, maintains leads at the Hong Kong Open

Day 1: India's Chawrasia combats tough windy conditions to lead at the Hong Kong Open


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