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Australian Ormsby secures Hong Kong Open golf title

14 January 2020

Hong Kong - Australia's Wade Ormsby declared himself the man to beat heading into the Hong Kong Open's final round Saturday, with headliners Shane Lowry and Tony Finau all but out of contention at six off the pace.

The Offaly man finished 13 under par, four strokes behind Australian victor Wade Ormsby.

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

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RIGHT: The win is Orsmby's second victory in Hong Kong and third career win.

Speaking after his win, Ormsby said: "When you get in front there's no point in trying to play defensive".

"I'm not going to play conservative, I'll play the golf course exactly the same way I played it for 10-15 years and let them come at me. I didn't even want to know the game for three or four days, but to come back and do what I've done this week, like I said, proud of myself and proud of my team". I played some good golf and had a good time. However, his gallant efforts were not enough to catch the Australian and he had to settle for second place.

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Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond also started the final day as one of the challengers, but the 2019 Asian Tour Order of Merit victor bogeyed twice on the back nine to end six shots back in fourth, one place behind compatriot Gunn Charoenkul.

The 39-year-old, who led after the first round and never relinquished his advantage, won the Hong Kong Open in 2017. He is now the closest pursuer in -13, but still four strokes behind Ormsby.

263 - Wade Ormsby (AUS) 65-66-66-66.

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Lowry had rounds of 69, 68, 66 and 64 across the tournament for a solid showing overall at Fanling.

Australian Ormsby secures Hong Kong Open golf title