Lipsky finishes tied sixth in Turkey

Mon 07 Nov 2016

Lipsky finishes tied sixth in Turkey

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November 7: American David Lipsky carded a final round of two-under-par 69 to finish in a share of sixth place in the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.
The 2014 Asian Tour number one ended the week on 13-under-par 271, seven shots behind winner Thorbjørn Olesen, who earned his fourth European Tour title at Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort.
Korea’s Jeunghun Wang carded a closing 70 to share 13th position on 275 while Thai star Thongchai Jaidee was a further stroke back in equal 17th place after a disappointing 73 on the last day.
China’s Li Haotong and Englishman David Horsey finished tied second in the first of the European Tour’s Final Series.
Li, one of the China’s rising stars, said: “It's fantastic for me. I think I did my best, and just like I said yesterday, a top five is really, really good for me. Actually the round was quite surprising for me, shooting five-under on the back nine.
“Actually when I made like four birdies in a row, after the fourth one, I thought, really, did I make four birdies in a row? I said wow, so it was pretty good day. I think I still need relax for every week. Don't try too hard, like I did last week in China. It's getting way better, especially after this week. I got a lot of World Ranking points and a lot of money, so that’s great.”
Third Round Report
November 6: Former Asian Tour Order of Merit champion David Lipsky signed for a third round five-under-par 66 to move into tied-second place at the Turkish Airlines Open on Saturday.
The 28-year-old American fired six birdies against a lone bogey at the Regnum Carya Golf and Spa Resort to trail leader Thorbjorn Olesen by seven shots on 11-under-par 202 total.
China’s Haotong Li matched Lipsky’s efforts with a 68 while Thai star Thongchai Jaidee slipped a further shot back in tied-seventh place following a 70.
Korean hotshot Jeunghun Wang carded a 68 to take 13th place on his own on 205. Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Scott Hend of Australia and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat were among those bunched in 22nd place on 208 following respective rounds of 68 and 69.
Ends.