Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned in Hong Kong

Mon 26 Oct 2015

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned in Hong Kong

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October 26: It was an enthralling week at the UBS Hong Kong Open where Major winner Justin Rose of England won by one shot after a dramatic final round battle against Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark on Sunday.
In this Monday rewind, we look back at the US$2 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour and chose five interesting things which happened in the tournament.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]It was sweet redemption for Justin Rose in his second appearance at the UBS Hong Kong Open. He missed the halfway cut in 2011 but returned to the Fanling course with renewed confidence.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Asian Tour rookie Soomin Lee successfully secured his Asian Tour card for the 2016 season after a superb run at the UBS Hong Kong Open where he finished in tied third place. He moved to 18th position on the Order of Merit with total earnings of US$128,108. At the age of 22, big things are expected of the Korean.
Lu Wei-chih of Chinese Taipei Lu Wei-chih of Chinese Taipei
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]Lu Wei-chih of Chinese Taipei did not have the weekend he wanted but he was applauded for his strong fighting spirit and determination. He underwent a brain tumour surgery three years ago but proved his worth when he broke down all physical and mental barriers before struggling in the final two rounds to finish tied 42nd.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]Chinese Taipei’s Lin Wen-tang returned to the scene of his famous victory in 2008 when he finished tied seventh on Sunday. It was his best result at the Hong Kong Golf Club since his emphatic win seven years ago where he defeated Rory McIlroy in a play-off.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]The Hong Kong Golf Club offers one the best breakfast and lunch views on the Asian Tour. Sitting on the porch with poach eggs and the signature sweet and sour pork while watching players on the practice green – what more can you ask for?
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