Ormsby enjoys best finish in Turkey

Mon 17 Nov 2014

Ormsby enjoys best finish in Turkey

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November 17: Australia’s Wade Ormsby enjoyed his best result on the European Tour when he finished in tied-fourth place at the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday.
The Asian Tour winner, who won his maiden title in India last year, closed with a final round one-under-par 71 to sign off his Turkish campaign, four shots back of winner, Brooks Koepka of the United States.
Having taken the third round lead earlier, Ormsby was left to rue three dropped shots in his first six holes. Although he managed to make up with four birdies, the Australian could only settle for a four-day total of 13-under-par 275.
Current Order of Merit leader David Lipsky of the Unite States carded a 68 to take a share of 15th place on 279 while Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee posted a 72 to end the week tied for 36th place.
China's Liang Wen-chong meanwhile savoured another top-10 finish in Japan by taking outright fifth place at the Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters with a final round 72.
Anirban Lahiri  of India Anirban Lahiri of India
Over at the European Tour Qualifying School Final Stage, India’s Anirban Lahiri stayed firmly on course of earning his Tour card by moving two shots clear of the field with a 68.
“I played really well today. I really enjoy playing tracks like the Stadium Course here, it demands a lot of shots from you and I really enjoy that challenge. I could have putted a lot better today so hopefully that gets better throughout the week. I’ve played a lot in Europe, some tournaments in America, some in Japan and around Europe too so these are not alien conditions to me anymore.
“I’ve just been playing well. This whole year has been solid and I’m just trying to do the same things I’ve been doing and keep that form going. The rest of it should take care of itself,” said the five-time Asian Tour winner, who has already won twice this season.
Other Asian Tour members also trying to their European cards for next season include Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg (T2), Australia’s Andrew Dodt (T10), Marcus Both (T25) Finland’s Jaako Makitalo of Finland (T35), American Jason Knutzon (T58) and Baek Seuk-hyun of Korea (T58).
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