Ormsby strikes ace in Netherlands

Sun 13 Sep 2015

Ormsby strikes ace in Netherlands

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September 13: Asian Tour member Wade Ormsby of Australia struck a hole-in-one in the third round of the KLM Open for a second consecutive four-under-par 68 to stay three shots back from co-leaders Lee Slattery of England and Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain on Saturday.
It was a day to remember for Ormsby who aced the 158-yards par-three 11 hole with a seven-iron to win a year’s supply of Warsteiner beer at the Kennemer Golf and Country Club in the Netherlands.
Ormsby’s hole-in-one helped him to a round of 68 where he traded five other birdies against three bogeys and a double-bogey to tie in fifth place on 13-under-par 197 total with two other players.
Countryman Scott Hend trailed by five shots in tied-25th position following a 65 while American Paul Peterson signed for a 68 to grab a share of 51st place on 205. Reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky stayed a further shot back after returning with a 69.
“There wasn’t a much better way to get back from a double-bogey than getting a hole-in-one straightaway! This is my third hole-in-one so far. I felt great after making the ace and a couple of birdies after that kind of put me back in the race which was good,” said the 36-year-old Australian, who won the Panasonic Open India on the Asian Tour two years back.
Meanwhile in the United States, Indian hotshot Anirban Lahiri posted a two-under-par 70 to stay three shots back from leader D.H. Lee of Korea to take second place in the penultimate round of the Hotel Fitness Championship, which is the first leg of the Web.Com finals.
The 28-year-old Indian fired six birdies against two bogeys and a double-bogey for a 12-under-par 204 total at the Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
“I was just grinding all day. It’s hard because I was hitting it all over the shop. But all in all, I’m just three back. If I can put another good 18 holes together tomorrow we’ll see if I can get over the line,” said Lahiri, who will tee up for the International Team at the Presidents Cup next month.
“My game is usually a ball-striking game. It’s not a scrambling game. It’s kind of weird for me to be doing what I’m doing, but having said that I’m proud because I’ve obviously improved on that aspect. Now I just want the real Anirban to show up tomorrow,” added Lahiri, who enjoyed a chipped-in birdie from off the green on the par-five 12th hole.
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