Lo­cal Fo­cus

HK Golfer - - Contents - Photo by Daniel Wong

Tommy Fleet­wood, Li Hao­tong and Rafa Cabr­era Bello took part in an in­for­mal pho­to­call in old town Cen­tral be­fore the UBS Hong Kong Open kick-started.

“There is def­i­nitely a lit­tle­un­fin­ished busi­ness for me in Hong Kong,” said Cabr­era Bello. “I felt I should have won it last year, so hope­fully I can go one bet­ter this year.” The Spa­niard as since re­turned to the win­ner’s en­clo­sure, tak­ing a third

Euro­pean Tour ti­tle at the Aberdeen As­set Man­age­ment Scot­tish Open be­fore fin­ish­ing tied fourth at The Open to burst back into the world’s top 20.

Li claimed his maiden Euro­pean Tour win at the Volvo China Open in 2016, but it was his third-place fin­ish in the 146th Open Cham­pi­onship at Royal Birk­dale ear­lier this year that caught the at­ten­tion of the golf­ing world. Orig­i­nally from Hu­nan prov­ince, he will be one to watch at the

Hong Kong Golf Club.

26-year-old Fleet­wood fin­ished in a tie for third at last year’s UBS Hong Kong Open and had since en­joyed the most suc­cess­ful pe­riod of his ca­reer to date. The English­man ar­rived at Fan­ling as the de­fend­ing Race to Dubai cham­pion.

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