Australia’s Wade Ormsby overcame a one-shot deficit by closing with a two-under-par 68 to win the UBS Hong Kong Open.
Despite a late bogey at the last hole, the 37-year-old Australian could still afford to clinch the UBS Hong Kong Open by a single shot as none of his nearest rivals could surmount their late challenge to dislodge him from the top of the leaderboard.
It was sweet relief for Ormsby as his last win on the Asian Tour dated back to 2013 and his victory at the Hong Kong Golf Club was also his first on the European Tour after 263 starts.
“It feels amazing, mate. I’m just trying to hold it together here. Yeah, pretty stoked. Well, not pretty stoked: Very stoked,” said Ormsby. “I played solid all day and I just tried to keep pumping it out. Hit a lot of greens. Putter wasn't quite behaving but just played solid. Sometimes that's good enough. A bit disappointing to three-putt the last, but it's a tricky pin down there. Anyway, good enough. It's a bit of a weird feeling (watching Rafa over that par putt). You don't want to win like that but I'm sure a lot of guys have. I just missed one there, too. I don't know, it's not the way you want to do it, but at the same time, yeah, you take them regardless of how you can get them.”