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HONMA Hong Kong Open 2018

November 22-25

Hong Kong Golf Club

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November 22-25

Hong Kong Golf Club

$2,000,000

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Round 4

Aaron Rai claims first win on the European Tour

November 25, 2018

Aaron Rai won the Hong Kong Open on Sunday in difficult conditions that featured torrential rain for most of the afternoon to give him his first European tour win.

The 23-year-old Englishman who started the day with a six-stroke lead narrowly kept his nose in front as countryman Matthew Fitzpatrick played a superb round, hitting seven birdies to narrow the gap to just one shot after 16 holes.

A bogey by Fitzpatrick on the 17th, his first mistake of the day, gave Rai a two-stroke cushion as they headed into the final hole.

''It was such a simple bogey,'' said Fitzpatrick. ''But I gave it a good go, you know it was always going to be tough to beat him (Rai) and for the last two days he has played very solid golf, not giving anything away which just makes my life more difficult.''

Rai shot a 69 for an overall total of 17-under-par 263, while Fitzpatrick finished second a shot back after a 64 on the final day.

Rai who hit a course record on Friday kept his composure to see through the win that had him playing with five-time winner on the European Tour Matthew Fitzpartick and Tommy Fleetwood.

''You almost have to reset going into the weekend,'' said Rai. ''And just try a repeat what you did on the first two days over the last two days. It feels like it is a lot harder to do that on the weekend, but it was nice to perform well on Saturday and Sunday.''

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Aaron Rai
ENG
-17
65
61
68
69
263
2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-16
70
62
68
64
264
T3
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-11
65
69
67
68
269
T3
Victor Perez
FRA
-11
71
65
66
67
269
5
David Drysdale
SCO
-10
68
69
67
66
270
T6
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-9
72
69
67
63
271
T6
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
70
67
64
70
271
T6
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-9
69
68
67
67
271
T9
Jake Higginbottom
AUS
-8
69
65
69
69
272
T9
Kim Koivu
FIN
-8
69
67
69
67
272
T9
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
69
69
66
68
272
T9
Micah Shin
USA
-8
66
67
72
67
272
T9
Scott Hend
AUS
-8
68
66
69
69
272
T14
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-7
68
67
71
67
273
T14
Justin Harding
RSA
-7
69
69
67
68
273
T14
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
68
68
72
65
273
T14
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-7
68
68
66
71
273
T14
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-7
69
65
66
73
273
19
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-6
67
71
73
63
274
T20
Angelo Que
PHL
-5
71
68
69
67
275
T20
Berry Henson
USA
-5
68
70
67
70
275
T20
Casey O'Toole
USA
-5
69
68
72
66
275
T20
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-5
68
62
73
72
275
T20
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-5
72
67
66
70
275
T20
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-5
73
68
68
66
275
T20
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-5
72
64
69
70
275
T20
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-5
74
65
65
71
275
T20
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-5
69
69
66
71
275
T20
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-5
71
67
70
67
275
T30
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-4
70
64
69
73
276
T30
Ben Evans
ENG
-4
71
67
70
68
276
T30
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-4
70
68
69
69
276
T30
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-4
66
70
68
72
276
T30
Sam Brazel
AUS
-4
68
70
73
65
276
T30
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-4
69
71
67
69
276
T36
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-3
69
68
68
72
277
T36
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-3
68
66
74
69
277
T36
Arjun Atwal
IND
-3
66
72
68
71
277
T36
Danny Chia
MAL
-3
72
69
70
66
277
T36
Gi-Whan Kim
KOR
-3
71
68
70
68
277
T36
Grant Forrest
SCO
-3
70
68
70
69
277
T36
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
68
70
67
72
277
T36
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
-3
70
68
70
69
277
T36
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-3
70
67
68
72
277
T45
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-2
69
71
70
68
278
T45
Danthai Boonma
THA
-2
67
69
72
70
278
T45
David Horsey
ENG
-2
71
70
70
67
278
T45
David Lipsky
USA
-2
69
66
69
74
278
T45
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
69
70
67
72
278
T45
Jarin Todd
USA
-2
73
67
70
68
278
T45
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
68
67
72
71
278
T45
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-2
72
69
67
70
278
T45
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-2
72
67
69
70
278
T45
Natipong Srithong
THA
-2
70
67
68
73
278
T45
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
75
65
69
69
278
T45
Shiv Kapur
IND
-2
73
67
67
71
278
T57
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-1
70
67
70
72
279
T57
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
71
69
70
69
279
T57
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-1
71
67
66
75
279
T57
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
-1
68
71
70
70
279
T57
William Liu
CHN
-1
68
68
70
73
279
T62
Carlos Pigem
ESP
Par
73
68
68
71
280
T62
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
67
69
72
280
T62
John Catlin
USA
Par
70
69
71
70
280
T62
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
73
67
69
71
280
T62
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
65
74
68
73
280
T67
Khalin Joshi
IND
1
68
71
73
69
281
T67
Viraj Madappa
IND
1
73
68
71
69
281
T67
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
72
68
67
74
281
70
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
71
70
71
70
282
71
David Law
SCO
5
71
69
73
72
285
72
Liam Johnston
SCO
7
71
69
72
75
287
73
Matthew Cheung
HKG
13
71
70
73
79
293
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT
Arnod Vongvanij
THA
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
2
73
69
-
-
142
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
73
69
-
-
142
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
72
70
-
-
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Jbe Kruger
RSA
2
75
67
-
-
142
CUT
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
72
70
-
-
142
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
2
72
70
-
-
142
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
2
76
66
-
-
142
CUT
Wei-Chih Lu
TPE
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT
Wen-Tang Lin
TPE
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Bowen Xiao
CHN
3
75
68
-
-
143
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
3
69
74
-
-
143
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Jeev Milkha Singh
IND
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Rashid Khan
IND
3
75
68
-
-
143
CUT
Richard Lee
CAN
3
71
72
-
-
143
CUT
Shintaro Kobayashi
JPN
3
75
68
-
-
143
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
3
70
73
-
-
143
CUT
Simon Yates
SCO
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
4
69
75
-
-
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Juvic Pagunsan
PHI
4
75
69
-
-
144
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
4
76
68
-
-
144
CUT
Miguel Tabuena
PHI
4
74
70
-
-
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
4
70
74
-
-
144
CUT
Chien Yao Hung
CHN
5
73
72
-
-
145
CUT
Chiragh Kumar
IND
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
5
69
76
-
-
145
CUT
Keith Horne
RSA
5
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Lionel Weber
FRA
5
77
68
-
-
145
CUT
Pannakorn Uthaipas
THA
5
76
69
-
-
145
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
77
68
-
-
145
CUT
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
6
71
75
-
-
146
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
6
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Alvin Cheung
CHN
7
75
72
-
-
147
CUT
Nicholas Fung
MAL
7
73
74
-
-
147
CUT
Steven Lam
HKG
7
72
75
-
-
147
CUT
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
8
77
71
-
-
148
CUT
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit
THA
8
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
73
76
-
-
149
CUT
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
THA
12
75
77
-
-
152
CUT
Ben Wong
USA
13
79
74
-
-
153
CUT
Edmund Chapman
ENG
13
77
76
-
-
153
CUT
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
17
75
82
-
-
157
CUT
Jonathan Lai
CHN
20
82
78
-
-
160
DSQ
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
Par
71
71
-
-
142
RET
Chapchai Nirat
THA
Par
77
-
-
-
77
RET
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
Par
75
-
-
-
75
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R4
Total
1
Aaron Rai
ENG
-17
69
263
2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-16
64
264
T3
Jason Scrivener
AUS
-11
68
269
T3
Victor Perez
FRA
-11
67
269
5
David Drysdale
SCO
-10
66
270
T6
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-9
63
271
T6
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-9
70
271
T6
Shubhankar Sharma
IND
-9
67
271
T9
Jake Higginbottom
AUS
-8
69
272
T9
Kim Koivu
FIN
-8
67
272
T9
Matthias Schwab
AUT
-8
68
272
T9
Micah Shin
USA
-8
67
272
T9
Scott Hend
AUS
-8
69
272
T14
Ashley Chesters
ENG
-7
67
273
T14
Justin Harding
RSA
-7
68
273
T14
Nicolas Colsaerts
BEL
-7
65
273
T14
Thongchai Jaidee
THA
-7
71
273
T14
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-7
73
273
19
Thomas Aiken
RSA
-6
63
274
T20
Angelo Que
PHL
-5
67
275
T20
Berry Henson
USA
-5
70
275
T20
Casey O'Toole
USA
-5
66
275
T20
Hyo-Won Park
KOR
-5
72
275
T20
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
-5
70
275
T20
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-5
66
275
T20
Marcus Kinhult
SWE
-5
70
275
T20
Ricardo Melo Gouveia
POR
-5
71
275
T20
Sihwan Kim
KOR
-5
71
275
T20
Yi-Keun Chang
KOR
-5
67
275
T30
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
-4
73
276
T30
Ben Evans
ENG
-4
68
276
T30
Deyen Lawson
AUS
-4
69
276
T30
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-4
72
276
T30
Sam Brazel
AUS
-4
65
276
T30
Scott Fernandez
ESP
-4
69
276
T36
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
-3
72
277
T36
Alvaro Quiros
ESP
-3
69
277
T36
Arjun Atwal
IND
-3
71
277
T36
Danny Chia
MAL
-3
66
277
T36
Gi-Whan Kim
KOR
-3
68
277
T36
Grant Forrest
SCO
-3
69
277
T36
Haydn Porteous
RSA
-3
72
277
T36
Rattanon Wannasrichan
THA
-3
69
277
T36
Wade Ormsby
AUS
-3
72
277
T45
Anton Karlsson
SWE
-2
68
278
T45
Danthai Boonma
THA
-2
70
278
T45
David Horsey
ENG
-2
67
278
T45
David Lipsky
USA
-2
74
278
T45
Jacques Kruyswijk
RSA
-2
72
278
T45
Jarin Todd
USA
-2
68
278
T45
Jeung-Hun Wang
KOR
-2
71
278
T45
Joachim B. Hansen
DEN
-2
70
278
T45
Kurt Kitayama
USA
-2
70
278
T45
Natipong Srithong
THA
-2
73
278
T45
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
69
278
T45
Shiv Kapur
IND
-2
71
278
T57
Ajeetesh Sandhu
IND
-1
72
279
T57
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
-1
69
279
T57
Robert MacIntyre
SCO
-1
75
279
T57
Terry Pilkadaris
AUS
-1
70
279
T57
William Liu
CHN
-1
73
279
T62
Carlos Pigem
ESP
Par
71
280
T62
Jens Dantorp
SWE
Par
72
280
T62
John Catlin
USA
Par
70
280
T62
Nino Bertasio
ITA
Par
71
280
T62
Yusaku Miyazato
JPN
Par
73
280
T67
Khalin Joshi
IND
1
69
281
T67
Viraj Madappa
IND
1
69
281
T67
Zander Lombard
RSA
1
74
281
70
Gregory Bourdy
FRA
2
70
282
71
David Law
SCO
5
72
285
72
Liam Johnston
SCO
7
75
287
73
Matthew Cheung
HKG
13
79
293
CUT
Adria Arnaus
ESP
2
-
142
CUT
Arnod Vongvanij
THA
2
-
142
CUT
Fabrizio Zanotti
PAR
2
-
142
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
2
-
142
CUT
Nacho Elvira
ESP
2
-
142
CUT
James Morrison
ENG
2
-
142
CUT
Jbe Kruger
RSA
2
-
142
CUT
Masahiro Kawamura
JPN
2
-
142
CUT
Miguel Angel Jimenez
ESP
2
-
142
CUT
Sean Crocker
USA
2
-
142
CUT
Wei-Chih Lu
TPE
2
-
142
CUT
Wen-Tang Lin
TPE
2
-
142
CUT
Bowen Xiao
CHN
3
-
143
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
3
-
143
CUT
Harry Ellis
ENG
3
-
143
CUT
Jeev Milkha Singh
IND
3
-
143
CUT
Kalle Samooja
FIN
3
-
143
CUT
Marcus Fraser
AUS
3
-
143
CUT
Mohammad Siddikur Rahman
BAN
3
-
143
CUT
Paul Peterson
USA
3
-
143
CUT
Rashid Khan
IND
3
-
143
CUT
Richard Lee
CAN
3
-
143
CUT
Shintaro Kobayashi
JPN
3
-
143
CUT
Shiv Chawrasia
IND
3
-
143
CUT
Simon Yates
SCO
3
-
143
CUT
Steven Brown
ENG
3
-
143
CUT
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
THA
3
-
143
CUT
Victor Dubuisson
FRA
3
-
143
CUT
Wenchong Liang
CHN
3
-
143
CUT
Andrew Johnston
ENG
4
-
144
CUT
Clement Sordet
FRA
4
-
144
CUT
Juvic Pagunsan
PHI
4
-
144
CUT
Matthew Southgate
ENG
4
-
144
CUT
Miguel Tabuena
PHI
4
-
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
FRA
4
-
144
CUT
Chien Yao Hung
CHN
5
-
145
CUT
Chiragh Kumar
IND
5
-
145
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
MAS
5
-
145
CUT
Keith Horne
RSA
5
-
145
CUT
Lionel Weber
FRA
5
-
145
CUT
Pannakorn Uthaipas
THA
5
-
145
CUT
Phachara Khongwatmai
THA
5
-
145
CUT
Seenappa Chikkarangappa
IND
5
-
145
CUT
Daniel Nisbet
AUS
6
-
146
CUT
Johannes Veerman
USA
6
-
146
CUT
Alvin Cheung
CHN
7
-
147
CUT
Nicholas Fung
MAL
7
-
147
CUT
Steven Lam
HKG
7
-
147
CUT
Panuphol Pittayarat
THA
8
-
148
CUT
Tirawat Kaewsirbandit
THA
8
-
148
CUT
Jason Norris
AUS
9
-
149
CUT
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
THA
12
-
152
CUT
Ben Wong
USA
13
-
153
CUT
Edmund Chapman
ENG
13
-
153
CUT
Malcolm Kokocinski
SWE
17
-
157
CUT
Jonathan Lai
CHN
20
-
160
DSQ
Sang-Hyun Park
KOR
Par
-
142
RET
Chapchai Nirat
THA
Par
-
77
RET
Jyoti Randhawa
IND
Par
-
75