10 Jan 2020 | Professional golf |

Ormsby on top in Hong Kong

by Contributor

Wade Ormsby

Courtesy Asian Tour

Australia’s Wade Ormsby held onto his pole position when he returned with a second round four-under-par 66 to remain as the front runner at the Hong Kong Open today.

Ormsby, the 2017 Hong Kong Open champion, is bidding to win the tournament for the second time and he showed his resolve to do that by putting up another solid performance with his two-day total of nine-under-par 131 to stay ahead of the chasing pack.

“I guess it’s a good thing being in the lead. You just got to get ahead and get them. I’m obviously playing well. I probably played better today than the way I did yesterday. Two bogeys and one of them was a bad hole but otherwise I played beautifully,” said Ormsby.

Compatriot Travis Smyth also showed his affinity for the Hong Kong Golf Club with rounds of 66 and 68 to stay firmly in the mix, bracing himself for more weekend rounds in his maiden debut at Hong Kong’s oldest professional sporting event.

“I’m playing good golf and I feel like I got the gist of this golf course now. So yeah, I’m looking forward to the weekend, You really have to position your ball well here and it’s like how you play golf in Australia too.

“It’s not a bombers’ paradise. The greens are awesome and I feel like I’m putting well so that’s probably the reason why I’m up there on the leaderboard,” said Smyth.

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