Ormsby has share of lead at Hong Kong Open

Australia's Wade Ormsby has a share of the lead after the Hong Kong Open finally got underway following an anti-government protest-related delay.

09-Jan-2020 By Australian Associated Press
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After a six-week delay because of anti-government protests the Hong Kong Open has finally got underway, with Australia's Wade Ormsby grabbing a share of the lead.

Ormsby and Tomoharu Otsuki were atop the leaderboard at 5-under after firing 65s on Thursday.

The tournament that was originally scheduled for November in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory which has seen more than six months of anti-government demonstrations.

Ormsby, who won the event in 2017, carded six birdies and one bogey while Otsuki didn't drop a shot.

The Japanese player had three birdies in the opening five holes and added two more on 12th and 13th holes.

"A little bit windy in the afternoon but I'm happy with how I held up," Ormsby said.

"I like a lot of these shots around here, that's why I've chosen to start my season here."

South Korea's Yikeun Chang (66) is in a tie for third with the Australian pair of Travis Smyth and David Gleeson.


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