The Hong Kong Open Golf Championship was won yesterday (Sunday) by New Zealander Walter Godfrey, playing a ruthlessly efficient game.
The Hong Kong Open Golf Championship was won yesterday (Sunday) by New Zealander Walter Godfrey, playing a ruthlessly efficient game. He defeated Hsieh Min-nan of Taiwan, who seemed to lose confidence after the 14th hole, and ended up two strokes ahead of Japanese champion, Takashi Murakami.
The tall, ???l???gant Kiwi registered one of his biggest victories in tournament golf by returning a final round of 67, three under par. His 72-hole aggregate was 272.
Hsieh Min-nan held the overnight lead when the last day's play commenced. But with the championship apparently within his grasp, his play suddenly went to pieces towards the end. Murakami, plagued with troubles, still managed to overtake the Taiwanese player and end up second. Frank Phillips of Australia finished third with Hsieh fourth.