Hong Kong Open. Aaron Rai Gets His First European Tour Victory.

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Aaron Rai of England wins the Hong Kong Open, his maiden European Tour victory.Rai secures first win at season-opener in Hong KongAaron and his first Trophy / getty

Aaron carded a final round -1 under par 69 in the pouring rain to win the Hong Kong Open by one shot at -17 under;

“It’s incredible, it definitely hasn’t sunk in just yet. I’ll probably need a few days for that to happen.”

“It’s incredible to win on any Tour, let alone the European Tour and let alone the Hong Kong Open.”

“It’s an incredible course, incredible event, very well supported. The crowds have been amazing. I’m just very grateful.” 

“Matt played incredibly all day. It was tough but again, I really just tried to play the course as much as possible rather than Matt or anyone else who was playing well today.” 

“I luckily managed to do that for most of the way around. It was tough considering the situation but I’m very pleased.”

Matt Fitzpatrick was second with a final round -6 under 64 giving him a -16 under total, a great charged on the day became unhinged with a short missed putt on the 17th, handing him an unlikely bogey;

“Obviously it was disappointing on the 17th there, such a simple bogey.”

“But I gave it a good go. It was always going to be tough to beat him.” 

“The last two days he’s been very solid and not given anything away, which made my life more difficult.”

Sharing third place at -11 under par were Victor Perez, France, -3 under 67 today, and Jason Scrivener of Australia with his last round -2 under 68.

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