Justin Rose reaps his reward of good play by winning the UBS Hong Kong Open. This win was completed with him sporting a beard.
Justin carded a final round -2 under par 68 to win the UBS Hong Kong Open with a -17 under par total. I can’t remember seeing him with a beard before. It was not an easy win as Lucas Bjerregaard pushed him all the way;
“Lucas played incredible golf.”
“It was the first time I had the chance to play with him. I was thoroughly impressed, not just his game but his temperament and how he is as a person.”
“When you separate yourself from the field like we did, it’s probably a tough one for him to lose.”
“But he didn’t lose it, just both of us played incredibly well and separated from the field.”
“I’m very happy to get the job done. I had a chance to win in Napa last week, I was tied for the lead going down the tenth hole and let that one flitter away a little bit. I wanted to hang onto this one.”
Lucas enjoyed the tense rivalry with Justin, a -1 under par 69 giving him a -16 under par total, just one shot back;
“It was fun to battle with Justin these last two days.”
“It’s guys like him that I want to go out and compete against, and at least I gave him a little bit of a scare.”
“Early on today, that double-bogey on 14 really cost me. Got a lucky break there on 13 and made birdie, which was nice.”
That double-bogey on 14 really ruined it for me but all in all, happy the way I’ve played. Happy how I played this weekend, especially”
“The last time I was out in the final group on a Sunday, I shot 89. So 20 shots better today, I’ll take that.”
South Korea’s Soomin Lee produced the round of the day, -6 under 64, which gave him a share of third place with, Matt Fitzpatrick, Patrick Reed and Jason Scrivener, all at -11 under par.
The winning margin not as great as Lydia’s triumph in Taipei, but very impressive all the same.