Shane Lowry enjoys fast finish in Hong Kong ahead of Abu Dhabi defence

Shane Lowry warmed up for the defence of his Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title with a positive finish to the rescheduled Hong Kong Open.

Wade Ormsby was a runaway winner as he completed an impressive wire-to-wire victory at Fanling, closing with a 66 to finish on 17 under and four shots clear of Lowry, who signed off with the low round of the final day.

The tournament, which was postponed early last month due to the ongoing civil unrest in the region, was Lowry’s first start since the DP World Tour Championship in November.

The Open champion shook off the rust and carded an eagle and five birdies on Sunday, giving him plenty of confidence and momentum to take to Abu Dhabi as he defends his title against a world-class field.

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“I’m very happy with myself, but fair play to Wade, he’s run away with it and didn’t really give us a chance,” said the Irishman. “But I went out there and did as much as I could. 64 around here is a pretty good score in these conditions.

“I got so much out of this week. I played some good golf and had a good time. I’ve got my whole team here, and it was a really enjoyable experience. Hopefully I can come back some time soon.

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