Hong Kong Open 2012: Day 4 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More

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Hong Kong Open 2012: Day 4 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
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The annual clash of the titans between the United States Tour and European Tour wrapped up on Sunday during the sport's final round of the UBS Hong Kong Classic.

Day 4 is in the books, and with it, the tournament. European legend and 2012 Ryder Cup assistant captain Miguel Angel Jimenez took home the hardware on Sunday, becoming the oldest man to ever with the event.

He also became the oldest winner in European Tour history.

Behind the winner, Fredrik Andersson Hed was only one stroke off the lead after the final 18, while notables Paul Lawrie and Matt Kuchar both finished in the top 10.

It's the third time Jimenez has won the event in his career, and he ended up shooting a 15-under par for the tournament. Michael Campbell, who was tied with Jimenez in the lead going into the final round, fell all the way to eighth after a less-than-ideal showing on Sunday.

Here's a look at the full leaderboard, some highlights from the final day of golf and a look at the European Tour as the Race to Dubai is closing down.

 

Leaderboard

POS NAME 1 2 3 4           Today Thru Under Par Total
1 Miguel Angel Jimenez 65 67 68 65 -5 F -15 265
2 Fredrik Andersson Hed 66 66 70 64 -6 F -14 266
3 Marcus Fraser 67 69 68 64 -6 F -12 268
T4 Stephen Gallacher 68 68 68 65 -5 F -11 269
T4 Peter Lawrie 68 68 67 66 -4 F -11 269
T4 Matteo Manassero 67 70 64 68 -2 F -11 269
7 Matt Kuchar 69 69 66 67 -3 F -9 271
T8 Pablo Larrazabal 69 70 65 68 -2 F -8 272
T8 Michael Campbell 67 64 69 72 +2 F -8 272
T10 Chris Wood 72 70 68 63 -7 F -7 273
T10 Mark Foster 69 68 68 68 -2 F -7 273
T10 Paul Lawrie 69 69 67 68 -2 F -7 273
T10 Thongchai Jaidee 72 66 67 68 -2 F -7 273
T10 Anders Hansen 69 64 70 70 E F -7 273
T15 Ricardo Santos 71 65 73 65 -5 F -6 274
T15 David Horsey 67 70 71 66 -4 F -6 274
T15 Jose Maria Olazabal 66 71 69 68 -2 F -6 274
T15 Lian-Wei Zhang 66 66 69 73 +3 F -6 274
T19 Simon Dyson 68 70 72 65 -5 F -5 275
T19 Paul Casey 70 71 67 67 -3 F -5 275
T19 James Morrison 70 67 70 68 -2 F -5 275
T22 Gregory Bourdy 67 73 70 66 -4 F -4 276
T22 Julien Quesne 68 72 69 67 -3 F -4 276
T22 Alejandro Canizares 74 68 67 67 -3 F -4 276
T22 Gi-Hwan Kim 70 69 69 68 -2 F -4 276
T22 Wen-Chong Liang 71 70 67 68 -2 F -4 276
T22 Thaworn Wiratchant 70 68 69 69 -1 F -4 276
T22 Jyoti Randhawa 68 70 67 71 +1 F -4 276
T22 Raphael Jacquelin 72 68 64 72 +2 F -4 276
T30 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 70 72 68 67 -3 F -3 277
T30 Yih-Shin Chan 69 69 71 68 -2 F -3 277
T30 Arnond Vongvanij 71 65 73 68 -2 F -3 277
T30 Prom Meesawat 70 71 67 69 -1 F -3 277
T30 Mardan Mamat 67 70 70 70 E F -3 277
T30 Kwanchai Tannin 68 69 69 71 +1 F -3 277
T30 Lorenzo Gagli 66 72 67 72 +2 F -3 277
T37 Gary Boyd 68 71 70 69 -1 F -2 278
T37 Kristoffer Broberg 71 70 67 70 E F -2 278
T37 Andrew Dodt 65 73 68 72 +2 F -2 278
T40 Juvic Pagunsan 72 68 72 67 -3 F -1 279
T40 Wade Ormsby 75 66 69 69 -1 F -1 279
T40 Joonas Granberg 70 70 69 70 E F -1 279
T40 Andrew Marshall 71 69 69 70 E F -1 279
T40 Berry Henson 71 70 68 70 E F -1 279
T40 Brett Rumford 73 68 68 70 E F -1 279
T40 Daisuke Kataoka 68 67 72 72 +2 F -1 279
T47 Alex Cejka 72 69 70 69 -1 F E 280
T47 Pariya Junhasavasdikul 71 71 69 69 -1 F E 280
T47 Javi Colomo 64 71 72 73 +3 F E 280
T50 Soren Kjeldsen 72 69 74 66 -4 F +1 281
T50 Antonio Lascuna 71 71 70 69 -1 F +1 281
T50 Peter Hedblom 75 66 70 70 E F +1 281
T50 Rhys Davies 71 71 69 70 E F +1 281
T54 Steve Webster 71 71 73 67 -3 F +2 282
T54 Adam Blyth 71 70 72 69 -1 F +2 282
T54 Chinnarat Phadungsil 70 69 72 71 +1 F +2 282
T54 Scott Strange 73 69 70 70 E F +2 282
T54 Joel Sjoholm 67 72 72 71 +1 F +2 282
T54 Simon Khan 67 73 70 72 +2 F +2 282
T54 Joong Kyung Mo 69 71 68 74 +4 F +2 282
T61 Gregory Havret 74 68 71 70 E F +3 283
T61 Johan Edfors 70 71 71 71 +1 F +3 283
T61 Jordan Gibb 72 67 72 72 +2 F +3 283
T61 Lee Slattery 69 72 69 73 +3 F +3 283
T61 Wen-tang Lin 72 68 68 75 +5 F +3 283
T66 Kalle Samooja 69 73 72 70 E F +4 284
T66 Zaw Moe 72 68 71 73 +3 F +4 284
T66 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet 72 69 69 74 +4 F +4 284
T69 David Howell 68 70 75 72 +2 F +5 285
T69 Richard Bland 70 72 71 72 +2 F +5 285
71 Adilson Da Silva 69 72 72 75 +5 F +8 288
T72 Scott Hend 68 74 78 71 +1 F +11 291
T72 Timothy Tang 74 67 75 75 +5 F +11 29

 

Highlights

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As reported by the tournament's official website, Jimenez was able to take advantage of the course despite never making a putt from more than eight feet out.   

“I really love this place. I love the golf course – it’s a great golf course where you have to control the ball very well, it’s not a matter of distance.”

Jimenez came into the day tied with Campbell for the course lead, but it was the Spaniard who managed to outlast the rest of the field, holding off a strong day from Fredrik Andersson Hed and Marcus Fraser.

Paul Lawrie again had a top-10 showing, and Lian-Wei Zhang continued his downward spiral after posting a 66 the first two days.

 

Outlook

The DP World Championships are just four days away, as the world's top European players are set to square off in Dubai. Most of the field has already been set, and this tournament did nothing to change anything inside of the Top 10.

Dubai will kick off on November 22. Rory McIlroy, world No. 1 and winner of the UBS Hong Kong in 2011, will likely be back in action on the final weekend of the tournament season for the tour.  

 

Ethan Grant is a featured columnist for B/R's Breaking News Team. Information from EuropeanTour.com and UBSHongKongOpen.com were used for this report.

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