Tag: Hong Kong Open
This is Rafiq’s third title of the season, after winning the Singapore Open last month and European Bowling Tour Masters in Madrid early this month.
Rai carded 69 at the par-70 course - his worst round of the tournament - but Fitzpatrick's 64 was not quite enough to chase down the 23-year-old.
Scrivener and compatriot Jake Higginbottom are seven and nine shots off the top respectively, seeking to break up the all-English top three.
Rai was seven shots worse on Saturday as he carded a two-under par 68 in the third round.
Starting on the 11th hole at par-70 Fanling, Aaron Rai had four consecutive birdies from 12 to 15 and another five in total as he stayed bogey-free for the tournament.
Rai, Scrivener and Miyazato shot five-under-par 65s to share the lead after the opening round of the Hong Kong Open.
The Korean sixth seed, who stunned Japanese world number one Kento Momota in the semis, yielded 12 points in a row in the first game before finding his form after the first break to win 14-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 89 minutes.
The 24-year-old has had a slow run through the Hong Kong tournament.
Wang Qiang beat Elina Svitolina in her Hong Kong Open quarterfinal after an overnight rain delay.
Earlier this year, the big-serving teenager became the first player born this millennium to break into the WTA top 100 rankings.
Elina Svitolina beat Nao Hibino to set up a match against Wang Qiang in the Hong Kong Open quarterfinals.
Chong Wei's triumph came at a time when his old nemesis Lin Dan of China suffered defeats in the China Open and the quarter-finals in Hong Kong earlier this week.