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UBS Hong Kong Open 2016: Final Leaderboard Scores, Prize Money Payouts

Sam Brazel won the 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open after finishing with a round of 68 at Fanling on Sunday. Australian Brazel finished 13-under overall, one shot ahead of Rafa Cabrera Bello, who had dominated the first two days of the tournament before a rocky third round on Saturday.

Brazel has pocketed a payout of 311,844 from the 2,000,000 prize money purse for the event. Cabrera Bello takes home 207,896, while Andrew Dodt and Tommy Fleetwood, who finished joint-third, collected 117,130, per GolfandCourse.com.

Here’s what the final leaderboard looks like:

Brazel got his round started off the right way by finding par over each of the first five holes. But he ran into trouble entertainment news and gossip on the par-four six. Things got worse when the bogey was repeated at the par-four ninth.

Brazel needed to rally when he began life on the back nine. He promptly turned things around superbly with a run of three-straight birdies, beginning on the par-four 11.

The European Tour relayed Brazel closing out the run at the par-five 13:

UBS Hong Kong Open 2016: Final Leaderboard and Payouts Position Player To Par Round Four Prize Money 1 Sam Brazel -13 68 311,844 2 Rafa Cabrera Bello -12 69 207,896 T3 Andrew Dodt -11 66 117,130 T3 Tommy Fleetwood -11 68 117,130 5 David Lipsky -10 68 79,334 6 Danny Willett -9 66 65,488 7 Paul Waring -8 65 56,132 T8 Pablo Larrazabal -7 66 46,777 T8 Danny Chia -7 67 46,777 10 Marcus Fraser -6 66 37,422 EuropeanTour.com, Golf and Course

Knowing he still needed a strong finish, Brazel got it in splendid fashion when he holed another birdie, this one at the tricky 18th:

Three birdies in a row.

Leader by one. https://t.co/GyIJbY7J1M

The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 11 December 2016

Brazel had set a pace others would find tough to follow. Cabrera Bello didn’t exactly help his cause with some disastrous play toward the end of the front nine.

The Spaniard followed a bogey on the par-four seven with a double bogey at the par-three eighth. A birdie from the first hole on the back nine got things back on track, but a run of par over the next five wasn’t enough.

Cabrera Bello needed a spark and duly found one when he sank consecutive birdies with the leadership of the tournament on the line. First, the Spaniard conquered the par-four 16 with a shot to spare:

“He’s done it!”

Sam Brazel wins the #UBSHKOpen https://t.co/WAeC0UNfHd

The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 11 December 2016

Then he did the same at the 17th:

“This is a huge putt for Cabrera Bello…”#UBSHKOpen https://t.co/ksvJvyn88j

The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 11 December 2016

However, another par finish ultimately kept Cabrera Bello one shot off the winner.

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Cabrera Bello had come close, but it was Fleetwood who would truly rue missed opportunities late on. Specifically, the Englishman couldn’t complete a birdie putt at the 18th.

In fact, Fleetwood was just a whisker away from sinking the putt that would have given him a tie for first on the leaderboard:


Back-to-back. Co-leader. https://t.co/elJa37Bzk1

The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) 11 December 2016

Ultimately, the tournament belonged to Brazel because of the way he attacked the final two rounds. The Australian saved his best golf for the days that mattered, while Cabrera Bello and Fleetwood couldn’t maintain their form when the pressure was on.

All scorecard information from EuropeanTour.com.


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