Jimenez grabs sole lead in Hong Kong Open golf event
HONG KONG (AFP) –
Miguel Angel Jimenez, bidding to become the oldest winner on the European Tour at age 48, seized the sole lead as play continued in the final round at the $2 million UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
The cigar-chomping Jimenez, who shared the overnight lead with Kiwi Michael Campbell, had four birdies in his first nine holes to move to 14-under for the tournament, two shots clear of nearest challenger Matteo Manassero.
Jimenez’s playing partner Campbell, who won the US Open in 2005, saw his challenge fall away. He was on 10-under.
Italian sensation Manassero, winner in Singapore last week, was 12-under through 10 holes. The Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed was a further shot back.
Jimenez also won in Hong Kong in 2004 and 2007.