HK boy made it a solo show
2017-08-19At the traditional Moving Day, Shun Yat Hak from HK pulled away from the field, and the closest challenger in his rear window was his playing partner, first round leader Jaewon Lee from Korea, with 6 strokes back.
It has been 11 months since Shun Yat found himself in the same sole leader position after 54 holes when he finished by 1 stroke advantage in China Tour- PingAn Bank Open over Zhang Xinjun and Richard Saxson, only to drop into 4th place eventually then. Shun Yat believed his fortune would be changed this time around. “Yunnan always brings the best from me, and these two weeks in Kunming I have kept a very good playing form and my confidence is never higher. The only enemy for my victory now is myself .”
His score card attested that in last 2 rounds with 67 and 69, and Jaewon, seemed as the only threat to the HK boy, was pushed further back. The Korean posted 2 bogeys and 1 double bogey on the way to his 73 3rd round.
Local boy Zhang Huiling cheered his fans up by finishing strong, made 4 birdies in last 5 holes and tied in 9th place. Another Chinese hopeful Xiao Bowen positioned himself in tied 6th with -7 on aggregate.
Besides Xiao, another 5 players lurked behind with -8 or -7, including tour veterans Korean Rak Hyun CHO, Aussi Mathew Perry and a new power horse from England Callum Tarren. Realistically the best chance for them is to chase down Jaewon for the runner-up.