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  1. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Hong Kong Open cuts prize money

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 02:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Prize money for the prestigious Hong Kong Open has been cut US$750,000 to US$2 million, organisers said on Thursday, blaming the state of the world economy. It comes despite the tournament, one of the biggest in Asia, retaining sponsor UBS, the Swiss bank. This year’s Hong Kong Open is November 15-18. “It’s one of these things that have ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Scott Hend becomes first Australian Hong Kong Open winner since 1983

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:26am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Asian Tour player beats Angelo Que in a play-off to become the first Hong Kong Open champion from his country since Greg Norman in 1983 Hend ends 31-year Aussie wait It didn't look like it, but Scott Hend said he felt calm during the play-off that won him the 56th Hong Kong Open at Fanling, becoming the first Australian since the great Greg ...

  3. Sport - Rugby - China Sevens

    Best in Asia: stylish Hong Kong seal sevens series title

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... for the Hong Kong men’s sevens team results and final Asian Sevens Series standings. Beijing was smog-ridden but Hong Kong couldn't care less as they breathed in the sweet scent of victory after being crowned Asian sevens champions for the second time on Sunday. Hong Kong defeated South Korea 36-19 in the Cup final to win the third leg of the ARFU Asian Sevens Series in Beijing to add ...

  4. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Scott Hend wins Hong Kong Open with victory over Angelo Que in play-off

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 11:02am

    ... James Porteous james.porteous@scmp.com Australian becomes first man from his country to win in Hong Kong since Greg Norman in 1983 Well that wraps it from us after another dramatic Hong ... year. Scott Hend of Australia is the new Hong Kong Open champion after beating Filipino Angelo Que at the first play-off hole at Fanling. Both men finished on 13 under par, Que mounting a late ...

  5. Sport - Golf - Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong Golf Club has a fascinating past, but future remains cloudy

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:17am by James Porteous

    ... is inescapable at Hong Kong Golf Club, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, but the present and future weigh on members' minds. Walking the course at the Hong Kong Open, dragonflies zipping ... to pay the same average per-square-foot rate as flat tenants (not a fair comparison), it might be HK$600 million. Hong Kong is predicted to have 76,895 people per square mile in 2025; that could ...

  6. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Australian Marcus Fraser takes one-stroke lead into final round at Hong Kong Open

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:07am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in the lead entering the final day at the Hong Kong Open. Is he surprised? You bet he is. "No one is more surprised than I am to find myself in the lead," said a smiling Fraser after carding ... made up his mind that the Hong Kong Open would be the tournament where he would try to ease himself back after an operation on a bone in his left hand. "I had shooting pain across the top ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - China Sevens

    Unbeaten Hong Kong edge closer to Asian sevens title

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:40pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Please click on the link for the Hong Kong men’s sevens team results and final Asian Sevens Series standings. Hong Kong moved a step closer to being ... topping their pool defeating Taiwan 38-7 and Singapore 33-0. "Two wins is what we set our sights on as it is important to create a bit of momentum in this Asian Series," said Hong Kong ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - ASIAN GAMES

    Hong Kong athletes offer value for money in Incheon Asian Games

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 09:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... value for money It has been money well spent, says Hong Kong Sports Institute chief executive Trisha Leahy, as she signs off the report card for the Incheon Asian Games. Athletes from the elite academy's Tier A sports won 40 of the 42 medals at the 17th edition of the multi-sports event (the non Tier A medal producers were sailing and equestrian) with Hong Kong finishing in the top 10 ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong

    Chan Yuk-man leads new wave of medal-hungry Hong Kong rowers

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 09:34pm by Kevin Kung

    ... to collide with Hong Kong awash in rowing medals. Led by gold medallist Lok Kwan-hoi, Hong Kong's senior rowers won five medals at the Asian Games in Incheon. But before that, Chris Chan Yuk-man surprised all by being crowned Asian junior champion as Hong Kong swept five medals in Taiwan. He has shown obvious improvement and made a bigger leap than others this year. That is why we entered ...

  10. Sport - Golf - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right field: Asia is a power in women's golf so why not have a women's tournament in Hong Kong?

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 08:28pm by Tim Noonan

    ... As Hong Kong struggles to sustain its venerable Open surely the success of Asia's female players is too much to be ignored Women golfershold the golden key All the top golfers ... these golfers play in skirts and shorts and almost routinely fly commercial planes like you and I. And, even more significantly, their ranks swell with home-grown stars. As the Hong Kong Open tries ...




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