OXFORD University-bound Arnold Wong sent red-hot favourite Scott Rowe crashing out of the Royal Hongkong Golf Club Championship. In one of the biggest surprises in the competition's recent history, defending champion Rowe was eliminated five-and-three in the second round of the knockout tournament. ''Beating Scott is certainly the highlight of my golfing life,'' said 19-year-old Wong, who will embark on a three-year course studying law at Oxford in October. It was a remarkable performance from Wong who had needed a birdie at the 20th hole of his morning contest against Jonathan Latham to progress to the second round. Wong, who has spent the past five years at famed English public school Harrow where he was captain of the golf team, said: ''I was feeling very tired after the first-round match and really didn't expect to do much against Scott.'' However, with 18-year-old Rowe struggling to reproduce the form which took him to a comfortable five-and-three win over John Blackwood in the morning, Wong began to sense an upset victory after reaching the turn with a two-hole advantage. ''By his own high standards Scott didn't play at his best,'' said Wong, who extended his lead to three-up with a par at the 10th. He turned the screw at the par-four 11th when his nine-iron approach finished just inches from the cup. His first birdie of the round put him four-up and he closed out the match at the 15th. Joining Wong in the semi-finals will be Jason Kwok, Brian Choa and three-time former champion Hugh Staunton.