It might have been tough going out on the fairways for last year's winner Colin Montgomerie, but he can leave town happy in the knowledge he had one young fan cheering his every shot at the weekend. Eight-year-old Harry James might have been fooling around with the clowns in the public village when we caught up with him at lunchtime yesterday - but his thoughts were with Monty. 'He's my favourite but he's not playing well,' said Harry, who was quick to point - very proudly - that he might live in Repulse Bay but he was born in Ireland. Helping Harry keep his mind off Monty's woes - and trying valiantly to keep the kids busy in the face of some inclement weather yesterday - was sometime student, sometime clown Milk Ho. She missed most of the golf but was hoping to get up on to the viewing terrace before the day was out to see what the fuss was all about. Both Giles Elliott and Andrew Clements are big-time golf fans but, having lost their wives somewhere out on the course, used the opportunity to grab a quick beer and check out the leaderboard. Having seen Miguel Angel Jimenez win the event in 2004, they were hedging their bets that he'd repeat the dose and were about to head out and catch his final round. Wives in tow, we would hope. Stephen Leung was hunting around the public area hoping he might jag himself a prize in one of the many lucky draws on offer. He left empty handed but with a few wise words about who he thought would win. 'You have to be in front to win a golf tournament and [Jose Manuel] Lara started the day in front.'' K.K. Lai was joined by good friends Elaine Lee and Brenda Ngai and they could be found kicking back in the shade. All three play the game - more often than not on the mainland, or on weekends away in Bangkok - and Lai spoke for them all when asked what was the best thing about spending a Sunday at the golf course: 'It's taking our minds off the fact that we have to go in to work tomorrow.''