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Off the pace: Hong Kong’s Jason Hak suffers last day fade-out in PGA Tour China Series event

A final round of 74 saw the 22-year-old finish 10 strokes behind winner Dou Zecheng in a tie for eighth at the Yulongwan Yunnan Open

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 04 September, 2016, 9:34pm
UPDATED : Monday, 26 September, 2016, 12:13pm

Jason Hak Shun-yat’s return to the spotlight met with a less than ideal end at the Yulongwan Yunnan Open in China on Sunday, with the Hong Kong golfer shooting a final round 74 to finish in a tie for eighth.

Hak (63-65-69-74) led after the first round, was in a tie for the lead after day two and sat three shots off the pace heading into the last day, but continued to fade and found himself 10 shots off winner Dou Zecheng.

The 22-year-old Hak finished the tournament at 13 under, with a final round of 67 enough to see Dou (65-66-63-67) home after he fired an eight-under 63 on day three to rocket into the lead.

It was Dou’s fourth title of the season and he became the greatest winner in Ping An Bank China Tour – PGA Tour China Series history.

“I’m just very, very happy,” Dou said.

Dou, from China, finished three shots ahead of Charlie Saxon of the US, with his final-round 67 featuring five birdies - three of which came in the final three holes - and only one bogey.

It was an action-packed last day, with lightning in the area causing a three-and-a-half hour delay and threatening to derail Dou’s charge.

“I have to admit the delay slowed me down a little bit,” Dou said.

“But I soon adjusted, and those last three birdies were great. I controlled my mind well today.”