Karlsson gifts Jimenez Hong Kong title

 

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Hong Kong Open by one shot on 15-under-par after long-time leader Robert Karlsson blew up on the final hole today. 

A bogey at the last hole for a final round three-under 67 was enough for a second victory for the 43-year-old at the €1.5million co-sanctioned event after his 2004 triumph.
   
Graeme McDowell showed great form all week and his closing 68 for an 11-under aggregate left the Portrush pro in sixth place. Damien McGrane (71) finished tied 20th on seven-under, one shot ahead of Gary Murphy (72).

It was a disappointing tournament for Paul McGinely, whose closing 71 left the three-times Ryder Cup player tied 50th on one-over.

As for Sweden's Karlsson, he had a four-stroke lead at the start of the day, but fluffed a chip from the rough at the 18th and signed for a double bogey to drop to 14-under with a closing 72.
   
The 38-year-old shared second with South Korea's K.J. Choi and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee, while another Swede, Peter Hanson, was fifth on 13-under. 

Collated final round scores & totals in the European tour, UBS Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong GC, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

(Gbr&Irl unless stated, Par 70) (x) denotes amateurs

265 Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa) 65 67 66 67

266 Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) 66 67 68 65, KJ Choi (Kor) 62 72 65 67, Robert
Karlsson (Swe) 64 64 66 72

267 Peter Hanson (Swe) 68 66 65 68

269 Graeme McDowell67 66 68 68

270 Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 71 62 70 67, Jarmo Sandelin (Swe) 69 64 68 69, Gary
Simpson (Aus) 69 67 65 69, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 66 68 66 70, Marcus Fraser (Aus)
67 68 64 71

271 Mike Weir (Can) 69 64 67 71, Scott Strange (Aus) 66 68 66 71, Shiv Kapur
(Ind) 67 67 65 72

272 Robert-Jan Derksen (Ned) 72 67 68 65, Garry Houston 63 71 71 67, Simon
Dyson 68 65 70 69, Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha) 69 68 66 69, Liang Wen-chong (Chn)
68 66 68 70

273 Anders Hansen (Den) 67 70 68 68, Prom Meesawat (Tha) 68 70 67 68, Retief
Goosen (Rsa) 69 66 68 70, Christian Cevaer (Fra) 70 65 68 70, Damien McGrane69
66 67 71, Charlie Wi (Kor) 67 68 67 71

274 Kang Wook-soon (Kor) 65 70 71 68, Maarten Lafeber (Ned) 68 67 68 71, Gary
Murphy
66 70 66 72

275 Francesco Molinaria (Ita) 68 69 69 69, Marcus Brier (Aut) 68 68 69 70,
Soren Kjeldsen (Den) 70 65 68 72

276 Chawalit Plaphol (Tha) 67 68 71 70, SSP Chowrasia (Ind) 69 67 70 70,
Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 66 71 68 71, Peter Hedblom (Swe) 71 67 64 74

277 Wang Ter-chang (Tpe) 70 68 71 68, Carlos Rodiles (Spa) 72 67 70 68, Jamie
Donalson 69 68 68 72, Keith Horne (Rsa) 67 68 68 74

278 Frankie Minoza (Phi) 69 69 70 70, Fredrik Andersson-Hed (Swe) 64 71 71
72,Gary Orr 67 68 70 73, Michael Jonzon (Swe) 70 68 67 73, Mahal Pearce (Nzl) 68
70 66 74

279 Mardan Mamat (Sin) 69 68 71 71, Bryan Saltus (USA) 68 65 72 74

280 Lee Sung (Kor) 66 71 73 70, Daniel Vancsik (Arg) 66 71 73 70, Tony Lascuna
(Phi) 68 69 68 75

281 Paul McGinley68 70 72 71, Zhang Lian-wei (Chn) 70 68 7 72, Juvic Pagunsan
(Phi) 70 67 71 73, Lu Wei Chih (Tpe) 68 71 67 75, Martin Erlandsson (Swe) 68 65
70 78

282 Clay Devers (USA) 70 68 73 71, Anthony Kang (USA) 66 70 74 72, Jason
Knutzon (USA) 67 69 74 72, Thomas Bjorn (Swe) 68 71 71 72, Jean-Francois Lucquin
(Fra) 68 66 73 75

283 Nick Faldo 68 71 72 72, Rahil Ganjee (Ind) 71 68 69 75, Ricardo Gonzalez
(Arg) 67 70 70 76, Adam Groom (Aus) 70 69 67 77

284 Gregory Havret (Fra) 66 73 72 73

285 Barry Hume 65 68 74 78

286 David Howell 72 66 74 74

287 Gerald Rosales (Phi) 73 66 71 77, Bae Sang-Moon (Kor) 71 68 70 78

288 Chapchai Nirat (Tha) 66 73 76 73, Marc Warren 67 71 76 74, Panuwat Muenlek
(Tha) 68 67 72 81

289 Suk Jong Yul (Kor) 71 67 72 79

290 Jose-Filipe Lima (Por) 68 69 78 75