Hong Kong, 25 Nov 2018

Shubhankar Sharma extends his lead atop the Asian Tour Order of Merit after a tied sixth finish in Hong Kong

India’s Shubhankar Sharma extended his lead atop the Asian Tour Order of Merit after capping another commendable week at the Honma Hong Kong Open where he finished tied sixth at nine-under-271.
Sharma posted a final round score of three-under-67 to finish eight shots behind the champion Aaron Rai of England.
Shubhankar said, "Yes, I’m definitely very happy with this top-10 finish. It got really tough out there today with the rain, and in the end I was just pleased to finish off well. I was trying my best to stay calm and I'm really happy with the way I played.
"It’s obviously great to be able to extend my lead in the Asian Tour rankings, but again, like I said, it's not over until it's over.  So, we have to wait until we finish.
"I’m going to give Mauritius and South Africa Open a miss to get some rest but I’ll definitely, go back home and rest and just work on the things that I have to work on and hopefully everything is set for Jakarta."

Arjun Atwal finished tied 36th at three-under-277 while Shiv Kapur was a further shot back in tied 45th.
Ajeetesh Sandhu was tied 57th at one-under-279 and the pair of Viraj Madappa and Khalin Joshi finished tied 67th at one-over-281.
Source: Asian Tour

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