Jordan Smith rounds off a great year in Hong Kong
Wiltshire-based golfer, Jordan Smith topped off an incredible 2016 with a T36 finish at the UBS Hong Kong Open as the 23-year old took to the course for the final time this calendar year. Having graduated to Europe’s premier golfing tour following his Road to Oman success earlier this year, Jordan marked his arrival at the top table of European Golf with a respectable finish in just his second appearance of the new season.
Having failed to make the cut in his season-opener in Queensland at the Australian PGA Championship, Smith was looking to bounce back as he travelled north to Hong Kong. Taking to the course at 08:20 local time; Jordan enjoyed a strong first round, recording five birdies on his way to a four-under par first round. This impressive first day meant that the 23-year old entered the second day of play tied in third position.
Unfortunately for Smith, he could not quite replicate his opening day performance on Friday and carded a two-over par round of 73. His total of one-under par was enough to make the cut as he headed into the latter half of the competition.
Moving day brought a more successful day for Jordan as he shot a level-par round of 70, meaning he entered the final day’s play tied in 47th on one-under par. Sunday marked the final day of competition for 2016 and Jordan gained one more shot as he finished the week on two-under par in T36. A respectable finish for the young golfer in his second European Tour event of the year.
Duncan Maxim, Head of Golf at MB Partners, reflected on a good week for Smith and an even more successful year for the stable as a whole.
“‘It was very pleasing to see Jordan have a more successful week in Hong Kong. He finished the year on a high, and will now look forward to a few weeks break before getting back to South Africa in January.”
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