VIDEO / Wade Ormsby wins for the first time on European Tour

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In his 264th start on the European Tour, Australian Wade Ormsby has claimed his maiden win on the European Tour.

Wade Ormsby has won for the first time on the European Tour coming from behind to win the UBS Hong Kong Open by one shot.

Ormsby looked to have blown his chance to win the tournament outright after missing a par putt on the final hole but Spain’s Rafa Cabrero-Bello missed a par putt of his own soon after to hand Ormsby the victory.

Ormsby has been plying his trade on the European Tour for 13 years without victory and was at one stage commuting from his family home in Adelaide to play tournaments in Europe, the Middle-East and Asia.

Ormsby will now return to Australia to play the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast next week.

Perhaps the closest Omrbsy had come to winning a European Tour event prior to victory at the Hong Kong Open was at the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines in 2014 when he and Adam Scott were out-gunned by Greg Chalmers in an epic seven-hole sudden-death playoff.

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