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NOH BRINGS HOME POSITIVES AT WGC-HSBC CHAMPIONS
Shanghai: Korea’s teen wonder Noh Seung-yul closed his campaign at the WGC-HSBC Champions by signing off with a final-round one-over-par 73 on Sunday.
The 19-year-old posted a four-day total of five-under-par 283 to end his week in Shanghai in tied-16th position.
“It was always going to be a big learning curve for me this week, playing against all the big boys here,” said Noh
“I’ve learnt a lot and I think my game can only get better from here,” added Noh who will switch his attention to Singapore where he prepares to cement his position atop the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
Noh, who started his round in tied-eighth alongside three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington and South Arican Van Zyl Jaco, birdied his opening two holes but dropped his first shot on the par-four fifth.
He birdied the eighth hole but gave another shot back with a bogey on the ninth hole.
A bogey on the par-three 12th followed by another on the 13th and closing 18th hole put paid to any hopes of a miraculous comeback by the young Korean.
“I just couldn’t hole my putts today. It was just the same as yesterday. It’s disappointing but that’s the way it is. Hopefully next week in Singapore will be a better one,” said Noh.
If there was to be any consolation for Noh, he managed to finish on level terms with three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington after losing out on the title to the Irishman at the Iskandar Johor Open last month.
The Korean also ended his week higher placed than defending champion Phil Mickelson of the United States who finished in tied-41st place after carding a 289 total.
“That shows that I’m making improvements to my game,” smiled Noh.
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