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Hong Kong Golf Club heavyweights partner up for VPAR Pairs success

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anling members Donald Nimmo and Tim Orgill handled the cool and breezy conditions at Discovery Bay Golf Club better than anyone else as they romped to a three-point win at the VPAR Pairs Championship in mid-December. The duo, who were out in the first group of the day, combined superbly to sign off with a 38-point haul – the equivalent of two-under-par – in the gross division to ease to victory. Nimmo and Orgill's win meant they ended the run of Tang Kei-hin and Chiu Choi-lung, who had claimed the 2009 and 2010 editions of the ever-popular event. Tang and Choi could only finish in a tie for ninth spot, seven shots off the pace. Donald Nimmo - one half of the winning pair - tees off on the par-three 11th hole

Daniel Wan and Jeffrey Wang, with 35 points, claimed second place on count back from John O'Doherty and Christopher Whiting, who themselves edged out Raaj Shah and Simon Yoo by the narrowest of margins for third. For the first time, VPAR, the world's most advanced live scoring platform, were sponsoring the event and competitors were able to input their scores and view the tournament leader board in real time via a lightweight mobile device. The scores were also updated and available online, allowing friends and family to keep track of the action. VPAR, which was launched in Hong Kong in March 2011, has already proved a hit with tournament organisers in the region, with the system being used at a number of corporate golf days in Hong Kong and further afield. In the nett division, Miquel Aexel and Paul Kessler teamed up to win the category on countback from Dominic Chan and Simon Chow with 46 points. Iceland-based JS Watch Co., makers of luxury stylish timepieces, debuted as associate sponsors of the long-running event.

Gross Division Results 1

Donald Nimmo / Tim Orgill

38

2

Daniel Wan / Jeffrey Wang

35*

3

John O'Doherty / Christopher Whiting

35*

4

Raaj Shah / Simon Yoo

35

5

Gus Scott / Tom Scott

34

Nett Division Results 1

Miquel Aexel / Paul Kessler

46*

2

Dominic Chan / Simon Chow

46

3

Au Chi-wai / Kwan Fung

45*

4

Salina Lam / Delores Teh

45

5

Domine Ko / Roy Lee

44

* Finished ahead on count back For a full list of results visit hkga.com

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Angus Sexton fires a pinpoint approach to the 17th

Nett division winners Miquel Aexel and Paul Kessler receive their prizes from Charles McLaughlin, publisher of HK Golfer Jeffrey Wang showing some form at the eighth. Wang, in partnership with Daniel Wan, placed second in the gross division

Donald Nimmo (minus playing partner Tim Orgill) had plenty to be happy about Lefty Raaj Shah in action. Shah and teammate Simon Yoo finished in fourth, narrowly losing out on second and third places on count back

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Sweet-swinging Olivier Haxaire does his best impression of fellow countryman (and former UBS Hong Kong Open winner) Gregory Bourdy

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tournaments 1 Miquel Aexel / Paul Kessler 46* 2 Dominic Chan / Simon Chow 46 3 Au Chi-wai / Kwan Fung 45* 4 Salina Lam / Delores Teh 45 5 Do...

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