Date: November 10, 2008

Ogilvy finishes third at HSBC Champions

Geoff Ogilvy has finished in a tie for third place at the HSBC Champions in Shanghai after a two-under par 70 in his final round. The former US Open champion had an up-and-down round with three bogeys and five birdies to finish at 13-under overall, just one stroke behind leaders Sergio Garcia and Oliver Wilson. New world No.2 Garcia edged out his Ryder Cup team-mate in a play-off to win a thrilling rain-affected tournament. Spaniard Garcia carded a final round four-under-par 68 to join overnight leader Wilson at the top of the leaderboard after the Englishman shot a fourth round of 70 on the fifth day at Sheshan International Golf Club. In the play-off, Garcia birdied the second extra hole to claim his second win in three weeks after triumphing at the Castello Masters on his home course at the end of October. With the win, Garcia claimed a career-high in the world rankings, while the $US833,300 (AU$1,214,397) first prize sends the 28-year-old top of the inaugural Race to Dubai. Ryder Cup rookie Wilson, who earned his trip to Valhalla even through he has yet to win a title, earned his fifth runner-up finish of 2008. “It feels great,” said Garcia after claiming his eighth European Tour victory. “I am so proud, to win and become world number two, it&aposs been a great week.” SAS Masters winner Peter Hanson shot a six-under-par 66 to share third place alongside Ogilvy. Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson (71) finished fifth at 11-under, with South Africa&aposs Charl Schwartzel (70) and Scott (70) a further shot off the pace. Adam Scott capped off a good tournament for the Aussie contingent with a sixth-place finishing, while Andrew Bonhomme faded in his final round to finish at even-par in a tie for 31st. Phil Mickelson could only manage a one-over par 73 in his final round to finish in a tie for eighth place at nine-under.