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Why Stalter loves the Flora and fauna of Austrian Alps… in fact Euram can Bank on it

JOËL Stalter overturned a four-stroke deficit to win his first European Tour title at the Euram Bank Open in the Austrian Alps. The Frenchman finished two strokes ahead of Staffordshire’s Richard Mansell in the dual-ranked European Tour and Challenge Tour event. Victory was even sweeter for Stalter, as he shared his success with his fiancée […]

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Joost Luiten leads again in Austria… but can Dutchman bank on staying there?

JOOST Luiten has reached the summit in Austria for the second time in two weeks. The Dutchman opened up a two-shot lead at after the second round at the Euram Bank Open. The six-time European Tour winner carded a seven-under par 63 – adding to his five-under par first round – to get to 12-under. […]

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Adri Arnaus would love to be King of the Mountains by winning Euram Bank Open

SPANIARD Adri Arnaus returns to his Alps Tour roots this week as he prepares for the Euram Bank Open. It will be his first appearance at the picturesque Golf Club Adamstal in the Austrian Alps. Arnaus burst on to the professional golf scene in 2017. He won two events on the Alps Tour as an […]

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Portugal Open completes Iberian Swing and returns to European Tour in September

THE Open de Portugal at Royal Óbidos will return to the European Tour schedule in September. It will form an Iberian Swing along with the Andalucia and Portugal Masters. The Portuguese Open will now become a dual ranking event when it is staged at the Seve Ballesteros-designed Royal Óbidos course, from September 17-20. It will […]

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Joost Luiten favourite in Austria as European Tour resumes at Diamond CC

FORMER Austrian Open champion Joost Luiten returns to Diamond Country Club, the site of his second European Tour victory in 2013, as the favourite for the European Tour’s return to action. The Dutchman is joined by one of the Tour’s most recent first-time winners in Oman Open champion Sami Välimäki. The dual-ranked Austrian Open marks […]

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Diamond Country Club will now host first event when European Tour returns

THE European Tour has brought forward the date its tournaments will resume by a week – with the Austrian Open, now going ahead at Diamond Country Club in July. The news marks the return of the European Challenge Tour which resume its 2020 season with the Euram Bank Open a week earlier. And the decision […]

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Guido Migliozzi goes bogey- free to lead by one from Hjøggard in Oman Open

GUIDO Migliozzi fired a flawless round of 66 to rediscover his form and take the first round lead at the 2020 Oman Open. The Italian has two European Tour wins from his stunning rookie year on the Race to Dubai last season. But Migliozzi missed his first three cuts of the 2020 campaign and arrived […]

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Two-time Major winner Martin Kaymer makes his debut at the 2020 Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf

Kaymer: Why caddy Craig Connelly is key to unlocking first win in six seasons

MARTIN Kaymer is hoping to continue his strong start to the 2020 Race to Dubai as he makes his debut at the Oman Open this week. The German has finished in the top 20 in his three events so far as he looks to change his consistency of the last two seasons into the sort […]

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Al Sharif flies flag for Saudi golf in challenge for Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open title

IT was a proud moment for Saudi Arabian golf and host venue Royal Golf Club when amateur Saud Al Sharif mastered tough playing conditions to shoot the lowest round of the day on the MENA Tour’s fourth event of the 2020 season. Al Sharif surged into a tie for second place, just one behind leader […]

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Girrbach and Kramer hit the comeback trail at Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open

SWITZERLAND’S Joel Girrbach, playing his first competitive round in three months on the MENA Tour after losing his European Tour card, shot a six-under par 66 to lead the Royal Golf Club Bahrain Open. The 26-year-old Swiss pro was even-par for his round after successive bogeys on the seventh and eighth holes. But Girrbach covered […]

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Scotland’s Sam Locke one of six players in second place in the MENA Tour’s 2020 Ghala Open

Schwartz inspired by Gros’ win in NewGiza Open to take lead in Oman’s Ghala Open

LESS than a week after his best friend won a title on the MENA Tour, Frenchman Antoine Schwartz was enjoying the rub-on effect as he took sole possession of lead after the opening round of the Ghala Open on Monday. The 30-year-old from Suresnes, near Paris, posted a bogey-free six-under par 66 and was leading […]

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Christiaan Bezuidenhout winner of the 2020 Dimension Data Pro-Am

Christiaan Bezuidenhout eagles last to grab Dimension Data from George Coetzee

CHRISTIAAN Bezuidenhout completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Dimension Data Pro-Am thanks to a stunning eagle on the 72nd hole at Fancourt Golf Estate. The South African stood on the par five 18th tee on Fancourt’s Montagu Course, trailing countryman George Coetzee by one stroke. But Bezuidenhout hit an incredible second shot to six feet […]

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Anton Karlsson picks up first Challenge Tour win in Cape Town Open from three back

ANTON Karlsson came from three shots behind to win his maiden European Challenge Tour title at the RAM Cape Town Open. The Swede carded a three under par round of 69 for a 14-under par total in difficult scoring conditions at Royal Cape Golf Club. That was enough to jump ahead of a packed leaderboard […]

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2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open winner Min Woo Lee

Min Woo Lee matches Minjee with ISPS Handa Vic Open title at 13th Beach Golf Links

MIN Woo Lee made history as he stormed to his first European Tour victory at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, on the same golf course where his sister won her first professional title six years ago. Lee joined his older sister Minjee on the roll of honour at 13th Beach Golf Links with a final […]

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Daniel van Tonder, who lead the 2020 Limpopo Championship, a co-sanctioned event on the European Challenge and Sunshine Tours

Van Tonder in cracking start with 63 at Koro Creek to lead Challenge Tour opener

DANIEL van Tonder carded a brilliant nine-under par 63 at Koro Creek Golf Club to take a two-shot lead into the second day of the Limpopo Championship. The 28-year-old South African is looking to secure his first European Challenge Tour victory at the co-sanctioned Sunshine Tour event in the season-opener. Van Tonder wasted little time […]

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How Italian Job by Francesco Laporta drove him to the top of Abu Dhabi leaderboard

FRANCESCO Laporta birdied his last five holes in a stunning nine-under par round of 63 to leap to the top of the leaderboard at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Italian secured his playing rights after topping the European Challenge Tour’s Road to Mallorca Rankings in 2019. And he displayed the form that saw him […]

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Woburn’s Steve Lewton at the 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School, at Orange County Golf Club, Florida

Steve Lewton hits front with flawless 63 at Korn Ferry Tour Q-School at Orange Co.

STEVE Lewton carded a bogey-free 63 at Orange County National’s Panther Lake course in rainy conditions Friday to claim the 36-hole lead at 14-under 129 at the Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying Tournament’s Final Stage. After posting a six-under 66 on Thursday, Lewton kept his foot on the pedal during Friday’s second round. After making the […]

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2019 Journey to Jordan runner-up Danie Gaunt, of Burhill Golf Club, in Surrey

Leading MENA Tour players will also get Alps card on top of Dubai Desert Classic starts

MENA Tour players will be able to earn invites to play on the Alps Tour in 2020 as well as having the opportunity to earn starts on the European and Asian Tours plus the Challenge Tour. In addition to the invites to the European Tour’s 2020 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January, which are handed […]

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Gleneagles’ Calum Hill leader of the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after two rounds

Calum Hill makes move in Mauritius with a 64 as Stone steps on gas at Hertitage GC

EUROPEAN Challenge Tour graduate Calum Hill will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open after a stunning second round 64. The Scot recorded a top 15 finish at last week’s Alfred Dunhill Championship to get the season off to a promising start. And he brought that form to Heritage […]

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Denmark rookie Rasmus Højgaard in the first round of the 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

Rasmus Højgaard races into lead in first round of AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

FIVE players including Danish rookie Rasmus Højgaard, fired opening 66s to share the lead at the top of a congested leaderboard after the first round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. Rasmus, who played in last year’s Junior Ryder Cup with his twin brother Nicolai, was joined by French duo Benjamin Hebert and Romain Langasque, […]

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