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Denmark’s Benjamin Poke who led the European Tour Qualifying School’s Final Stage after three rounds

Benjamin Poke refusing to let pressure snooker him at Tour’s Qualifying School

DENMARK’S Benjamin Poke extended his lead to two shots on day three of European Tour Qualifying School as the six-round marathon tournament reached the halfway stage. The Dane, who completed a strong rookie season on the European Challenge Tour, carded four birdies and only one bogey to sign for a three-under par 69 on Lumine […]

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Sweden’s Niclas Weiland in the second round of the 2019 Ras Al Khaimah Open

Ras Al Khaimah Open: Henry shooting the breeze with brother-in-law on the bag

SCOTLAND’S Scott Henry climbed to the top of the leaderboard after enjoying some serious family time during the Ras Al Khaimah Open. The Challenge Tour regular followed his opening-round 65 with a six-under par 66, at the United Arab Emirates’ Tower Links Golf Club, on Tuesday. The 32-year-old from Clydebank had brother-in-law Christopher Walker on […]

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Alexander Knappe playing in the seocnd round of the 2019 Foshan Open

Why Alexander hasn’t been caught Knappe-ing at Foshan Open in bid for Grand Final

ALEXANDER Knappe carded his second successive 65 to lead the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open by one stroke at the end of round two at Foshan Golf Club. The German reached 14-under par without carding a bogey after a second successive 65. And the 34-year-old leads by one shot at the halfway stage from Australia’s […]

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Italian golfer Lorenzo Scalise

Scalise targets graduation to European Tour starting with strong show at Hainan Open

DESPITE the long European Challenge Tour season beginning to take its toll, Lorenzo Scalise is still in the fight for a top-15 spot as the Road to Mallorca visits China for this week’s Hainan Open. The Italian is currently 33rd on the Road to Mallorca rankings, with the lion’s share of his 46,322 points coming […]

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European Tours will co-host Sweden’s ground-breaking Scandinavian Mixed event

MAJOR champions Henrik Stenson and Annika Sörenstam will host an innovative mixed event in Sweden next year, with men and women going head-to-head for the first time on the same course. They will compete for one prize fund and one trophy at the inaugural Scandinavian Mixed tournament. The event will feature 78 men and 78 […]

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2020 Stone Irish Challenge winner Emilio Cuartero-Blanco

Cuartero-Blanco wins Stone Irish Challenge title after play-off as rain intervenes

EMILIO Cuartero-Blanco secured an emotional maiden victory on the European Challenge Tour after defeating Oscar Lengden on the third play-off hole of the Stone Irish Challenge. The final round of the tournament, which was being played at Headfort Golf Club, was cancelled as heavy rains water-logged the course, rendering it unplayable. With Cuartero-Blanco and Lengden […]

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Von Dellingshausen rockets up leaderboard after 62 in 2nd round of Rolex Trophy

CALUM HILL’S hopes of earning automatic promotion to the European Tour from the Challenge Tour were dented by a superb 62 by Nicolai von Dellingshausen in the second round of the Rolex Trophy. The German recorded the joint low round of the week to hold a two-shot lead at the halfway stage at Golf Club […]

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Meadow closing in on glory as first women’s ISPS Handa World Invitational winner

STEPHANIE Meadow is in pole position to secure an emotional victory on home soil as she takes a four-stroke lead into the final day of the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, at Galgorm Castle Golf Club. Northern Ireland’s US-based Symetra Tour winner posted a sublime six-under par round of 67 to reach a […]

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Northern Ireland’s Symetra Tour winner Stephanie Meadow at Galgorm Castle

Former English Amateur champion Clements hits front on Challenge Tour

ESSEX’S Todd Clements holds a one-shot lead after the weather-delayed second round of the Challenge Tour’s innovative ISPS Handa World Invitational with a separate men and women’s tournament being staged side by side for the first time in Europe. Northern Ireland’s Stephanie Meadow (pictured) and Manon De Roey are leading the way in the women’s […]

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Tiley takes top spot right to the wire to claim maiden win at Le Vaudreuil Challenge

KENT’S Steve Tiley claimed his first win on the European Challenge Tour with a wire-to-wire victory at Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge. The Englishman, playing his 11th season on the Challenge Tour, finished runner-up to last year’s wire-to-wire champion Richard McEvoy. But 12 months later the former Georgia State University golfer went one better – recording […]

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Jordan crosses first barrier by winning Challenge Tour title in Italy after play-off

HOYLAKE’S Matthew Jordan claimed his first professional win at the Italian Challenge Open Eneos Motor Oil, beating Lorenzo Scalise in a play-off at Terre dei Consoli Golf Club. Jordan and home favourite Scalise headed to the 150-yard par three 16th hole, having carded rounds of 66 and 65, respectively, to top the leaderboard at 17-under, […]

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MacLaren disappointed to be overtaken in Jordan thriller

MEGHAN MacLaren could not produce her second win in a month – and more importantly this time against a field of men – as she lost out to Holland’s Daan Huizing in the ground-breaking Jordan Mixed Open, on Saturday. Having been an outspoken critic of the disparities in prize money between men and women’s golf […]

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Huizing back in the winner’s circle in Jordan

DAAN Huizing made golfing history by becoming the first player to win a full-field mixed professional tournament with his triumph at the Jordan Mixed Open. The Dutchman began the final round at Ayla Golf Club two shots behind overnight leader Meghan MacLaren, who opened the world-first tournament with consecutive rounds of 65 to get to […]

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MacLaren makes fast start in Jordan Mixed Open

DAAN Huizing will forever hold a small place in history as the first overnight leader of the Jordan Mixed Open on eight-under par – but it was the LET’s Meghan MacLaren who did the most to make the unique format an instant success. The Dutchman birdied half of the holes at Ayla Golf Club against […]

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De Jager game plan is not to bomb it in Kenya

LOUIS de Jager opened up a commanding four-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Magical Kenya Open after carding a second round of 66 in Nairobi. The South African shared the overnight lead with England’s Jack Singh Brar going into day two at Karen Country Club, but after bagging seven birdies today he put […]

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