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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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2019 EUROPEAN TOUR QUALIFYING SCHOOL WINNER BENJAMIN POKE

Winning the European Tour Qualifying School is far from a pig in a Poke for Benjamin

BENJAMIN Poke completed an emphatic six-stroke victory at the final stage of the European Tour Qualifying School, running away with the title as 28 players European Tour cards for 2020. The Dane, who led from the second round at Lumine Golf Club, was in complete control throughout the marathon test. He broke 70 each day […]

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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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