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Korhonen seals first win at Shot Clock Masters

Mikko Korhonen produced a brilliantly consistent display to speed away from the field and secure his first European Tour title at the Shot Clock Masters.

The Finn entered the final day with a five-shot advantage but his lead was cut to three in the early stages and he had to contend with two weather delays at Diamond Country Club near Vienna in Austria.

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Plucky Pedro bites back to win in Belgium

Pedro Figueiredo triumphed in a dramatic three-way play-off to lift the KPMG Trophy and win his first European Challenge Tour title at L’Empereur Golf & Country Club.

The Portuguese posted a seven under par final round 64 for a 22 under total, level with Sweden’s Anton Karlsson and Welshman Stuart Manley, and then made a superb birdie to win on the first extra hole with his competitors unable to convert birdie chances of their own.

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Panuphol claims special win at Thailand Open

Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand claimed a special victory at the Thailand Open after closing with an even-par 70 at the US$300,000 Asian Tour event on Sunday.

The bubbly Thai became the fifth local player to lift the prestigious Thailand Open trophy after holding off the strong challenge from countryman Poom Saksansin at the Thai Country Club.

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Brilliant Kaymer heads world class leaderboard at Italian Open

Martin Kaymer heads a truly world-class leaderboard at the halfway stage of the Italian Open after brilliant second round of eight under par 63 saw the German move one stroke clear of five fellow Ryder Cup stars at Gardagolf Country Club.

The German accelerated through the field with eight birdies and not a single dropped shot to post an 11 under total and steal a one shot advantage over Rafa Cabrera Bello (67), Graeme McDowell (66), Francesco Molinari (66), Thomas Pieters (67) and Danny Willett (67) in this the second Rolex Series event on the 2018 Race to Dubai.

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Hatton hungry for more Italian Open success

Tyrrell Hatton is looking to find his very best form again as he prepares to defend his Italian Open title this week at Gardagolf Country Club.

The Englishman arrived for the Rolex Series event last season off the back of a victory at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and made it back-to-back victories as part of a remarkable run of results.

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Fantastic Francesco soars to BMW PGA Championship victory

Francesco Molinari claimed a maiden Rolex Series victory at the BMW PGA Championship after the Italian soared to a two-stroke triumph courtesy of a flawless four under par final round 68.

Tied for the lead with four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy heading into the final round, Molinari was composure personified as his Northern Irish playing partner struggled and the 35 year old from Turin never let his guard down after back-to-back birdies at the third and fourth moved him clear at the top.

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Liam Johnston wins Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9

Liam Johnston claimed his first European Challenge Tour title by beating close friend and room-mate Grant Forrest by one hole in the final match to win at the Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9.

The Scotsman had to battle against his fellow countryman to seal the victory on the final hole at Valle Romano Golf in just his third European Challenge Tour event.

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Catlin holds on for victory at Asia-Pacific Classic

American John Catlin won his maiden Asian Tour title after carding a final-round three-under-par 69 to win the US$300,000 Asia-Pacific Classic on Sunday.

The 27-year-old had a nervy start as he dropped two shots on his opening nine holes. However, he recovered when it mattered most, scoring birdies on holes 11, 13 and 14 before holding on for his maiden Asian Tour victory on a 16-under-par 272 total at the St Andrews Golf Club in Henan, China.

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Swede dreams for Björk in China

Alexander Björk claimed his maiden European Tour title in some style at the Volvo China Open, the Swede soaring to a flawless 65 to come through an almighty final round battle at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

It was an exciting final day at the Beijing venue as a plethora of players moved into contention and threatened to take home China’s national open, but as the drama unfolded the 27 year old remained calm and composed throughout to become the first Swedish winner in the 24-year history of the Volvo-sponsored event.

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