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Sensational Sharma storms to victory in Malaysia

Shubhankar Sharma carded a sensational closing 62 to win his second European Tour title of the season at the Maybank Championship.

The Indian claimed his maiden victory in just his tenth event at the Joburg Open in December and made it two from 13 at Saujana Golf & Country Club as his bogey-free finish got him to 21 under.


Joshi and Henson chase leaders at Maybank Championship

India’s Khalin Joshi and Berry Henson of the United States took advantage of opening eagles to stay in the title hunt after the third round of the Maybank Championship on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Joshi and Henson, who also eagled the last hole, fired matching seven-under-par 65s to trail co-leaders Jorge Campillo of Spain and world number 47 Dylan Frittelli of South Africa by a shot, at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.


First-class finish hands Gomez the Staysure Tour Qualifying School title

Rafael Gomez became the first Argentinian since Horacio Carbonetti to win Staysure Tour Qualifying School after carding a five under par final round for a seven under par total.

Signing for a first round of 80, nine over par, Gomez made an incredible recovery at Pestana Golf Resort, finishing 16 under par through the following three rounds, emulating Carbonetti's success in 2002.


Bhullar strikes it hot at Maybank Championship

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar took advantage of his sharp shooting game when he returned with an opening four-under-par 68 in the third edition of the Maybank Championship on Thursday.

Bhullar, an eight-time Asian Tour champion, hit 18 greens in regulation in a round of six birdies against two bogeys. He trails the clubhouse leader Chris Paisley by three shots in the US$3 million event which was suspended due to fading light at 7.30am.


Shacklady looks for Qualifying School redemption

England’s David Shacklady took the 36-hole lead at Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage after carding a two under par second round of 69 to move to four under par at Pestana Golf Resort.

The 50 year old, making his second Qualifying School appearance, missed out on one of the five coveted cards in 2017 after a three-man play-off, but has returned to Portugal in a bid to secure playing rights on the Staysure Tour in 2018.


Li holds off McIlroy to seal victory in Dubai

Li Haotong produced a late burst of scoring to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and win his second European Tour title after a thrilling final-day battle at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Chinese entered the final day a shot clear of McIlroy but trailed by two after ten holes as the four-time Major winner looked on track for a third victory at Emirates Golf Club and his 14th European Tour title.


Peterson outclasses field to win Myanmar Open

Paul Peterson of the United States secured his maiden Asian Tour title when he outclassed the field with a two-shot victory at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open on Sunday.

Despite dropping two bogeys in his closing four holes, Peterson ensured victory would belong to him by closing with a birdie on 18 to sign off with a five-under-par 66.


Haotong Li takes the lead in Dubai, McIlroy 1-back

Li Haotong will take a one shot lead into the final round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, but he will have two-time winner Rory McIlroy breathing down his neck at Emirates Golf Club.

The Chinese fired a 64 to get to 20 under and will be aiming for not just a second European Tour victory on Sunday but also the new low record to par for the tournament, set at 22 under by Thomas Bjørn in 2001.


Siddikur wins Dhaka Open

Bangladeshi hero Siddikur Rahman returned to winning ways when he cruised to a four-shot victory at the inaugural US$60,000 City Bank American Express Dhaka Open on Saturday.

The 33-year-old took advantage of his home course knowledge as he shot a two-under-par 70 to win his second Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the Kurmitola Golf Club. He also won his first ADT event here in 2011.


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