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Jack’s the Senior lad with victory at the Scottish Challenge

England’s Jack Senior produced some quite stunning golf at crucial moments to secure a maiden Challenge Tour title after a four-hole, sudden-death play-off at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge.

The 26 year old eagled the par four ninth hole at Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club to burst into back nine contention and then birdied the 13th and 16th holes before rolling home a 15 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to secure a play-off with compatriot Robert Coles and Thailand’s Prom Meesawat.

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Larrazábal the master of Munich again

Spain's Pablo Larrazábal captured the BMW International Open for a second time with a bogey free final round of 66, holding off Henrik Stenson by a single shot at Golfclub München Eichenried. Larrazábal emerged from a congested leaderboard with five birdies on the front nine, followed by another decisive gain on the 16th hole to claim his fourth European Tour title.

His 17 under par total of 271 just edged him past Stenson, the World Number Seven, who had surged up the leaderboard with a fine round of 65 that feature five birdies and an eagle on the par five 11th hole.

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Giles wins in style at Bali National Golf Championship

Matthew Giles of Australia sank a clutch birdie putt on the last hole to win the US$76,000 Bali National Golf Championship by one-shot on Sunday. The 25-year-old was tied with Lindsay Renolds of Canada before holing a 30-feet birdie to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title with a closing three-under-par 69 at the Bali National Golf Club.

Renolds, who led by two shots early in the round, shot a 68 to settle for his fourth runner-up finish on the ADT while Sutijet Kooratanapisan of Thailand and current Order of Merit leader Hsieh Chi-hsien of Chinese Taipei finished third and fourth respectively.

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Coles catches runaway Boyd to set final round showdown

A fine six under par 66 saw England’s Robert Coles draw level with compatriot Gary Boyd at the top of the leaderboard at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.

Boyd, who led by four shots heading into the third round following superb opening rounds of 64-64, produced a more modest scoring performance of one under 70 at the Macdonald Spey Valley Golf Club as Coles, Thailand’s Prom Meesawat and England’s Jack Senior hauled themselves back into contention to set up a potentially thrilling final round.

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Morrison makes Munich move, Jaidee in the hunt

James Morrison will take a two shot lead into the final round of the BMW International Open in Germany as he chases a second European Tour title in as many months. The in-form Englishman, who won last month’s Open de España, fired six birdies in a five under par round of 67 to move to 16 under par at Golfclub München Eichenried.

His only bogey of the day - and only his second in 54 holes – came on the closing hole, when his approach from the rough cut left over the grandstand and struck a female marshal on the arm. From another difficult lie, he then left his chip short and required two putts, but that was the only blemish in an otherwise impressive round.

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Giles powers ahead at Bali National Golf Championship

Matthew Giles of Australia shot a two-under-par 70 to seize the third round lead at The Bali National Golf Championship after Hsieh Chi-hsien of Chinese Taipei struggled in the closing three holes on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Giles produced three birdies and one eagle against three bogeys to lead by one shot on nine-under-par 207 at the challenging Bali National Golf Club.

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Birdie blitz sees Boyd charge ahead Scotland

A stirring finish of three consecutive birdies for the second day in a row helped Gary Boyd stretch his lead at the top of the leaderboard at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.

Twelve holes into his second round, the 28 year old Englishman was tied for the lead on ten under with compatriot Robert Coles, but a birdie on the par five 13th, followed by a six-foot par-saving put on the 14th inspired him to that flawless finish and saw him to open up a four-stroke advantage over Coles at the halfway stage.

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Rafa leads, Kaymer misses the cut in Munich

Rafa Cabrera-Bello sits at the top of the leaderboard at the halfway mark of BMW International Open for the second consecutive year following a five under par second round of 67 in Munich. The Spaniard was part of a four-way share of the lead 12 months ago before being defeated by Fabrizio Zanotti in a play-off, but he holds the outright lead this time round, as he attempts to go one better at Golfclub München Eichenried.

Cabrera-Bello, a two-time European Tour winner, fired six birdies in his opening 11 holes, including chipping in from the drop zone on the 18th hole (having started on the tenth tee) after finding the water with his approach. He made his only bogey of the day on the eighth hole – his penultimate of the day – but a par on the last meant he finished on 12 under par, the same 36-hole total he posted last year.

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Jake Stirling leads Bali National Golf Championship, Joshi 3-strokes back

Jake Stirling of Australia stayed patient in the windy conditions to snatch the halfway stage lead with a five-under-par 67 at The Bali National Golf Championship on Friday. The 26-year-old holed a 40 feet chip-in eagle on the 16th hole to lead by two shots on a nine-under-par 135 total at the US$76,000 Asian Development Tour (ADT) event staged at the scenic Bali National Golf Club.

Current Order of Merit leader Hsieh Chi-hsien of Chinese Taipei and Matthew Giles of Australia posted a 70 and 69 respectively to share second place while Khalin Joshi of India was a further shot back. Overnight leader Gyeongjun Lee of Korea slipped down the leaderboard following a 75.

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