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Camille Chevalier wins 2017 LET Rookie of the Year

Camille Chevalier from France won the Ladies European Tour’s Rookie of the Year award as the leading first year player on the Order of Merit in 2017 and was rewarded with an OMEGA timepiece following her appearance in the OMEGA Dubai Ladies Classic.

With season’s earnings of €64,002.98 from nine tournaments, she earned almost double that of second placed Luna Sobron from Spain and third placed Jenny Haglund from Sweden.

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Georgia Hall Named Player of the Year

England’s Georgia Hall had reason to celebrate after collecting both the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit and Players’ Player of the Year Awards at a glittering awards dinner following the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic.

The 21-year-old from Dorset wrapped up the Order of Merit with earnings of €368,934.60 from 10 tournaments and was presented with a beautiful diamond encrusted OMEGA watch and a cheque for €20,000.  

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American Angel Yin wins Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in riveting finish

Angel Yin displayed her vast potential and power off the tee as well as a soft touch around the greens in a three-way playoff to capture the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic in a riveting finish at Emirates Golf Club on Saturday.

The 19-year-old Los Angeles native saved par after finding the water on the closing hole in a bogey-free final round of 67 to match the clubhouse target of a 15-under-par set by South Korea’s In-Kyung Kim and Celine Herbin of France.

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Shubhankar Sharma races five shots clear at Joburg Open

Shubhankar Sharma of India continued his blistering form by shooting a third round seven-under-par 65 to take a five-shot lead at the Joburg Open on Saturday.

The 21-year-old birdied four in a row from the second hole before adding three birdies to surge to the top of the leaderboard on a 20-under-par 195 total at the R16.5 million (approximately US$1.2 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and European Tour. 

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Shubhankar Sharma in title hunt at Joburg Open

A red-hot Shubhankar Sharma of India fired his career’s low round of 10-under-par 61 to charge into contention at the halfway stage of the Joburg Open on Friday.

The 21-year-old, who is searching for a first Asian Tour win, fired 10 birdies at the Randpark Golf Club, par-71 Bushwillow course, to trail the leader Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland by one-shot at the R16.5 million (approximately US$1.2 million) event sanctioned by the Asian Tour, Sunshine Tour and European Tour. 

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Fowler flies into MCB Tour Championship lead

Australia’s Peter Fowler carded a season's best seven under par round of 65 at Constance Belle Mare Plage as he took a one stroke lead at the MCB Tour Championship, the final event of the 2017 European Senior Tour season.

The 58 year old, a former winner of the John Jacobs Trophy, arrived in Mauritius with an outside chance of topping the Order of Merit for the second time and birdied three of the last six holes to finish one stroke ahead of defending MCB Tour Championship winner Barry Lane, Mark McNulty and Thaworn Wiratchant, who each carded six under par rounds.

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Angel flies back into contention

Long-hitting teen sensation Angel Yin fired the day’s best score of a seven-under 65 to haul herself into contention heading into the final round of the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic at Emirates Golf Club on Friday.

Yin, who turned 19 in October, made a blistering start, notching up eight birdies, including four in a row from the second, against one bogey to join Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg for a share of second on 10-under, just two shots behind the overnight leader Anne Van Dam, who returned an up-and-down third round of 70. 

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Pannakorn surges to the top at Pattaya

Thai hotshot Pannakorn Uthaipas kept up his chase for a second Asian Develoment Tour (ADT) victory when he charged into the halfway lead with a four-under-par 68 at the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation on Friday.

The 27-year-old Pannakorn, who started the round two shots back, fired one eagle and four birdies against two bogeys to grab a one-shot lead on nine-under-par 135 total at the Siam Country Club’s Waterside course. 

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Dennis aiming for fast start in race for John Jacobs Trophy

European Senior Tour Order of Merit leader Clark Dennis hopes to finish the season on a high at the MCB Tour Championship at Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius, the final event on the 2017 schedule.

The American leads the race for the John Jacobs Trophy with €202,583, more than €25,000 ahead of South Africa’s Chris Williams, but must finish first or outright second on the Legends Course to guarantee the Order of Merit title.

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