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Rookie Harrold breaks course record to lead at the Asian Golf Championship

Asian Tour rookie William Harrold of England exploded into life in the opening round of the KG S&H CITY Asian Golf Championship by shooting a new course record of an eight-under-par 64 to lead by four on Thursday.

The 29-year-old Harrold, who came through the Qualifying School earlier in January, rode on his imperious form to sign for a bogey-free round highlighted by eight birdies at the Kaikou Golf Club’s West course. 

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Heisele chasing red-hot Atwal in Mauritius

Sebastian Heisele fired five birdies on his back nine to head up the European challenge after day one of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, as leader Arjun Atwal recorded a blistering nine under par round of 62 to set a course record at Heritage Golf Club.

Germany’s Heisele, who regained his European Tour card at Qualifying School earlier in the month, signed for a five under par 66 alongside Brazil’s Adilson da Silva, South African pair Louis de Jager and Ockie Strydom and Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines. 

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Qualification Criteria set for The PING Junior Solheim Cup 2019

The PING Junior Solheim Cup qualification process for Gleneagles 2019 has been finalised as Europe’s young aspiring golf stars start to take aim on winning a place at one of the biggest events in women’s sport globally.

Taking place as part of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 9 – 15th September, a dozen of Europe’s brightest young stars aged 12 to 18 years old will look to claim back the trophy won by the American team in 2017 at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Five tied for lead at LPGA Qualifying School

The fury of LPGA Qualifying School is off to another blistering start, as five players are tied for the lead after the first round of play at LPGA International.

With 20 full-time LPGA cards up for grabs, five players carded a 4-under par on day one including Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (Buengkan, Thailand), Anne Van Dam (Arnhem, Netherlands), Nasa Hataoka (Ibaraki, Japan), Hyemin Kim (Seoul, South Korea) and Gabriella Then (Rancho Cucamonga, California). Overall, 29 competitors (representing 15 countries) fired 1-under or better. 

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Sergio Garcia in the hunt Down Under

Sergio Garcia fired a bogey-free 67 on day one of the Australian PGA Championship to sit one shot off the lead on the Gold Coast.

The Spaniard has enjoyed a stellar 2017 with wins at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation to go with his maiden Major Championship victory at the Masters Tournament, and is looking to end the calendar year in style with victory Down Under.

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Dylan Frittelli wins European Tour Graduate of the Year award

Dylan Frittelli has been crowned the European Tour Graduate of the Year after an outstanding breakthrough campaign which saw him finish 19th in the 2017 Race to Dubai, five places ahead of his nearest rival Jordan Smith.

The South African follows Nacho Elvira, Byeong Hun An, Brooks Koepka and his compatriot Justin Walters as a recipient of the prestigious prize, after an excellent rookie season which included a maiden European Tour title and more than 1.5 million points earned in the Race to Dubai.

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Captain Atwal names dynamic young team for EurAsia Cup

Team Asia Captain Arjun Atwal has announced a young and immensely talented team for the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM with current Order of Merit leader Gavin Green, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, S.S.P. Chawrasia and Li Hao-tong representing Asia.

Thai teenager Phachara Khongwatmai, Poom Saksansin, Malaysia’s Green and India’s Chawrasia make up the leading four Asian players on the Order of Merit who qualified for Team Asia in the biennial event which will be played at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 12 to 14, 2018. 

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Garcia set for Gold Coast debut

Sergio Garcia is looking forward to making his tournament debut at the Australian PGA Championship as the reigning Masters Champion prepares to tee it up on the Gold Coast this week.

The 37 year old, who last made the trip Down Under in 2010, has had a year to remember since overcoming Ryder Cup teammate and Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose in a play-off at Augusta National to win his first Major Championship.

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Chawrasia stays in the hunt for Order of Merit crown

S.S.P. Chawrasia of India continued to pile pressure on the Order of Merit leader Gavin Green of Malaysia after finishing tied seventh at the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

Chawrasia led the event in the opening three rounds before stumbling to a two-over-par 72 to miss out on his second victory in 2017. A win in Hong Kong would have taken Chawrasia to the top of the Order of Merit. 

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