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Shin wins Resorts World Manila Masters

Asian Tour rookie Micah Lauren Shin of the United States overcame an early two-shot penalty incurred at the opening hole and defeated Thailand’s Arnond Vongvanij at the first play-off hole to win the Resorts World Manila Masters on Sunday.

Shin was set back by two shots after having discovered he had 15 clubs in his bag. But that mistake along with another bogey on the third hole only spurred the 20-year-old to force his way back into contention. 

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Camille Chevalier wins the Women’s Indian Open

Ladies European Tour rookie Camille Chevalier produced a back-nine birdie blitz to become a first-time winner at the Hero Women’s Indian Open in Gurgaon. The 23-year-old from Aix-en-Provence fired five birdies in her last eight holes on the Gary Player-designed Black Knight Golf Course at DLF Golf and Country Club for a final round of 67, to finish at 12-under-par, a stroke clear of the overnight leader Michele Thomson from Scotland.

“I’m really happy because I’m a rookie and I just won a tournament, so it’s awesome. This is my first win on tour so I’m really happy and I can’t wait to celebrate with my friends,” said Chevalier, who becomes the third successive first year professional to capture the title, following Emily Kristine Pedersen and Aditi Ashok, who both went on to be named Rookie of the Year.

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Quiban surprises with early contention at Resorts World Manila Masters

Philippines’ young talent Justin Quiban showed glimpse of his potential by firing a six-under-par 66 to take a share of the second round lead with Thailand’s Arnond Vongvanij and Phachara Khongwatmai at the Resorts World Manila Masters on Friday.

The 21-year-old was the surprise package after he sprung into early contention by sitting atop the leaderboard with the Thai duo with his two-day total of 12-under-par 132 at the US$1 million event, which is also the richest golf tournament in the Philippines.

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Stars chase European Tour cards at Q-School

An eye-catching collection of seasoned professionals and young hopefuls have assembled at Lumine Golf Club all bidding to earn European Tour cards at the Final Stage of Qualifying School.

The top 25 and ties will play in next season’s Race to Dubai after a marathon six rounds in Tarragona, with Lumine’s Lakes and Hills courses playing host to the tournament for the first time having previously been a Second Stage venue.

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Skarpnord leads at Women’s Indian Open, Vani top Indian

Vani Kapoor showed the way for the Indians with a fine performance on the opening day of the 11th Hero Women’s Indian Open at the Gary Player course at the DLF Golf and Country Club.

The small-built Vani, who nevertheless packs a lot of power, is playing her seventh Women’s Indian Open, but fifth as a pro. She used her course knowledge well to come back from being two-over after five holes to finish with 69. She had six birdies against three bogeys and she was placed Tied-4th with five others.

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Sordet seals season-ending victory in Oman

Clément Sordet claimed a memorable second victory of the season at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final as Scott Fernandez and Bradley Neil dramatically clinched European Tour cards on the final day of the 2017 European Challenge Tour season.

The top 15 in the season-long Road to Oman Rankings will play in the Race to Dubai next year and there was much movement throughout the fourth round at Al Mouj Golf, with Sebastian Heisele and Robin Sciot-Siegrist ultimately the two to drop out of the European Tour places in the final week of the season.

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Rose makes his move in Turkey

Justin Rose strengthened both his bid for a second European Tour title in as many weeks and his overall Race to Dubai challenge with a third round 64 in the Turkish Airlines Open to trail leaders Shane Lowry and Kiradech Aphibarnrat by two shots.

Englishman Rose won last week’s WGC-HSBC Champions after making up eight shots on World Number One Dustin Johnson – a victory which boosted his chances of catching Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Race to Dubai with three events remaining. 

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Aditi Ashok wins Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open

Indian teenager Aditi Ashok earned her third Ladies European Tour title in 12 months after a tense finish to the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi.

The 19-year-old from Bangalore began the final day at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with a two-stroke lead and seemed to be in cruise control for most of the round. She made a nervy start with a bogey on the fifth hole, but bounced back with six birdies in her next 11 holes to open a four-stroke advantage with three holes to play.

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Australia's Marchesani Takes Share of Second-Round Lead in Hong Kong

Australian James Marchesani and South Korea’s Seungyun Lee are both at 3-under and happy to be there after windy, difficult conditions Friday at the Clearwater Bay Open. Marchesani, making his PGA TOUR-China debut, fired a 2-under-par 68 to take a share of the lead with Lee, who managed a second-round 67.

England’s Callum Tarren—who shot a 62 in last year’s Clearwater Bay Open—shot a best-of-the-day 65 to join the 19-year-old amateur Cheng Jin and Canada’s Richard Jung at 2-under and a shot back at The Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club.

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