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Bjerregaard named European Tour Golfer of the Month for September

Lucas Bjerregaard has been named the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month for September after claiming his maiden European Tour title in swashbuckling style at the Portugal Masters.

The big-hitting Dane blitzed the field on the final day at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course with a nerveless performance. Having entered the fourth round one stroke clear, the 26 year old birdied four of his opening eight holes to fend off any prospective challengers.

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Kerr drains 36-footer to win Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Cristie Kerr drained a 36-foot birdie on 18 to complete an ultra-impressive week in Malaysia with a final-round 71 to win the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, her 20th career victory over 20 special years on Tour. Kerr made 20 birdies and four bogeys over the final three rounds at TPC Kuala Lumpur for her second win of 2017. She finished with a four-day total of 15-under 269 to win by one stroke over Jacqui Concolino, Danielle Kang and Shanshan Feng.

“It was meant to be,” said Kerr about the putt on 18. “What a way to win. I always said I wanted to get a win in my 40’s and I got it pretty quick.”

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Panuphol secures breakthrough victory at Indonesia Open

Young Thai talent Panuphol Pittayarat completed a total of 25 holes on Sunday to claim a commanding five-shot victory for his maiden Asian Tour title at the weather-hit Indonesia Open.

The 24-year-old Panuphol returned in the morning to finish the remaining seven holes from his third round where he signed for a five-under-par 67 to lead by three shots heading into the final round. 

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Rose fights back for stunning WGC-HSBC Champions victory

Justin Rose produced the biggest comeback of the season to win his tenth European Tour title on a dramatic final day of the WGC-HSBC Champions. The Englishman was eight shots behind World Number One Dustin Johnson - who was six clear at the top of the leaderboard - when he teed off and remained six behind at the turn after playing his first nine holes at Sheshan International Golf Club in level par.

Rose then produced five birdies in a stunning back nine of 31 to get to 14 under after a 67, with Johnson slumping to a closing 77.

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Eagle lands Dantorp RAK title

Jens Dantorp played one of the shots of the season to seal a memorable victory at the Ras Al Khaimah 2017 Golf Challenge, overcoming Adrian Meronk in a dramatic play-off with a sensational eagle.

The Swede had narrowly missed out on an eagle that would have won the title in regulation play, tapping in for a birdie to take the tournament to extra holes at Al Hamra GC, but at the second time of asking he put his approach to six feet on the par five 18th hole and rolled in the putt to better his opponent’s birdie.

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Emma Nilsson earns third LET Access Series title at Season Finale

Emma Nilsson was crowned the winner of the season-ending tournament on the 2017 LET Access Series: the Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Saler in Spain. The 23-year-old Swede fired rounds of 69, 70 and 71 to finish on a total of six-under-par and win by a shot over Iceland’s Valdis Thora Jonsdottir at at Parador de El Saler in Valencia, with Norwegian Tonje Daffinrud a stroke further behind in third.

Nilsson, who carded four birdies and three bogeys in the final round, played in perfect conditions on the scenic, ocean-front course, collected her third LETAS trophy, following wins at the Pilsen Golf Challenge and Ladies Norwegian Challenge in 2014.

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Cristie Kerr takes slender lead into final round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Cristie Kerr has been known to walk in a few putts during her sensational 20-year LPGA career. She confidently followed her 12-foot birdie roll on No. 9 to assume the outright lead on Saturday at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

“I found a feel in my swing yesterday and it has made a big difference,” said Kerr. “I made some big par saves on the back.” 

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Johnson's the man to catch at WGC-HSBC Champions

World number one Dustin Johnson of the United States remains the player to beat after he extended his advantage to six shots over close friend Brooks Koepka with a third round four-under-par 68 at the WGC-HSBC Champions on Saturday.

Starting the day with a one-shot lead, Johnson would cap off another commanding performance with his three-day total of 17-under-par 199 on a wind-swept day at the Sheshan International Golf Club.

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Panuphol stays in control at weather-hit Indonesia Open

Panuphol Pittayarat of Thailand fired three birdies in 11 holes to extend his overnight lead to three before play was abandoned for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesia Open on Saturday.

The penultimate round of the US$300,000 Asian Tour event was suspended at 12.42pm local time due to heavy rain. Officials later decided to call off play at 4.30pm due to persistent lightning threats at the Pondok Indah Golf Course.

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