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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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Ormsby seals thrilling victory at UBS Hong Kong Open

Wade Ormsby prevailed from a dramatic final day in Fanling to claim his first European Tour title at the UBS Hong Kong Open.

The Australian entered the fourth round a shot behind SSP Chawrasia and when he turned in level-par 34, he was four behind his Indian rival. But Chawrasia then triple-bogeyed the ninth to bring a host of players back into contention and Ormsby held a two-shot lead as he stood on the 18th fairway at Hong Kong Golf Club.

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Davis, Blixt and Jones qualify for 147th Open

Cameron Davis, Jonas Blixt and Matt Jones secured their places in the starting field of The 147th Open after qualifying at the Emirates Australian Open today.

The 102nd staging of the championship, played at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney, was the first opportunity for players to book their place at Carnoustie next year through The Open Qualifying Series.

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