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Csicsi Rozsa takes slender lead into Final Round of Qualifying School

On moving day at LPGA Qualifying School Stage II, several players improved their position heading into the final round at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida, battling windy conditions to stay in the hunt.

While she had an eventful third round (five birdies, three bogeys, one double bogey), Csicsi Rozsa (Budapest, Hungary) maintains an advantage over the field. After two rounds, Rozsa led by two strokes, but after 54 holes, her lead is now one.

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Garcia surges towards another Valderrama victory

Sergio Garcia continued his march towards a sixth European Tour victory on home soil after the local hero moved into the outright lead heading into the final day of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

The reigning Masters Champion’s most recent home victory came the last time this tournament was played, in 2011 – also at Valderrama – and he moved one step closer to a third title of the season courtesy of a three under 68 to move to an eight under par total.

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Bhullar clings on to the lead at Macao Open

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar saw his overnight four-shot lead reduced to one after battling to a third round three-over-par 74 at the Macao Open on Saturday.

Bhullar, who had led from the opening round, marked his card with four birdies against two bogeys, one double-bogey and a triple-bogey to stay ahead by a mere one shot on 10-under-par 203 total at the Macau Golf and Country Club. 

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Sergio Garcia awarded European Tour Honorary Life Membership

Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters Champion, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his triumph at Augusta National in April.

The 13-time European Tour winner becomes the 53nd player to be added to the exclusive list and is just the third Spaniard to receive the accolade, after Seve Ballesteros (1983) and José María Olazábal (1994).

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Eun-Hee Ji opens up 6-stroke lead at Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan ChampionshipSwinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship

At 10-under 206, Eun-Hee Ji takes a six-shot advantage into the final round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship. The Republic of Korea native leads Lydia Ko and Jenny Shin after shooting 3-under 69 in the third round at Miramar Golf Country Club.

With blustering winds impacting the golfers all day Saturday, the Republic of Korea native managed to play steady. She carded one bogey and four birdies to move into solo first after starting the day tied with Shin.

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Oliver Farr in front in Foshan

Oliver Farr will take a five-shot lead into the final round of the Foshan Open after carding a bogey-free 66 on Day Three in China.

The Welshman has been in excellent form on the European Challenge Tour in recent weeks, notching up one top five and two further top ten finishes in his last three starts on Europe’s top developmental tour.

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Luiten leads after Andalucian albatross

Joost Luiten carded the first ever albatross in tournament play on Real Club Valderrama’s 11th hole to move into the halfway lead at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation.

The Dutchman’s incredible feat - the fifth albatross on the European Tour this year and just the third in tournament play at this venue - was almost made even more remarkable when he came to within inches of finding the cup for a hole-in-one on the following hole.

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Csicsi Rozsa takes 2-stroke lead in LPGA Qualifying School

Csicsi Rozsa holds a two-shot advantage through two rounds of play at Stage II of LPGA Qualifying School at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida.

Rozsa admitted there were nerves early in her round after starting the tournament with a 5-under par 67 on the Panther Course Thursday which put her in a tie for second thru 18 holes. The 2017 Symetra Tour rookie shot even par on the front nine before settling in to a rhythm and rolling in five birdies on the back to finish at 4-under for the day and 9-under par overall. 

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Dennis takes control at Forest of Arden

European Senior Tour Order of Merit leader Clark Dennis will take a commanding three shot lead into the weekend after the first round of the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters.

The American, who joined the Senior Tour earlier this year after earning his card at Qualifying School, is a two-time winner in 2017 and knows that victory at Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club will secure the John Jacobs Trophy for topping the Order of Merit.

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