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Swede dreams for Björk in China

Alexander Björk claimed his maiden European Tour title in some style at the Volvo China Open, the Swede soaring to a flawless 65 to come through an almighty final round battle at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

It was an exciting final day at the Beijing venue as a plethora of players moved into contention and threatened to take home China’s national open, but as the drama unfolded the 27 year old remained calm and composed throughout to become the first Swedish winner in the 24-year history of the Volvo-sponsored event.

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Hansen races to maiden title in Turkey

Joachim B Hansen claimed his first European Challenge Tour title with a cool performance in the Antalya heat at the Turkish Airlines Challenge.

After a third round of 69 set him on the road to glory with the overnight lead going into the final 18 holes, Hansen carefully navigated the New Course at Gloria Golf Club to secure his maiden victory on Europe’s top developmental tour.

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Wallace shares honours with Otaegui at Volvo China Open

Overnight leader Matt Wallace of England battled to a three-under-par 69 to remain atop the leaderboard, sharing the honours with Adrian Otaegui of Spain, who caught up with him with a birdie blitz, following a low-scoring day at the Volvo China Open on Saturday.

The 28-year-old Wallace, who held an overnight one-shot lead, nailed four birdies against a bogey for a three-day total of 12-under-par 204 at the Topwin Golf and Country Club. Otaegui matched his efforts after sinking five straight birdies starting from the eighth hole for a flawless 67.

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Andrew Landry wins Valero Texas Open

After beginning the final round of the Valero Texas Open tied with Zach Johnson, Andrew Landry posted a 4-under 68 (including three birdies to start the round) to post his first PGA TOUR victory. At 17-under 271 (the low winning score since the event moved to TPC San Antonio in 2010), Landry finished two strokes clear of Sean O’Hair and Trey Mullinax.

The victory came in Landry’s 32nd PGA TOUR start at the age of 30 years, 8 months and 15 days. He collects 500 points and moves from No. 41 to No. 9 in the FedExCup standings. Landry finished No. 178 in the FedExCup in his only other season on the PGA TOUR (2015-16).

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Swede success for Jenny Haglund in Morocco

Sweden’s Jenny Haglund made a birdie on the second play-off hole to claim her first Ladies European Tour title at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Rabat, Morocco.

Haglund shared a three-way tie for the 72-hole lead with overnight co-leader Sarah Kemp and the 2017 event champion Klara Spilkova on three-under-par 285, after firing rounds of 75, 72, 68 and 70 over the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

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Levy conquers all to lift Trophée Hassan II

Alexander Levy held his nerve brilliantly down the stretch to win his fifth European Tour title at the Trophée Hassan II.

The Frenchman entered the final day at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam one shot off the lead but hit the front on the third and never looked back, signing for a 70 and finishing the week at eight under.

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Rahil Gangjee ends 14-year title wait at Panasonic Open Golf Championship

India’s Rahil Gangjee ended his barren run that stretched over a decade by closing with a three-under-par 68 for a one-shot victory over Korea’s Hyungsung Kim and Junggon Hwang at the Panasonic Open Golf Championship on Sunday.

Gangjee admitted he had self-doubts after not being able to enjoy much success since his last Asian Tour win in China in 2004. However, it was his sheer will power that brought him back into the winner’s circle after enduring years of frustration.

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Kunming win for Finn Kim

Kim Koivu won his first title as a professional in style by carding a joint low round of the week 64 to triumph by four shots at the Belt and Road Colourful Yunnan Open.

The Finn, who only joined the paid ranks at the end of last year, led by one shot after the third round in China but following an outstanding start, where he holed a 20-foot birdie putt at the first, he then picked up four shots in four holes to move clear of the rest of the field.

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Pernilla Lindberg sees off Inbee Park on 8th Playoff Hole for career defining win

It took her 193 starts on the LPGA and then eight playoff holes, but Sweden’s Pernilla Lindberg broke through on Monday morning at the ANA Inspiration to claim her first LPGA victory. She dropped a brilliant 30-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole of the morning to stamp her long awaited signature LPGA moment.

“I just know I’m a grinder and I just felt this was mine and I’m going to do this,” said Lindberg immediately after the win. “I couldn’t believe that last one went in and Inbee didn’t hole hers and it’s mine.

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