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Soderberg looking to make history in Kenya

Sebastian Soderberg is in pole position to claim a historic double at the Barclays Kenya Open after carding a third round of 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final day at Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi.

The Swede, who triumphed at neighbouring Karen Country Club in 2016, is seeking to become just the second person in the tournament’s 50-year history to win at both Nairobi courses, with England’s Maurice Bembridge currently the only player to achieve the feat way back in 1968 and 1969.


USA's Jeffrey Kang wins on PGA TOUR Series-China debut

USA’s Jeffrey Kang shot a sensational 8-under 64 – his second in three days – to secure a five-shot victory at the RMB 1. 5 million Chengdu Championship, the opening event on this season’s PGA TOUR Series-China.

Bouncing back from an opening 74, Kang posted a stunning 20-under total of 268 at Luxehills International Country Club after shooting 22-under in his last 54 holes (64-66-64).


Wiratchant wins under floodlights in Sharjah Senior Golf Masters play-off

Thaworn Wiratchant deafeated Clark Dennis and Peter Fowler in a four-hole play-off at the Sharjah Senior Golf Masters presented by Shurooq to win back-to-back Staysure Tour titles at the first event of the 2018 season.

The Thai, who won the last Staysure Tour event, the 2017 season-ending MCB Tour Championship in Mauritius, made par on the 18th at the fourth attempt, beating Dennis who kept pace with him for three extra holes at Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.


Hat-trick Hero Buhai Signs off in Grand Style

Ashleigh Buhai wrote her name in the record books of the Investec South African Women’s Open once again, thanks to a two-stroke victory at Westlake Golf Club in Cape Town.

The only amateur to win the national championship, twice – and the youngest to boot - fired a flawless final round 67 to realise a dream she’s had since she joined the pro ranks in 2007.


Sharma battles to hang on to share of the lead with Wallace

Shubhankar Sharma of India kept his emotions in check and carded an even-par 72 to grab a share of the lead with England’s Matt Wallace at the US$1.75 million Hero Indian Open on Saturday.

The 21-year-old stayed patient throughout the entire round. Sharma, a two-time Asian Tour winner, dropped five shots today which included a double bogey at the 17th hole. But, responded with five birdies to get to the top of the leaderboard on seven-under-par 209 at the DLF Golf and Country Club.


Shubhankar Sharma: "I couldn't finish it off today"

Talented Indian prospect Shubhankar Sharma held his head high after finishing tied ninth in his debut at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on Sunday.

After surprising the star-studded field when he led by two shots after day two and three at the Club de Golf Chapultepec, the 21-year-old, who was the youngest competitor in the field, signed off with a 3-over 74, finishing six shots behind winner Phil Mickelson, who triumphed over reigning FedExCup champion Justin Thomas in a playoff.


Mickelson the master of Mexico

Phil Mickelson eclipsed a moment of magic from Justin Thomas to beat his compatriot in a play-off at the WGC – Mexico Championship and secure his first title since winning the Open in 2013. The American pair finished tied on 16 under par after an enthralling final round at Chapultepec Golf Club.

Mickelson saw his birdie putt lip out at the first play-off hole – the par three 17th – but when Thomas failed to get down in two from behind the green the 47 year old had his first victory in almost five years.


India's Shubhankar Sharma on the cusp of glory in Mexico

Young Indian prospect Shubhankar Sharma will face the most important 18 holes of his golfing life yet on Sunday after he bravely maintained his overnight two-shot lead following the third round of the US$10 million World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.

The 21-year-old Sharma ground out a two-under 69 which included a clutch 13-foot par save on the 18th hole at the Club de Golf Chapultepec as he held off the likes of Phil Mickelson (65), Tyrrell Hatton (64), Sergio Garcia (69) and Rafa Cabrera Bello (69) on Saturday.


Michelle Wie wins HSBC Women’s World Championship

What started as a pursuit of history ended up as a finish for the history books. Nelly Korda made a valiant effort to join her sister Jessica Korda in becoming only the second siblings to win on the LPGA but instead Michelle Wie singed the Sentosa Golf Club Tanjong Course in Singapore with a closing-round 65 on Sunday to win the HSBC Women’s World Championship by one stroke over Korda, Danielle Kang, Brooke Henderson and Jenny Shin.

Wie, playing a hole in front of Korda, Kang and Henderson and a hole behind Shin, stroked a 35-foot birdie putt from the fringe that caught the low lip and curled in to get her fifth LPGA victory and first since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, 1,365 days ago. Kang’s 20-footer to tie Wie missed then Korda left an 8-footer a tad low, giving Wie a win for which she had waited a long time.


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