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Dreher and Park share halfway lead at Women’s NSW Open

New South Wales amateur Jihye Park and Justine Dreher of France moved into a share of the halfway lead on day two of the Women’s NSW Open in Australia. Park, 17, from Sydney, shot a bogey free seven-under-par 64 while Dreher carded a 69 in benign conditions at Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

At six-under-par, the pair sit a stroke ahead of French rookie Manon Mollé, Norwegian LET rookie Marita Engzelius and LPGA player Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras of Thailand.

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Todd ties Nisbet and Kodai at New Zealand Open

Asian Tour member Jarin Todd of the United States enjoyed an encouraging start by firing a nine-under-par 62 at the Millbrook Resort to share the first round honours with Japan’s Tatsuya Kodai and Australia’s Daniel Nisbet at the ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open on Thursday.

Todd’s 62 was the lowest score he has posted since turning professional 2010 and it gave him a one-shot lead over the Australian trio of Travis Smyth, Andrew Dodt and Andrew Martin.

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Mollé and Bañon are co-leaders in Coffs Harbour

French rookie Manon Mollé and Silvia Bañon from Spain fired course record five-under par 66s in the first round of the Women’s New South Wales Open on Thursday to share the lead at Coffs Harbour Golf Club.

The pair hold a one-shot lead over another Frenchwoman, Justine Dreher, while a trio of golfers including Camilla Lennarth from Sweden, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras of Thailand and US-based Queenslander Emily McLennan are in a tie for fourth on three-under-par.

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Jessica Korda wins in Thailand

Jessica Korda completed her wire-to-wire dominance at the Honda LPGA Thailand with a 5-under 67 to finish at 25-under 263, which shatters the tournament record, on Sunday to win by four strokes over Lexi Thompson and Moriya Jutanugarn. Korda collects her first trophy since 2015 in her first start of 2018.

“I can’t believe it, today was such a blur, I was just trying to make birdies. I tried to relax, but I was nervous,” said Korda, who made 25 birdies and three eagles on the week. “This (Honda LPGA Thailand) was my first event my rookie year. I played really, really well this week.”

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Céline Boutier wins inaugural Australian Ladies Classic Bonville

France’s Céline Boutier won the inaugural Australian Ladies Classic Bonville on the Coffs Coast in New South Wales on Sunday and kept calm despite a weather-interrupted final day.

The 24-year-old from the southern Parisian suburb of Montrouge shot a final round of 73 to finish on 10-under-par, two shots ahead of Katie Burnett from the United States.

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Steady Eddie seals maiden European Tour title

Eddie Pepperell survived a late scare from his friend Oliver Fisher as the Englishman produced a final round performance of confidence and poise to claim his maiden European Tour victory at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

It all came down to the final hole between the two compatriots and playing partners, as Fisher had a birdie opportunity to force a play-off, but for the most part Pepperell had appeared to be cruising to a victory in the manner of an experienced champion.

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Boutier Builds Five-Stroke Lead in the Rain

France’s Céline Boutier kept her composure throughout heavy tropical downpours to post a five-under-par 67 on day three of the Australian Ladies Classic Bonville.

At 11-under-par, the 24-year-old from Montrouge will take a five-stroke lead into the final round ahead of the halfway leader Holly Clyburn from England, with a further four players a stroke back.

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English duo lead after thrilling moving day in Doha

Oliver Fisher and Eddie Pepperell, compatriots and close friends, will lead the way in what is likely to be an almighty battle for the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as the two Englishmen share a two-shot advantage heading into the final day at Doha Golf Club.

It was an enthralling moving day in the Qatari capital and, although the birdies and eagles were flowing in the benign conditions, the most special moment of round three came courtesy of a bogey from Pepperell.

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Jeunghun Wang returns as master of Qatar

Young Korean sensation Jeunghun Wang returns to the scene of the most recent of his three European Tour victories when the 22 year old defends his Commercial Bank Qatar Masters title at Doha Golf Club.

Wang was one of the breakthrough stars of the 2016 European Tour season, winning his first title in just his 13th appearance on the tour in Morocco before following that up with a second win in as many weeks in Mauritius.

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