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Jiyai Shin shines in first round of Canberra Classic

Former world number one Jiyai Shin of South Korea produced eight birdies in an opening round of seven-under-par 65 to claim a two-shot lead in the ActewAGL Canberra Classic at Royal Canberra Golf Club in the Australian capital on Friday.

Although she started the round in slight drizzle, Shin shone from her first hole, sinking a birdie putt from eight feet on the par-4 10th just after a trio of kangaroos had bounded across the fairway.

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Sensational Sharma storms to victory in Malaysia

Shubhankar Sharma carded a sensational closing 62 to win his second European Tour title of the season at the Maybank Championship.

The Indian claimed his maiden victory in just his tenth event at the Joburg Open in December and made it two from 13 at Saujana Golf & Country Club as his bogey-free finish got him to 21 under.

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Joshi and Henson chase leaders at Maybank Championship

India’s Khalin Joshi and Berry Henson of the United States took advantage of opening eagles to stay in the title hunt after the third round of the Maybank Championship on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Joshi and Henson, who also eagled the last hole, fired matching seven-under-par 65s to trail co-leaders Jorge Campillo of Spain and world number 47 Dylan Frittelli of South Africa by a shot, at the Saujana Golf and Country Club.

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Allen makes perfect start at Oates Vic Open

Beth Allen shot a sparkling six-under-par 67 in the Oates Vic Open first round to take a one stroke lead ahead of fellow American Cheyenne Woods at 13th Beach Golf Links near Melbourne.

Due to their late arrival from the LPGA’s season-opening tournament in the Bahamas, neither player had played a practice round and they both credited their experienced caddies for steering them around the Creek Course on Thursday morning.

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First-class finish hands Gomez the Staysure Tour Qualifying School title

Rafael Gomez became the first Argentinian since Horacio Carbonetti to win Staysure Tour Qualifying School after carding a five under par final round for a seven under par total.

Signing for a first round of 80, nine over par, Gomez made an incredible recovery at Pestana Golf Resort, finishing 16 under par through the following three rounds, emulating Carbonetti's success in 2002.

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Bhullar strikes it hot at Maybank Championship

India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar took advantage of his sharp shooting game when he returned with an opening four-under-par 68 in the third edition of the Maybank Championship on Thursday.

Bhullar, an eight-time Asian Tour champion, hit 18 greens in regulation in a round of six birdies against two bogeys. He trails the clubhouse leader Chris Paisley by three shots in the US$3 million event which was suspended due to fading light at 7.30am.

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Shacklady looks for Qualifying School redemption

England’s David Shacklady took the 36-hole lead at Staysure Tour Qualifying School Final Stage after carding a two under par second round of 69 to move to four under par at Pestana Golf Resort.

The 50 year old, making his second Qualifying School appearance, missed out on one of the five coveted cards in 2017 after a three-man play-off, but has returned to Portugal in a bid to secure playing rights on the Staysure Tour in 2018.

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Juli Inkster Appointed US Solheim Cup Captain for Unprecedented Third Time

After leading Team USA to back-to-back Solheim Cup victories in 2015 and 2017, LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame member Juli Inkster will return as captain for the biennial team match-play competition in 2019.

The 31-time LPGA Tour winner and seven-time major champion will become the first three-time Team USA captain at the 2019 Solheim Cup to be played on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, from Sept. 13-15, 2019. The U.S. will head to Scotland leading Europe 10-5 all-time in Solheim Cup competition.

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Li holds off McIlroy to seal victory in Dubai

Li Haotong produced a late burst of scoring to hold off the challenge of Rory McIlroy and win his second European Tour title after a thrilling final-day battle at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The Chinese entered the final day a shot clear of McIlroy but trailed by two after ten holes as the four-time Major winner looked on track for a third victory at Emirates Golf Club and his 14th European Tour title.

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