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Exciting fare on the cards at season-ending Omega Dubai Ladies Classic

Featuring a perfect blend of youth and experience in the field, highlighted by the appearance of seven Solheim Cup players, the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic promises to deliver another shining example of the winds of change blowing across the Ladies European Tour when the season-ending event gets under way at Emirates Golf Club, from December 6 to 9.

Bursting at the seams with talent, young prodigies such as Georgia Hall, Angel Yin, Aditi Ashok, Charley Hull, Camille Chevalier, Céline Boutier and Klara Spilkova will go out with a slew of seasoned campaigners, providing first class golf entertainment for fans at the Majlis course.

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Koreans surge ahead at Nagoya, Japan

The Korean LPGA Tour once again asserted their dominance in The Queens presented by Kowa at Miyoshi Country Club in Japan on Saturday.

The KLPGA team won eight of their nine singles matches in the international team event against three other teams from the Australian Ladies Professional Golf Tour (ALPG), LPGA of Japan (JLPGA) and Ladies European Tour (LET).

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Nasa Hataoka takes over the lead at LPGA International

In a normal tournament setting, the third round is also known as moving day. While this is anything but a standard tournament, there was plenty of drama on day three of LPGA Qualifying School Stage III at LPGA International.

In each of the first two rounds, eight players shot in the 60s. Today, 22 individuals reached that mark. In addition, 55 of the 165 in the field found themselves in the red. 

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Johnson and Pace soar to victory after eagle as Korea leads day one four-balls

The Korean LPGA Team made a clean sweep in their four-ball matches at Miyoshi Country Club on Friday to hold a healthy lead after the opening day of The Queens presented by Kowa in Japan.

“Today everyone was in great condition and we came out and posted some superb scores,” Kim said at a press conference afterwards, alongside the other captains representing the Korean, Japanese, Australian and Ladies European Tours. 

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Qualification Criteria set for The PING Junior Solheim Cup 2019

The PING Junior Solheim Cup qualification process for Gleneagles 2019 has been finalised as Europe’s young aspiring golf stars start to take aim on winning a place at one of the biggest events in women’s sport globally.

Taking place as part of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, 9 – 15th September, a dozen of Europe’s brightest young stars aged 12 to 18 years old will look to claim back the trophy won by the American team in 2017 at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Five tied for lead at LPGA Qualifying School

The fury of LPGA Qualifying School is off to another blistering start, as five players are tied for the lead after the first round of play at LPGA International.

With 20 full-time LPGA cards up for grabs, five players carded a 4-under par on day one including Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (Buengkan, Thailand), Anne Van Dam (Arnhem, Netherlands), Nasa Hataoka (Ibaraki, Japan), Hyemin Kim (Seoul, South Korea) and Gabriella Then (Rancho Cucamonga, California). Overall, 29 competitors (representing 15 countries) fired 1-under or better. 

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CME Group Tour Championship: Jutanugarn edges Thompson in incredible finale

This is what they had in mind when they created the Race to the CME Globe culminating at the CME Group Tour Championship. The whole idea was to end the LPGA season with snap and sizzle and on Sunday everyone got more than they bargained for.

In an ending no one could have predicted – or even imagined – the best players in women’s golf roared across the finish line at Tiburón Golf Club when Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the last hole to win the tournament and Lexi Thompson took home the $1 million bonus for the season-long points race.

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Four way tie for the lead heading into final round of CME Group Tour Championship

Talk about a race. The leaderboard going into Sunday’s final round of the CME Group Tour Championship looks like the start of the Daytona 500 – jammed with contenders. And the Race to the CME Globe $1 million bonus is still very much up for grabs after it looked like Sung Hyun Park would run away with it.

While that new kid on the block – Park, the Rolex Rookie of the Year – got all the attention Thursday and Friday, it was several familiar “old” faces that popped onto the leaderboard in Saturday’s third round along with a fresh new one from that golf hotbed, South Dakota. 

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Rookie Boutier leads at Sanya Ladies Open

Rookie Céline Boutier shrugged off back-to-back bogeys to fire a three-under 69 and take a one shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the Sanya Ladies Open at Yalong Bay Golf Club on Hainan Island, China.

The 24-year-old Frenchwoman, who has earned full U.S. LPGA playing rights for 2018  by virtue of two wins on the satellite Symetra Tour this year, was joint leader after round one and cruising to a comfortable lead until she stumbled on 15 and 16, giving the rest of the field hope.

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