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Aditi Ashok wins Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open

Indian teenager Aditi Ashok earned her third Ladies European Tour title in 12 months after a tense finish to the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi.

The 19-year-old from Bangalore began the final day at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club with a two-stroke lead and seemed to be in cruise control for most of the round. She made a nervy start with a bogey on the fifth hole, but bounced back with six birdies in her next 11 holes to open a four-stroke advantage with three holes to play.

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Aditi Ashok takers charge at Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open

India’s Aditi Ashok turned in a superb 68 on a scorching day at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club to hit the front going into the final round of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi.

The 19-year-old from Bangalore, who is chasing a third Ladies European Tour title, carded seven birdies but dropped three shots to move to 15-under-par for the tournament, two ahead of Cheyenne Woods from the United States of America, who also shot 68.

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Aditi Ashok trails Pace by 1 at Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open

Another unbreakable 18 holes from Lee-Anne Pace keeps the South African atop of the leaderboard at 12 under, as the sun set on Round 2 of the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open.

The second day of the tournament was crammed with action, with India’s Aditi Ashok still in the hunt carding 66 to fall just one shot off the lead on 11 under, whilst Spaniard Luna Sobron made history by setting a new course record with 62; finishing nine under par overall for a share of third place – a 73-place climb from yesterday.

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Kerr drains 36-footer to win Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Cristie Kerr drained a 36-foot birdie on 18 to complete an ultra-impressive week in Malaysia with a final-round 71 to win the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, her 20th career victory over 20 special years on Tour. Kerr made 20 birdies and four bogeys over the final three rounds at TPC Kuala Lumpur for her second win of 2017. She finished with a four-day total of 15-under 269 to win by one stroke over Jacqui Concolino, Danielle Kang and Shanshan Feng.

“It was meant to be,” said Kerr about the putt on 18. “What a way to win. I always said I wanted to get a win in my 40’s and I got it pretty quick.”

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Emma Nilsson earns third LET Access Series title at Season Finale

Emma Nilsson was crowned the winner of the season-ending tournament on the 2017 LET Access Series: the Santander Golf Tour LETAS El Saler in Spain. The 23-year-old Swede fired rounds of 69, 70 and 71 to finish on a total of six-under-par and win by a shot over Iceland’s Valdis Thora Jonsdottir at at Parador de El Saler in Valencia, with Norwegian Tonje Daffinrud a stroke further behind in third.

Nilsson, who carded four birdies and three bogeys in the final round, played in perfect conditions on the scenic, ocean-front course, collected her third LETAS trophy, following wins at the Pilsen Golf Challenge and Ladies Norwegian Challenge in 2014.

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Cristie Kerr takes slender lead into final round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Cristie Kerr has been known to walk in a few putts during her sensational 20-year LPGA career. She confidently followed her 12-foot birdie roll on No. 9 to assume the outright lead on Saturday at TPC Kuala Lumpur.

“I found a feel in my swing yesterday and it has made a big difference,” said Kerr. “I made some big par saves on the back.” 

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Shanshan Feng primed for Sime Darby LPGA Title Defense

It’s fair to say that Shanshan Feng likes TPC Kuala Lumpur. In fact, she REALLY likes TPC Kuala Lumpur. The 28-year-old from the People’s Republic of China had nothing big smiles when she remembers her 2014 and 2016 victories at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. Throw in a pair of runner-up finishes in 2013 and 2015 and Feng has a virtual stranglehold on the tournament’s stunning silver trophy.

“The prize ceremony last year, I was like, “Can I get a membership card here?” Because I play so well here,” said Feng with her trademark loud laugh. “Every time when I lose my confidence, maybe this is where I should come back and play and try to find my confidence back.

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Hall, Rozsa leads hopefuls into Final LPGA Qualifying Stage

In the final round at LPGA Qualifying School Stage II, Georgia Hall (Wimborne, England) never looked back after an eagle on No. 4 of the Bobcat Course at Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice, Florida. Hall looked laser-focused, converting that eagle, along with five birdies in the final round to card a 4-under 68.

“I think I missed a couple birdie opportunities before that, but I was playing really well,” Hall said. “It’s always good to get an eagle. I played really well the rest of the round.” 

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Eun-Hee Ji ends 8 year search for glory by winning Taiwan Championship

In an exciting finish to this year’s Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, Eun-Hee Ji held off Lydia Ko to pick up her first win of the 2017 season at Miramar Golf Country Club.

It has been more than eight years for the 31-year-old from the Republic of Korea since her last victory at the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship. She calmly tapped in a 3-foot par putt on No. 18 to capture her third career LPGA Tour win by a whopping six strokes over Ko. 

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