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Leo Lilja Now Targets MENA Tour’s Ras Al Khaimah Classic at Tower Links.

In a buoyant mood after his maiden success on the MENA Tour, rising Spanish star Leo Lilja will be hoping he can make his good form count and claim the Ras Al Khaimah Classic at Tower Links Golf Club this week. The 24-year- old prodigy relished his moment in the sun when he defeated England’s Luke Joy on the sixth playoff hole in the season-opening Palmeraie Country Club Casablanca Open earlier this year, becoming the third Spaniard after Gabriel Canizares and Carlos Balmaseda to win on the ...

Connor Syme Braves High Winds To Capture 20th Anniversary Battle Trophy At Crail.

Connor Syme battled very strong winds to finally bury any lingering demons with victory in the 20th anniversary staging of the Battle Trophy at Crail. The Drumoig golfer went into the fourth and final round leading by a massive 10 shots and despite yet another horror last day on the Craighead Links course Syme hung on to win by five strokes with a seven over 79 on a bright but very windy afternoon on the East Nuek of Fife. Two years ago, the ultra-talented Scot led by six strokes with two rounds ...

Bernd Wiesberger Claims Shenzhen International Victory Takeaway.

Austrian golfing giant Bernd Wiesberger defeated Englands Tommy Fleetwood in a play-off to win the Shenzhen International on a dramatic final day at Genzon Golf Club. Wiesberger entered round four with a three-shot lead and eight shots ahead of Fleetwood but the Englishman fired a stunning 63 to set the clubhouse target and share top spot at 16 under. As most of the leading challengers fell back, Wiesberger made excellent par saves on the 12th and 17th and nearly hit the pin with his approach to ...

Laird Looking To Draw On Scottish-Like Conditions To Secure Second Texas Open Success.

Martin Laird is ready to draw on similar Scottish-like conditions for a second straight day in a goal of securing a second success in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Laird finished birdie, birdie in a one-under par 71 to be tied in fourth place at six-under par but only two strokes behind American Kevin Chappell, who also shot a 71. South African Branden Grace, and with a round 70 following his defence of last weeks RBC Heritage, is in second place on six-under par. Laird is looking to ...

Connor Syme Determined To Make It Third Time Lucky In Crail’s Famed Battle Trophy.

Top Scottish Amateur Connor Syme is determined to finally make amends and make it third time lucky in storming his way to a two-shot lead late on the opening day of the famed Battle Trophy at Crail. Syme, 21 posted back-to-back 68s and capped his second round from the seventh hole on the Gil Hanse designed Craighead Links course going birdie, eagle and birdie. Two years ago, the Drumoig star lead by six shots after two rounds and last year Syme went into the final day at golf’s seventh oldest ...

Laird Boost Hopes Of Slipping Into A Second Pair Of Valero Texas Open Victory Boots.

Lone Scot Martin Laird boosted hopes of capturing a second Valero Texas Open in four years in birding three of his closing four holes on day two of the event in San Antonio. Laird fired off a five under par 67 to be in the clubhouse sharing fourth spot also on five under in the $US 6.2m event. “I played really nicely today after struggling a little bit with my irons yesterday,” he said. “I went to the range when I was done and kind of got a little thing figured out. Needed it today because ...

Poutler Declares PGA Tour Status “Over-Dramatised” … Now Competing In New Orleans.

Ian Poutler declared his PGA Tour status has been “over-dramatised” after the certainty of missing the halfway cut in the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Poulter arrived in the city famous for The Alamo fighting to earn $30,624 in a 10th and final start of a “Major Medical Extension” that stems back to an arthritic foot injury that saw him side-lined for much of last season. The Englishman needed to finish in a two-way tie for 36th or better this week at TPC San Antonio to satisfy this ...