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2009-08-28 12:57:54

Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie shot 3-under-par 69 Friday and increased his lead to two strokes at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Perth, Scotland. The Scot's 36-hole total, 8-under 136, leads Jonathan Caldwell (66), Maarten Lafeber (67) and Daniel Vancsik (69), all at 138. Lawrie's round included three birdies and no bogeys. I played very well today and I hit the ball extremely solidly, Lawrie said after his round on the Gleneagles golf course. To be 8-under-par after two rounds...

2009-06-07 15:21:38

Jeppe Huldahl of Denmark shot a 4-under-par 67 Sunday to win the Celtic Manor Wales Open. For Huldahl, who posted a 9-under 275, it was his first European Tour victory. He finished one stroke better than runner-up Niclas Fasth of Sweden. Huldahl, 26, had never been in the top 10 in any of his previous 44 starts on the European Tour. Fasth shot a 5-under 66 to finish second at 8-under 276. He surged into a share of the lead with Huldahl on the back nine, but had back-to-back bogeys at the...

2009-06-06 17:10:43

Heavy rain before the start of Saturday's third round forced a long delay at the Wales Open and play was suspended because of darkness. Jeppe Huldahl had a 3-under 68 to share the 54-hole lead at 5-under 208 with Nick Dougherty (70) and Ignacio Garrido (71). Despite the six-hour delay just one threesome did not finish. Richie Ramsay, who led entering the third round, was 3-over for his round Saturday and was 4-under after finishing 16 holes. Simon Dyson (70) and Paul Waring (70) finished at...

2006-07-30 13:36:47

By Norman Dabell GUT KADEN, Germany (Reuters) - Robert Karlsson claimed his second victory of the season with a four-shot European Players Championship success on Sunday which boosted his chances of a Ryder Cup debut. The Swede's final-round, five-under-par 67 took him to 25-under-par 263, four strokes ahead of Briton Lee Westwood and South Africa's Charl Schwartzel. Karlsson's win at Celtic Manor in the Wales Open earlier in the year was achieved with a stumbling final round. This...

2006-06-04 12:47:02

By Norman Dabell NEWPORT (Reuters) - Robert Karlsson wrapped up the Wales Open on Sunday, although a stumbling performance in the final round prevented the Swede from breaking the 72-hole European Tour record. Karlsson had broken the 36 and 54-hole records as he marched to a six-shot lead going into the final day. But his closing two-over-par 71 for a 16-under-par 260 aggregate, three strokes better than Briton Paul Broadhurst, was two shots worse than the record four-round total....

2006-06-04 11:12:37

By Norman Dabell NEWPORT (Reuters) - Robert Karlsson wrapped up the Wales Open title on Sunday although a stumbling performance in the final round prevented the Swede breaking the 72-hole European Tour record. Karlsson had broken the 36 and 54-hole records as he marched to a six-shot lead going into the final day. But his closing two-over-par 71 for a 16-under-par 260 aggregate, three strokes better than Briton Paul Broadhurst, was two shots worse than the record four-round total....

2006-05-29 23:53:12

By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Miguel Angel Jimenez will be looking to follow up his third-place finish in the PGA Championship by carving a slice of history in the seventh edition of the Wales Open. No player has won the European Tour event in successive seasons but the 42-year-old Spaniard will have the chance to do just that this week following his eye-catching victory in Newport 12 months ago. Jimenez launched the 2005 tournament with an opening six-under-par 63 before...

2006-03-31 09:07:28

By Norman Dabell PENINA, Portugal (Reuters) - Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie carded a two-under-par 70 in the second round to move within two strokes of the lead at the Portuguese Open on Friday. The Scotsman, reverting back to the putting style that proved successful during his 1999 Carnoustie triumph, earned an early share of third place with six-under-par 138. Holder and overnight leader Paul Broadhurst and second-placed Christian Nilsson, on seven-under, both had...


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