EurAsia Cup. Team Europe Win.

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Team Europe win the EurAsia Cup 14-10  over Team Asia, with a good singles performance at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala LumpurMalaysia.

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The EurAsia Cup

Thomas Pieters had the honor of securing the winning putt;

“It’s always nice to get the winning point. I got off to a good start, then played pretty poorly during the middle, then made a couple of very good birdies.”

Alex NOREN 4&2 over Nicholas FUNG

HolePoom SAKSANSIN 1 up over Paul CASEY


Henrik STENSON 2&1 over Hideto TANIHARA

Rafa CABRERA BELLO 4&3 over Gavin GREEN

Bernd WIESBERGER 2&1 over Phachara KHONGWATMAI

Alexander LEVY 3&1 over Kiradech APHIBARNRAT

Thomas PIETERS 1 up over Ben AN

Tyrrell HATTON 2&1 Anirban LAHIRI

Matthew FITZPATRICK Match Halved Sunghoon KANG

 Yuta IKEDA 1 up over Ross FISHER

Li  Haotong 3&1 over Paul DUNNE

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EurAsia Cup. Asia Still 1 Up.

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Team Asia squared the Foursomes 3 & 3 to stay one up over Team Europe in the EurAsia Cup at 6½ to 5½ points.

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Henrik Stenson & Tommy Fleetwood / getty

Tommy may have sunk the winning putt for his match at the 16th, but gave most of the credit to his playing partner Henrik Stenson;

“I wasn’t on my game at all and Henrik was sort of constantly getting me out of trouble.”

“And then we had that good patch, ten, eleven and twelve, where we holed three good putts and that was massive because they really started playing well sort of midway through that front nine, and it was a good match.”

Tommy FLEETWOOD & Henrik STENSON 3&2 over S.S.P. CHAWRASIA &
Anirban LAHIRI

Paul CASEYTyrrell HATTON 2&1 over Kiradech APHIBARNRAT &
Byeong Hun AN

Gavin GREEN Yuta IKEDA 1 up over Rafa CABRERA BELLO Alexander LEVY 

Matthew FITZPATRICK Thomas PIETERS 3&2 over Poom SAKSANSIN &
Sunghoon KANG

Phachara KHONGWATMAIHideto TANIHARA 2&1 over Paul DUNNE &
LI Haotong & Nicholas FUNG 3&1 over Ross FISHER Bernd WIESBERGER

EurAsia Cup. Asia Lead.

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A great birdie at the last hole  from Li Haotong saw Asia finish the opening day of the 2018 EurAsia Cup with a 3½-2½ lead.

Li Haotong made a crucial birdie on the last to snatch a half

Li Haotong made a brilliant birdie on the last / getty

Tommy Fleetwood celebrates victory in the top match with Paul Casey

Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood / getty

 Tommy Fleetwood with Paul Casey  got Europe off to a good start, and  and Tyrrell Hatton with Ross Fisher won the last match, but captain Arjun Atwal’s Asian Team fought back in the middle matches to take a slender lead on day 1 in the fourball matches.

Tommy FLEETWOOD Paul CASEY 4&3 over Byeong Hun ANKiradech APHIBARNRAT

 Yuta IKEDA Gavin GREEN 2&1 over Thomas PIETERS Matthew FITZPATRICK

Hideto TANIHARA & Phachara KHONGWATMAI 2 Holes over Alex NOREN &

Sunghoon KANGPoom SAKSANSIN 5&4 over Henrik STENSON &
Alexander LEVY

Bernd WIESBERGERRafa CABRERA BELLO Match Halved with Nicholas FUNG &  LI Haotong 

Ross FISHERTyrrell HATTON 5&4 over Anirban LAHIRI &

Tomorrow will be six foursomes matches, and the European Team Captain Thomas Bjorn will be hoping the guys will make their mark and retake the lead.


Augusta National & Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club.

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Augusta National Chairman  Mr. Fred Ridley recently played Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club along with the Captain of the R&A, Mr Bruce Mitchell, accompanied by  members of the Asian Confederation during  their visit to Wellington for the Asian Pacific Amateur.

Paraparaumu club members acted at caddies for the distinguished guests, and a great day was had by all.

Mr Fred Ridley commented;

“Golf is a great pathway to friendship.”

Another visitor this year to Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club was Mr David Davis from  respected ratings site, following his enjoyable experience at PBGC Mr Davies said;

 “I can’t help feeling that Paraparaumu Beach remains one of the world’s most underrated golf courses.”

“I strongly believe that it is indeed where it belongs, in the World Top 100.”

The list is compiled by an enthusiastic bunch of well-traveled and golf educated individuals that spend their free time in pursuit of great golf.

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club has indeed returned to the Top 100, at #97, a huge fillip for the club, it’s members and management team, lead by Mr Leo Barber.

Mr Fergal O’Leary,  a self-confessed golf course addict, who completed playing the Top 100 ranked courses in the United States in just 4 years at 28 years of age, and also a course rater, played here in 2016;

“Everything about the club is humble and unpretentious and fits every element of a golfing gem.”

“If you are looking for a course which will examine how accurate you are from the tee, then you’ve met your match.”


UBS Hong Kong Open. Wade Ormsby With Maiden European Tour Victory.

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Wade Ormsby from Australia gets his maiden European Tour victory here at the Hong Kong Open at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

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Wade Ormsby

37 year-old Wade carded a final round -2 under 68 to win his Maiden European Tour title the Hong Kong Open, with a -11 under par winning total, and a one shot victory.

After all this time Wade summed up his feelings with;

“It’s unbelievable”

“It means a lot to me, I’ve played a lot of golf in Europe, everywhere, and a few bumps along the way but it’s pretty cool to get a win this late in your career.”

“A few of my are mates over there so that makes it pretty special, having mates around makes it all the more special.”

“I probably won’t sleep too much on that flight on the way to Oz tonight.”

Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain, -1 under 69 today, Alexander Björk, Sweden, -2 under 68 shared second place with two players from the USA, Julien Suri, -4 under 66 and Paul Peterson, -3 under 67, all at -10 under for the tournament.

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UBS Hong Kong Open. S.S.P Extends Lead.

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S.S.P. Chawrasia, India, extends his Hong Kong Open lead at the Hong Kong Golf Club and will take a two shot advantage into the week-end.

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S.S.P. Chawrasia / getty

S.S.P. shot a second Hong Kong Open round of -4 under par 66 to stay on top of the leaderboard with a -9 under par total,

Even a three putt could not unhinge Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia;

“It’s a great round today.”

“I was five under at one time and then three-putted number 14 but, still, it’s a good score four under,  I’m happy.

“I’m just following my game. Same thing I’m playing the last two days, exactly the same strategy.”

“Obviously I’m under pressure a little bit, pressure is always tough so I can manage, hopefully, the next two days.”

Thomas Aiken, South Africa, is in second place, two shots back at -7 under par for the tournament, a -6 under 64 today elevating him up the leaderboard, a good putting performance helped him stay bogey free today;

“That was a little better, it was a fun round of golf.”

“It’s always nice to go bogey-free.”

“Just went out there with the same game plan as yesterday.”

Just keep doing what I’m doing and hopefully the putts keep going in and make a few extra ones and hopefully at the top of the leaderboard by Sunday afternoon.”

Alexander Björk, and Joakim Lagergren, both from Sweden and both carding  -4 under 66 today, share third place with Julian Suri, USA, another bogey free round, -3 under 67 today and Poom Saksansin, Thailand, -2 under 68, they are all at -5 under for the competition.

Alex was also happy with his putting;

“I’m very pleased with the way I played today, it was solid all day. Good iron shots, good putting.”

Julian is bogey free for the week, but would have liked to make some more putts;

“Didn’t quite make many putts but to finish bogey-free, especially getting up and down on 18, was very nice.”

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UBS Hong Kong Open. S.S.P. Chawrasia Leads.

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S.S.P. Chawrasia, from India, leads the UBS Hong Kong Open after the first round at Hong Kong Golf Club.

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SSP Chawrasia / getty

S.S.P. fired a first round -5 under par 65 to lead the Hong Kong Open by one shot in the very windy conditions, with some good putting being the key;

“I’m playing well today, I’m hitting well and some putts well.”

“Very tough conditions today. I’m very happy with my five under.”

“I’ve been playing many years here and I’ve not finished well.”

“So it’s a good chance this year and hopefully I’ll finish good this year. I’ll try my best.”

Another Indian, Shubhankar Sharma shares second place with Matt Fitzpatrick from England, both with opening rounds of -4 under par 66.

Matt was happy with his start in the tough conditions;

“It’s a good start to the week, it’s not an easy course around here.”

“I think I had seven or eight chances inside 15 feet and on a day like today when it’s so windy and such a tough golf course.”

There is then a large group of seven players tied in fourth place, all at -3 under par for the competition, Thomas Detry, Belgium, Jamie Donaldson, Wales, Marcus Kinhult, Sweden, Keith Horne, South Africa, Angelo Que, Philippines, Poom Saksansin, Thailand and Micah Lauren Shin, USA.

Justin Rose was in this three under group, before dropping a shot with missed short putt on the last hole of the day;

“I hit five birdies today, all of them were from like two feet, I stuffed it in there five times and didn’t really make putts of any distance.”

“A shame to miss one at the last, I think I tried to play left center and it seemed to go a little left on me and I had too much speed and spun out.”

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