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Open Championship

Van de Velde closes in on glory

Jean van de Velde is on the verge of his first win in nearly five years after building a six-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championship.

Thursday, 31 March, 2011, 12:00am

Young gun Manassero's game on fire

Matteo Manassero yesterday waltzed off the course with the air of a man without a care in the world. And well he might.

The 17-year-old Italian had just completed a near-perfect round - a bogey-free 63 that saw him storm up the cluttered leaderboard and put himself firmly in contention at 10-under as the weekend awaits.

20 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

McIlroy keeps Westwood in sight

Rory McIlroy was perfectly positioned to keep an eye on Lee Westwood - his rival in The Race to Dubai - starting the first round in the group immediately after the Englishman.

So he knew exactly what was happening, and was pleased that, at the end of the day, they were both on equal terms, having each shot a 66.

13 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Making a mark

How low can they go? - find out below

Lowest fourball score

57 (-15) - Argentina (Angel Cabrera and Eduardo Romero) and New Zealand (Frank Nobilo and Greg Turner) 2000; US (Phil Mickelson and David Toms) 2002

Lowest foursome score

61 (-10) - Argentina (Angel Cabrera and Ricardo Gonzalez) 2005

Lowest 72-hole score

26 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Van de Velde is home away from home at Fanling

Hong Kong might not have had any local professionals playing in yesterday's final round, but Jean Van de Velde was the next best thing.

The charismatic Frenchman, best known for his final hole meltdown at the 1999 Open Championship when he had the tournament all but won, spends the majority of his free time in the city with his fiancee and two Hong Kong-born sons.

24 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Liang holds his nerve to retain narrow lead

China's Liang Wenchong held on to a one-stroke lead after firing his second straight 71 in the third round at the Hero Honda Indian Open yesterday.

Liang, who was last year's Asian Tour's Order of Merit winner, produced a 14-under-par 202 total for a narrow advantage over Australia's Adam Blyth who nailed a 66 at the Delhi Golf Club.

12 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Thidapa eases to HK Ladies crown

Thailand's Thidapa Suwannapura overcame a shaky start to cruise to victory at the Helene et Henri Hong Kong Ladies Amateur Open Championship yesterday. Thidapa (pictured), 15, who held a six-stroke lead heading into the final round, bogeyed the first three holes at Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.

27 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Spectacular birdie blitz from Thailand's Thongchai falls just short of play-off drama

A spectacular finish by Thongchai Jaidee almost put the Thai in a play-off yesterday. Thongchai birdied six of the last seven holes and sat at 14 under, along with KJ Choi, as the drama unfolded on the 18th green.

But Miguel Angel Jimenez's three-foot bogey putt to win quickly extinguished any flicker of play-off hopes.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Els draws upon a record round to guide him in Asian Open

World number five Ernie Els rolled into Shanghai for the BMW Asian Open yesterday with happy memories of his record-breaking triumph two years ago.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Mak sisters keep HK flag flying in Faldo series final

Fifteen-year-old Ginger Mak Jun-wi fired a final round five-over-par 77 at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final at Mission Hills Golf Club yesterday to end the tournament as Hong Kong's best placed player.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

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