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#Stenson leads first wave of star names set for#Nedbank Golf Challenge

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#Stenson leads first wave of star names set for#Nedbank Golf Challenge
Open champion Henrik Stenson, the world’s fifth ranked player, will bring his Major-winning presence to the star-studded cast of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in the penultimate event of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
The Swede will be joined at the Gary Player Country Club in South Africa’s magnificent Sun City resort by defending champion Marc Leishman, who forced Stenson into second place last year with an inspired performance as he raced to a six-shot victory.
Now part of the Race to Dubai’s Final Series, the Nedbank Golf Challenge will welcome 72 of the world’s best players to contest a US$7 million prize fund as the battle to be crowned the European Tour’s number one player nears its climax.
Among those 72 will be South Africa’s highest ranked trio of Branden Grace (13th), former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen (20th) and former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel (25th), as well as George Coe…

Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM Open with a course-record equalling 63

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Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM Open with a course-record equalling 63
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Luiten crowned King at of Holland at KLM OpenTournament: KLM Open
Venue: The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands
Prize fund: €1,800,000
Hashtag: #KLMOpen
Round four report
Home hero Joost Luiten fired a brilliant course-record equalling 63 to make history and win his second KLM Open at The Dutch.
Enormous galleries had been following the 30 year old all week in Spijk, and he gave them the result they so desperately craved with a scintillating display of iron play and long-range putting to hold off the challenge of Bernd Wiesberger.
The pair went blow for blow for large parts of Sunday afternoon but three birdies in his final five holes helped Luiten to a 19 under total and a three-shot victory over the Austrian.
The triumph makes Luiten the first Dutch player to win his national Open twice since it joined the European Tour in 1972 - following his win in 2013 - and makes him a five-time winner on Tour.
It is his first wi…

Amateur dramatics put Caron in contention at KLM Open

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
Amateur dramatics put Caron in contention at KLM Open
Tournament: KLM Open Venue: The Dutch, Spijk, Netherlands Prize fund: €1,800,000 Hashtag: #KLMOpen
Round one report
Dutch amateur Rowin Caron grabbed the headlines on day one of the KLM Open after a brilliant opening round of five under par 66 saw the 23 year old move into a tie for second place, just one stroke behind Englishman Ben Evans.

Caron, who is in his final year at Florida State University, produced a fine first round performance at the tournament’s new home, The Dutch, as he joined a seven-strong group of players sitting just one stroke behind Evans.
Caron is in exalted company, with former Ryder Cup player Peter Hanson joined by European Tour winners Ben An and Bernd Wiesberger, as well as Chris Hanson, Mikko Korhonen and Joakim Lagergren on five under.
Evans is looking to avoid a repeat of last season when he had to wait until the last event of the season – the UBS Hong Open – to retain his pla…