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Andy Sullivan Wins Joburg Open for 2nd Title This Year

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:46 Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:36

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Andy Sullivan won his second European Tour title in South Africa in just over a month after closing with a 6-under 66 for a 17-under total and a two-shot victory at the Joburg Open.

Sullivan’s second European win came in the same city as his first after he won the South African Open in Johannesburg in January.

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Top-Ranked Lydia Ko Wins New Zealand Women’s Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:34 Sunday, 01 March 2015 15:51

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women’s Open for her second straight victory.

The 17-year-old New Zealander, the Women’s Australian Open winner last week for her sixth LPGA Tour title, closed with a 1-under 70 at Clearwater for a four-stroke victory.

“I really wanted to win in front of such great crowds,” Ko said. “This is probably the biggest crowd I’ve seen. It’s always cool winning on home ground. We were walking up 16 and (playing partner Giulia Sergas) said ‘They like you.’ I said, ‘Well, it’s home.’”

She has 10 worldwide victories in professional events, also winning at Clearwater as an amateur in 2013.

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Conners Receives Exemption Into Puerto Rico Open

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 07:42 Friday, 27 February 2015 07:38

Corey ConnersTeam Canada’s Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. has received a sponsors exemption into the Puerto Rico Open.

The tournament, a PGA Tour event, will be played March 5-8 at Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, opposite the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral.

“I am so pleased to have been given this opportunity in Puerto Rico,” said Conners. He will use this event as a tune-up for the Masters.

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Fifth Annual Els for Autism Golf Challenge Kicks Off

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 07:25 Friday, 27 February 2015 07:13

Els for Autism Golf ChallengeJUPITER, Florida — Els for Autism announced that registration is now open for the fifth annual Els for Autism Golf Challenge; the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history. The Golf Challenge, spearheaded by four-time Major winner and World of Golf Hall of Fame member, Ernie Els, is an international, season long event series that takes place between May-October at over 20 of North America’s finest golf courses and culminates in a series finale in Las Vegas on November 13 and 14.

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Capital City Club to Host 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 06:39 Friday, 27 February 2015 06:28

Capital City ClubFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association announced that the Capital City Club, in Atlanta, Ga., will be the host site for the 2017 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. This will be the first USGA championship contested at the Capital City Club. The dates of the championship are October 7-12.

“The USGA is thrilled to bring the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to the Capital City Club for the first time,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “The club has hosted many significant amateur events, including Bob Jones’ Georgia State Amateur victory as a teenager. Amateur golf is central to the USGA’s mission and the Capital City Club will be an excellent host for both the players and championship.”

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