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Ilonen Triumphs at London Golf Club

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 00:15 Monday, 20 October 2014 00:10

Mikko IlonenMikko Ilonen became the first Finnish player to win the Volvo World Match Play Championship after a hard-fought victory over Number One seed Henrik Stenson at London Golf Club.

Ilonen carded four birdies and no bogeys despite the windy conditions to win 3 and 1 and secure the first prize of 650,000 euros, almost double his previous biggest payday from winning the Irish Open in June.

He said: “I see Henrik as one of the world’s top players obviously but I see him as my friend.

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Haas Holds Off Triplett, Durant to Capture Greater Hickory Kia Classic

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2014 02:34 Monday, 20 October 2014 00:03

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CONOVER, North Carolina (AP) — Jay Haas became the 18th player to win a Champions Tour at 60 or older, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-stroke victory in the Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn.

The 60-year-old former Wake Forest player now has 17 victories on the Champions Tour after winning nine times on the PGA TOUR. He also won this event in 2005 and 2009.

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Camosun’s Jarred Callbeck Wins Canadian College Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 22:57 Sunday, 19 October 2014 22:52

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Bad weather forced the cancellation of the third and final round of the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships at the Club de Golf Lorette in Quebec on Friday morning.

That meant the leaders after the second round were declared champions and Camosun Chargers student Jarred Callbeck won the men’s title. Callbeck shot a (-2) round of 70 in his second round Thursday to beat Hugo Bernard of Andre-Laurendeau by one stroke. Grant Maskiewich from Camosun finished in a tie for fourth.

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Randhawa Takes 1-Stroke Lead at Hong Kong Open

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:42 Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:08

Jyoti Randhawa

Canadian Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Jyoti Randhawa shot a 6-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Hong Kong Open.

Angelo Que (65) was in second place, one ahead of group of nine others at 66 that included four-time major champion Ernie Els.

Els, who turns 45 on the 17th, was playing in his first tournament during a month-long Asian swing which will also take him to Macau and China.

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McDowell Loses in Match Play, Stenson Rallies

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:42 Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:02

Graeme McDowell

Canadian Press

ASH, England (Bernie McGuire/AP) — Defending champion Graeme McDowell's comeback fell short, while Henrik Stenson rallied from three holes down with success at the World Match Play Championship.

McDowell fell to Mikko Ilonen of Finland 2 and 1 in their second pool match at the London Club.

It was only McDowell's third defeat in 18 matches in the event.

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