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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 177
GOMEZ GUNS DOWN SNEDS SEVEN consecutive birdies, a big birdie putt and another winning birdie on the second playoff hole propelled Fabian Gomez to his second PGA Tour title at the Sony Open in Hawaii. The 37-year-old from Argentina fired a final-round 62 at the second of two Tour stops in Hawaii to charge from four strokes behind overnight and into a tie with joint overnight leader Brandt Snedeker at 20-under. Gomez then two- putted for birdie at the second extra hole to seal the title. MORE> ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ HAPPY HUNTING AT HOME SOUTH Africa is making a habit of churning out young superstar golfers and Haydn Porteous can add his name to the list. The 21-year-old beat countryman Zander Lombard – who was a leaderboard fixture at the Australian PGA Championship last month – by two at the Joburg Open for his maiden European Tour title. Porteous’ breakthrough comes a week after another young South African, Brandon Stone, won their national title. MORE> ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ EUROPE TAKES EURASIA CUP EUROPE warmed up for its latest defence of the Ryder Cup with a thumping victory over Asia at the second staging of the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia. After a 10-all tie at the first staging two years ago, Darren Clarke’s men earned 181⁄2 of the 24 points on offer to hand out a lesson to the fledgling Asian side – and sound an ominous warning for Davis Love III’s squad in Minnesota this September. MORE> ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ TEEN PUNCHES MASTERS TICKET THIS year’s Masters field will have its second-youngest player ever and its first from Central America after 16-year-old Paul Chaplet from Costa Rica won the Latin America Amateur Championship by a stroke at Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. MORE> ____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _ AMATEUR TITLES HEAD OS THE fields for the Australian Amateur Championship have become more cosmopolitan in recent years and the two new champions reflect that international flavour. Scotland’s Connor Syme and Korea’s Min-ji Park played stunning golf today to win their respective Australian Amateur Championships. Syme is the third foreigner in the past five years to take the men’s crown, while Park is the first foreigner since Lydia Ko four years ago to clinch the women’s title. MORE> TRAPS AROUND the
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