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Archive for: June, 2019

  It took 55 holes, but Daniela Iacobelli (Melbourne, Florida) captured her third career Symetra Tour victory at the ninth annual Island Resort Championship with a birdie in the first frame of a sudden-death playoff against Cindy Ha (Demarest, New Jersey). Each of Iacobelli’s three wins have come after she missed the cut the week prior. “It feels good, there are a lot of memories here and this will just add to the list,” said Iacobelli, who also captured the 2012 Symetra ...

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    With The 148th Open at Royal Portrush set to shine a global spotlight on Northern Ireland like never before, Tourism NI unveiled a fitting and fun tribute to our own golfing legends. In a specially commissioned visual, the iconic cliffs of Fairhead in County Antrim have been digitally transformed into an eye-catching sculpture featuring the images of local golfing greats, past and present. Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, who will all now be competing in ...

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CHASKA, MN – JUNE 23: 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Champion, Hannah Green of Australia poses with the KPMG trophy after winning the 65th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship held at Hazeltine National Golf Club on June 23, 2019 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America)   Australia’s Hannah Green made a 5-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to stave off defending champion Sung Hyun Park and win the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday at ...

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Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) denied Paula Grant (Lisburn) a third Irish Women’s Close Championship in the as she fought back from two down with two holes to play to win on the first extra tie hole.   Caption: Jessica Ross (Clandeboye), Annabel Wilson (Lurgan) and Emma Fleming (Elm Park) | Pat Cashman   Wilson, 18, has two Irish Girls’ Close titles to her name but a Women’s Championship is the icing on the cake. ‘It hasn’t hit me,’ she said on ...

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PATTAYA, THAILAND – June 23, 2019: Thai amateur star Atthaya Thitikul has won the Ladies European Thailand Championship for the second time in three years. The 16-year-old finished with a five-under-par 67 on a weather-interrupted final day to win by five shots from Esther Henseleit. Thitikul’s triumph at Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club two years ago aged 14 years, four months and three days made her the youngest known winner of a professional golf tournament. She backed ...

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  The 21-year-old defeated Amelia Garvey by one hole in the 18-hole final over the renowned links on the east coast of Northern Ireland. Cornwall’s Toy, ranked 450th on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™, ended Garvey’s hopes of becoming the first New Zealander since 1986 to claim the trophy. In her morning semi-final, Toy also shone to defeat Linn Grant from Sweden, ranked 25th in the world. The 2017 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament winner also gained exemptions into ...

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    Germany’s Esther Henseleit clinched the Skafto Open title for her maiden professional victory, on the LET Access Series, after an exceptional five-under-par round of 64 on the Swedish course. The 20-year-old from Hamburg finished the tournament on 11-under-par, one shot clear of Sweden’s Lynn Carlsson who made a late charge for the crown on the island of Skafto. The German was in the final group with England’s Charlotte Leathem and experienced Swede Linda Wessberg; the trio ...

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  Adam Hadwin and Graeme McDowell have secured their places in The 148th Open after qualifying at the RBC Canadian Open. The RBC Canadian Open was played at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club and was the sixth event in The Open Qualifying Series, which gives golfers around the world opportunities to book their place at Royal Portrush from 14-21 July 2019. It was the first time that the PGA TOUR event has featured in the Series and ...

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  Caption: Member of R.C. D. L. and Lisburn Golf Club Paula Grant – Image by Golffile The116th Women’s Amateur Championship Royal County Down Golf Club.  Contested by 144 competitors from 26 countries, including numerous players ranked in the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), the Women’s Amateur Champion will be crowned following 36-holes of stroke play qualifying and five rounds of matchplay. Of the 33 players representing the Home Nations, seven are from Ireland; Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe), ...

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For the sixth time, the Algarve in southern Portugal has won the award for ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ at the 2019 World Travel Awards.  It is a world first as no other destination has won it so many times.  The award was announced at a Gala Ceremony on 8th June 2019 in Madeira, Portugal. Accepting the award João Fernandes, President of Algarve Tourism Bureau said: “We are delighted to win the award for the sixth time, ...

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