GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Henrik Stenson rolled in six straight birdies around the turn in his 8-under 62 in the second round of the Scandinavian Invitation, leaving the Swede two strokes off the...
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (AP) — Wade Ormsby holed a 4-iron from 196 yards for eagle on his way to shooting a bogey-free, 8-under 62 at the Scandinavian Invitation, giving him the first-round lead in the...
DONEGAL, Ireland (AP) — South African golfer Erik van Rooyen left behind his overnight co-leaders to grab a commanding four-shot lead going into the final day of the Irish Open on Saturday.
Van Rooyen began the third round in a three-way tie for the lead, but stormed to the turn in just 29 shots on his way to a superb 6-under-par 66 to finish 14 under.
He's four shots ahead of Joakim Lagergren of Sweden (69) and Ryan Fox of New Zealand (70).
DONEGAL, Ireland (AP) — Ryan Fox of New Zealand, Matthieu Pavon of France and Dutch golfer Erik van Rooyen shared the lead after the second round of the Irish Open on Friday, while Danny Willett's return to form catapulted him into contention at Ballyliffin Golf and Country Club.
Willett reached a career-high ranking of ninth after claiming his first major title at the 2016 U.S. Masters, but slumped to 442nd after missing his ninth cut in 12 events at last week's French Open.
SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — Joakim Lagergren of Sweden won his first European Tour title with a dramatic playoff victory over Mike Lorenzo-Vera at the Sicilian Open on Sunday.
Lagergren birdied the first extra hole at Verdura Golf Club after he and overnight leader Lorenzo-Vera had finished tied on 16 under par.
SCIACCA, Sicily (AP) — Mike Lorenzo-Vera of France hit a stunning 8-under-par 63 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Sicilian Open on Saturday.
Lorenzo-Vera fired an impressive 64 in high winds on Friday and he went one better, hitting eight birdies — including three in a row — to reach 15 under and put himself in pole position for a first European Tour title.
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Bradley Dredge reeled off three birdies in his last five holes to share the lead with Alvaro Quiros after the opening round of the European Tour's Trophee Hassan II event Thursday.
Quiros finished with two straight birdies as the big-hitting Spaniard joined Welshman Dredge on 5-under-par 67.
HONG KONG (AP) — S.S.P. Chawrasia extended his lead at the Hong Kong Open to two strokes Friday after a 4-under 66 in the second round.
Chawrasia, who had led by one at the Hong Kong Golf Club, is at 9-under 131 overall and took as much as a five-stroke lead at one point.
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Paul Dunne picked up where he left off at Newcastle-upon-Tyne as he led the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with Nicolas Colsaerts after the first round on Thursday.
Four days after winning the British Masters, Dunne shot a 5-under-par 67 in the three-course event on the Old Course. Colsaerts' 67, which represented a strong recovery after a triple-bogey 7 at the third, came at Kingsbarns.
SPIJK, Netherlands (AP) — Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand birdied his last hole to card 5-under-par 66 and take the lead after the third round of the KLM Open on Saturday.
Kiradech birdied four of his first eight holes and went around in regulation pars until his final-hole birdie. His 14-under total gave him a one-shot lead over Romain Wattel of France, who posted a 7-under 64 to move to 13 under.
MUNICH (AP) — Sergio Garcia carded a 5-under 67 to join Richard Bland in a share of the lead in the third round of the BMW International Open, one stroke ahead of former joint leader Joakim Lagergren on Saturday.
Garcia, playing his first event in Europe since his Masters win, and Bland of England settled at 13 under overall going into Sunday's final round on Munich's Eichenried course.
MUNICH (AP) — Joakim Lagergren and Joel Stalter took the lead at the BMW International Open at 9 under at the midway point Friday, one stroke ahead of former champions Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.
Lagergren (66) had eight birdies and two bogeys for a 6 under in the second round. Stalter (68) soon joined him for a share of the lead. Both are bidding for their first European Tour title.
"Playing really, really good, especially from tee-to-green," Lagergren said. "So I'm happy with that."
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — South Korea's Jeunghun Wang rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the Qatar Masters after a three-way playoff on Sunday, clinching his third title on the European Tour.
The 21-year-old Wang, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, shot a 1-under 71 and was joined in the playoff by South Africa's Jaco van Zyl (68) and Sweden's Joakim Lagergren (66). The trio finished on a 16-under 272 total.
ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — Thorbjorn Olesen shot a course-record 62 to take a commanding six-shot lead after the second round of the Turkish Airlines Open on Friday.
Adrian Otaegui had earlier shot a 63, but Olesen went one better to enter the weekend at 15-under 127 and open up the largest 36-hole lead of the European Tour season.
Otaegui and Thongchai Jaidee (66) were tied at 9-under, one stroke ahead of Joakim Lagergren (64), David Horsey (67), Matteo Manassero (68) and Li Haotong (68).
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Sweden's Alex Noren matched the course record with an 8-under 64 at Carnoustie to take the first-round lead in the Dunhill Links Championship.
The 34-year-old Noren had eight birdies in a bogey-free round. He won the Scottish Open in July and the European Masters in Switzerland last month,
England's Ross Fisher was second after a 65 at Kingsbarns. Sweden's Joakim Lagergren and England's Matt Ford shot 66. Lagergren played Carnoustie, and Ford Kingsbarns.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Alex Noren of Sweden was leading the Dunhill Links Championship after carding 64 at Carnoustie to equal the course record on Thursday.
The 34-year-old Noren, who won the Scottish Open in July and the European Masters last month, fired eight birdies to finish at eight-under-par.
The tournament is split between three courses, with players alternating between St. Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie.
FARSOE, Denmark (AP) — Bradley Dredge hit five birdies in the front nine and finished with a 5-under 66 Friday as he surged to a three-shot lead amid windy conditions at the Made In Denmark tournament.
The Welshman, runner-up in 2014, bogeyed the 13th before finishing the second round with a birdie and four pars.
That left Dredge at 13 under, three clear of Sweden's Joakim Lagergren, who shot a 70 as the wind picked up at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort.
FARSO, Denmark (AP) — Tom Lewis flirted with the first 59 in European Tour history Thursday. He had to settle for a 9-under 62 and a three-way tie at the Made In Denmark tournament.
Lewis made three bogeys over his last five holes at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort and shared the lead with Thomas Pieters and Joakim Lagergren.