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Woods leads by a shot at Australian Ladies Masters

Cheyenne Woods will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Australian Ladies Masters after shooting a 2-under 71 on Saturday to stay on track for her first professional victory.

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Aiken, Walters share Joburg Open lead

Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters moved into a tie for the lead at 17 under at the Joburg Open on Saturday as overnight pace-setters Edoardo Molinari and David Horsey lost ground.

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Molinari, Lee share Joburg lead

Edoardo Molinari and Craig Lee share the halfway lead at the Joburg Open on 11-under par, while David Horsey charged into contention with a 63 to sit a shot off the lead on Friday.

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Woods, Bregman lead Aussie Ladies Masters; Webb DQ'd

Eight-time winner and defending champion Karrie Webb was disqualified from the Australian Ladies Masters on Friday for signing an incorrect scorecard after the second round. Meanwhile, American Cheyenne Woods shares the lead.

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Molinari in 4-way tie for lead at Joburg Open

Edoardo Molinari is in a four-way tie with Alastair Forsyth, Craig Lee and Justin Walters after the first-round of the European Tour's Joburg Open with his 7-under-par 64 on Thursday.

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Korda, Burnett lead Ladies Australian Masters

American Jessica Korda sustained her strong early-season form to share the lead with compatriot Katie Burnett after Thursday's first round of the Ladies Australian Masters.

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American Anya Alvarez leads NZ Women's Open

American Anya Alvarez had six birdies in an unblemished 66 to take a two-stroke lead after Saturday's second round of the New Zealand Women's Open, resisting a late charge from world No. 4 Lydia Ko.

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Tate, Bae share 1-shot lead at NZ Women's Open

New Zealand's Stacey Tate stole the limelight from her illustrious compatriot Lydia Ko by shooting a 4-under 68 to share the lead with South Korea's Seon Woo Bae after after Friday's opening round of the New Zealand Women's Open.

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Cabrera-Bello, Webster tie for 1-shot Qatar lead

Rafa Cabrera-Bello of Spain squandered a two-shot lead in finishing tied with Steve Webster of England on top of the leaderboard heading to the final round of the Qatar Masters on Friday.

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Couples, Langer tied for lead in Hawaii

Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples broke away with birdies on the 17th to top the leaderboard going into Sunday's final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

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Mediate leads Champions Tour opener in Hawaii

Rocco Mediate fought off a left hip problem to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

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Jacquelin leads ahead of Oosthuizen in Durban

Raphael Jacquelin shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 in extremely windy conditions on South Africa's east coast to take the first-round lead at the Volvo Golf Champions on Thursday.

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Scott to skip Match Play, West Coast Swing

Masters champion Adam Scott is taking a six-week break after Hawaii, meaning he will skip the Match Play Championship.

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Kuchar, English win Shootout in record fashion

Matt Kuchar and Harris English set a tournament course record by finishing at 34 under at the Franklin Templeton Shootout on Sunday.

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S. Africa's Van der Walt wins Mandela Championship

Dawie van der Walt shot a 4-under 66 Saturday to win the Nelson Mandela Championship by two shots, giving the tournament a South African victory in a week when the country bids farewell to its former president.

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Sergio Garcia goes 4 shots clear in Thailand

Sergio Garcia finished with back-to-back birdies to shoot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday and seize a four-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

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Perry, O'Hair share lead at FT Shootout

Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternate-shot play Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout.

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2 players shoot 59s in Durban, with preferred lies

Jorge Campillo of Spain and Colin Nel of South Africa both reached what is seen as golf's magic number. But their 59s come with asterisks because of the preferred lies, and the Mount Edgecombe course was reduced by one stroke to a par 70.

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Rain pushes Round 1 into Friday at Nelson Mandela

Players will need a third day to complete the first round at the Nelson Mandela Championship after rain again disrupted the European Tour event's schedule.

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Brooks leads as rain disrupts play at Nelson Mandela

England's Daniel Brooks shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead in the Nelson Mandela Championship on Wednesday after heavy rain disrupted the first round.

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Bjorn rallies with 2 eagles for 65, wins Sun City

Thomas Bjorn had two eagles in his last nine holes, one brilliant and one a bit lucky, to overtake overnight leader Jamie Donaldson and win the 2013 Nedbank Golf Challenge.

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Ko's first win as pro comes in Taiwan

By three shots over So Yeon Ryu, teenager Lydia Ko snares her first win as a professional -- though not her first pro tourney win -- at the Swinging Skirts World Ladies Masters.

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Phatlum edges Lewis to win Dubai Ladies Masters

Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum rallied to win the Dubai Ladies Masters on Saturday, hitting a 54-degree wedge to 2 feet on the par-5 final hole for a birdie and a one-stroke victory over American Stacy Lewis.

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Donaldson keeps 3-shot lead at Nedbank Challenge

Jamie Donaldson of Wales held onto his three-shot lead through the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City.

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Manley takes third-round lead in Hong Kong

Stuart Manley of Wales put himself in position for a first European Tour title by shooting a 4-under 66 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round at the Hong Kong Open.

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Green continues to lead at LPGA Q-School

Jaye Marie Green pushed her lead to seven strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament and Mi Rim Lee jumped to second with a course-record round.

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Lewis builds lead at Dubai Ladies Masters

Stacy Lewis increased her lead to two strokes in the Dubai Ladies Masters, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round Friday.

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Kruger honors Mandela, takes lead in Hong Kong

Jbe Kruger of South Africa paid tribute to Nelson Mandela after taking a one-shot lead at the Hong Kong Open on Friday.

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Green increases lead at LPGA Q-School

Jaye Marie Green shot a 4-under 68 on Thursday to increase her lead to five strokes after the second round of LPGA Q-School.

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Lightning suspends Sun City play as Donald leads

Luke Donald's rapid start at the Nedbank Golf Challenge was halted by lightning Thursday, leaving the former World No. 1 leading by two shots at 5 under through 11 holes.

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Higgins leads Hong Kong Open by 1 shot

David Higgins shot a 6-under 64 Thursday to lead the Hong Kong Open by one shot after the first round.

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Donald leads, lightning halts play in Sun City

Lightning halted the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge and Luke Donald's rapid start at the 30-man invitational on Thursday.

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For Ernie Els, golf now losing out to family

Ernie Els is considering cutting his golf schedule even more to spend time with his family, saying life on the road after 25 seasons as a pro is getting "tougher and tougher."

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Charl Schwartzel defends title at Alfred Dunhill

Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a four-shot victory and his first European Tour victory in a year.

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Schwartzel, Madsen share Alfred Dunhill lead

Charl Schwartzel and Morten Orum Madsen share the lead after two rounds at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship.

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Scott hot at Australian Open with 1st-round 62

Adam Scott birdied his first six holes en route to a course-record 10-under 62 at Royal Sydney on Thursday to take a three-stroke lead after the first round of the Australian Open.

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Madsen leads at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Morten Orum Madsen leads the Alfred Dunhill Championship after shooting a 7-under 65 in the opening round at Leopard Creek.

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Denmark's Madsen wins first European Tour title

Morten Orum Madsen of Denmark won his first European Tour title Sunday as Charl Schwartzel struggled in the final round of the season-opening South African Open.

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Luke Donald defends title at Dunlop Phoenix

Luke Donald shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to defend his title at the Dunlop Phoenix and earn his first victory of the year.

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Kisner takes 2-shot lead at Pebble Beach

Kevin Kisner shot a bogey-free 64 at Spyglass Hill and rallied for a two-shot lead over Jason Kokrak after three rounds of the Pebble Beach Invitational on Saturday.

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Schwartzel takes 1-shot lead at South African Open

Charl Schwartzel shot a 3-under 69 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open, the season-opening event on the European Tour.

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Caddie Williams to reduce schedule after 2014

Adam Scott's caddie Steve Williams plans to cut down on his schedule after next year, slowly putting to an end a 35-year career carrying the golf bags of Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and most successfully, Tiger Woods.

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Day cards 66 to take lead at World Cup

Australian Jason Day shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.

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Bjorn holds 2nd-round lead at World Cup

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark maintained his patience around a tricky Royal Melbourne on Friday to shoot a 3-under 68 and take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the World Cup.

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Hoffmann's 65 leads way at Pebble Beach

Morgan Hoffmann had a one-stroke lead on fellow PGA Tour players Chesson Hadley, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Brown and defending champion Tommy Gainey.

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Streelman, Bjorn tied for lead at World Cup

Kevin Streelman birdied five of the first six holes on the back nine before bogeying two of the final three to share the first-round lead at golf's World Cup with Thomas Bjorn at 5 under.

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NGA Tour partners with Great Lakes Tour

The NGA Tour said the Ontario-based Great Lakes Tour will be rebranded and offer points leaders status on the NGA Tour Pro Series.

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4 share lead at Champions Tour Q-School

Wes Short, Jr., Jeff Freeman, Doug Garwood and Bill Glasson all carded 7-under 64s to share the first-round lead at the Champions Tour national qualifying tournament at TPC Scottsdale.

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Thompson wins Lorena Ochoa Invitational

Lexi Thompson won the Lorena Ochoa Invitational on Sunday for her second victory in her last four starts, birdieing the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

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Day says family members died in typhoon

Jason Day's mother tells an Australian newspaper that eight of the Australian golfer's relatives died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, including his grandmother.