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August 2003

ASIA PACIFICíS PREMIER GOLF EVENT RETURNS TO BANGKOK IN 2004
Friday, August 29, 2003
The JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC, Asia Pacificís most prestigious and richest golf event, will return to the Alpine Golf and Sports Club, Pathumthani, Bangkok on January 29 to February 1, 2004........ Full Story

CLARIFICATION FROM WORLD SPORT GROUP REGARDING THE ASIAN PGA'S TERMINATION OF ITS COMMERCIAL RIGHTS AGREEMENTS WITH ASIAN PGA TOUR LTD
Thursday, August 28, 2003
In response to recent press articles and requests for information, World Sport Group (WSG) through Seamus O'Brien and Tony Morgan, as shareholders and directors of both WSG and Asian PGA Tour Ltd (ATL), have issued the following.........
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Moodie surprise pick for Solheim Cup
Monday, August 25, 2003
Scotland's Janice Moodie was the surprise selection when Europe's Solheim Cup captain Catrin Nilsmark named her five wild cards for next month's match against America in Sweden.................
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Waugh wins in Wales
Monday, August 25, 2003
Australia's Shani Waugh holed a 50-foot putt at the 18th to clinch her second European Tour victory by two shots from Becky Brewerton in the Wales WPGA Championship of Europe at Royal Porthcawl................. Full Story

Sheehan announces US Team
Monday, August 25, 2003
US Solheim Cup captain Patty Sheehan announced her team of 12 players to face Europe in the eight edition of The Solheim Cup, to be played at Barseback G&CC near MalmŲ in Sweden from September 12-14...........
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Gallacher becomes Tour Life Member
Friday, August 22, 2003
Bernard Gallacher, who played in eight Ryder Cups between 1969 and 1983 and Captained Europe on three occasions, in 1991, 1993 and 1995, has been accorded Honorary Life Membership of The European Tour......... Full Story

Kevin Na's diary from the NEC Invitational, Round 1
Friday, August 22, 2003
(Reproduced courtesy of the Asian PGA Tour) Korea's Kevin Na enjoyed an andrenaline rush in his first round of one-over-par 71 at the NEC Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Ohio, United States. Playing alongside Sergio Garcia, who fired a 64 for a share of the lead, Na noted that his game is not far off from the world's best players......... Full Story

SUPER SOPHIE AIMING FOR HAT TRICK IN WALES
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Sweden's Sophie Gustafson arrived at Royal Porthcawl GC in South Wales aiming for her third victory in a row and fourth of the year at the Wales WPGA Championship of Europe, where the best players on the Ladies European Tour will be vying for their share of the £400,000 prizefund, starting on Friday........ Full Story

PGA Europro Tour : Wells and Clarson share lead
Thursday, August 21, 2003
The Bristol & London Open got underway on Wednesday 20th August at The Players Club near Bristol. Two players share the lead after the first round, with John Wells (Beverley & ER) setting the standard with an impressive five under par score of 67. This was then matched by Richard Clarson (St Thomasí Priory), with both players carding six birdies and just one bogey each........ Full Story

Exciting day for Asian star at Firestone
Thursday, August 21, 2003
It was an exciting Wednesday for Asian PGA's Kevin Na at the NEC Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Ohio, United States. He was interviewed by The Golf Channel and chatted with Tiger Woods at the practice range where the world number one signed an autograph for him...... Full Story

VENUES & DATES FOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP INTERNATIONAL FINAL QUALIFYING
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has announced venues and dates for International Final Qualifying (IFQ) which will be introduced for the 2004 Open Championship to be played at Royal Troon Golf Club from 15th to 18th July...... Full Story

SUPER SOPHIE SNATCHES SECOND IRISH VICTORY
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Sweden's Sophie Gustafson rarely provides a dull moment in her golf and in winning the £22,500 first prize at the BT Ladies Open at Warrenpoint GC, the Swede produced one of the most dramatic finishes of the year.................. Full Story

NICHOLAS MINDFUL OF VICTORY
Saturday, August 16, 2003
England's Alison Nicholas denied that she has victory on her mind as she shares the lead going into Sunday's final round of the £150,000 BT Ladies Open at Warrenpoint GC in County Down....... Full Story

NIGHTMARE NINE FLOORS JASON
Saturday, August 16, 2003
A disastrous quintuple bogey at the 14th hole robbed Jason McCreadie of a wire-to-wire victory in the Glenmuir British Club Professional Championship at St Andrews Bay Resort, allowing playing partner, Gordon Law (Uphall, West Lothian), to seize the initiative for the biggest win of a 20-year career........ Full Story

SOPHIE AIMING FOR IRISH DOUBLE
Friday, August 15, 2003
Sweden's Sophie Gustafson arrives hotfoot from her victory at last week's HP Open aiming for an Irish double at this week's £150,000 BT Ladies Open, which starts today....... Full Story

NEW TERRITORY FOR JASON
Friday, August 15, 2003
Jason McCreadie has never experienced what it's like to be leading a 72-hole tournament, but the 33-year-old from Buchanan Castle in Drymen, Stirlingshire, certainly exuded quiet confidence after carding a three-under 69...... Full Story

NICK DOUGHERTY PREDICTS WEETABIX JUNIOR GOLFERS CAN RISE TO GREATNESS
Friday, August 15, 2003
Nick Dougherty will be cheering on the countryís most talented junior golfers next week as they compete to become 2003 Age Group Champions of Great Britain and Ireland......... Full Story

JASON HANGS ON TO LEAD
Friday, August 15, 2003
A distinct wobble that could have proved unnerving for overnight leader, Jason McCreadie, was partially remedied by a birdie at the final hole, which leaves the 33-year-old Scot still well clear of the field in the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship.......... Full Story

SOPHIE SNAPS UP HP OPEN
Sunday, August 10, 2003
Sweden's Sophie Gustafson made it three wins in her last five tournaments in Europe.... And other news from the Ladies European Tour................. Full Story

SOPHIE ON FIRE IN DROTTNINGHOLM
Sunday, August 10, 2003
Sweden's Sophie Gustafson gave the large crowds at Drottningholm plenty to cheer about after firing an error free nine under par 63, smashing the course record to lead on 15 under par after three rounds at the HP Open in Stockholm........ Full Story

SILVIA'S DAY IN SILVIA'S BACK GARDEN
Friday, August 8, 2003
Silvia Cavalleri may not have been the obvious choice of leader after two rounds at the £325,000 HP Open......... Full Story

PGA Europro Tour: Streeter wins in Playoff
Friday, August 8, 2003
Paul Streeter (Belton Woods) became the champion of the Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Trophy after winning a playoff with his playing partner in the final day, Scotlandís Graham Rankin (Drumpelllier)....... Full Story

CARRIEDO BACK ON TOP IN EUROPE
Friday, August 8, 2003
Spain's Raquel Carriedo marked her return to the Ladies European Tour with a faultless six under par 66 to lead after the first round of the £325,000 HP Open at Drottningholm GC in Stockholm......... Full Story

PGA Europro Tour: The Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Trophy
Friday, August 8, 2003
The second day of the Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Trophy saw some outstanding play at Marriott Worsley Park, as was shown by the low scoring in spite of the difficulty of the course...... Full Story

PGA Europro Tour: The Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Trophy
Thursday, August 7, 2003
The first round of the Commercial Vehicle Direct Insurance Trophy got underway at Marriott Worsley Park, with players treated to glorious sunshine and a course in superb condition. Three players share the lead after the first round........ Full Story

LONGMUIR SEALS WIN WITH CLOSING BIRDIE
Monday, August 4, 2003
Anglo-Scot Bill Longmuir became the youngest two-time winner on the European Seniors Tour when he added the De Vere PGA Seniors Championship to last month's Wales Senior Open title........ Full Story

MEUNIER-LEBOUC HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS FOR SUNDAY
Saturday, August 2, 2003
Patricia Meunier Lebouc from France stands on the verge of winning her second major championship of the season as she takes a one shot lead into the final round of the £1.05million Weetabix Women's British Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC near Blackpool......... Full Story

BOWIE HAS GROUND CONTROL AT LYTHAM
Friday, August 1, 2003
Heather Bowie from the USA fired a six under par 66 to take the lead after the second round of the £1.05million Weetabix Women's British Open after a glut of low scoring on a benign day at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC near Blackpool........ Full Story

WEBB, SORENSTAM AND PAK IN THE FRAY AT LYTHAM
Friday, August 1, 2003
With the best players in the world assembled at Royal Lytham and St Annes GC, there were few shocks after the first day of the £1.05million Weetabix Women's British Open as three former world number one players rose into contention for this years final major championship...... Full Story

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