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October 2002

Paul McKechnie New PGA Europro Tour Champion
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Parque da Floresta, Western Algarve, Portugal
Paul McKechnie (110 Sport) has become the PGA Europro Tour Champion with an amazing thirteen under par score of 200 after shooting rounds of 70,62 and 68.................. Full Story

Garcia and Faldo join Els in Johnnie Walker Classic
Monday, October 21, 2002
Diageo and IMG today announced that SERGIO GARCIA and NICK FALDO would be joining defending champion RETIEF GOOSEN and Open and World Matchplay Champion ERNIE ELS in one of the strongest fields ever assembled in Australia to contest the JOHNNIE WALKER CLASSIC, Asia Pacific's premier golf tournament.......................... Full Story

Readabet Online Survey
Monday, October 21, 2002
A survey conducted by online betting magazine, Readabet.com, has lifted the lid on the habits of the UK's growing band of cyber betters - uncovering some revealing truths about the large numbers of people who bet online....................... Full Story

Open Championship Ticket Prices
Monday, October 21, 2002
Ticket prices announced by the R&A for next year’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s give members of the general public attractive incentives to apply for tickets before the end of January................. Full Story

Matchroom Sport PGA Europro Tour Championship
Friday, October 18, 2002
Steven O'Hara (110 Sport) leads the PGA Europro Tour Championship after round two, having shot a second consecutive round of 65 to leave him twelve under par for the tournament..................
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Daily Telegraph publishes exclusive extracts of The Real Monty
Friday, October 18, 2002
On October 22, The Daily Telegraph begins a serialisation of The Real Monty, the autobiography of Colin Montgomerie, 2002 Ryder Cup hero and regular columnist in the newspaper’s separate sports supplement................. Full Story

Woosnam’s 30 years with Maxfli
Friday, October 18, 2002
Ian Woosnam ('Woosie' to his many fans worldwide) celebrated an impressive career landmark last night when his 30-year association with ball manufacturer Maxfli Golf was honoured at a champagne reception at Wentworth.........

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Faldo Eyes glory in Omega Hong Kong Open
Tuesday, October 15, 2002
Hong Kong, October 15: Six-time Major champion Nick Faldo will make a nostalgic return to Fanling for next month’s US$700,000 Omega Hong Kong Open................ Full Story

Prize money Boost for Johnnie Walker Classic
Monday, October 14, 2002
Tournament organiser IMG and title sponsor Johnnie Walker announced today that the 2003 Johnnie Walker Classic - the biggest golf tournament in the Asia-Pacific region - will offer record prize money of £1 million when the event returns to Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth for the second consecutive year February 13 - 16, 2003............ Full Story

Switzerland Win One Shot Victory
Monday, October 14, 2002
Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October 13: Switzerland’s Andre Bossert and Mark Chatelain claimed a thrilling one-stroke victory in the Davidoff Nations Cup to lead Myanmar and Singapore into the EMC World Cup after a dramatic final round today..................
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Marti Misses out as Eight Europeans Qualify for LPGA
Saturday, October 12, 2002
(Daytona Beach, October 11 2002) Eight members of the Evian Ladies European Tour earned exempt status for the LPGA Tour after the final round of qualifying school at the Legend's course at Daytona Beach in Florida.............
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Singapore join Myanmar and Switzerland in Lead
Saturday, October 12, 2002
Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October 12: Singaporean duo Mardan Mamat and Lam Chih Bing joined overnight leaders Myanmar and Switzerland in a three-way lead after the third round of the Davidoff Nations Cup, the World Cup qualifier,today..................
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Myanmar (Burma) & Switzerland share lead in Nations Cup
Friday, October 11, 2002
Johor Bahru, Malaysia, October 11: Unheralded Soe Kyaw Naing was the toast for Myanmar as he and Kyi Hla Han maintained their joint lead at the halfway stage of the Davidoff Nations Cup, the World Cup qualifier, after shooting a four-under-par 68 in the foursomes today.......

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Local Man Thompson Leads the Way
Friday, October 11, 2002
Matchroom Sport PGA Europro Tour - Event 18
The Dudsbury Golf Club, Ferndown, Dorset
Dudsbury man Lee Thompson showed the value of local knowledge as he shot a second solid round to take the lead on 135, alongside PGA Europro Tour regular Eamonn Brady (Louis Copeland). Full Story

Sergas takes over as Top European
Friday, October 11, 2002
Daytona Beach, October 10 2002 Giulia Sergas from Italy takes over the mantle as top European at the LPGA final qualifying school after a third round three under par 69 around the Legend's course at Daytona Beach in Florida...... Full Story

Monnet Still Looking Good
Thursday, October 10, 2002
Daytona Beach, Marine Monnet from France continued her success at the LPGA final qualifying school at Daytona Beach with a second round three under par 69 to add to her opening 66 and maintain second place behind American veteran Marilyn Lovander..............
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Matchroom Sport PGA Europro Tour
Thursday, October 10, 2002
The Dudsbury Golf Club, Ferndown, Dorset
Craig Lee (Balmore) and David Walker (Brandhall) set the pace in the last PGA Europro Tour event before the Tour Championship by carding five under par scores of 66 in the first round..............

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Increased Prize Money for Weetabix
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Record prize money of £1.05 million has been announced for the Weetabix Women's British Open that will be played at Royal Lytham & St Annes from 31st July to 3rd August 2003. The winner will take home £160,000...............
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Six Solheim stars head back to School
Wednesday, October 9, 2002
Six members of the 2002 European Solheim Cup team head to the LPGA International's Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Florida, for final qualifying school for the 2003 LPGA Tour, taking place from October 8-11.................
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Open Championship and Junior Open Qualifying
Monday, October 7, 2002
Turnberry Kintyre is the only new venue in the four Local Final Qualifying courses that will be used for the 2004 Open Championship to be played at Royal Troon from 15th to 18th July...............
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35th Ryder Cup countdown to Detroit
Sunday, October 6, 2002
The 35th Ryder Cup Matches will be played on the Oakland Hills Country Club's South Course in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 14th – 19th September 2004............

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Gustafson wins Thriller in Biarritz
Sunday, October 6, 2002
Biarritz, October 5 2002) Sweden's Sophie Gustafson emerged the victor at the season ending EUR165,000 Biarritz Ladies Classic, defeating fellow Solheim Cupper Mhairi McKay from Scotland at the first extra hole after a dramatic final day at Le Phare GC by the Bay of Biscay.....
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Alfredsson Leads in Biarritz
Friday, October 4, 2002
Sweden's Helen Alfredsson's gave a clear sign that a permanent return to the Ladies European Tour is on the cards after posting a share of the first round lead in the EUR165,000 Biarritz Ladies Classic at Le Phare GC beside the Bay of Biscay..................
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Matchroom Sport PGA Europro Tour - The Peugeot International
Friday, October 4, 2002
The Peugeot International The Players Golf Club, Codrington, Nr Bristol Matt Morris (BLS Communications) shot an incredible 67 to lift him into joint first place after two rounds, alongside Mark Smith (Erewash Valley), with both players eight under on 136................. Full Story

South of France welcomes Solheim Stars
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
(Biarritz, October 2, 2002) After the bitter disappointment of defeat in The Solheim Cup two weeks ago, six members of Dale Reid's 2002 European team arrived in the south-west of France for the EUR165,000 Biarritz Ladies Classic at Le Phare GC.........

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Sunderland 5 Star awards
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
The Professional Golfers Association of Europe and the sponsors, Sunderland of Scotland have selected Keith Williams, English Golf Union National Coach, as one of the Sunderland 5 Star Professionals of the year for 2002.....

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Lilly leads at The Peugeot International
Wednesday, October 2, 2002
Matchroom Sport PGA Europro Tour - Event 17 Simon Lilly (Wellingborough), winner of the Rye Hill event in June, took an early lead in the Peugeot International being held at The Players Club near Bristol with a seven under score of 65..................


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R & A Announces limit on Drivers for 2003 Open Championship
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
No Limit for R&A Amateur Events
Further to the announcement of 6th August concerning the decision to regulate the "spring-like" effect of driving clubs, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews (the "R&A") has confirmed the introduction of a Condition of Competition limiting the Coefficient of Restitution ("COR") of driving clubs to 0.830 for the 2003 Open Golf Championship.
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Taiwan's Terrific duo for Davidoff Nations Cup
Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Kuala Lumpur, September 26: Taiwan have named a terrific team capable of winning next month’s Davidoff Nations Cup by picking former Asian number one Lin Keng-chi and trailblazer Chen Tze-chung................
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