Perfect Finish Hands Aguilar Victory 

Perfect Finish Hands Aguilar Victory
Felipe Aguilar produced a stunning 2-2 finish as he came home in 28 shots to snatch The Championship at Laguna National from Anders Hansen. The Chilean sunk a ten foot birdie putt at the daunting par three 17th after his tee shot barely carried the water, then holed his approach for eagle at the last as a closing 62 saw him finish on 22 under par in Singapore. Hansen spent much of the day on course for a first European Tour win in five years, but after failing to get up-and-down from sand at the 16th the Dane required a birdie from the last two holes and could not find one. “Yesterday I didn’t have a good round and you figure that you’re so far back that you have no chance,” said Aguilar, who led the tournament before finding water and double bogeying the 13th during round three. “But today after the front nine I shot two under I knew I had to go deep and I hit the ball one of the best times I ever have and I went for every single

Hansen and Pittayarat share Singapore lead 

Hansen and Pittayarat share Singapore lead
Anders Hansen and Panuphol Pittayarat share the lead on 16 under par heading into the final round of The Championship at Laguna National in Singapore. Dane Hansen holed long birdie putts on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes for a five under par 67 to join overnight leader Pittayarat at the top of the leaderboard, with the Thai player posting a three under par 69. Hansen, who has three European Tour titles to his name including two BMW PGA Championships at Wentworth Club, is playing in only his fourth event back following six months out after wrist surgery. Dutchman Robert-Jan Derksen (67), who will retire at the end of the season, is two shots back in a share of third position alongside American David Lipsky (70), while Frenchman Grégory Bourdy (67) and Englishman Chris Wood (68) are a further stroke back on 13 under par in tied fifth position. Key Player Quotes Anders Hansen: “I’m very pleased. I didn’t the ball that great today but I made a

Panuphol Remains Cool Under The Heat To Lead The Championship at Laguna National 

Panuphol Remains Cool Under The Heat To Lead The Championship at Laguna National
Singapore, May 2: Thailand’s Panuphol Pittayarat did not wilt under the tropical heat and continued to take the lead after signing for a four-under-par 68 in the second round of The Championship at Laguna National on Friday. Panuphol stayed ahead of the chasing pack with his two-day total of 13-under-par 131 even as Australia’s Scott Hend, Korean-American David Lipsky and Chile’s Felipe Aguilar put pressure on him by trailing closely by one shot at the US$1.5 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. India’s Rahil Gangjee, who is seeking to end a decade-long title drought on the Asian Tour, got back into the mix after signing for a 67 to share fifth place with Korea’s Baek Seuk-hyun and Denmark’s Anders Hansen. Despite the scorching heat at the Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Panuphol kept his cool to maintain his overnight lead by trading five birdies against one bogey. “The weather is really hot

Jamieson Hot on The Heels of Pittayarat 

Jamieson Hot on The Heels of Pittayarat
Scott Jamieson trails first round leader Panuphol Pittayarat by one stroke at The Championship at Laguna National following an eight under par 64.The Scot, chasing a second European Tour title, posted nine birdies in Singapore but a bogey on the 16th hole – his seventh after starting on the tenth tee – cost him a share of the lead, with Thailand’s Pittayarat carding a blemish-free 63.Jamieson is joined in second place at Laguna National Golf & Country Club by American David Lipsky, Korea’s Byung-jun Kim and Singapore’s Quincy Quek.Sweden’s Kristoffer Broberg and Chilean Filipe Aguilar are a further shot back on seven under par alongside Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and Thailand’s Arnond Vongvanij, who had been tied for the lead until a double bogey five on the eight meant he slipped back into a tie for sixth.Alexander Levy, winner of last week’s Volvo China Open and the European Tour Golfer of the Month for April, recovered from a

Lahiri Aims For More Glory at The Championship at Laguna National 

Lahiri Aims For More Glory at The Championship at Laguna National
Singapore, April 30: India’s Anirban Lahiri is ready to establish himself as another genuine title contender when The Championship at Laguna National gets underway on Thursday. Fresh from winning his first Asian Tour title abroad in Indonesia last week, the 26-year-old is determined to extend his winning run and challenge for more glory at the US$1.5 million event that is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. With the mental barrier of achieving success away from home broken down, the four-time Asian Tour winner has set his sights on further glory. “Last week in Indonesia was a great result for me. I’ve to focus on what needs to be done next. This event is a great opportunity for me to step up another level in my game and there is still a lot to play for this week,” said Lahiri. Lahiri is the highest ranked Asian and second highest player after Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger in the field this week. The world number 67 wants