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Golf: Malaysian Open first round scores

Leading first-round scores on Thursday in the $2.75 million Maybank Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club: 65 - Lee Westwood (ENG) 66 - Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 67 - Michael Hoey (NIR), Ricardo Santos (POR) 68 - Jbe Kruger (RSA), Julien Quesne (FRA) 69 - Edoardo Molinari (ITA), Richard T. Lee (CAN), Prayad Marksaeng (THA), Soren Hansen (DEN), Bernd Wiesberger (AUT), Eduardo de la Riva (ESP), Craig Lee (SCO), Thaworn Wiratchant (THA)

Golf: Westwood, Oosthuizen headline field in Malaysia

Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen head a trio of former Malaysian Open champions gunning for the title again just days after making weekend runs at the prestigious Masters tournament. England's Westwood and South Africa's Oosthuizen fell short at the Masters but put in respectable showings, while Thailand's Asian Tour stalwart Thongchai Jaidee, a two-time champ in Malaysia, also made the cut at Augusta National Golf Club.

Golf: Controversial Ryder Cup-style event to debut in Malaysia

Top European and Asian golfers will face off this week in a new Ryder Cup-style team tournament which has incensed organisers of a rival event with the same format. The run-up to the inaugural EurAsia Cup has been overshadowed by a war of words between the European Tour and organisers of the Royal Trophy, a similar Europe v Asia competition launched in 2006. Team captains Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee will lead their regions' respective teams in the three-day event at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club outside Kuala Lumpur from Thursday.

Golf: Thailand Golf Championship scores

Scores after the final round of the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Sunday at the Amata Spring Country Club (par 72). 266 - 68-65-65-68 Sergio Garcia (ESP) 270 - 70-67-65-68 Henrik Stenson (SWE) 274 - 70-65-70-69 Alexander Levy (FRA) 275 - 68-73-67-67 Charl Schwartzel (SAF), 72-69-65-69 Yuki Kono (JPN), 65-68-70-72 Justin Rose (ENG), 71-64-67-73 Anibarn Lahiri (IND) 277 - 72-69-67-69 Chapchai Nirat (THA), 70-66-71-70 Rickie Fowler (USA)

Golf: Thailand Golf Championship

Scores after the third round of the $1 million Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday at the Amata Spring Country Club (par 72). 198 - Sergio Garcia 68-65-65 (ESP) 202 - 70-67-65 Henrik Stenson (SWE), 71-64-67 Anirban Lahiri (IND) 203 - 65-68-70 Justin Rose (ENG) 205 - 70-65-70 Alexander Levy (FRA) 206 - 74-68-64 Kim Gi-Whan (KOR), 72-69-65 Yuki Kono (JPN), 71-68-67 Panuphol Pittayarat (THA) 207 - 74-68-65 Chinnarat Phadungsil (THA), 70-66-71 Rickie Fowler (USA)

Golf: Asian Tour looking to expand, chief says

The Asian Tour is looking to expand into new markets in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Laos, its executive chairman Kyi Hlan Han told AFP, insisting other tournaments wouldn't "fall off" despite a difficult year for golf in the region. The tour chief said the golfing body was also working hard to make sure a postponed event in Vietnam goes ahead and indicated that a stop in Cambodia could be re-introduced to its calendar.

(Sports)Hong Kong Golf Open first round results

(Sports)Hong Kong Golf Open first round results HONG KONG, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The following are the leading scores after the first round of the Hong Kong Open at Hong Kong Golf Club here on Thursday (Par 70): 64 - David Higgins, Ireland 65 - Andrea Pavan, Italy 66 - Prom Meesawat, Thailand Andrew Dodt, Australia Lam Chih-Bing, Singapore Seve Benson, England Mardan Mamat, Singapore Adam Gee, England Sujjan Singh, India 67 - Stuart Manley, Wales Jbe Kruger, South Africa Wade Ormsby, Australia

(Sports): Hong Kong Golf Open first round results

(Sports): Hong Kong Golf Open first round results HONG KONG, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- Following are the leading scores after the first round of the Hong Kong Open at Hong Kong Golf Club here on Thursday (Par 70): 64 - David Higgins, Ireland 65 - Andrea Pavan, Italy 66 - Prom Meesawat, Thailand Andrew Dodt, Australia Lam Chih-Bing, Singapore Seve Benson, England Mardan Mamat, Singapore Adam Gee, England Sujjan Singh, India 67 - Stuart Manley, Wales Jbe Kruger, South Africa Wade Ormsby, Australia

Jimenez, Thongchai will lead teams at inaugural EurAsia Cup

(Reuters) - Miguel Angel Jimenez is to skipper Europe while Thongchai Jaidee will captain Asia in the first edition of the Ryder Cup-style EurAsia Cup next year. The biennial tournament, co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours, is to be held over three days at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur from March 27-29. Playing-captain Jimenez will have British pair Graeme McDowell and Jamie Donaldson, Frenchman Victor Dubuisson and fellow Spaniard Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano as his four automatic choices.

Golf: Jimenez, Thongchai named EurAsia Cup captains

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand were on Monday named captains for an inaugural team golf event between Asia and Europe taking place in Malaysia next year. The EurAsia Cup will pit 10 golfers from each continent against each other in three days of matchplay at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club near Kuala Lumpur from March 27. The $4 million biennial tournament is styled on the popular Ryder Cup, and organisers the Asian Tour and European Tour hope it will spark an similarly exciting intercontinental rivalry.
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