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Aussie amateur reigns at NZ Open

The 56-year wait for an amateur winner took precedent over a nine-year Kiwi drought as Australian Jake Higginbottom came from behind on the final day to win the New Zealand Open.
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Brown: Win would 'mean everything'

New Zealand Open front-runner Mark Brown admits a nine-year local drought has been on his mind all week and breaking it would 'mean everything to me'.
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Brown set to break Kiwi drought

Mark Brown is in pole position to break a nine-year Kiwi drought at the New Zealand Open, forging a three-stroke 54-hole lead thanks to the equal best round on moving day Saturday.
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Brown the match to catch at NZ Open

Mark Brown is in pole position to break a nine-year Kiwi drought at the New Zealand Open, forging a three-stroke lead thanks to a six-under 66 on Saturday – the equal lowest round of the day.
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Trio share lead in Dubai

Three players are tied for first place after Friday's second round of the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
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Par-threes have Fox in sixes and sevens

A rough day on the par-threes, including a dreaded shank, was all that stood between Kiwi Ryan Fox and possession of the halfway lead at the New Zealand Open.
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NZ Open top spot a new thrill for Fox

Professional golfers would usually choose a swift pitching wedge to the shins over a post-round press conference but for 36-hole New Zealand Open leader Daniel Fox, it was an exciting new experience.
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Fast-finishing Fox grabs NZ Open lead

A pair of twos in his last three holes, including a stunning hole out for eagle on 18, saw Australian Daniel Fox catapult himself into the outright lead at the halfway stage of the New Zealand Open at Clearwater.
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Donald sets early pace in Dubai

Luke Donald holds a one-shot lead after the first round of the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
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Ko to turn pro sooner rather than later?

Kiwi teenage sensation Lydia Ko admits a rethink may be in order to cash in on her considerable talents in the professional ranks in the next couple of years as opposed to nearer her 20th birthday.
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Hancock holds first round NZ Open lead

Australian Craig Hancock was the only player to break 70 on the opening day as his impressive four-under 68 saw him open up a two-stroke advantage at the New Zealand Open.
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Hancock more than happy at the top

Tasmanian Craig Hancock outstripped his own expectations and the rest of the 144-strong New Zealand Open field to shoot an unmatched four-under 68 on day one at the Clearwater Golf Club.
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Fox vows to keep attacking at NZ Open

A costly double bogey that stood between him and top spot at the New Zealand Open won't convince Kiwi rookie Ryan Fox to temper his grip it and rip approach around Clearwater this week.
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Veterans talk up quality of NZ Open

Former New Zealand Open champions Greg Turner and Peter O'Malley believe an absence of household names in the 2012 field won't mean a discernible difference in the quality of the shotmaking on show.
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Geary out to fly NZ's flag again

In a best-case scenario Josh Geary would not even be in Christchurch this week but given he has been the top Kiwi at the last four New Zealand Opens, it's not a bad fallback option.
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Brown content as NZ Open top dog

Mark Brown says he is comfortable carrying the favouritism tag, which is handy given that is exactly the billing he has been given at the New Zealand Open.
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Big-hitting Fox wants it wet

His ace goal-kicking father made hay when the rain fell on the rugby field and rookie Kiwi professional Ryan Fox will be similarly in his element if it gets a bit wet at the New Zealand Open at the Clearwater Golf Club.
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A.M starts for NZ Open's marquee groups

The crowds will want to set their alarm clocks early on Thursday morning as the big names file off around 8am and earlier at the New Zealand Open.
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Locals a big chance at NZ Open

It's been nine long years since a local champion was crowned at the New Zealand Open and 2012 shapes as the ideal time to break that drought.
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Cambo's Hong Kong bid fizzles out

Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez became the oldest winner in European Tour history with victory at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday.
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