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Dubai Desert Classic
Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 11 Feb 1999 - 14 Feb 1999
MONTGOMERIE LAUNCHES 1999 CAMPAIGN
Colin Montgomerie launches his campaign to become Number One in the Volvo Order of Merit for a seventh successive time when he tees up at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club for the tenth Dubai Desert Classic.
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PRICE, McGINLEY SHARE DUBAI LEAD
Irishman Paul McGinley and Phil Price of Wales shot five-under-par rounds of 67 to set the pace in the first round of the Dubai Desert Classic at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The cosmopolitan nature of the leaderboard was reflected in that the next three places were filled by an Australian, a German and a gifted Spanish amateur.
O'MEARA CHARGES UP FIELD
Masters and Open Champion Mark O’Meara picked up three birdies and an eagle in his last five holes of the second round to move to five under par, 139, in the Dubai Desert Classic at Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.
HOWELL LEADS - BUT DOWNIE THE SURPRISE PACKAGE
England's David Howell, winner of the Australian PGA Championship in November, added a 68 to his opening 69 to take the halfway lead in the Dubai Desert Classic at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, but it was the Head Pro at the host club, Peter Downie, who proved to be the surprise package.
RILEY AND HOWELL SHARE LEAD IN DUBAI CLASSIC
Wayne Riley and David Howell, partners in the Open Novotel Perrier pairs tournament in Bordeaux last year, will be rivals in the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
Advance ticket sales have now closed for the Dubai Desert Classic - tickets can be purchased on the gate on the week :
Daily: Dhs 75 (@ £13)
Season: Dhs 260 (@ £43)
Classic Victory for Howell in Dubai
David Howell showed himself to be a fearless front runner for the second time in three months when he captured the Dubai Desert Classic at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The 23-year-old, who won the Australian PGA in November, claimed his first European Tour title by an emphatic four shot margin in Dubai.
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