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Shanghai, China 28 Apr 2005 - 01 May 2005
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Gallic Guile to the Fore at the BMW Asian Open
Gallic guile was very much in evidence in Shanghai as the French duo of Raphaël Jacquelin and Jean Van de Velde moved into a share of the lead with Australia’s Larry Austin and Peter Lawrie of Ireland after the first round of the BMW Asian Open.
Jiménez Defends BMW Asian Open title
Defending champion Miguel Angel Jiménez and World Number Three Ernie Els lead an impressive international field for the BMW Asian Open which returns to the Tomson Pudong Golf Club in Shanghai.
Magnificent Seven Lead in Shanghai
The BMW Asian Open saw a jam packed leaderboard at the conclusion of round one, with no less than seven players – including World Number Three and tournament favourite Ernie Els of South Africa – sharing first place after carding opening rounds of five under par 67 at the Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club, in China’s bustling financial centre of Shanghai.
Perfect Ten Gives Els Commanding Lead in China
He awarded himself seven out of ten for his opening 67 but Friday saw Ernie Els notch up a perfect ten at the Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club as a scintillating ten under par 62 gave the World Number Three a commanding lead at the halfway stage of the BMW Asian Open.
Els continues his domination in China
Ernie Els continued his domination of the BMW Asian Open at the Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club and as a result will take a five shot lead into the final round in his quest for his third title of The 2005 European Tour season.
Els closes in on title at storm-hit BMW Asian Open
SHANGHAI, May 1 (Reuters) - Ernie Els edged closer to the BMW Asian Open title on Sunday as he surged to 22 under par but the world number three must wait until Monday to finish the job. Heavy storms halted play for over three hours on Sunday morning before most players had even started the final round at the Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club.
Els cruises to record-breaking BMW Asian Open win
SHANGHAI, May 2 (Reuters) - World number three Ernie Els fired a flawless seven-under-par 65 to cruise to a 13-stroke victory at the storm-affected BMW Asian Open on Monday. The South African led from the opening day of the €1.15 million event and completed 72 holes in a tournament-record 26-under-par 262 at Shanghai's Tomson Golf Club.
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