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Omega European Masters
Crans Montana, Switzerland 07 Sep 2006 - 10 Sep 2006
Dredge King of the Mountains at Crans-sur-Sierre
Welshman Bradley Dredge won the Omega European Masters by a staggering eight strokes - the biggest margin of victory so far this season on The European Tour - after an imperious performance at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in the Swiss Alps. Dredge fired a final round of 67, four under par, for a 17 under par total of 267 with Germany’s Marcel Siem and Italy’s Francesco Molinari a distant second.
Dredge Hits the High Notes in Crans Montana
Bradley Dredge is showing a head for heights as three years after winning his first European Tour title in the mountains of Madeira, the Welshman leads the field in the Swiss Alps as he chases a second victory. A six under par 65 at Crans-sur-Sierre took Dredge two clear of playing partner Marcel Siem of Germany. England’s Oliver Wilson lies third on nine under par after a round of 67 with the defending champion and World Number Eight, Sergio Garcia, a further shot back.
Three Way Tie at Crans-sur-Sierre
Welshman Bradley Dredge, South African Andrew McLardy and Marcel Siem of Germany, three players looking for upturn in fortunes, moved into a share of the lead on seven under par 135 at the halfway stage of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre. McLardy’s round was the best of the leading trio and indeed the best of the week as he raced around in six under par 65, thanks primarily to his 23 putts, while Dredge and Siem both shot four under par 67s.
English Trio Lead the Way in Swiss Alps
The English Trio of David Carter, Robert Coles, Anthony Wall lead the Omega European Masters after opening rounds of 66, five under par, after a glorious day in the Swiss Alps saw record crowds flock to Crans Montana.
Garcia Two adrift in Omega Title Defence
Sergio Garcia launched his defence of the Omega European Masters title with a three under par 68 at Crans-sur-Sierre which put the Spaniard two behind the early first leaders, Robert Coles and Anthony Wall of England. Fellow Englishmen Simon Khan and Sam Little and Argentina's Rafael Gomez lie a further shot back at Crans-Sur-Sierre Golf Club in the Swiss Alps.
Wie Makes History in Swiss Alps
Teenage prodigy Michelle Wie will become the first woman to compete in a full European Tour event when she hits her opening drive in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in the Swiss Alps. Wie, making her tenth appearance in men's events around the world, will play alongside England's Nick Dougherty and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano in the opening two rounds.
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Garcia Gears Up for Ryder Cup with Defence of the Omega European Masters
Sergio Garcia, who is poised to make his fourth Ryder Cup appearance for Europe later this month, will take the chance to hone his game for The K Club by defending his Omega European Masters title at Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans Montana, Switzerland, this week. The 26 year old Spaniard, who owns a home in the picturesque Swiss village, is one of six past winners of this prestigious championship to contest the 2006 event, which for the first time includes a woman golfer in American teenager, Michelle Wie.
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