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Branden Grace is first to 5 wins and up to 37th
October 8, 2012

Branden Grace won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland becoming the first player to win five World Ranking tournaments in 2012. This follows last week's win at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Final, which moved him into the World Top 50, and sees the South African jump to World Number 37, having begun the year at 271st.

Ryan Moore shot a blistering opening 61 at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin en route to a one shot win over Zimbabwe’s Brendan de Jonge. This is Moore’s second title on the PGA Tour, coming over three years since his last at the Wyndham Championship in 2009, and sees the Las Vegas resident climb seven places on the world ranking to 39th spot.

Tournament host and Korean veteran KJ Choi seems unwilling to relinquish his grasp on the CT Invitational hosted by KJ Choi trophy after he successfully defended the title he won here last year thanks to a two stroke victory over Jang Dong-kyu and Bae Sang-moon. The win is Choi’s first since this event in 2011, and actually sees him fall a place down the world ranking to 41st position, as he was passed by both Grace and Moore.

Yuta Ikeda went wire-to-wire at the Canon Open to win by three and pick up his second title at this event and the tenth of his career on the Japan Golf Tour. Rounds of 66-68-68-69 proved enough on a low scoring lay-out and thanks to this comfortable victory the Japanese star moves to second on the 2012 money list and into the world’s top 100 at 91st position.

David Lingmerth picked up professional win number one on Sunday after a final round 66 proved enough for the American to win by one over compatriot Casey Wittenberg at the Neediest Kids Championship. The win vaults Lingmerth to seventh on the Web.com Tour Money List, almost certainly assuring him of a PGA Tour card next season, as well as seeing him firmly back inside the world’s top 300 at 222.

Chris Doak won his first Challenge Tour title at the ALLIANZ Open de Lyon after three holes of tense play-off drama with Tim Sluiter. Having halved the first two extra holes, it proved third time lucky for Doak who made a par to win, and in doing so earned his European Tour card for 2012 thanks to his current ninth place on the Challenge Tour Rankings. He also climbs to equal 215th spot in the world, a jump of some 79 places.

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