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Fasth edging nearer top 20 with BMW win

Niclas Fasth followed his fourth place finish in the US Open with victory at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried on the European Tour. Fasth finished two strokes clear of local favourite Bernhard Langer and Jose-Filipe Lima from Portugal. Fasth moves a further 6 places up the Official World Golf Ranking to 22nd, having been at no. 39 before the US Open and 42nd at the start of the year.

Hunter Mahan defeated Jay Williamson in a sudden death playoff during an exciting finale to the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour at TPC River Highlands. Mahan came to the 72nd hole one behind playing partner Williamson but forced extra time with a birdie then birdied the same hole in the playoff to claim his maiden PGA Tour title and jump 83 places to 87th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Lee Dong-hwan won the weather shortened Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic on the Japan Golf Tour by a comfortable four strokes over a group of six players all tied in second place. Lee climbs 124 places to World Number 168.

This week's other winners were Chez Reavie at the Knoxville Open Presented by Food City on the Nationwide Tour, Peter Baker at the Credit Suisse Challenge on the European Challenge Tour and James Lepp at the Greater Vancouver Charity Classic on the Canadian Tour.

June 25, 2007


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