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Hoey and Manley both finish tied 11th in Sicily.

Michael Hoey and Stuart Manley both finished on 8 under par at the Rocco Forte Open in Sicily. Hoey opened with a round of 61, and followed this with 68, 75 and a final round of 72. Manley shout 68,66,73 and 69.

The event was won in a play-off by Spain's Alvaro Quiros

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2017 Race to Dubai starts this week in Australia and South Africa.

The 2017 Race To Dubai gets underway this week after only a 2 week break since the DP World Championship in Dubai closed the out the 2016 season. Michael Hoey plays in  the Alfred Dunhill Championship at the picturesque Leopard Creek GC in South Africa, the event is co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour.

Stuart Manley and Oliver Farr are both playing in the Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort in Queensland. This event is also a co-sanctioned event with the Australasian PGA Tour. 

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Holland and Ireland are this weeks stops on the European and European Challenge Tours.

Marcus Fraser, Stuart Manley and Micheal Hoey are all playing at the KLM Dutch Open at the custom built Dutch GC, 

Exciting times this week for The Dutch, as it hosts its first European Tour event having only opened its doors in 2011.

A member of the prestigious network of European Tour Destinations, The Dutch’s signature Championship course was designed by Europe’s 2010 Ryder Cup-winning Captain Colin Montgomerie, in conjunction with European Golf Design.

The Challenge Tour returns to Mount Wolseley for the second year for the Volopa Irish Challeneg, where Chris Selfridge, Brian Casey, Rhys Enoch and Jimmy Mullen are all competing.

 

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Germany and Scotland for BlackStar golfers

Marcus Faser, Michael Hoey and Stuart Manley are all in action at the BMW International Open. Marcus Fraser returns to action in Cologne after a 3 week break, then heads to the US for the Bridgestone Invitational the following week.

The Challenge Tour comes to Britain for the first time this year for the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge, where Ollie Farr, Chris Selfridge, Jimmy Mullen and Brian Casey are all in the field.

Follow all the progress through the live scoring at www.europeantour.com

 
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PGA European Tour, Challenge Tour and Europro Tour

 

Next week BlackStar Golf have 2 players at the PGA Championship at Wentworth, 2 players at the Challenge Tour event in the Czech Republic and 2 players at the PGA EuroPro Tour event at Burhill Valley.

Marcus Fraser and Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey are both playing in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, the event is one of the biggest events on the European Tour, where  Byeong Hun An from Korea returns to defend his title he won in such dramatic fashion last year.

Chris Selfridge and Oliver Farr both go to the Czech Republic to play in the D+D Real Czech Challenge.

Jimmy Mullen and Rhys Enoch, both who finished in the top 10 in the EuroPro's opening event at Frilford Heath last week are both playing at Burhill Golf Club in the IFX International.

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Hoey and Fraser play at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Michael Hoey and 2016 Asian Order Of Merit leader and world ranked number 66, Marcus Fraser are both playing in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open supported by the Rory Foundation at the K Club this week. 

The Irish Open has always been one of the biggest events on the European Tour and this year will be no exception, as the field includes Rory McIIroy, and 2016 Masters Champion Danny Willett.

Michael Hoey will be making his 16th consecutive appearance in the Irish Open, while Fraser returns to action after a mid season break following his 2nd place finish at the Panasonic Open in Japan.

Follow the players progress on www.europeantour.com or on @blackstarsports on twitter from Thursday onwards.

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Hoey and Manley in Morocco

Michael Hoey and Stuart Manley both are playing in the Trophee Hassan 11 in Rabat, Morocco this week at the stunning Royal Golf Dar Es Salam.

Michael Hoey, who represents Galgorm Golf Club won the event in 2012, posting a brilliant 19 under par in the last 3 rounds after an opening round of 74.

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Hoey returns to action in Thailand

Michael Hoey who plays out of Galgorm Castle in Northern Ireland, returns to action at the True Thailand Classic Presented by Chang Black Mountain GC this week. Hoey who  represents Sphere Global on the tour, plays the next 2 weeks on the Race To Dubai, this week at Black Mountain, he then moves on to India for the Hero Indian Open.

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Fraser, Manley, Hoey all playing in ISPS Handa Perth International

Fresh from his stunning victory at the Maybank Championship Marcus Fraser plays in the ISPS Handa Perth International, also playing are fellow BlackStar golfers Stuart Manley and  Michael Hoey.

The event is played at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia from February 25th- 28th.

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Fraser and Hoey in Qatar

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Marcus Fraser and Michael Hoey are both playing in the second event of the European Tour's Desert Swing at the 2016 Qatar Masters where Brandon Grace is defending his title. The event starts on Wednesday and live scoring is available at www.europeantour.com

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Hoey keeps European Tour card for 7th consecutive season

Michael Hoey, who represents Galgorm Castle Golf Club in Northern Ireland finished his 2015 season in Turkey last week by finishing 88th in the 2015 Race To Dubai. Hoey has played 29 events this year, making 20 cuts and has a stroke average of 71.25, it is the 7th consecutive year that he has succesfully regained his full playing privileges on the European Tour.

Although the 2016 European Tour season begins in South Africa later this month, Hoey, who is sponsored by Sphere Global will start his new campaign in January at the South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club in early January.

 

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Final Series - European Tour

Marcus Fraser finished 57th and Michael Hoey 85th on the Race To Dubai rankings after the Hong kong Open, which was the final regular season Euroepan Tour event of 2015. Both players have now qualified for the first event on the end of season Final Series, the Turkish Airlines Open. The Final Series, which consists of 4 events culminates with the leading 60 players competing in the season ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in mid November. 

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European Open

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Marcus Fraser, Michael Hoey, Oliver Farr and Stuart Manley are all playing this week in the re-launched European Open sponsored by Porsche on the European Tour.

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Hoey & Farr feature on European Tour Weekly

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Michael Hoey and Oliver Farr were featured on European Tour weekly tonight, both players are playing in the Russian Open this week, where Michael Hoey is looking to repeat  one of his 5 victories that he has had on  European Tour.

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Hoey Finishes T22 In Czech Masters

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Michael Hoey finished 7 under par and made his 17th cut in 2015 to finish T22 in the Czech Masters

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