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J.J. Spaun Wins Staal Foundation Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:43 Sunday, 19 July 2015 19:37

J.J. SpaunTHUNDER BAY, Ontario (Brian Decker, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada) — Newport Beach, California’s J.J. Spaun broke through for his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada win, shooting a final round 5-under 67 to win the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel.

The 24-year old moves into the top spot on the season-long Order of Merit with $70,263, earning an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open to make his PGA TOUR debut next week at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:47 Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:27

British OpenCanadian Press

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ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS

BRITISH OPEN

Site: St. Andrews, Scotland.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: St. Andrews Golf Club, Old Course (7,297 yards, par 72).

Purse: $9.8 million. Winner’s Share: $1.15 million.

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C.T. Pan Wins The Players Cup

Last Updated on Monday, 13 July 2015 02:03 Monday, 13 July 2015 01:58

C.T. PanWINNIPEG, Manitoba (Brian Decker/Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada) — In just his fourth start as a professional, Taiwan’s C.T. Pan claimed his first Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada victory at The Players Cup, carding a 5-under 66 on Friday at Pine Ridge Golf Club to win by two over Sweden’s Robert Karlsson.

The 23-year old, who recently finished a standout collegiate career at the University of Washington that saw him named an All-American four times and a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award in 2015, produced a bogey-free 31 on the final nine holes for a 5-under 66 and the two stroke victory.

“This something I’ve always dreamed of. I didn’t expect it so soon, but I guess it happened and it’s awesome. I’m beyond happiness,” said Pan.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 21:40 Tuesday, 07 July 2015 19:04

U.S. Women's OpenCanadian Press

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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION

U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

Site: Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Lancaster Country Club (6,483 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($4 million in 2014). Winner’s Share: TBA ($720,000 in 2014).

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Letzig Wins SIGA Dakota Dunes Open Presented by SaskTel

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 July 2015 19:58 Sunday, 05 July 2015 19:48

Michael LetzigSASKATOON, Saskatchewan (Brian Decker/PGATOUR.COM) — Kansas City, Missouri’s Michael Letzig defeated Newport Beach, California’s J.J. Spaun and Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Clark Klaasen in a playoff to capture the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open presented by SaskTel, his first career Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada victory.

Letzig, a veteran of 114 starts on the PGA TOUR with more than $3.3 million in career earnings on the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR, carded a final round 3-under 69 to finish at 16-under total, then birdied the second hole of a sudden-victory playoff to earn the victory, his first win in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event.

The win moves Letzig to fourth on the Order of Merit through four of 12 events, in position to earn status on the Web.com Tour for the 2016 season.

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