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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:07 Tuesday, 21 June 2016 18:49

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QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

Site: Bethesda, Md.

Course: Congressional Country Club (Blue Course). Yards: 7,569. Par: 71.

Purse: $6.9 million (First Prize: $1,242,000).

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Syncrude Canada Ltd. Becomes Title Sponsor of Oil Country Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 21:54 Sunday, 19 June 2016 21:51

altThe Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced that Syncrude Canada Ltd. will become the title sponsor of the 2016 Oil Country Championship with AECON Group Inc., as presenting sponsor.

The Syncrude Oil Country Championship presented by AECON will take place July 25-31, 2016 at Glendale Golf and Country Club, with all net proceeds from the event going towards Fort McMurray wildfire relief efforts, following the cancellation of the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON earlier this spring.

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Officials Announce SIGA Dakota Dunes Open & Graham Slam Final Event Schedule, Playing Field, and Exemptions

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2016 21:49 Sunday, 19 June 2016 21:36

altSASKATOON, Saskatchewan — The Graham & Ruby DeLaet Foundation and SportBox Entertainment Group are excited to announce the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open & Graham Slam final week-long tournament schedule. The official Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada event will tee off on Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links in Whitecap, Saskatchewan.

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McCarthy Captures Victory at GolfBC Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016 22:31 Sunday, 12 June 2016 19:18

Dan McCarthyKELOWNA, British Columbia (Brian Decker/Mackenzie Tour) — Syracuse, New York’s Dan McCarthy took a commanding lead on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit, cruising to victory at the inaugural GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club.

The 30-year old managed a final round 7-under 64, including a hole out from 102 yards on the par-5 12th, to win by seven over Vancouver, B.C.’s Ryan Williams. McCarthy shot 25-under 259 for the week, setting the new PGA TOUR-era scoring record on the Mackenzie Tour for 72 holes.

With the win, McCarthy strengthens his lead atop the Order of Merit to $30,053 over Adam Cornelson, putting him in position to earn exempt status on the Web.com Tour for 2017.

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Rain Plagues Second Round of GolfBC Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 June 2016 19:17 Sunday, 12 June 2016 19:09

Jacqueline BendrickKELOWNA, British Columbia (Gord Montgomery/iG) — On Day 2 of the inaugural GolfBC Championship in usually sunny Kelowna, the weather was fit for neither man nor beast. Ducks? Well yeah, they may have liked it.

From the early tee times on, the rain fell, sometimes lightly but at other times monsoon-like as players, and officials, battled to keep things on track. In fact at one point it got so bad, just after the afternoon wave of players had teed off, that everyone was called in off the scenic Gallagher’ Canyon Golf & Country Club’s fairways and greens as a deluge, lasting about 15 minutes and including some hail, hammered the area.

The weather delay ate up well over two-plus hours as after the storm passed the grounds crew had to mop up the standing water all around the course.

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