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Symetra Tour to Return to Albany for Fuccillo Kia Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 April 2015 20:10 Wednesday, 01 April 2015 20:03

Fuccillo Kia ChampionshipDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour is excited to announce that the tradition of women’s professional golf in Albany will continue with the 2015 Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills the week of July 20-26. This year’s event will mark the 31st year that the Symetra Tour has played in Albany and the 12th straight year at Capital Hills. The Tour first came to the Capital Region in 1984.

First-round play begins on Friday, July 24 with the final-round scheduled for Sunday, July 26.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 23:37 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:49

ANA InspirationCanadian Press

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LPGA TOUR

ANA INSPIRATION

Site: Rancho Mirage, California.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Mission Hills Country Club, Dinah Shore Tournament Course (6,769 yards, par 72).

Purse: $2.5 million. Winner's share: $375,000.

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LPGA Tour Extends Commissioner Mike Whan’s Contract

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:32 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:27

LPGA Commissioner Mike WhanCanadian Press

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (AP) — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has agreed to a six-year contract extension through 2020.

Mike Trager, the chairman of the tour’s board of directors, announced the deal Tuesday in a letter to players and staff.

“I was honored to be asked,” Whan said at the ANA Inspiration, the major championship at Mission Hills. “I always say in board meetings, ‘I’m proud to be part of this crazy family.’ Because that is what it is. It’s kind of a crazy traveling family. I feel like I’m part of the family, and I feel like we’ve got a long way to go.”

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Lydia Ko Rolling Toward History on LPGA Tour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:25 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 22:08

Lydia KoCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — The pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to Lydia Ko.

The 17-year-old sensation already is the youngest golfer, male or female, to be ranked No. 1. She has finished in the top 10 in her last 10 starts on the LPGA Tour, including two victories. She has broken par in 28 consecutive rounds, one short of the record set by Annika Sorenstam in 2004.

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From the Fringe: Mickelson, Lewis in Campaign to Highlight Women Executives

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:37 Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:29

Phil MickelsonCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) Stacy Lewis hit one of the most significant drives of her career, and it really didn’t matter where it landed.

It’s what it shattered.

Lewis and Phil Mickelson, who have endorsement deals with the accounting firm KPMG, are taking part in a media campaign aimed at the advancement and empowerment of female executives. The campaign began Tuesday and will run through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in June, which will feature a women’s leadership conference with executives from business, sports, entertainment and politics.

“I like the fact Phil was willing to be involved. That’s the coolest part,” Lewis said.

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