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WSGA Wins 10th Annual PNGA Cup, Team BC Golf 3rd

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 23:12 Sunday, 17 May 2015 22:57

altPORTLAND, Oregon (Pacific Northwest Golf Association) — The 12-person team representing the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) took a slim lead into the second day’s play and held on to win the 10th PNGA Cup.

The Ryder Cup-style matches were held at Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland, Ore., and featured 48 of the finest amateur golfers representing the Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia golf associations.

After the first day’s play in the four-ball and foursome matches, Team WSGA held a half point lead over Team OGA, while Team BC Golf trailed by four points and Team IGA by five and a half.

In the final day singles matches, Team WSGA extended their lead by winning seven points on the day. For a video interview with Team WSGA, click here.

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The Open Celebrates Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:10 Sunday, 17 May 2015 16:07

altFood at the 144th Open, from July 12-19, 2015, will range from sustainably sourced fish from Peterhead in the North East of Scotland to Quality Meat Scotland - Specially Selected Pork from the South West of the country.

The Open’s commitment to the Year of Food and Drink, led in partnership by VisitScotland and Scotland Food & Drink, means the country of origin will feature prominently on Open Hospitality menus including Scotch beef and lamb, Scottish smoked salmon and Scottish artisan cheeses. Sustainable sourcing is also guaranteed through supply endorsement by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the Red Tractor scheme, Freedom Food and Fairtrade.

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Rio 2016 Committee Signs Agreement with Brazilian Medical Association

Sunday, 17 May 2015 15:59

Athletes and delegates visiting the Olympic and Paralympic Village Polyclinic will be looked after by doctors from the Brazilian Medical Association, following an agreement between the organisation and the Rio 2016 Committee.

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Charities to Benefit from 2015 Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship Announced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:59

Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS ChampionshipBOSTON, Massachusetts — Constellation announced the local Boston charities that will receive grants as part of this year’s Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which will be held June 9-14 at Belmont Country Club.

As championship sponsor, Constellation, through the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, will provide $500,000 in funding to Boston-area non-profit organizations. These grants support a variety of local organizations and activities in the areas of education, youth development, affordable housing and family support services. Grant amounts will be announced after the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.

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Senior Amateur Golfer Ed Ervasti Dies at 101

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:58 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 23:49

Ed ErvastiCelebrated senior amateur golfer Ed Ervasti passed at 101-years-old.

Ervasti is native of Minneapolis who has long called London, Ont., home.

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