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Nancy Lopez One of Nine Hall-of-Famers to Play in Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 05:03 Friday, 27 March 2015 04:35

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that one of the greatest and most recognizable female golfers of all-time, Nancy Lopez, is in the field and expected to play in the 2015 Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial at Cypress Lake Country Club, April 16-19.

“I knew Patty Berg well and she was a great ambassador for the LPGA Tour with her personality and energy,” said Lopez. “I think it’s great that Chico’s has stepped forward to put her name on the event. The Symetra Tour is exciting because it is the future of the game and I am looking forward to playing with them. It’s important to give the Symetra Tour players an opportunity to pick our (Legends Tour) brains and this event also allows us to keep the history of the game alive by relaying it to the younger generation.”

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Canada’s Development Squad to Fly Flag in Argentina

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:21 Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:15

altARGENTINA (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — Team Canada is ramping up to send four Development Squad members to Argentina from March 26–29, 2015, to compete in the Southern Cross Invitational.

Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.), Étienne Papineau (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu), Trevor Ranton (Waterloo, Ont.) and A.J. Armstrong (St. Albert, Alta.) will make up the contingent representing Canada at the Nordelta Golf Club in Tigre.

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Stacy Lewis to Host Mixed Event for Top Juniors

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:35 Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:31

Stacy LewisCanadian Press

BRASELTON, Georgia (AP/LPGA) — Stacy Lewis is hosting a junior event this summer in Arkansas in which boys and girls will play with each other — and against each other.

The LPGA star hopes the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational will develop what she calls a “gender-blind respect” among golfers. It will be part of the American Junior Golf Association and played June 22-25, 2015, at Blessings Golf Club.

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Paradis Proves Himself at Brad Garside Open

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:23 Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:15

altVANCOUVER, British Columbia (VGT) — It appears that fatherhood is treating the 2015 Brad Garside Open winner Jeremy Paradis just fine. The 29 year old Kings Links Professional fired an impressive round of 64 (-7) to beat a stellar field of 112 Pros and Amateurs on the always manicured Beach Grove Golf Club layout. His bogey-free round earned him a nice little payday of $1,200, and his first victory on the VGT for a few years.

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Madeira Islands Open Rescheduled for July

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 07:23 Wednesday, 25 March 2015 07:18

altThe Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI, which was cancelled last week due to extreme weather conditions, has been rescheduled for July 30-August 2 at Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra.

A combination of strong winds, dense fog and heavy rain on the Portuguese island of Madeira left organisers no option other than to cancel the tournament with just one round completed, but following a swift agreement between all parties the event will return to the original host venue in four months’ time.

The tournament, which counts towards both The Race to Dubai and Challenge Tour Rankings, will now be played in the same week as the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play.

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