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Watson Excited by China Return

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 22:22 Monday, 13 April 2015 22:16

Bubba WatsonBubba Watson will travel halfway round the world to headline the field in the inaugural Shenzhen International in China this week, swapping the green jackets of Augusta National for Genzon Golf Club.

The American finished tied 38th on his Masters Tournament defence, and will now attempt to make it back-to-back wins on Chinese soil, having triumphed in the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai last November.

“Back-to-back wins in China would be pretty special,” said two-time Masters Champion Watson. “This is a great opportunity for me to come back to China and play in a new event, which will make a big contribution to the development of golf in southern China. I’m looking forward to getting to Shenzhen and playing my part in making some history.”

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Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial Admission Free to Public Through Sponsorship from the News-Press Media Group

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 22:15 Monday, 13 April 2015 22:11

Chico's Patty Berg MemorialDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that admission to the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial will once again be free to the public courtesy of The News-Press Media Group.

The News-Press Media Group has signed on as the daily entitlement sponsor to make admission to the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial completely free for the entire community. All four rounds of the tournament from Thursday, April 16 through final-round play on Sunday, April 19 are free to the public.

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Meg Mallon Named Honorary Host of Tullymore Classic

Last Updated on Monday, 13 April 2015 22:16 Monday, 13 April 2015 22:02

Meg MallonDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Symetra Tour) — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce that 18-time LPGA Tour winner Meg Mallon will be the honorary host of the inaugural Tullymore Classic at Tullymore Golf Resort in Canadian Lakes, Michigan.

Mallon, who moved to Farmington Hills at age seven and played junior golf in Michigan, will attend the pairings party on June 30 and play in the pro-am on July 1.

“I’m honored that they asked and I’m excited to be a part of the Tullymore Classic,” said Meg Mallon. “My first two years as a professional were spent on the Symetra Tour and it means a lot to come full circle and be part of a Symetra Tour event.”

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CJGA Juniors Enjoy First Caribbean Experience at MCB Curacao Masters

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:49 Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:40

Charles ThompsonWILLEMSTAD, Curacao — The MCB Curacao Masters concluded at the beautiful Blue Bay Golf and Emmstad Golf & Squash Club. Twenty-eight professionals and 26 amateurs, including three CJGA members, Ty Celone, Keaton Gudz, and Charles Thompson teed it up in the 9th annual MCB Curacao Masters. The professionals played in a three day stroke play competition for the Curacao Cup while the amateurs battled for the Curacao Top Amateur title.

With a final score of 79 (+9) Charles Thompson of Delta, BC finished runner-up in the Top Amateur competition behind Curacao native Said Flores. “It was my first time playing in this type of wind so it was a great learning experience for me,” said Thompson. “I feel like I learned a lot from talking with the pros this week and what’s in the future for me.”

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Hilton to Sponsor European Tour Golfer of the Month Award

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 06:17 Sunday, 12 April 2015 05:53

Hilton Player of the MonthAfter being announced as Official Hotel Supplier to The European Tour late last year, Hilton Worldwide has expanded its support of the Tour by becoming the presenting partner of the Hilton European Tour Golfer of the Month award.

Beginning in January 2015, the world’s largest hospitality company was welcomed into the stable of European Tour global sponsors for at least three years and will now become closely associated with the refreshed monthly award which, starting with the March competition, will feature a new fan voting element.

My European Tour members will now have the opportunity to choose their top three players from each month, and if they can match the same 1-2-3 as our panel of golf experts will be entered into a prize draw to win some exclusive Hilton prizes.

The lucky fan winner will receive a two-night stay at any Hilton Worldwide portfolio hotel while two runners-up will win a one-night stay at any Hilton portfolio hotel of their choice.

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