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O’Meara, Woosnam, and Jacobsen Commit to Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:11 Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:09

Mark O'MearaCALGARY, Alberta — Three of golf’s top stars, and most colourful characters, are the first three players to book their tickets to Calgary this summer to compete in the third annual Shaw Charity Classic August 5-9, 2015.

Mark O’Meara, who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in July, will make this third appearance at the Shaw Charity Classic. Calgary golf fans will also welcome Welshman Ian Woosnam and American Peter Jacobsen to the fairways at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club for the first time this year.

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Collegiate Athletes to Battle for 2015 Canadian University/College Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:06 Sunday, 24 May 2015 07:01

Canadian University/College ChampionshipGUELPH, Ontario (Michaela DiMarcantonio/Golf Canada) — Athletes from the country’s top university and college golf teams will put their games to the test at Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont., from May 25-29 for the 13th playing of the Canadian University/College Championship.

Conducted by Golf Canada, the Championship was created to provide an opportunity for Canada’s best university and college golfers to compete in a national event. This tournament also serves as a qualifier for the 2015 World University Golf Championship. The global competition will be played between July 8-11 in Gwangju, South Korea.

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Surrey’s Svensson Picks Up Third SwingThought.com Win

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:59 Sunday, 24 May 2015 06:51

Adam SvenssonTeam Canada Young Pro Squad member Adam Svensson of Surrey, BC picked up his 3rd Swingthought.com Tour win in as many tries at the Milton Martin Honda Classic in Gainesville, Ga.

Svensson shot rounds of 66, 66, 67 and 67 to finish at 22-under par on the Chattahoochee Golf Club course to win by five shots, pocketing $20,000 US.

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Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu Wins Symetra Classic; Augusta James Finishes 2nd

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:56 Sunday, 24 May 2015 05:43

Haruka Morita-WanyaoLuCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu (Takamatsu City, Japan) drained a 5-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to defeat Augusta James (Bath, Ontario) and capture the 2015 Symetra Classic at Raintree Country Club.

“I thought finally, finally,” Morita-WanyaoLu said of making the birdie to win through an interpreter. “Finally, I was able to win.”

With the victory, Morita-WanyaoLu earns $16,500 and moves into seventh on the latest Volvik Race for the Card Money List.

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Patrick Reed Withdraws from Next 2 European Tour Events

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 07:56 Friday, 22 May 2015 07:49

Patrick ReedCanadian Press

LONDON (AP) — Patrick Reed says he has withdrawn from the PGA Championship at Wentworth and the Irish Open.

The 25-year-old American was due to play at the European Tour’s flagship event at Wentworth for the first time before competing in Ireland next week at a tournament hosted by Rory McIlroy. But he now says he “will not be able to travel overseas at this time.”

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