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Langer Chasing a Carnoustie Repeat

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:56 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:51

Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer returns to Carnoustie, the scene of his first Senior Major Championship victory, in July with his sights trained on becoming only the third player in history to win the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex three times.

The remarkable German, who continues to defy his 58 years with the same control and precision that he displayed on the regular Tour, would join two of the all-time greats, Gary Player and Tom Watson, on three victories apiece if he succeeds in mastering the challenging Carnoustie layout.

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CJGA Junior Tour Kicks off First Alberta Tournament with the Nike Golf Junior Series at Henderson Lake

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 01:21 Friday, 29 April 2016 01:16

Nike Golf Junior SeriesLETHBRIDGE, Alberta — It will be an exciting weekend, as junior golfers from across Alberta will be competing for division titles at the Nike Golf Junior Series at Henderson Lake Golf Club in Lethbridge, Alta. Winners will be given an invitation to the Nike Golf Junior Championship which will be held in Ontario later in the summer. Also up for grabs this weekend is the opportunity to represent Alberta at the Junior America's Cup in Mexico and California.

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Otto Leads by 2 at 9-Under After 1st Round of China Open

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 00:16 Friday, 29 April 2016 00:08

Hennie OttoCanadian Press

BEIJING, China (AP) — Hennie Otto had seven birdies and an eagle in an opening round of 63 to lead the China Open at 9 under.

It was Otto’s lowest round in a European Tour event since he won the 2014 Italian Open.

The 39-year-old South African started on the 10th and had three birdies before turning in 33, then added birdies at the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th before chipping in for eagle on the par-5 8th.

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Ilta Grain Signs on as MJT’s Presenting Sponsor in Saskatchewan

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:07 Thursday, 28 April 2016 00:02

Ilta GrainVANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) is pleased to announce that Ilta Grain, a leading exporter of quality grains throughout the world, has signed on as Presenting Sponsor for three multi-day MJT events on the Saskatchewan schedule for the 2016 season.

President of Ilta Grain, Dan Burneski, saw his daughter play many tournaments on the MJT ending up with a Division 1 golf scholarship at Indiana State University in the USA several years ago, and believes in what the program can do for young athletes, in golf and in life. “I am happy to support the efforts of the non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour,” says Dan Burneski. “The program puts on very high quality tournaments which are the gateway to college golf for many players, plus I firmly believe golf is a great game for all young people to play.”

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Rochester Stop on Symetra Tour Has 3rd Largest Purse

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 23:44 Wednesday, 27 April 2016 23:37

Toyota Danielle Downey ClassicROCHESTER, New York — When the Symetra Tour makes its stop in Rochester July 11-17 for the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic, not only will up-and-coming talent in professional ladies golf play for a good cause, but they can earn their share of $200,000 in prize money—the 3rd largest purse on the tour.

“This is a huge jump in purse for a second year event, but we know that Rochester is always a favorite of the players, and has been for forty years with the LPGA and now the LPGA Symetra Tour,” said Mike Vadala, tournament chairman and president/CEO of The Summit Federal Credit Union. “We want our purse to represent our commitment to the players and to the tour, and let them know that Rochester is still the best women’s professional golf town in America.”

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