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Colombia’s Paola Moreno Wins Symetra Tour Event

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:45 Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:40

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CANADIAN LAKES, Michigan (AP) — Colombia’s Paola Moreno won the Tullymore Classic for her third career Symetra Tour title, closing with a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory.

The 30-year-old former University of Southern California player finished at 12-under 204, capping her bogey-free round with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.

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Jaidee Wins French Open as McIlroy Fails to Mount Late Surge

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:40 Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:33

Thongchai JaideeCanadian Press

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Thongchai Jaidee produced an impressive display of front-running to win the French Open by four strokes, as Rory McIlroy failed to deliver a final-round surge.

Starting the day with a two-stroke lead over McIlroy, the 46-year-old Thongchai birdied two of his first six holes and shot a 3-under 68 to finish on 11-under 273 at Le Golf National outside Paris, where the 2018 Ryder Cup will be staged.

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Rich Berberian Jr. Wins PGA Professional Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:19 Sunday, 03 July 2016 18:11

Rich Berberian Jr.Canadian Press

VERONA, New York (AP) — Rich Berberian Jr. rallied to win the PGA Professional Championship, holing a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a one-stroke victory.

The 28-year-old Berberian, a PGA assistant professional from Derry, New Hampshire, topped the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship next month at Baltusrol in New Jersey.

Berberian shot a 3-under 69 at Turning Stone’s Atunyote Golf Club, overcoming a triple bogey on the par-5 12th with birdies on the par-4 13th, par-3 16th and the par-5 18th. He finished at 11-under 277.

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Bear Mountain Looking for Permanent Spot on Champions Tour Schedule

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:57 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:51

Paul GoydosVICTORIA, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Bear Mountain hopes its first Champions Tour event won’t be its last. The Greater Victoria resort is preparing, on very short notice, to play host to the Pacific Links Championship on the 50-and-over circuit. The 54-hole, $2.5-million US event goes Sept. 22-25.

And Bear Mountain’s owner, Ecoasis Developments, has made it clear it would love to have a permanent spot on the Champions Tour schedule. “We want this to be successful in 2016,” David Clarke, chief financial officer of Ecoasis, told a news conference this week. “But not just 2016 ... we would really love to see this as a fixture on the Champions Tour schedule going forward.”

The tournament’s title sponsor, Pacific Links International, did not rule out that possibility. The company, which offers its members reciprocal access to more than 500 properties around the world, is entering the fourth year of a six-year contract with the PGA TOUR.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:05 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:38

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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS

WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Site: Akron Ohio.

Course: Firestone Country Club (South Course). Yards: 7,360. Par: 70.

Purse: $9.5 million (First Prize: $1,620,000).

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