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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 06:15 Wednesday, 17 June 2015 05:51

2015 US OpenCanadian Press

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U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION

U.S. OPEN

Site: University Place, Washington.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Chambers Bay (7,200-7,600 yards, par 70).

Purse: TBA ($9 million in 2014). Winner's share: TBA ($1.62 million in 2014).

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Austin Connelly to Join the Nova Scotia Open Field with Local Connection

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:38 Tuesday, 16 June 2015 18:31

Austin ConnellyHALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Golf Canada) — The Web.com Tour’s 2015 Nova Scotia Open will kick off on Thursday, July 2, at Ashburn Golf Club – New Course, with a strong representation of Canadian talent in the field, including No.1 ranked amateur golfer in Canada, Austin Connelly.

Connelly, a dual U.S. and Canadian citizen who lives in Irving, Texas and spends his summers at his grandparent’s home in Digby County, Nova Scotia, will play in the only Web.com Tour event on Canadian soil. Connelly, whose home course is Clare Golf & Country Club in Church Point, N.S., describes his Nova Scotia connection as always being special to go back each year to visit family and friends, but also to essentially what was the start of his goal to become the No.1 golfer in the world.

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Shane Bertsch Wins Rust-Oleum Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 00:33 Monday, 15 June 2015 00:26

Shane BertschCanadian Press

WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Shane Bertsch won the Rust-Oleum Championship for his third career Web.com Tour title, beating Lucas Lee by a stroke at Lakewood Country Club.

The 45-year-old Bertsch closed with a bogey-free 5-under 66 for an 18-under 266 total. He also won on the tour in 2000 and 2005.

“It’s been a long time,” Bertsch said. “I’ve been close a few times. I’ve always known I could do it. I’m just glad I could prove it to everyone else.”

Bertsch earned $108,000 to jump from 35th to fifth on the money list with $178,678.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:22 Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:07

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PGA OF AMERICA/LPGA TOUR

KPMG WOMEN'S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Harrison, New York.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Westchester Country Club, West Course (6,670 yards, par 73).

Purse: $3.5 million. Winner's share: $525,000.

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Tyler Aldridge Wins Inaugural Greater Dallas Open

Last Updated on Monday, 08 June 2015 01:07 Monday, 08 June 2015 01:02

Tyler AldridgeCanadian Press

LEWISVILLE, Texas – Tyler Aldridge won the inaugural Greater Dallas Open for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory.

The 30-year-old Aldridge, a former Boise State player from Caldwell, Idaho, finished at 23-under 265 at The Lakes at Castle Hills. He earned $90,000 to jump from 38th to ninth on the money list with $148,713.

“Nobody’s going to hand you the tournament,” Aldridge said. “You have to go get it. … It’s hard to win a golf tournament. It’s very difficult. I felt some nerves out there, but who doesn’t? That’s what we play for.”

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