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Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane, AB
(July 22, 2015 – Cochrane, AB) – The 2015 ATB Financial Classic, Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada’s seventh event on its 2015 schedule, is set to begin next week at The Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane, AB
A field of 156 players from nearly 20 countries will head to Cochrane for the $175,000 tournament with the hopes of gaining position on the season-long Order of Merit. The top five players on the Order of Merit at season’s end will graduate to the Web.com Tour, part of the path to the PGA TOUR, for 2016.
Playing at just over 7,000 yards, The Links of GlenEagles will provide a tough test for the players. Known for its jaw dropping mountain views, tricky greens, and a truly unique combination of holes including the famous 16th, the course will play as a par 70 for the tournament, with holes 2 and 10 being changed to par 4’s
2015 marks the eighth year of the ATB Financial Classic, and year two of an agreement between ATB Financial and Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada that will keep in the tournament in the Calgary area for thru 2017.
"A TB Financial is extremely proud to continue to support the ATB Financial Classic”, says John Windwick, Vice President Community Initiatives from ATB Financial. “The event provides Albertans with access to some of Canada's best golf and we're lucky to be able to contribute to such an excellent event."
This year’s ATB Financial Classic is pleased to support Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community Program. This program is designed to provide kids in every community in Alberta the opportunity to participate in hockey programs that may not otherwise be able to do so.
“We are very excited to be the recipient of funds through the ATB Classic this year”, says Scott Robinson, Executive Director for the Hockey Alberta Foundation. These funds will help us to ensure that every kid in Alberta has a program in their community to play organized hockey and ensure the resources are in place to make those programs sustainable over the long term”.
Another big winner when PGA TOUR Canada visits Southern Alberta is the City of Calgary.
“Hosting the McKenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada and the 2015 ATB Financial Classic at The Links of GlenEagles is an exciting opportunity that we are happy to support,” said Marco De Iaco, Vice President, Sales, Sport & Major Events with Tourism Calgary. “Events like this engage the community, inspire active living through sport, support the local economy and contribute to grassroots sport development. We’re thrilled to welcome such elite competitors and their fans to our city.”
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PGA TOUR Canada