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Gleneagles Country Club to Host America’s only British Open Qualifier for Fifth Consecutive Year

Thursday, May 16 2013

Public Invited to Attend May 20 Event

 

PLANO, Texas  — Gleneagles Country Club, a Member of the ClubCorp family, will serve May 20 as the site of the 2013 International Final Qualifying (IFQ) - America, the only qualifier in the United States that gives players the opportunity to compete in this year’s British Open Championship.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Gleneagles Queen’s Course will play host to some of the best players based on world rankings as they compete over 36 holes in one day for eight qualifying spots to gain entry into golf’s oldest championship. Players scheduled to compete in the event as of May 16 are Trevor Immelman, Rory Sabbatini, Davis Love III, Sean O’Hair, D.A. Points, and Jordan Spieth. For more information on the event and for a full list of players competing, go to www.theopen.com.

The IFQ - America event is open to the public and takes place on the Monday after the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving and prior to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth – allowing many of the top players to compete in the event between PGA Tour tournaments. Tee times begin at 7 a.m. and play concludes at approximately 8 p.m.

The IFQ events held by the R&A, the organization responsible for the world’s golf rules and the organizer of the British Open Championship, were started in 2004 and are held on five continents to give more players from around the world the opportunity to compete in the British Open Championship, one of golf’s four Majors. The IFQ has been held in America since 2004 at such prestigious venues as Congressional Country Club, Oakland Hills Country Club and TPC of Dearborn.  The 142nd British Open is July 18-21, 2013, at Muirfield – Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland.

For information on how to attend this event, please contact Gleneagles at 972.867.6666.

About Gleneagles Country Club

The club was established in 1985 and maintains a strong family environment, which provides outstanding golf, great tennis, fitness and exceptional dining. Gleneagles Country Club is perhaps best known for its golf courses, 36 holes of championship golf designed by the team of Von Hagge and Devlin. Visit the club’s website at www.gleaneaglesclub.com for more information.

About ClubCorp

Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 24 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at @ClubCorp.

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