Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

De Vere Extend Seniors Deal

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

De Vere Extend Seniors Deal

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ONE of Europe's most prestigious golf championships, set to be staged in the North East for the third successive year, has been given a major boost.

The De Vere hotel group have agreed a three-year sponsorship extension of the De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship until 2013.

The announcement comes ahead of this year's pounds 250,000 event, which will be contested over the Hunting Course at Northumberland's Slaley Hall from June 24-27.

It will be the third successive year the European Senior Tour's longest-running event has been staged at the venue and Carl Mason, who won the title for a third time last summer, is expected to defend his crown.

The tournament was first staged in 1957 and, except for its four majors, is the only 72-hole event on the Senior Tour.

Past winners include former Open champions Max Faulkner and Kel Nagle, the legendary Christy O'Connor and, more recently, the reigning Senior Tour Order of Merit winner Sam Torrance who triumphed in 2005 and 2006. …

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