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BILLY ANDRADE, BROOKE HENDERSON AND KEEGAN BRADLEY CLAIM TITLE AT
2019 CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC
Some of the World’s Top Golfers Teed Off at Rhode Island Country Club for Another Year of Giving
CVS Health Charity Classic Receives Green Certification for the Third Year in a Row
BARRINGTON, RI (June 24, 2019) – The CVS Health Charity Classic, which has donated $22 million to Southern New England charities, brought world-class talent to the scenic Rhode Island Country Club. The day brought good fortune for Tournament Co-Host Billy Andrade, Brooke Henderson and Keegan Bradley who claimed the Charity Classic title for the third consecutive year.
Bradley broke a PGA TOUR record by becoming the first ever PGA TOUR athlete to win the same tournament for five straight years. In 2018, Bradley joined Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen as the third ever PGA TOUR athlete to win the same tournament for four years running.
The 2019 season has brought immense success to the winning team. Bradley tied for second at the Travelers Championship just one day before participating in the Charity Classic while Andrade has earned six top 10 finishes this season. Henderson broke the Canadian record for most Tour wins after claiming her second LPGA title of the season at the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give on June 16.
Spectators enjoyed an exciting day of competition as they watched the champions approach 18 green just one shot ahead of the runner ups, Lexi Thompson, Kevin Kisner and Darren Clarke. The group held their composure and solidified the win with par on the final hole.
Final standings from the 2019 CVS Health Charity Classic are as follows:
Place Team Score
1st Brooke Henderson, Keegan Bradley, Billy Andrade 61-66 | 127 | (-15)
2nd Lexi Thompson, Kevin Kisner, Darren Clarke 65-63 | 128 | (-14)
T3 Morgan Pressel, Keith Mitchell, Colin Montgomerie 65-66 | 131 | (-11)
T3 Paula Creamer, Billy Horschel, Mark O'Meara 65-66 | 131 | (-11)
T3 So Yeon Ryu, Max Homa, Brad Faxon 66-65 | 131 | (-11)
6th Lydia Ko, Sam Saunders, Rocco Mediate 68-71 | 139 | (-3)
The 2019 CVS Health Charity Classic marked an important year as they continued to incorporate various green initiatives to make the Event Series a zero waste to landfill event. Through various sustainability programs, including the use of 100% compostable service ware, the Event Series has received Green Event Certification from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for the third year in a row.
About CVS Health Charity Classic
The CVS Health Charity Classic is one of Rhode Island’s largest charitable event series, including a golf tournament featuring some of the world’s top professional golfers and a two-day food festival highlighting local restaurants, breweries, and vineyards. Since its inception in 1999, the Charity Classic has donated more than $22 million for Southern New England nonprofit organizations that provide vital funding to a range of programs serving children and families. For additional information on the CVS Health Charity Classic, please visit www.cvshealthcharityclassic.com. Follow the Charity Classic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the event as they happen.
Michele Bates, Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon
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