MacKenzie Tour heads to Oakfield in July

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OAKFIELD: The MacKenzie Tour is coming to Oakfield Golf & Country Club later this summer.

The PGA Tour Canada event will hit the links at the 18-hole course in Oakfield from July 15-21.

It will see more than 128 MacKenzie Tour professionals and 54 amateur golfers tee up at the event being organized by Sports & Entertainment Atlantic (SEA).

A post on Oakfield’s Facebook page asks people to watch for more information and ways you can volunteer and be involved in the event.

The stop at Oakfield is one of 12 events on the tour’s schedule, which begins with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 20-26) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. All regular events feature purses of $200,000 (CDN) and a $225,000 (CDN) purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 9-15) at Highland Country Club in London, Ontario.

“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our host organizations, along with our great sponsors, we are pleased to announce the schedule for our seventh season,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “We look forward to the players taking advantage of the opportunity to advance their careers and are particularly excited to add an event in Atlantic Canada.”

Oakfield has previously hosted the Men’s Canadian Amateur in 1989 and numerous provincial championships over the years, including most recently the 2017 Nova Scotia Men’s Mid-Amateur.

“The club is thrilled to play host to this wonderful event, and our membership and community alike look forward to showcasing our championship golf course this summer to both the professional golfers and amateurs,” said Oakfield Golf & Country Club General Manager Eric Tobin in a release. “I’m confident this event will be one of the highlights of the season for the players and will be one they look forward to year after year.”