U.S. golf goes for the gold in the 2015 Pan-American Games
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U.S. golf goes for the gold in the 2015 Pan-American Games

While the Open Championship unfolds at the Home of Golf, the sport makes its first-ever appearance in the program of the Pan-American Games, being played this year in Toronto.

Former Canadian Open host course Angus Glen Golf Club will host three competitions -- one for men, one for women and a country-based competition. In the team-based competition, a country's score will be the sum of the best male and female scores of the day.

All three tournaments will unfold over 72 holes, with 64 total players competing. Players qualifies based on the Official World Golf Ranking, Rolex Rankings and, where necessary, the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Each country could have a maximum of four players -- two men and two women. Host country Canada was given the maximum allotment.

For the United States, Beau Hossler of the University of Texas and Lee McCoy of the University of Georgia will be the male representatives. Andrea Lee and 2014 Amateur U.S. Open champion Kristen Gillman are the U.S. women.

The winner of the men's individual event will be given an exemption into the RBC Canadian Open and the women's individual champion will gain entry to Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

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