EIGHT AMATEUR GOLFERS SET TO “PLAY LIKE THE PROS”
Closest to the Pin contest will raise additional funds for tournament’s charity partners
BARRINGTON, R.I. (June 17, 2012) – Eight amateur players from the CVS Caremark Charity Classic’s Sunday Pepsi Pro-Am have qualified to move on to the 2nd annual Pepsi MAX Amateur Shootout, and will tee it up on Monday among the tournament’s main field professional teams. Both winning pro-am teams featured one of the LPGA pros playing in the main field.
Helena Foulkes (Providence, R.I.), Executive Vice President and Chief Health Care Strategy and Marketing Officer for CVS Caremark, and her teammates Colin Armstrong (Sydney, Australia), Kevin Tassinari (Andover, Mass.) and Rick Hayward (Hampden, Maine) finished at the top of the pack in the morning shotgun at 19-under-par 52. Their pro Brittany Lincicome was one of 12 main field players who also participated in this year’s Pepsi Pro-Am.
The winners of the afternoon Pepsi Pro-Am also posted a 19-under-par 52 with the help of main field pro Lexi Thompson. Amateurs Paul Ferns (Medway, Mass.), Keith Duffy (Wellesley, Mass.), Paul Keating (Norfolk, Mass.) and Steven Costa (Somerset, Mass.), Senior Director Network Services East for CVS Caremark, ran away with the coveted second Pepsi MAX Shootout spot.
Pairings for Monday’s first round of the CVS Caremark Charity Classic are as follows:
10:30 a.m. Cristie Kerr/John Cook 11:10 a.m. Brittany Lincicome/Brett Quigley
Suzann Pettersen/Fred Funk Juli Inkster/Dana Quigley
10:40 a.m. Pepsi Max Shootout (A.M. Group) 11:20 a.m. Annika Sorenstam/Peter Jacobsen
Helena Foulkes, Colin Armstrong Lorena Ochoa/Mark Calcavecchia
Kevin Tassinari, Rick Hayward
10:50 a.m. Lexi Thompson/Corey Pavin 11:30 a.m. Yani Tseng/Jeff Sluman
Morgan Pressel/Jay Haas Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon
11:00 a.m. Pepsi Max Shootout (P.M. Group)
Paul Ferns, Keith Duffy
Paul Keating, Steven Costa
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Closet to the Pin Contest
Each of the 20 main field professionals will be paired with one of the tournament’s charity partners. Each day, the golfer whose tee shot lands closest to the pin on the 17th hole wins $25,000 for the charity for which they are playing.
Classic Skins Competition
The tournament’s 10 two-person teams will compete in the annual Skins Competition featuring a daily prize pool of $25,000.
On Monday, June 20, tournament activities begin at 9:30 a.m. with a fun and entertaining opening ceremony featuring the trick shots from the pros including long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski and impressionist Nico Bollini. The first round of tournament competition begins immediately following the clinic with the final round slated for Tuesday, June 21 at 9 a.m.
About the CVS Caremark Charity Classic
The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is Rhode Island’s largest charitable sporting event and hosts some of the best PGA and LPGA professional golfers in the world. During the last 13 years, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised $14 million for charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England. For more information, visit cvscharityclassic.com.
About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. We are uniquely positioned to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), we provide access to a network of approximately 65,000 pharmacies, including more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. Our clinical offerings include our signature Pharmacy Advisor™ program as well as innovative generic step therapy and genetic benefit management programs that promote more cost effective and healthier behaviors and improve health care outcomes. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Company's website at http://info.cvscaremark.com/.
Patti O’Donnell Amy Biery