Bri­tish Open to pay out in Amer­i­can dol­lars

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The P.E.I. Canada Games men’s soc­cer team con­tin­ues its warmup for the 2017 Canada Sum­mer Games with a con­test versus Co­diac First Touch on to­day in Monc­ton, N.B.

Game time in the McCain New Brunswick Premier Soc­cer League matchup is 7 p.m.

The teams tied 2-2 in the first meet­ing last month in Char­lot­te­town.

Co­diac (2-0-4) is sec­ond in the six-team league, two points be­hind leader the Fred­er­ic­ton Reds (4-1-0), while P.E.I. is 1-1-1, good for a fourth-place tie with the N.B. Canada Games team.

Co­diac is com­ing off a 1-1 draw with P.E.I. F.C., while the Canada Games team lost its last game 3-1 to the P.E.I. F.C.

Co­diac’s Conor McCum­ber leads the league with seven goals, while Miguel Br­yar has two scores.

Dono­van Bears’ two goals leads the P.E.I. scor­ing list.

Bran­don Lund has the goal­keep­ing win for P.E.I. An­dre LeBlanc and Louise Berg­eron have split Co­diac’s wins.

P.E.I. be­gins the Canada Games tour­na­ment Aug. 7.

The Games go July 13. 28Aug.

The Bri­tish Open is pay­ing its prize money this year in Amer­i­can dol­lars.

Golf’s old­est cham­pi­onship an­nounced Wed­nes­day that the to­tal purse will be $10,250,000, with $1.845 mil­lion go­ing to win­ner. The Bri­tish Open is July 20-23 at Royal Birk­dale along the Lan­cashire coast in Eng­land. R&A chief Martin Slum­bers says the Open will not be us­ing the Bri­tish ster­ling this year be­cause of what he called an in­creas­ingly global mar­ket­place.

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