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Sports Digest: Boston area to host new LPGA event - Press Herald

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Source: https://www.pressherald.com/2023/10/27/sports-digest-boston-area-to-host-new-lpga-event/

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GOLFThe LPGA Tour and FM Global announced Friday they will stage a new tournament in 2024 at TPC Boston that will feature a $3.5 million purse – the largest on the LPGA Tour outside of the majors and the tour championship.The 72-hole event will be called the 2024 FM Global Championship, and it will be held in Norton, Massachusetts, from Aug.29 to Sept.1, with a field of 144 players.“Boston is quickly becoming a dynamic home for women’s sports,” LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said in a statement.“We are thrilled to join this incredible movement, as the famed TPC Boston prepares to host the 2024 FM Global Championship, marking a historic return of the LPGA Tour to New England.”Boston will also be the home of a new Professional Women’s Hockey League team in 2024 and a new National Women’s Soccer League team in 2026.• First-round leader Jasmine Suwannapura trailed on the leaderboard for most of the day but emerged with a one-stroke lead going into the third round of the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Suwannapura shot a 3-under 69 for a two-round total of 12-under 132 on the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club course.Rose Zhang of the United States was in second after a 68.She was followed by Celine Boutier of France, who had the round of the day with a 64 and was tied for third at 10 under with Australia’s Hannah Green (70) and Taiwan’s Peiyun Chien (69).EUROPEAN TOUR: Thomas Aiken held a share of the lead with Santiago Tarrio and Daniel Hillier after a marathon second day at the Qatar Masters in Doha.Aiken was the only one of the trio to finish his second round before play was suspended because of fading light. The 40-year-old veteran had to play 31 holes and shot rounds of 69 and 65 to reach 10 under at Doha Golf Club.COLLEGESBASKETBALL: Regular-season conference champions are no longer guaranteed spots in the National Invitation Tournament.The NIT Board of Managers tweaked its qualifying rules for its postseason tournament Friday, saying regular-season champs who do not win their conference tournament and are not otherwise selected to the NCAA Tournament will not receive an automatic bid to the NIT.Instead, the NIT will guarantee two teams – based on NET rankings – from each of major six conferences, the Atlantic Coast, the Big East, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12 and the Southeastern.SOCCERENGLAND: Son Heung-min scored again as visiting Tottenham beat Crystal Palace, 2-1, to provisionally extend its Premier League lead to five points.Son netted his eighth league goal of the season to ensure Tottenham stayed unbeaten after 10 games.SPAIN: Jenni Hermoso came off the bench to score a late winner for Spain against Italy in her first international game since the World Cup final, where the kiss she was subjected to by the Spanish soccer federation president caused an international uproar.Hermoso slotted home a rebound in the 89th minute to give Spain a 1-0 victory in a Women’s Nations League group game in Salerno, Italy.SKIINGBRAATHEN RETIRES: World Cup slalom champion Lucas Braathen retired at the age of 23 in a surprise announcement by the Norwegian skier two days before the season starts.Braathen won five World Cup races and had 12 top-three results in his five seasons on the circuit.Invalid username/password.Please check your email to confirm and complete your registration.Use the form below to reset your password.When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

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