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Roger Beale Set to Compete in World Cup of Golf

ACTON, ON (December 6, 2006)—Canadian PGA Member Roger Beale of Ottawa is set to represent his homeland of Barbados in the World Cup of Golf to begin Thursday.

Beale, a Teaching Professional at the Marshes Golf Club at Brookstreet, will carry the flag of Barbados along with compatriot James Johnson at Sandy Lane Golf Club in Barbados.

James and I really look forward to representing our country and competing against some of the best players in the world,” said Beale, 33. “It’s been exciting meeting and talking with players such as Mike Weir, Padraig Harrington and Stephen Ames, but come Thursday we’ll be ready to put our best foot forward.”

A dual citizen of Canada and Barbados, Beale was born in the Barbados and lived in Canada for 13 years, then split his time between Florida and Barbados before moving to Ottawa in 2001 to play professionally.

Beale, who played a full schedule on the Canadian Tour in 2005, tied for 10th at Canadian PGA Assistants’ Championship in 2003 and finished seventh in this year’s event.

As host nation of the World Cup, Barbados received an exemption into the event. Beale and Johnson, a family friend, won the qualifying event in September 2005 that determined the team to represent Barbados. This year’s event marks the first time that Barbados has participated in the championship since it became a part of the World Golf Championships series in 2000.

Beale, whose mother Heather is Canadian, started playing golf in the Barbados at Sandy Lane as a junior. He went to on to play collegiate golf at LynnUniversity in Boca Raton, Florida. After university, Beale worked as a Golf Professional in Florida before making his way to Canada.

Canada will be represented at this year’s World Cup by Mike Weir and Jim Rutledge. Stephen Ames and his brother Robert will compete for Trinidad & Tobago. For full field scores and information please visit www.pgatour.com

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