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Seve Ballesteros Foundation Benefited From EurAsia Cup Tournament - Organisers

Last update: 04/06/2014
 
KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) -- The 2014 EurAsia Cup golf tournament held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from March 27 to 29, managed to raise RM441,553 for a worthy cause.

EurAsia Cup Captains, Miguel Angel Jimenez of Team Europe and his Asian counterpart, Thongchai Jaidee handed the amount to the Seve Ballesteros Foundation (SBF) which was represented by Ballestros' daughter, Carmen Ballesteros in a simple ceremony during the recent BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club, Surrey, England.

"Miguel and Thongchai were so happy to present us this cheque and we are delighted to receive it. I think somehow the first EurAsia Cup was supposed to end in a tie. It was a great advertisement for golf and I have no doubt my dad would have enjoyed watching it. I would love to see this tournament being played in dad's home town of Pedrena one day and that would be very cool.

"The money that was raised by the EurAsia Cup will all go to the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), where Dr. Massimo Squatrito leads the research into brain tumours at the Seve Ballesteros Foundation Laboratory," Carmen said in a statement issued by EurAsia Cup organiser, Wednesday.

SBF was the official charity of the inaugural EurAsia presented by DRB-HICOM, a tournament which saw Europe take on Asia in an enthralling contest that finished in a 10-10 tie following a thrilling final round comeback by Team Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.....

 
 
 

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