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Benefit golf tournament

The Punta Cana International Airport and Hard Rock Cafe are sponsoring a benefit, “Sun & Fun Charity Golf Tournament” on 24 and 25 April at the La Cana and Corales golf courses at Puntacana Resort & Club. Funds will go to two corporate social responsibility programs sponsored by the Grupo Puntacana in the region. These are the Regional Youth Golf Program and the Coral Reef Protection Program, both under the Puntacana Ecological Foundation. The golf program encourages new talent among young people from the neighboring town of Veron. The coral reef program works to restore and protect coral reefs in the area and develop new attractions such as underwater museums.

On Saturday, 24 April, the tournament will be played in La Cana, designed by P.B. Dye. It will be a scramble tournament, in which each player takes their turn hitting the ball but the players choose which ball to hit next. On Sunday, 25 April, the tournament will be played at Corales, designed by Tom Fazio, but it will be a best ball tournament, where each person plays their own ball and the one with the lowest score is counted for the hole. The Corales course is scheduled for inauguration this month.

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