Charles Lalljee wins the RBC Canadian Open Million Dollar
TORONTO, July 29, 2008 — Last night at Polson
Pier in Toronto, Charles Lalljee hit his ball closest to the
pin, at a distance of 12 feet and one quarter inch, to win
the RBC Canadian Open Million Dollar ShootOut. While no one
secured the million dollar prize by sinking a hole-in-one,
Lalljee still drove away with first prize - a two-year lease
on a new BMW 1-series sedan.
The victory came after a week-long competition, where RBC
invited the public to take a 165-yard shot onto an authentic
floating island green in the Toronto Harbour for a chance
to win $1,000,000.
In addition to the RBC Canadian Open Million Dollar ShootOut
competition, RBC Canadian Open competitors - Camilo Villegas
and Anthony Kim took on Chris DiMarco and Mark Calcavecchia
to see who could get their shot closest to the pin and win
$5,000 for charity. In honour of their efforts, RBC donated
$5,000 to both the Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada's largest
children's rehabilitation teaching hospital and to Reach Out
Centre for Kids, the largest children's mental health service
provider in Halton Region.
The RBC Canadian Open Million Dollar ShootOut was created
to build excitement leading up the RBC Canadian Open, which
takes place July 21-27 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville.
For tickets call 1-800-571-OPEN or visit the website, www.rbccanadianopen.com.
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For more information, contact:
Jackie Braden, RBC, Media Relations, (416) 974-2124, firstname.lastname@example.org