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Formed: An alliance between 59 regional golf associations and the U.S. Golf Association. The Allied Golf Associations (list: will administer the USGA handicap and course-rating systems within defined geographic areas. They also will serve as their communities’ primary resource for USGA championship qualifiers, governance and facility support, the USGA said. 

Added: To the Symetra Tour’s schedule, the Prasco Charity Championship on June 29 to July 1 at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio. According to the Symetra Tour, the developmental tour for the LPGA, the tournament will be the first women’s professional event to be played at a course owned and operated by the PGA Tour. TPC River’s Bend, which overlooks the Little Miami River about 25 miles north of Cincinnati, is a 2001 Arnold Palmer design. It has played host to the Champions Tour’s Kroger Classic (2002-04) and Tour’s Chiquita Classic (2010-12).