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International Crown's format should make it a winner here, organizers say
International Crown's format should make it a winner here, organizers say

Rich Thomas has run more than two dozen professional golf events over the past 14 years, but from its inception more than year ago the LPGA's International Crown at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills has felt different to its tournament director. "It's not even close," Thomas said. Thomas expects that the inaugural biennial event, which begins Thursday and features four-player teams representing eight countries, will have the feel of a U.S. Women's Open, a Solheim Cup and possibly even soccer's World Cup all rolled into four days of match-play competition. "From a sheer energy standpoint ... enthusiasm from the countries, the response of the...

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