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16th CVS Caremark Charity Classic kicks off with Pro-Am

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Erik Compton practices on the driving green at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Erik Compton practices on the driving green at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on Sunday, June 22, 2014.
BARRINGTON, R.I. - The 16th annual CVS Caremark Charity Classic officially kicked off at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington on Sunday morning with the Pepsi MAX Shootout Pro-Am.

More than 30 professional players from the PGA, LPGA and Champions participated.

The tournament has raised more than $17 million for local charities since its inception.

In 2014, the event raised $1.3 million and the hope is that number will be surpassed this year.

Steve Stricker and Bo Van Pelt combined to shoot 25-under-par to win last summer's Classic, setting a tournament record.

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