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Former World Cup winner Nelford heading to Canadian Golf Hall of Fame

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BROADCASTER and former World Cup winner Jim Nelford said he was lucky to have lived his dream as he accepted his invitation Wednesday to join the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.

"Golf has always been my friend and companion and always will be," he said as the three inductees for this year were announced.

Nelford was joined by amateur Alison Murdoch and Jack McLaughlin, honoured posthumously in the builder category.

The Vancouver-born Nelford's best PGA finishes were a couple of runner-ups but he was regarded as a great ball striker and won back-to-back Canadian Amateur Championships in 1975 and 1976. He then teamed with Dan Halldorson to win the 1980 World Cup.

His PGA career was derailed in September 1985 by a boating accident on Saguaro Lake in Arizona. He was struck and severely injured while water-skiing.

-- The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 7, 2013 D5

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