Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 05, 2005 19:12 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor HECLA ISLAND, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - For Immediate Release
July 5, 2005


Hecla Island, Manitoba - Old man par stood firm against a field of some of North America's best senior amateur golfers. Jack Ramsey of Germantown, TN was the only player in the field to break par as he fired a 4-under-par 68 to hold a four-shot advantage after the first round at the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

"I haven't scored well lately, but I feel like I've been getting better," said Ramsey, who is playing in his first Canadian Senior Match Play Championship. Ramsey opened his round with consecutive birdies and counted only two bogeys against six birdies. "I was hitting it straight and long today," said Ramsey, who birdied three of Hecla Golf Course's four par-5s.

Real Gamache of Quesnel, BC sits four strokes behind Ramsey in second place after a round of even-par 72. Jim Scissons of Saskatoon, SK, Howard Broun of Calgary, AB, Rick Weihe of Bellingham, WA and Steven Hakes of San Diego, CA sit tied for third at 1-over 73, while a group of five players are tied for seventh at 2-over 74.

The following are opening-round scores for Tuesday, July 5, 2005.

1 Jack Ramsey Germantown, TN 68
2 Real Gamache Quesnel, BC 72
T3 Rick Weihe Bellingham, WA 73
Steven Hakes San Diego, CA 73
James (Jim) Scissons Saskatoon, SK 73
Howard Broun Calgary, AB 73
T7 Phil Kerbrat Calgary, AB 74
Fred Silver Lewiston, NY 74
Gary Shimmin Okatie, SC 74
Chris Maletis Portland, OR 74
John French Bloomfield Hills, MI 74
T12 Merv Dusyk Red Deer, AB 75
Pierre Archambault Candiac, QC 75
Grant Foster Winnipeg, MB 75
Douglas Piper Saskatoon, SK 75
Joseph Pavoni Prospect, KY 75
Russ Berkoben Perrysburg, OH 75
Samuel Adelman San Antonio, TX 75
David Rovick Edina, MN 75
Ron Green Mississauga, ON 75
T21 Brian Jeffery Collingwood, ON 76
Albert Dowdell Calgary, AB 76
T23 Eric Sprigings Saskatoon, SK 77
Peter Howe Crawford Bay, BC 77
J. David Carroll Napa, CA 77
Neale Pitches Wellington, AB 77
Joseph Orgill Woodbridge, ON 77
T28 Dan Colquhoun Kitchener, ON 78
Fred Lukasik Rock Island, IL 78
Steve Earsley Stuart , FL 78
Stuart Nicholson Calgary, AB 78
Tom Walinski Scottsdale, AZ 78
Lindsay Kipps Surrey, BC 78
Ron Newman Calgary, AB 78
Frank Sutton Calgary, AB 78
Gus Kozina Beach Park, IL 78
Robert Vidricksen Salina, KS 78
T38 George Granger North Vancouver, BC 79
Edward Matias Winnipeg, MB 79
Ronald Adam Red Deer , AB 79
Sid Segsworth Sudbury, ON 79
Keith Fawcett Clandeboye, MB 79
John Sostmann Littleton, CO 79
Merle Byrnes Richlea, SK 79
Ford Cartwright Lufkin, TX 79
Robert Callan San Francisco, CA 79
Bob Wernick Rancho Mirage , CA 79
Bill Klym Calgary, AB 79
Chris Hundley South River, ON 79
T50 Dwight Sandquist Calgary, AB 80
Richard Anderson Minneapolis, MN 80
Peter Barnes Westmeath, ON 80
Russ Bentley Regina, SK 80
Ron Cleland Naples, FL 80
Ross Ellison West Vancouver, BC 80
Don Lamb Pittsburgh, PA 80
T57 Terry More Winnipeg, MB 81
Gerald White Cranbrook, BC 81
Al Brownridge Winnipeg, MB 81
David McLeod Winnipeg, MB 81
Michael Slocki Mississauga, ON 81
Ross Ballantyne Midland, ON 81
T63 Robert (Bob) Kraemer Abbotsford, BC 82
John Frost Pointe-Claire, QC 82
Chris Ingram Brampton, ON 82
Francis Crinella Costa Mesa, CA 82
Tom Wilson Winnipeg, MB 82
T68 Alex Tarumianz Lookout, TN 83
John Macintosh Guelph, ON 83
T70 Douglas Lovat Kirkland, QC 84
Denis Eamon Murphy Amherstburg, ON 84
Ray Madison Calgary, AB 84
Robert Reynolds Calgary, AB 84
Gerald Manale North Gower , ON 84
George Hevenor Toronto, ON 84
T76 David Kidd Saskatoon, SK 85
Lane Bickel Beaconsfield, QC 85
T78 Richard Roback Minneapolis, MN 86
Jim Hahn Plymouth, MN 86
John Kodman Gilbert Plains, MB 86
81 Bill Lewis Imperial, SK 87
T82 Hugh G. Moncrieff Edmonton, AB 90
Cliff Eccles Pointe Claire, QC 90
Michael Averbach Winnipeg, MB 90
T85 Brian Johnson Oliver , BC 95
Gary Thorp Edina, MN 95

Conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA), this prestigious national championship features 86 of North America's top senior male amateur golfers competing in both stroke and match play for the title of Canadian Senior Match Play Champion. Now in its ninth year, the event has quickly become one of the most coveted tournaments among senior golfers in North America.

The winner of the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship will be granted exemptions into the 2005 Canadian Senior Championship held September 19-22 at Le Club de golf Milby, Lennoxville, Que., and/or the 2005 USGA Senior Men's Championship, September 17 - 22 in Rocky Face, Ga.

The competition is open to male amateur golfers who have reached the age of 55 by July 6th, 2005 and who are members of a golf club belonging to the RCGA or clubs in other countries, which are in good standing with their respective associations. A golfer must also have a handicap factor of 8.0 or less on the date of filing the application.

Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, July 5th through Thursday, July 7th, with 18 holes of stroke play each day. The field will then be reduced to 32 players after 54 holes for match play. A competitor's qualifying score will determine his position in the draw. The first two rounds of 18-hole matches will take place Friday, July 8th with the quarterfinal and semi-final matches on Saturday, July 9th and the championship final on Sunday, July 10th.

A full list of participants, starting times and post-round results for the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship can be found on the Internet at

The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit
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John Tenpenny
RCGA, Communications
Phone: 905-849-9700, ext. 218
On site: 204-279-2072
Cell: 905-741-4251

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