Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 21, 2005 12:05 ET

ADAM SHORT QUALIFIES TO COMPETE IN 2005 BELL CANADIAN OPEN

22 golfers advance to final stage of qualifying Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SURREY--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - Adam Short of Vineland, Ont. earned a berth to compete with the world's best golfers at the 2005 Bell Canadian Open Monday by winning the British Columbia regional qualifier at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club in Surrey, B.C.

Short fired a five-under 67 at Hazelmere, meaning he will bypass the final qualifying phase for Canada's national open championship set for September 5-11 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

"It's been a lifetime goal of mine to play in the Bell Canadian Open," said Short. "The opportunity is huge. When that door opens, you have to take advantage of it."

Twenty-two other players, including 16 Canadian Tour players advanced to stage two of Bell Canadian Open qualifying by finishing even par 72 or better. The final qualifier is set for Monday, September 5 at Morgan Creek Golf Course in South Surrey, B.C.

Qualified for the 2005 Bell Canadian Open:

Adam Short - 67

Advanced to final qualifying round September 5 at Morgan Creek Golf Course:

Philip Jonas - 68
Peter Tomasulo - 69
Marcus Jones - 69
Jon Turcott - 69
Ray Stewart- 69
Jeff Buder - 70
Matt Daniel - 70
Chris Parra - 70
Kendal Yonemoto - 71
Mark Ciupka - 71
Peter Wilson - 71
Matt McQuillan - 71
Bryn Parry - 71
Andrew Smeeth - 71
Matt Kerr - 72
Chris Ming - 72
Brian Payne - 72
Shane Dent - 72
Robert Hamilton - 72
Brian Unk - 72
Dong Yi - 72
Ben Gallie - 72

The Ontario qualifier for the Bell Canadian Open will be held July 25th at Legends on the Niagara (Ushers course) in Niagara Falls, Ont. while Club de golf Beloeil in Beloeil, Que. will host the final regional qualifier on August 8th. The final qualifying round will take place Monday, September 5th at Morgan Creek Golf Course in South Surrey, B.C. More information about Qualifiers for the 2005 Bell Canadian Open can be found on the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at www.rcga.org.

The world's best professional golfers will be competing for $4.9 million U.S. at the 2005 Bell Canadian Open, September 5-11 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. Limited tickets still remain for all tournament rounds with the RCGA expecting this year's event to once again sell out. Tickets for the 2005 Bell Canadian Open can be ordered on-line at www.bellcanadianopen.ca or by phone at 1-800-571-OPEN.

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About The Royal Canadian Golf Association
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 www.rcga.org.

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For more information:
Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Cell: (416) 434-5525
E-mail: dpino@rcga.org

Erin Mathany
Junior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: (905) 849-9700 ext. 232
E-mail: emathany@rcga.org

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Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: emathany@rcga.org