Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 15, 2005 15:51 ET

ALBERTA WINS WILLINGDON CUP TEAM TITLE AT CANADIAN MEN'S AMATEUR

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BADDECK--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 15, 2005) - Alberta shot a team-total 209 at Bell Bay Golf Club on Monday to win the Willingdon Cup Inter-provincial team title at the 101st playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

The foursome of James Love of Calgary (71-66), Ryan Swelin of Sundre (74-74), Ryan Lecuyer of Edmonton (75-69) and Ryan Vallely of Medicine Hat (77-75) fired a team-total 209 on the day and 429 overall to outlast Ontario by six strokes and take home the province's 12th Willingdon Cup and first since 2002. Afterwards the team came together and commented on the importance of participating in the Canadian Men's Amateur as provincial ambassadors.

"It feels really good to win this for Alberta," said Love, who led the team to victory with a scorching second-round six-under 66. "It's nice to come here as part of a team because so much of the little things are taken care of for you early on that let you really focus on your game. It's nice to have the support of the group but now the focus switches to individual match play and we'll see what happens."

New Brunswick finished third at 441 while defending champion British Columbia (446) and Quebec (449) rounded out the top five.

The wrap-up of the team competition marked the completion of the morning draw of Monday's second round of qualifying stroke play. Afternoon start times began at approximately 12:00 pm. Following the completion of Monday's second round, the field will be cut to the low 64 players for match play. Any playoff for the final match-play seeds will take place immediately following the completion of the round.

The following are final results for the Willingdon Cup Inter-provincial Team Championship (best 3 of 4 scores count towards team total.)

Par 72 / 7,037 yards

Alberta
Ryan Lecuyer 75- 69
James Love 71- 66
Ryan Swelin 74 -74
Ryan Vallely 77 -75
220- 209-- 429

Ontario
Graham Hill 72 71
Shawn LaFontaine 75- 72
Peter Laws 77-75
Ben Moser 75 -70
222- 213-- 435

New Brunswick
Marc Bourgeois 72- 75
Ron Harvey 75- 71
Michel Landry 74 -74
Mel Murray 79- 80
221 -220-- 441

British Columbia
James Allenby 78 -72
Kent Eger 73 -77
James Lepp 76- 75
Stephen Thomas 78- 72
227- 219-- 446

Quebec
Vincent Dumouchel 82- 82
Keven Fortin-Simard 75- 74
Renaud Langevin 79- 71
Marc-André Roy 78-72
232- 217-- 449

Nova Scotia
Nic Banfield 74- 72
Paul Batchelor 84- 74
Gerry MacMillan 76- 77
Jody Swim 78- 78
228- 223-- 451

Manitoba
Stewart Bannatyne 83- 83
Jordan Krantz 75- 73
Scott Loewen 80 -73
Scott Markham 76 -77
231 -223 --454

Saskatchewan
Graham DeLaet 77 -75
Lee Fairbairn 78 -85
Jason Galon 76- 78
Tyler Wright 84- 79
231- 232-- 463

Prince Edward Island
Kevin Crozier 79- 70
Mike Fortier 91- 82
Kent MacDonald 80- 83
Tim Yorke 81- 73
240- 225-- 465

Newfoundland
Jaron Flynn 81- 76
Chris Hoyles 86- 79
Michael Legge 78-81
Banks Scott 80- 80
239- 235-- 474

The Canadian Men's Amateur Championship is open to male amateur golfers who are members of a club belonging to the RCGA or clubs in other countries, which are in good standing with their respective associations.

The championship consists of both stroke and match play. The stroke-play portion of the event will be played over 36 holes. The field will be reduced to 64 players after 36 holes qualifying for the match play portion of the championship. The field is open to a maximum of 162 players including all exempt and Friday qualifiers. The Inter-provincial Team Championship for the Willingdon Cup features four-member teams competing in conjunction with the first two rounds of stroke play with the best three of four scores counting towards the overall team total.

A complete list of players, starting times and post-round results, as well as live scoring for the 101st playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship can be found at www.rcga.org.

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