Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 05, 2005 18:16 ET

BRAD REVELL OF KINGSTON LEADS FUTURE LINKS ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP

Gabrielle Cyr shoots 74 to take two-stroke lead in Junior Girls Division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BELLEVILLE--(CCNMatthews - July 5, 2005) - Kingston, Ont. native Brad Revell shot a five-under-par 67 to take the opening-round lead at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Ontario Championship at Bay of Quinte Country Club.

"I had a good start today hitting the fairways and greens which created good momentum throughout the round," said the 17-year old Revell who recently competed in the Canadian Club Champions Championship. "I'd like to continue playing like today and I'm pretty confident going into the next two rounds."

Sitting one stroke back in second is Dave Gerolamy of Peterborough, Ont. who shot an opening round 68, while Christopher Ross of Dundas, Ont., Matt Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont., Éric Côté-Jinchereau of Sainte-Foy, Que. and Brad Larente of Cambridge, Ont. who all shot opening round scores of 71 to sit in third, four shots off the lead. 11 players sit tied for seventh place with opening round 72's.

In the Junior Girls division, Gabrielle Cyr of Blainville, Que. shot an opening round 74, two shots ahead of Natalie Gleadall of Stratford, Ont. who finished the day with a four-over-par 76. Sara-Maude Juneau of Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, Que. and Tara McFadden of Thomasburg, Ont. follow close behind with opening round 78's.

In the Bantam Boys division, 13-year old Corey Conners of Palmerston, Ont. shot an opening-round 76, just one shot ahead of Luke Shaughnessy of Peterborough, Ont. and John Foster of Concord, Ont. who sit tied for second with an opening round 77.

Rebecca Lee-Bentham of Richmond Hill, Ont. leads the Bantam Girls division shooting an opening round 80, nine shots ahead of Vivian Tsui of Markham, Ont. who shot an opening round 89, while Olivia Richards of Waterford, Ont. put in a good effort in her first Future Links round, finishing the day in third.
Bay of Quinte Country Club is hosting the BMO Financial Group Future Links Ontario Championship for the first time. After a short rain delay late in the round, the course is proving to be a solid test for many of Canada's top junior golfers.

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

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6752)
1 Brad Revell, Kingston, ON--67
2 Dave Gerolamy, Peterborough, ON--68
T3 Matt Hoffman, Thornhill, ON--71
Christopher Ross, Dundas, ON--71
Éric Côté-Jinchereau, Sainte-Foy, QC--71
Brad Larente, Cambridge, ON--71
T7 Mitchell Molen, Fort Erie, ON--72
Philippe-André Bannon, Laval, QC--72
Charles-Étienne Boucher, Montréal, QC--72
Brian Lee, Oakville, ON--72
Troy Quenneville, Tecumseh, ON--72
Dave Lauzon, St-Hippolyte, QC--72
Mark Coldham, Ottawa, ON--72
J.C. Beecroft, Newcastle, ON--72
Greg Doherty, Mississauga, ON--72
Cory Bartlett, Shanty Bay, ON--72
Matt Hill, Brights Grove, ON--72
T18 Hugo Chamberland-Lauzon, St-Jérôme, QC--73
Jeremy Beal, Port Dover, ON--73
Jacob Patte, Oshawa, ON--73
David Byrne, Essex, ON--73
Matthew McClure, Orangeville, ON--73
T23 Ben Whelan, Ingersoll, ON--74
Jeff Fitzgerald, Peterborough, ON--74
Marc-Étienne Bussières, Gatineau, QC--74
Justin Kim, Hamilton, ON--74
Cody Pickard, Thornhill, ON--74
T28 Michael McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--75
Adam Wilson, Port Colborne, ON--75
Kevin Palmer, Sarnia, ON--75
Andrew Halliday, Kingston, ON--75
Chad Walker, St. Thomas, ON--75
Tim Donovan, Markham, ON--75
T34 Émilien Dupont, Hawkesbury, ON--76
David Trousdale, Kingston, ON--76
Ju Young Park, Toronto, ON--76
Josh Cooper, Ottawa, ON--76
Michael Lennox, Minden, ON--76
Britt Pronk, London, ON--76
T40 Matt Halliday, Caledonia, ON--77
Steve Lee, North York, ON--77
Ben Rudkins, Barrie, ON--77
Matthew Leon, Brampton, ON--77
Kheed Ng, Richmond Hill, ON--77
T45 Dave Stuart, Barrie, ON--78
Trevor Edwards, Calgary, AB--78
Matthew Walpole, Fort Erie, ON--78
Bradley Hartman, Napanee, ON--78
Jake Moffatt, Stirling, ON--78
T50 Patrick Forbes, Toronto, ON--79
Corey Ryan, Stittsville, ON--79
Simon Tartre, Laval, QC--79
Jason Bell, Thornhill, ON--79
T54 Sean Roberge, Hamilton, ON--81
Humphrey Yeung, Markham, ON--81
T56 Louis-Alexandre Dumas, Cap-Rouge, QC--82
Alex Carrigan, Guelph, ON--82

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6146)
1 Corey Conners, Palmerston, ON--76
T2 John Foster, Concord, ON--77
Luke Shaughnessy, Peterborough, ON--77
T4 Jordan Oudyk, Oshawa, ON--78
Justin Shin, Richmond Hill, ON--78
6 Barrett McCarthy, Oakville, ON--79
T7 Elliott Whitley, Hamilton, ON--80
Brent McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--80
9 Un Cho, Ancaster, ON--84

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6146)
1 Gabrielle Cyr, Blainville, QC--74
2 Natalie Gleadall, Stratford, ON--76
T3 Tara McFadden, Thomasburg, ON--78
Sara-Maude Juneau, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC--78
T5 Helena Harbridge, Toronto, ON--82
Amy Roberts, Toronto, ON--82
Jennifer Kirby, Paris, ON--82
8 Brittany Henderson, Smith Falls, ON--83
9 Erica Rivard, Tecumseh, ON--84
T10 Monica Skelton, Belleville, ON--86
Kate Burnett, Ottawa, ON--86
Sarah Grigor, Oakville, ON--86
13 Jacqueline Stol, Peterborough, ON--87
14 Vanessa Leon, Brampton, ON--90
15 Emily Milito, Ottawa, ON--91

Bantam Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 5669)
1 Rebecca Lee-Bentham, Richmond Hill, ON--80
2 Vivian Tsui, Markham, ON--89
3 Olivia Richards, Waterford, ON--127

Starting times, live scoring, post-round results and a full field list are available on the Future Links website at www.future-links.org and on the RCGA website at www.rcga.org.

The third of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Ontario Championship features 84 of the country's best junior male and female golfers in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition.

Young golfers from Alberta, Quebec and Ontario compete in four categories: Junior Boys (14-18 years), Junior Girls (14-18 years), Bantam Boys (11-13 years) and Bantam Girls (11-13 years).

Now in its sixth year, the BMO Financial Group Future Links Junior Championships have established a reputation as the premier junior golf circuit in Canada. With more than 500 participants in six regional championships, Future Links continues to raise the bar for junior golf nationwide.

About BMO Financial Group Future Links
BMO Financial Group Future Links is a national junior golf program spearheaded by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association and Canada's provincial golf associations. The program is designed to forge a link between Canada's youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. Since its inception in 1996, more than 320,000 kids have taken part in Future Links programs. The program receives the generous support of its title sponsor BMO Financial Group, and official suppliers, Ford and ClubLink. For more information about BMO Financial Group Future Links, please visit www.future-links.org.

About BMO Financial Group's Involvement with Golf
In addition to being the proud title sponsor of Future Links, BMO Financial Group is the title sponsor of the only Canadian stop of the LPGA tour, the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open. It is also the title sponsor of the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour, providing top Canadian women golfers with the opportunity to compete in high calibre tournaments and to qualify for the Canadian Women's Open. For more information, please visit www.bmogolf.com.

About the RCGA
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.

About the CPGA
The Canadian Professional Golfers' Association was formed in 1911 and represents approximately 3,000 golf professionals actively pursuing the business of golf. The primary aim of the Association is to provide golf professionals with the educational tools necessary to direct and manage highly successful golf operations. Within its ranks are Master Professionals, Executive Professionals, Head Professionals, Associate Professionals, Teaching Professionals and Tournament Professionals. For more information please visit www.cpga.com.

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emathany@rcga.org

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