Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

April 22, 2005 18:40 ET

CANADA ADVANCES TO WORLD JUNIOR GOLF TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor VANCOUVER--(CCNMatthews - April 22, 2005) - Team Canada held on to its lead today to win the Zone Qualifier for the World Junior Golf Team Championship at Point Grey Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada and Mexico outlasted Guatemala and Trinidad & Tobago to capture the two coveted berths into the 2005 Toyota Cup for the World Junior Golf Team Championship.

The Canadian team put in an impressive showing by claiming three of the five top individual totals and outlasting Mexico by five strokes. Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C. led the team with a three-round total of 220 with Richard Lee of Vancouver at 222, Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. at 225 and Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C. at 234.

The young Canadian team will now face 13 other nations at the 2005 Toyota Cup for the World Junior Golf Team Championship from June 21-24, 2005 at Chukyo Golf Club (Ishino course) in Toyota City, Japan.

The following are final-round results of the Zone Qualifier for the World Junior Golf Team Championship held at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver from April 20-22, 2005.

Final-Round Team Results

World Junior Golf Team Championship - Zone Qualifying

April 20 April 21 April 22
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 - CANADA
Rafael Lee- 75- 72- 87-- 234
Richard Lee- 76- 75- 71-- 222
Adam Hadwin- 73- 77- 75-- 225
Darren Wallace- 71- 73- 76-- 220
*Total - 219- 220- 222--- 661

2 - MEXICO
Ulises Meza- 78- 76- 75-- 229
Diego Munoz- 80- 72- 75-- 227
Efren Serna- 72- 76- 78-- 226
Juan Pablo Solis- 70- 75- 73-- 218
*Total- 220- 223- 223--- 666

3 - GUATEMALA
Jose Rolz - 78- 79- 74-- 231
Ricardo Polo- 77- 79- 75-- 231
Jose Beltanena- 80- 82- 79-- 241
Christian Saravia- 73- 72- 78-- 223
*Total- 228- 230- 227--- 685

4 - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Simon Merry - 72- 77- 76-- 225
Robert Llanos - 78- 81- 80-- 239
Ben Martin - 74- 81- 78-- 233
Kyle Knaggs - 80- 81- 77-- 238
*Total - 224- 239- 231--- 694

* Note - Three of Four individual scores count towards overall team total

Individual Scoring - Final Results


Final Standings

Juan Pablo Solis, Mexico - 218
Darren Wallace, Canada - 220
Richard Lee, Canada - 222
Christian Saravia, Guatemala- 223
Adam Hadwin, Canada- 225
Simon Merry, Trinidad &Tobago- 225
Efren Serna, Mexico - 226
Diego Munoz, Mexico - 227
Ulises Meza, Mexico - 229
Jose Rolz, Guatemala- 231
Ricardo Polo, Guatemala- 231
Ben Martin, Trinidad &Tobago - 233
Rafael Lee, Canada - 234
Kyle Knaggs, Trinidad &Tobago - 238
Robert Llanos, Trinidad &Tobago- 239
Jose Beltanena, Guatemala- 241

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.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Erin Mathany
Junior Communications Coordinator
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