Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 16, 2005 17:38 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BADDECK--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 16, 2005) - The day's opening match took three additional holes but top-seeded Andrew Parr of London, Ont. avoided opening-round disappointment Tuesday at Bell Bay Golf Club by knocking off 64th seeded James Latta of St. Clemente, Ont. at the 101st playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Riding a timely putter, Parr drained a 15-footer on the 18th hole to extend the match to extra holes. On the third extra hole, Latta pulled his 190-yard approach shot into the rough and had his chip on stop well short of the hole. Latta would miss his 20-foot putt as Parr rolled a 40-footer to within a foot of the hole for the tap in victory. The 22-year old advances to Wednesday's round of 32 where he will face 32nd seed Mark Sommerfeld of Waterloo, Ont. who needed two extra holes to outlast David Arnold of Brooklin, Ont.

In the day's most exciting finish, Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C. outlasted Dale Vallely of Medicine Hat, Alta. on the 26th hole. The 19-year old will now face four-time Canadian Amateur champion and fellow Marine Drive Golf Club member Doug Roxburgh of Vancouver, who beat out Kevin Dore of Dundas, Ont. 3&2. Lee and Roxburgh squared off last year in the opening round of match play where the 53-year old Canadian Golf Hall of Famer came through with the victory.

Brothers Matt and Graham Hill of Brights Grove, Ont. will continue to battle for family bragging rights as the brothers both won their matches 4&3 to advance to Wednesday's second round. The elder Graham, the 2005 Ontario Amateur champion beat out local favourite Peter Campbell of Baddeck while 15-year old Matt, winner of last week's Canadian Juvenile Boys Championship outlasted Terry O'Brien of Barrie, Ont.

Wednesday's round of 32 will also see New Brunswick teammates Marc Bourgeois of Dieppe and Michel Landry of Moncton square off at Bell Bay Golf Club. Bourgeois, the runner up from last year's event battled back from three holes down to get past Matthew Hastings of West Vancouver, B.C. 1-UP while Landry beat out Dave Bunker of Woodbridge, Ont. 2&1.

A pair of Alberta's Willingdon Cup winning teammates will also square off Wednesday as Ryan Swelin of Sundre, Alta. meets Ryan Lecuyer of Edmonton in second round action. Swelin got past Victoria native Craig Doell 3&2 while Lecuyer knocked off Robbie Greenwell of Georgetown, Ont. 2-UP.

Other notables advancing to the round of 32 include 2003 Canadian Amateur champion Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont., Kevin Fortin-Simard of Roberval, Que. and Halifax native David Williamson. Scott knocked off Kiwi Josh Geary of New Zealand while Fortin-Simard cruised to a 5&4 victory over Tony MacKinnon of Fredericton, N.B. Williamson, who earned his spot in the field through last Friday's Canadian Amateur qualifier, beat out Jordan Krantz of Vermillion, Bay, Ont. 1-UP.

The second round of match play gets under way Tuesday morning at 7:30 am with 32 competitors set to challenge for Canada's most prestigious amateur golfing title.

Second round match play pairings and start times are available at

The following are opening-round match results for Tuesday, August 16, 2005.

(1) Andrew Parr London, ON 21st Hole James Latta St. Clements, ON (64)
(32) Mark Sommerfeld Waterloo, ON 20th Hole David Arnold Brooklin, ON (33)
(16) David Williamson Halifax, NS Def. 1-UP Jordan Krantz Vermilion Bay, ON (49)
(17) Mitchell Fox Okotoks, AB Def. 2&1 Rob Collins Yarmouth, NS (48)
(8) Barrett Jarosch Edmonton, AB Def. 2&1 Will Mitchell Whitby, ON (57)
(25) Nathan Ward Summerland, BC Def. 1-UP Casey Johnson Invermere, BC (40)
(9) Eric West Pembroke, Bermuda Def. 1-UP Kris Wasylowich Lethbridge, AB (56)
(24) Mark Leon Brampton, ON Def. 5&4 Nicolas Wheeler Ingersoll, ON (41)
(61) Andrew An Richmond Hill, ON Def. 2-UP Andrew Ross Dundas, ON (4)
(29) Ben Moser Waterloo, ON Def. 2&1 Nic Banfield Halifax, NS (36)
(52) Richard Scott Kingsville, ON Def. 1-UP Josh Geary Wellington, NZ (13)
(20) Ryan Yip Calgary, AB Def. 6&5 Bob Thomson Petrolia, ON (45)
(5) Brad Iles Wellington, NZ Def. 1-UP Oscar Fraustro San Antonio, TX (60)
(28) Rick Blair Victoria, BC Def. 2&1 Ron Harvey Jr. Picadilly, NB (37)
(53) Ryan Swelin Sundre, AB Def. 3&2 Craig Doell Victoria, BC (12)
(21) Ryan Lecuyer Edmonton, AB Def. 2-UP Robbie Greenwell Georgetown, ON (44)
(2) James Love Calgary, AB Def. 4&3 Peter Malo Beaconsfield, QC (63)
(31) Lloyd Fisher Grand Rapids, MI Def.1-UP Christopher Ross Dundas, ON (34)
(15) Graham Hill Brights Grove, ON Def. 4&3 Peter Campbell Baddeck, NS 50)
(18) Victor Ciesielski Cambridge, ON Def. 5&4 Nicolas Gagne Richmond, BC 47)
(7) Corey Steger North Vancouver, BC Def. 3&2 Kevin Crozier Charlottetown, PEI (58)
(26) James Chan Ancaster, ON Def. 4&2 Brodie Flanders Fawcett Hill, NB (39)
(55) Darcy Donaldson Marathon, ON Def. 1-UP Greg Jones Moncton, NB (10)
(23) Jay Snyder Vancouver, BC Def. 1-UP Shawn LaFontaine Cobourg, ON (42)
(62) Jordan Irwin Calgary, AB Def. 2&1 Greg Breen Hampton, NB (3)
(35) JC Deacon Unionville, ON Def. 1-UP Thomas Hay Langley, BC (30)
(51) Rafael Lee Burnaby, BC 26th Hole Dale Vallely Medicine Hat, AB (14)
(19) Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC Def. 3&2 Kevin Dore Dundas, ON (46)
(59) Keven Fortin-Simard Roberval, QC Def. 5&4 Tony MacKinnon Fredricton, NB (6)
(38) Matt Hill Brights Grove, ON Def. 4&3 Terry O'Brien Barrie, ON (27)
(54) Michael Landry Moncton, NB Def. 2&1 Dave Bunker Woodbridge, ON (11)
(43) Marc Bourgeois Dieppe, NB Def. 1-UP Matthew Hastings West Vancouver, BC (22)

The following are second-round match play pairings for Wednesday, August 17.

(1) Andrew Parr London, ON VS Mark Sommerfeld Waterloo, ON (32)
(16) David Williamson Halifax, NS VS Mitchell Fox Okotoks, AB (17)
(8) Barrett Jarosch Edmonton, AB VS Nathan Ward Summerland, BC (25)
(9) Eric West Pembroke, Bermuda VS Mark Leon Brampton, ON (24)
(61) Andrew An Richmond Hill, ON VS Ben Moser Waterloo, ON (29)
(52) Richard Scott Kingsville, ON VS Ryan Yip Calgary, AB (20)
(5) Brad Iles Wellington, NZ VS Rick Blair Victoria, BC (28)
(53) Ryan Swelin Sundre, AB VS Ryan Lecuyer Edmonton, AB (21)
(2) James Love Calgary, AB VS Lloyd Fisher Grand Rapids, MI (31)
(15) Graham Hill Brights Grove, ON VS Victor Ciesielski Cambridge, ON (18)
(7) Corey Steger North Vancouver, BC VS James Chan Ancaster, ON (26)
(55) Darcy Donaldson Marathon, ON VS Jay Snyder Vancouver, BC (23)
(62) Jordan Irwin Calgary, AB VS JC Deacon Unionville, ON (35)
(51) Rafael Lee Burnaby, BC VS Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC (19)
(59) Keven Fortin-Simard Roberval, QC VS Matt Hill Brights Grove, ON (38)
(54) Michael Landry Moncton, NB VS Marc Bourgeois Dieppe, NB (43)

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

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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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