Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

October 07, 2005 13:39 ET

CANADIANS HEAD TO TEXAS FOR INTERNATIONAL GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Four named to team Canada Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 7, 2005) - Oakville, Ont. - Four representatives from the Royal Canadian Golf Association's (RCGA) Player Development Program are set to compete at the 2005 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club, near Trinity, Texas from October 9-15.

The championship, which bills itself as the Olympics of golf, was created in 2001 and is played every two years. The RCGA has selected to send three National Amateur Team members, Andrew Parr of London, Ont., James Allenby, of Langley, B.C. and Veronique Drouin of Sts. Anges, Que. Rounding out the team of four will be 17-year old up and comer Caroline Kim of Port Coquitlam, B.C. The team will be led by non-playing team captain and Men's National Team Head Coach Henry Brunton.

Countries earned entry into The Spirit through their performance at last years World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico. The Spirit is played in opposite years of the World Amateur championship. In all 24 countries are expected to compete in this 72-hole Four Ball Stroke Play event featuring many of the best female and male amateur players in the world.

In 2003, The United States won the International Team title and swept the Men's and Women's team titles, while Paula Creamer of the USA won the women's individual championship and went on to become a sensation on the LPGA Tour this season.

Canada will be looking to better their 11th place showing in 2003. Ninety-six golfers representing six continents will compete for International Team, Men's Team and Women's Team honours.

For more information, including a full field of competitors, live scoring and post-round results please visit the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at www.rcga.org or the 2005 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship website at www.thespirtgolf.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.

Source: Erin Mathany

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For more information contact:

Michael Grobe
Senior Coordinator, Media & Public Relations
Royal Canadian Golf Association

Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 230
Cell: 905.467.2944
E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org
IN: SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Michael Grobe, Senior Coordinator, Media & Public Relations, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 230
    Secondary Phone: 905-467-2944
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org