Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 12, 2005 16:23 ET

EVAN KRAKOWER TAKES LEAD IN FUTURE LINKS QUEBEC CHAMPIONSHIP

Anne-Catherine Tanguay has seven-stroke lead in Junior Girls Division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor ASBESTOS--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Evan Krakower of Mont Royal, Que. shot a second-round 68 to take the lead with a two-day-total four-under-par 140 at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Quebec Championship.

"My putting was very solid today," said Krakower who finished the day one-stroke ahead of the pack. "The competition is going to be very tough but I'm going to do my best."

Éric Côté-Jinchereau of Sainte-Foy, Que. and Mathieu Rivard of Granby, Que. shot matching 72's to follow close behind of the lead with three-under-par two-day-totals of 141. Sitting two strokes back of the lead are Marc-Étienne Bussières of Gatineau, Que. and Emilien Dupont of Hawkesbury, Que. at 242. Nine competitors currently sit within six shots of the lead in the Junior Boys division.

In the Junior Girls division, 14-year old Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Sainte-Foy, Que. broadened her lead shooting a second-round 78 for a two-day-total 154 to sit seven strokes ahead of the nearest competitor.

"I'm only 14 without much experience so I haven't been putting too much pressure on myself yet," said Tanguay. "I was a little nervous this morning but then I settled and my driving was very consistent."

July Fraser of La Tuque, Que. shot a second-round 81 for a two-day-total 161 to sit seven stokes off the lead while Valerie Deslandes of Varennes, Que. and Noémy Roux of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. are tied for third at 170.

In the Bantam Boys division, Julien Goulet of St-Roch de L'Achigan, Que. took the lead shooting a second-round 76 for a two-day-total 153 while Jean-Sébastien Viau of Rosemère, Que shot a second-round 80 to sit two strokes back of the lead.
Charles Boivin of Loretteville, Que. finished the day in third with a two-day-total 160.

Elyse Archambault of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. shot a second round 86 to better her opening round score and maintain her lead by 16 strokes over Josée Doyon of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Que. who sits at a two-day-total 191.

It was another beautiful day at the Club de golf Asbestos as some of Canada's top junior golfers showed off their talent in the second round. Spectators are invited to come out and watch the final round free of charge on Wednesday beginning at 7:30am.

The following are opening-round scores for Tuesday, July 12, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6613)
1 Evan Krakower, Mount Royal, QC--73-67--140
T2 Éric Côté-Jinchereau, Sainte-Foy, QC--69-72--141
Mathieu Rivard, Granby, QC--69-72--141
T4 Émilien Dupont, Hawkesbury, ON--73-69--142
Marc-Étienne Bussières, Gatineau, QC--72-70--142
T6 Julien Proulx, Cap-Rouge, QC--75-68--143
Jean-Hubert Trahan, Lachenaie, QC--74-69--143
T8 Michael McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--73-73--146
Taylor Fitzpatrick, Cornwall, ON--74-72--146
David Sheman, Newmarket , ON--74-72--146
T11 David Trousdale, Kingston, ON--76-71--147
Dave Stuart, Barrie, ON--74-73--147
Mark Coldham, Ottawa, ON--73-74--147
14 Greg Gagné, Québec, QC--75-73--148
15 Jean-Philippe Paiement, Des Ruisseaux, QC--76-73--149
T16 Antoine Loranger, Blainville, QC--74-76--150
Vincent Adams, Boisbriand, QC--71-79--150
Mathieu Goyette, Trois-Rivières, QC--76-74--150
19 Ben Rudkins, Barrie, ON--80-71--151
T20 Frédéric Côté, Granby, QC--75-78--153
Shawn Langlois, Danville, QC--79-74--153
Jonathan St-Pierre, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC--78-75--153
Martin Piché, Boucherville, QC--78-75--153
T24 Nicolas Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--79-75--154
Cory Bartlett, Shanty Bay, ON--82-72--154
Pier-Olivier Synnott, Chambly, QC--81-73--154
Pascal Garneau, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC--76-78--154
T28 Luke Glofcheskie, Arnprior, ON--74-81--155
Keven Leclerc, Ste-Foy, QC--76-79--155
30 Patrick Sears, Kanata, ON--77-79--156
T31 Timothée Alarie, Saint-Jérôme, QC--78-79--157
Vincent Moffet, Boischatel, QC--77-80--157
Thomas Westfall, Gatineau, QC--74-83--157
T34 Jean-Phillipe Bélanger, Laval, QC--81-77--158
Simon Tartre, Laval, QC--80-78--158
T36 Alexandre Martel, Lachenaie, QC--82-77--159
Marc-Antoine Bovet, Mont-Royal, QC--81-78--159
Hubert Parent-Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda, QC--83-76--159
Philippe Laforce, Sorel-Tracy, QC--79-80--159
Brady Ewart, Barrie , ON--79-80--159
41 Pierre-Luc Laparé, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC--84-77--161
T42 Adam Henderson, Manotick, ON--83-79--162
Colin Donovan, Etobicoke, ON--78-84--162
Michaël Hébert, Pintendre, QC--80-82--162
Michael Lennox, Minden, ON--84-78--162
Matthieu Blouin, Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC--76-86--162
Philip Lea, Beaconsfield, QC--82-80--162
T48 Evan LaRocque, Toronto, ON--82-81--163
Philip Westfall, Gatineau, QC--81-82--163
T50 Louis-Alexandre Dumas, Cap-Rouge, QC--86-78--164
Jeffrey Bowles, Laval, QC--82-82--164
T52 Sean Roberge, Hamilton, ON--85-80--165
Mathieu Vézina, Québec, QC--81-84--165
54 Brent Steer, Beaconsfield, QC--83-85--168
55 Jonathan Thériault, Boisbriand, QC--81-90--171
56 Hugo Brunet, St-Eustache, QC--88-87--175
57 Joël Doyon, Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC--82-97--179

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6001)
1 Julien Goulet , St-Roch de L'Achigan, QC--77-76--153
2 Jean-Sébastien Viau, Rosemère, QC--75-80--155
3 Charles Boivin, Loretteville, QC--82-78--160
4 Brent McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--82-79--161
5 Jean-Sébastien Bonin, Deux-Montagnes, QC--83-79--162
6 Tommie Larochelle, Lac Brôme, QC--78-85--163
7 Louis-Phillippe Dandoy, Boucherville, QC--82-82--164
8 Jonathan Vegiard, Longueuil, QC--85-81--166
9 Charles-Éric Laroche, Ancienne-Lorette, QC--83-88--171
10 Julien Marchand, Trois-Rivières, QC--81-93--174
11 François Leclerc, Sainte-Foy, QC--91-89--180
12 Pierre-Marc Biron, Varennes, QC--99-82--181

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6001)
1 Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sainte-Foy, QC--76-78--154
2 July Fraser, La Tuque, QC--80-81--161
T3 Valerie Deslandes, Varennes, QC--87-83--170
Noémy Roux, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--86-84--170
5 Emily Milito, Ottawa, ON--84-87--171
6 Alexi Drolet, Pont-Rouge, QC--86-88--174
7 Virginie Martel, St-Georges, QC--89-88--177
8 Audrey Breau, Trois-Rivières, QC--88-91--179
9 Sabrina Sapone, Montréal, QC--94-87--181
10 Laurence Mignault, Varennes, QC--96-86--182

Bantam Girls (Par: 73 Yardage: 5300)
1 Elyse Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--89-86--175
2 Josée Doyon, Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC--97-94--191

Starting times, 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 fourth of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Quebec 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 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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