Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 11, 2005 11:16 ET

FOUR CANADIANS TO ATTEND CALLAWAY SAN DIEGO JUNIOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor OAKVILLE--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) announced today the names of the athletes who have been selected to participate in the 2005 Callaway San Diego Junior Golf Championship to be held from July 12-15 at Torrey Pines Golf Club in San Diego, CA.

Male athletes were selected based on their position on the 2004 BMO Financial Group Junior Order of Merit. Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C. and Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C. will join Caroline Kim, Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Laura Harris, New Minas, N.S. who were selected based on their finish at the 2004 Royale National Junior Girls Championship.

Accompanying the team to San Diego to assist with training and preparation will be coaches Leigh Ann Jeffcock and Brett Saunders with the RCGA's Player and Program Development.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for four of Canada's top junior golfers to gain valuable international experience against a very strong field of International players," said Doug Roxburough, RCGA Director of High Performance Programs. "We have an excellent representation of Junior talent to take to San Diego."

Play will begin Tuesday with 72 holes of medal play. The team competition will play over 54 holes with the combined score counting toward the overall team total. Players must be under the age of 18 as of July 15, 2005.

Post-round results for the 2005 Callaway San Diego Junior Golf Championship can be found at www.juniorworldgolf.com or through the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at www.rcga.org.

About The Royal Canadian Golf Association
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 Communication Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
RCGA Tournament office: (819) 879-2082
Cell: (905) 467-8738
Email: emathany@rcga.org

Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
905-849-9700 ext. 406
416-434-5525 (cell)
dpino@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