Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

September 20, 2005 20:33 ET

FOUR PLAYERS SHARE LEAD IN OPENING-ROUND AT CANADIAN MEN'S SENIOR

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BELOEIL--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) - Vaughan Peckham of London, Ont., Chris Ingram of Brampton, Ont., Richard Laroche of Candiac, Que. and Richard Stevens of Middlebury, CT shot one-over-par 72's on a windy day at Beloeil Golf Club to take a share of the opening-round lead at the 2005 Canadian Men's Senior Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

"The course was really tough so I just kept grinding away because I knew there would be a lot of high scores," said local favourite Richard Laroche of Candiac, Que. "I made some good putts and I know the course fairly well so it helped out a lot."

Donald Meyer of Washington, DC, Denis Eamon Murphy of Amherstburg, Ont. and Steve Earsley of Stuart, FL are tied for fifth at two-over-par 73 while six others hold a share of eighth at 74.

In the 70 and over Super Senior division, two-time Canadian Men's Senior champion Patrick Suraj of Etobicoke, Ont. leads with an opening-round 77. Norman Hertz of Oakville, Ont., Michael Harrington of Toronto, Ont. and Eamonn McCormack of St. Bruno, Que. are tied for second with opening round 80's.

Two-time Canadian Senior champion and seven-time Canadian Mid-Amateur champion Graham Cooke is five-shots back of the lead and sits tied for 32nd with 13 other competitors, including fellow past champions George Stokes of Kitchener, Ont. and Patrick Suraj of Etobicoke, Ont.

In the race for the Inter-provincial team title, the Manitoba foursome of Don Jackson of Portage La Prairie (75), David McLeod of Winnipeg (81), Ken Mould of Winnipeg (74) and Gavin Speirs of Winnipeg (78) shot a team-total 227 to share the lead with Nova Scotia. The foursome of Adrian De Graaf of Coldbroor (80), Graham MacIntyre of Windsor Junction (75), David McDonald of Windsor Junction (77), and Gerry Smith of Halifax (75) posted a good opening round total and hope to defend the provinces crown from 2004. Following close behind in third is Alberta at 229 and Ontario in fourth at 230.

The following are opening-round individual results for Tuesday, September 20, 2005:

(*Denotes Super Senior)

T1-Vaughan Peckham-London, ON-72
Chris Ingram-Brampton, ON-72
Richard Laroche-Candiac, QC-72
Richard Stevens-Middlebury, CT-72
T5-Donald Meyer-Washington , DC-73
Denis Eamon Murphy-Amherstburg, ON-73
Steve Earsley-Stuart , FL-73
T8-Mike Hastings-Waxahachie, TX-74
Joseph Pavoni-Prospect, KY-74
Ken Mould-Winnipeg, MB-74
Albert Dowdell-Calgary, AB-74
Martin Winslow-Fredericton, NB-74
Brian Jeffery-Collingwood, ON-74
T14-Gaetan St-Pierre-St-Bruno, QC-75
John French-Bloomfield Hills, MI-75
Norman Goldman-Toronto, ON-75
John Thrasher-Sarnia, ON-75
Don Jackson-Portage La Prairie, MB-75
Howard Broun-Calgary, AB-75
Bob Masukawa-Aurora, ON-75
Bill Cameron-Duck Lake, SK-75
Gerry Smith-Halifax, NS-75
Graham MacIntyre-Windsor Junction, NS-75
T24-Gino Berretta-Montréal, QC-76
Leonard Loyd-Port St. Lucie, FL-76
Bill Simmons-Burlington, ON-76
Martin Hay-Hamilton, ON-76
Robert Henderson-Essex, ON-76
Fred Silver-Lewiston, NY-76
Robert Fugere-Gatineau, QC-76
André Gagné-Boischatel, QC-76
T32-Ross Ballantyne-Midland, ON-77
Adélard Collin-Québec, QC-77
Don Lamb-Pittsburgh, PA-77
Robert Collins-Elginburg, ON-77
Dwight Sandquist-Calgary, AB-77
Norman Paquette-Mirabel, QC-77
Ernie MacKinnon-Fredericton, NB-77
George Stokes-Kitchener, ON-77
Graham Cooke-Hudson, QC-77
Russ Berkoben-Perrysburg, OH-77
David McDonald-Windsor Junction, NS-77
Real Gamache-Quesnel, BC-77
*Patrick Suraj-Etobicoke, ON-77
T45-Samuel Adelman-Bandera, TX-78
Pierre Lessard-Brossard, QC-78
Ray Madison-Calgary, AB-78
André Jetté-Mt. St-Hilaire, QC-78
Edward Bleackley-Orleans, ON-78
Thomas Jones-Gander, NF-78
Gavin Speirs-Winnipeg, MB-78
Douglas Piper-Saskatoon, SK-78
Jim Wirtz-North Street, MI-78
T54-Pierre Archambault-Candiac, QC-79
Kevin Hughes-Ajax, ON-79
Sandy (Robert) Kalle-Amherstburg, ON-79
Sid Segsworth-Sudbury, ON-79
Yves Charron-Montreal, QC-79
Pat Vincelli-Burnsville, MN-79
Gerald White-Cranbrook, BC-79
Grant MacDonald-St. George, ON-79
Garry Spence-London, ON-79
Jean Villemure-Boucherville, QC-79
Serge Lord-Montréal, QC-79
Ron Garrett-Montague, PE-79
Ron McAllister-Summerstown, ON-79
T67-*Norman Hertz-Oakville, ON-80
Michael Kelly-Ottawa, ON-80
Dan Colquhoun-Kitchener, ON-80
*Michael Harrington-Toronto, ON-80
Larry Lucas-Orléans, ON-80
*Eamonn McCormack-St. Bruno, QC-80
Norman Swenson-Linville, NC-80
Frank Sutton-Calgary, AB-80
Herrick Hansen-Perth - Andover, NB-80
Peter Duncan-Red Deer, AB-80
Jacques Godin-Longueuil, QC-80
John Sagi-Kitchener, ON-80
Ernest Corrigan-Charlottetown, PE-80
Gudmund Lindbjerg-Port Moody, BC-80
Roger Self-Peterborough , ON-80
Adrian De Graaf-Coldbroor, NS-80
T83-Charles (Ched) Hikes-Scottsdale, AZ-81
Ron Cleland-Naples, FL-81
Rai King-Brockville, ON-81
John Pate-Guelph, ON-81
Richard Hallé-Candiac, QC-81
David McLeod-Winnipeg, MB-81
Donald Roy-Fleurimont, QC-81
*Carey Schulten-Dallas, TX-81
Tom Yurcich-St. Catharines, ON-81
Raymond Field-Saskatoon, SK-81
T93-Bob Lutz-Jerome, ID-82
Harry Cain-Williamsburg, VA-82
*John Munroe-New Glasglow, NS-82
Eric Lovett-Pierrefonds, QC-82
Jean-Guy Gauthier-Dunham, QC-82
Kerry Cunningham-Grosse Pointe Woods, MI-82
*Chuck Ribelin-Dallas, TX-82
*Lindsay Kipps-Surrey, BC-82
T101-Gerald Allaire-Bromont, QC-83
Ron Brown-Kingston, ON-83
Ron Green-Mississauga, ON-83
Gary Illsley-Bedford, NS-83
Moe Proulx-Gatineau, QC-83
Andre Burgoyne-Mercier, QC-83
Rene Gareau-Rockland, ON-83
*Ed Niziolek-Windsor , ON-83
Steve Hambleton-Victoria, BC-83
T110-*George Barnes-Kelowna, BC-84
*Bill Bishop-Rothesay, NB-84
Rejean Fallu-St-Hubert, QC-84
Dave Hastings-Beaconsfield, QC-84
Brian Darling-Ottawa, ON-84
*Leo Brown-St-Lambert, QC-84
Bruce Newman-Fredericton, NB-84
*Ray Reid -Edmonton, AB-84
Michel Rivérin-Brossard, QC-84
Noel Pumfrey-Victoria, BC-84
T120-Chris Hundley-South River, ON-85
*Mitchell Kyle-Montréal, QC-85
Bill Hryniw-St. John's, NF-85
*Gordon Hutcheson-Victoria, BC-85
John Webster-Vancouver, BC-85
Michael Slocki-Mississauga, ON-85
Ron Boyles-Charlottetown, PE-85
T127-Bud Bradley-Santa Monica, CA-86
Robert (Bob) Kraemer-Abbotsford, BC-86
Peter Barnes-Westmeath, ON-86
Chester Graham-Midland, ON-86
Murray Eddy-Saskatoon, SK-86
Mel White-Edmonton, AB-86
T133-*Jean Guy Turpin-Thurso, QC-87
Phillip Leckey-Tampa, FL-87
*Robert Linghorne-Toronto, ON-87
Dougas Sheppard-Corner Brook, NF-87
Clifford Goodwin-Kensington, PE-87
*Glen Seely-Nepean, ON-87
T139-*Don Bennett-Stephenville, NF-88
*Jim Halliday-Stratford, ON-88
T141-Albert C Hillier-Goose Bay, NF-89
*George Hevenor-Toronto, ON-89
Alexandre Lebeau-Orleans, ON-89
John Macintosh-Guelph, ON-89
T145-*Edward Dubiel-Dollard des Ormaux, QC-90
Donald Boland-St. John's, NF-90
*Gerald Manale-North Gower , ON-90
T148-*Peter Lovell-Tottenham, ON-91
*Henry Setlakwe-Laval, QC-91
150-Yvan Parent-Valleyfield, QC-93
T151-*Ian Hutcheon-Calgary, AB-94
*Kevin Mills-Kingston, ON-94
153-*Rodney McInnis -Tignish, PE-97
154-*Lester Mott-Saint John, NB-100
Richard Anderson-Minneapolis, MN-Disqualified
James Hays-Scottsdale, AZ-Withdrawn

The following are opening-round Inter-provincial team scores for Tuesday, September 20, 2005:

(best 3 of 4 scores count toward team total)

Manitoba
Jackson, Don-75
McLeod, David-81
Mould, Ken-74
Speirs, Gavin-78
227

Nova Scotia
De Graaf, Adrian-80
MacIntyre, Graham -75
McDonald, David -77
Smith, Gerry-75
227

Alberta
Broun, Howard-75
Dowdell, Albert -74
Duncan, Peter -80
Sutton, Frank-80
229

Ontario
Jeffery, Brian-74
Sagi, John-80
Spence, Garry-79
Stokes, George-77
230

New Brunswick
Hansen, Herrick-80
MacKinnon, Ernie-77
Newman, Bruce-84
Winslow, Martin-74
231

Quebec
Fugere, Robert-76
Gagné, André-76
Godin, Jacques-80
Lebeau, Alexandre-89
232

Saskatchewan
Cameron, Bill-75
Eddy, Murray-86
Field, Raymond-81
Piper, Douglas-78
234

British Columbia
Gamache, Real-77
Hambleton, Steve -83
Lindbjerg, Gudmund-80
Pumfrey, Noel-84
240

Prince Edward Island
Boyles, Ron-85
Corrigan, Ernest-80
Garrett, Ron-79
Goodwin, Clifford-87
244

Newfoundland
Boland, Donald-90
Hryniw, Bill-85
Jones, Thomas-78
Sheppard, Dougas-87
250

The Canadian Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have reached their 55th birthday by September 20, 2005. The winner will be awarded the John Rankin Memorial Trophy. The Canadian Super Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have reached their 70th birthday by September 20, 2005, with the winner receiving the Governors Cup. The championship is conducted at stroke play over 54 holes. This year's field will feature 156 players with a cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes.
Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, September 22, with 18 holes of stroke play each day.

A full field list as well as starting times and post-round results for the 44th Canadian Men's Senior Championship can be found on the Internet 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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