Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 07, 2005 19:16 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor HECLA ISLAND, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - July 7, 2005) - Steven Hakes and Rick Weihe began the match play portion of the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship a day early. The co-leaders at 1-over-par 145 after two rounds of stroke play essentially went head-to-head for low-medalist honours, with Hakes edging Weihe by a single shot.

Hakes, of San Diego, CA fired a 1-under 71 for a three-day total of even-par 216, one shot better than Weihe of Bellingham, WA. First-round leader Jack Ramsey of Germantown, TN finished third at 218 after a 3-under 69. Chris Maletis of Portland, OR fired the low round of the day at 4-under 68 and finished tied for fifth and earned the fifth seed.

"My goal today was to win medalist honours," said Hakes, who made the Round of 16 at last year's U.S. Senior Amateur. "I hit the ball better the first two days, but I managed get it done today."

Hakes began the round with a birdie on the par-5 fourth and extended his lead on the par-4 sixth with another birdie, while Weihe made bogey. By the 15th Hakes was up three shots, but bogeys on 17 and 18 made it interesting.

Pierre Archambault of Canidac, QC, who played in the final group, struggled to a 4-over 76, but his total of 222 was enough to make him the low Canadian and earn the eighth seed. Real Gamache of Quesnel, BC and Ron Green of Mississauga, ON finished one shot back. In all, 15 Canadians qualified for the match play portion of the tournament.

The final four spots of the match play bracket were decided by a five-for-four playoff, which included three Canadian senior amateur golfers. Unfortunately, Tom Wilson of Winnipeg, MB was eliminated, leaving Phil Kerbat and Stuart Nicholson of Calgary, AB to advance to match play.

For Hakes, who teed it up earlier this year at the PGA Tour's Buick Invitational, match play is a different animal all together compared with stroke play. "The way to keep the pressure on your opponent in match play is to make pars and not make bogeys."

Of the 32 golfers who qualified for match play, 13 also qualified in 2004 in Cranbrook, BC, including three of the four seimifinalists: Russ Berkoben of Perrysburg, OH, David Carroll of Napa, CA and Weihe.

Opening-round morning matches get underway at 7:30 am on Friday with second-round matches to follow in the afternoon beginning at 12:45 pm.

The following are opening-round matches for Friday, July 8, 2005.

#1 Steven Hakes (San Diego, CA) VS #32 Robert Vidricksen (Salina, KS)

#16 Fred Silver (Lewiston, NY) VS #17 Dwight Sandquist (Calgary, AB)

#8 Pierre Archambault (Candiac, QC) VS #25 Dan Colquhoun (Kitchener, ON)

#9 Steve Earsley (Stuart, FL) VS #24 Douglas Piper (Saskatoon, SK)

#4 David Carroll (Napa, CA) VS #29 Phil Kerbrat (Calgary, AB)

#13 Howard Broun (Calgary, AB) VS #20 Dennis Murphy (Amherstburg, ON)

#5 Chris Maletis (Portland, OR) VS #28 Joseph Pavoni (Prospect, KY)

#12 Gary Shimmin (Okatie, SC) VS #21 Merv Dusyk (Red Deer, AB)

#2 Rick Weihe (Bellingham, WA) VS #31 Stuart Nicholson (Calgary, AB)

#15 Russ Berkoben (Perrysburg, OH) VS #18 Ron Cleland (Naples, FL)

#7 John French (Bloomfield Hills, MI) VS #26 Brian Jeffery (Collingwood, ON)

#10 Ron Green (Mississauga, ON) VS #23 Gus Kozina (Beach Park, IL)

#3 Jack Ramsey (Germantown, TN) VS #30 Fred Lukasik (Rock Island, IL)

#14 Albert Dowdell (Calgary, AB) VS #19 Jim Scissons (Saskatoon, SK)

#6 David Rovick (Edina, MN) VS #27 Ford Cartwright (Lufkin, TX)

#11 Real Gamache (Quesmel, BC) VS #22 Peter Howe (Crawford Bay, BC)

The following are final stroke play qualifying results for Thursday, July 7, 2005.
(Par: 72 Yardage: 6430)

1 Steven Hakes, San Diego, CA, 73-72-71--216
2 Rick Weihe, Bellingham, WA, 73-72-72--217
3 Jack Ramsey, Germantown, TN, 68-81-69--218
4 J. David Carroll, Napa, CA, 77-71-72--220
T5 Chris Maletis, Portland, OR, 74-79-68--221
T5 David Rovick, Edina, MN, 75-73-73--221
T7 John French, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 74-74-74--222
T7 Pierre Archambault, Candiac, QC, 75-71-76--222
T9 Steve Earsley, Stuart, FL, 78-73-72--223
T9 Ron Green, Mississauga, ON, 75-76-72--223
T9 Gary Shimmin, Okatie, SC, 74-74-75--223
T9 Real Gamache, Quesnel, BC, 72-76-75--223
T13 Howard Broun, Calgary, AB, 73-79-72--224
T13 Albert Dowdell, Calgary, AB, 76-72-76--224
T13 Russ Berkoben, Perrysburg, OH, 75-73-76--224
16 Fred Silver, Lewiston, NY, 74-79-72--225
17 Dwight Sandquist, Calgary, AB, 80-74-72--226
T18 Ron Cleland, Naples, FL, 80-71-76--227
T18 Jim Scissons, Saskatoon, SK, 73-78-76--227
T20 Denis Eamon Murphy, Amherstburg, ON, 84-71-73--228
T20 Merv Dusyk, Red Deer, AB, 75-80-73--228
T22 Peter Howe, Crawford Bay, BC, 77-80-72--229
T22 Gus Kozina, Beach Park, IL, 78-78-73--229
T22 Douglas Piper, Saskatoon, SK, 75-77-77--229
T25 Dan Colquhoun, Kitchener, ON, 78-78-74--230
T25 Brian Jeffery, Collingwood, ON, 76-76-78--230
T25 Ford Cartwright, Lufkin, TX, 79-72-79--230
28 Joseph Pavoni, Prospect, KY, 75-79-77--231
T29 Fred Lukasik, Rock Island, IL, 78-80-74--232
T29 Robert Vidricksen, Salina, KS, 78-80-74--232
T29 Stuart Nicholson, Calgary, AB, 78-75-79--232
T29 Phil Kerbrat, Calgary, AB, 74-77-81--232
Missed Cut
T29 Tom Wilson, Winnipeg, MB, 82-76-74--232
T34 Russ Bentley, Regina, SK, 80-81-72--233
T34 Richard Anderson, Minneapolis, MN, 80-79-74--233
T34 Samuel Adelman, San Antonio, TX, 75-76-82--233
T37 Bob Wernick, Rancho Mirage, CA, 79-81-74--234
T37 Robert Callan, San Francisco, CA, 79-80-75--234
T37 Ross Ellison, West Vancouver, BC, 80-78-76--234
T37 Alex Tarumianz, Lookout, TN, 83-75-76--234
T37 Neale Pitches, Wellington, NZ, 77-81-76--234
T37 Sid Segsworth, Sudbury, ON, 79-77-78--234
T37 Frank Sutton, Calgary, AB, 78-75-81--234
T37 Joseph Orgill, Woodbridge, ON, 77-76-81--234
T37 Tom Walinski, Scottsdale, AZ, 78-74-82--234
46 Bob Kraemer, Abbotsford, BC, 82-77-76--235
47 Grant Foster, Winnipeg, MB, 75-80-81--236
T48 David McLeod, Winnipeg, MB, 81-82-74--237
T48 George Granger, North Vancouver, BC, 79-82-76--237
T48 Robert Reynolds, Calgary, AB, 84-77-76--237
T51 Keith Fawcett, Clandeboye, MB, 79-81-78--238
T51 Ross Ballantyne, Midland, ON, 81-78-79--238
T51 Chris Hundley, South River, ON, 79-80-79--238
T54 Terry More, Winnipeg, MB, 81-78-80--239
T54 Michael Slocki, Mississauga, ON, 81-78-80--239
T54 John Sostmann, Littleton, CO, 79-80-80--239
T54 Al Brownridge, Winnipeg, MB, 81-77-81--239
T54 Don Lamb, Pittsburgh, PA, 80-77-82--239
59 Edward Matias, Winnipeg, MB, 79-80-81--240
60 Merle Byrnes, Richlea, SK, 79-83-79--241
T61 Eric Sprigings, Saskatoon, SK, 77-85-80--242
T61 Francis Crinella, Costa Mesa, CA, 82-82-78--242
T61 Chris Ingram, Brampton, ON, 82-80-80--242
T64 Lane Bickel, Beaconsfield, QC, 85-79-79--243
T64 Peter Barnes, Westmeath, ON, 80-80-83--243
66 Ray Madison, Calgary, AB, 84-78-82--244
67 Bill Lewis, Imperial, SK, 87-83-77--247
T68 John Frost, Pointe-Claire, QC, 82-86-81--249
T68 John Macintosh, Guelph, ON, 83-83-83--249
T70 Douglas Lovat, Kirkland, QC, 84-85-81--250
T70 Lindsay Kipps, Surrey, BC, 78-88-84--250
T70 Bill Klym, Calgary, AB, 79-80-91--250
T73 Gerald White, Cranbrook, BC, 81-90-80--251
T73 Gerald Manale, North Gower, ON, 84-85-82--251
T75 John Kodman, Gilbert Plains, MB, 86-86-81--253
T75 Jim Hahn, Plymouth, MN, 86-84-83--253
77 Michael Averbach, Winnipeg, MB, 90-81-83--254
78 George Hevenor, Toronto, ON, 84-83-88--255
79 Gary Thorp, Edina, MN, 95-80-81--256
80 Ron Newman, Calgary, AB, 78-90-91--259
81 David Kidd, Saskatoon, SK, 85-87-89--261
82 Richard Roback, Minneapolis, MN, 86-91-85--262
83 Hugh G. Moncrieff, Edmonton, AB, 90-85-89--264
84 Cliff Eccles, Pointe Claire, QC, 90-90-86--266
85 Brian Johnson, Oliver, BC, 95-86-94--275
Ronald Adam, Red Deer, AB, 79-81-WD

Conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA), this prestigious national championship features 86 of North America's top senior male amateur golfers competing in both stroke and match play for the title of Canadian Senior Match Play Champion. Now in its ninth year, the event has quickly become one of the most coveted tournaments among senior golfers in North America.

The winner of the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship will be granted exemptions into the 2005 Canadian Senior Championship held September 19-22 at Le Club de golf Milby, Lennoxville, Que., and/or the 2005 USGA Senior Men's Championship, September 17 - 22 in Rocky Face, Ga.

The competition is open to male amateur golfers who have reached the age of 55 by July 6th, 2005 and who are members of a golf club belonging to the RCGA or clubs in other countries, which are in good standing with their respective associations. A golfer must also have a handicap factor of 8.0 or less on the date of filing the application.

Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, July 5th through Thursday, July 7th, with 18 holes of stroke play each day. The field will then be reduced to 32 players after 54 holes for match play. A competitor's qualifying score will determine his position in the draw. The first two rounds of 18-hole matches will take place Friday, July 8th with the quarterfinal and semi-final matches on Saturday, July 9th and the championship final on Sunday, July 10th.

A full list of participants, starting times and post-round results for the 2005 Canadian Senior Match Play Championship can be found on the Internet at

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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