Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 08, 2005 19:30 ET


Scott Lowe and Nicole Zhang claim Bantam titles Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SASKATOON--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - Jesse Galvon of DeWinton, Alta. finished the final round shooting a one-under-par 71 for a tournament total of three-under-par 213 to win the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Prairie Championship at Moonlake Golf and Country Club.

"The other competitors gave me a good run for my money," said Galvon, the first time Future Links champion. "I was in the zone today and I hit the ball unbelievably."

Mitchell Fox of Okotoks, Alta. finished three-shots off the lead with an even-par three-day-total of 216, while Brock Robillard of Calgary was one-shot back of Fox with a tournament-total 217. Making an excellent run for fourth position was Nicolas Archambault of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. who shot a six-under 66 in the final round to finish with a three-day-total of 220, tied with Mathieu Rivard of Granby, Que. In sixth position Charles-Étienne Boucher of Montréal tied with Richard Conlin of Richmond, B.C. at 223, ten-strokes off the lead.

In the Junior Girls division Bari-Lynn Erais of Lethbridge, Alta. played another consistent round shooting a four-over 76 to finish with a tournament-total 235 and her first career Future Links victory. Pamela Burneski of Surrey, B.C. finished second with a three-day-total of 241, six shots back. Following close in third position was Gabrielle Cry of Blainville, Que. who shot a tournament-total 242 while three-time Bantam Girls champion Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C. finished with a total of 243.

By winning the Junior Boys divison, Galvon also earned an exemption into the 2005 Canadian Junior Championship, August 7-11 at Craigowan Golf & Country Club in Woodstock, Ont. As well, the top three finishers in the Junior Girls division earned exemptions into a BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour event.

In the Bantam Boys division, Scott Lowe of Calgary led wire to wire shooting a final-round 80 and a tournament-total 239 to finish three-shots ahead of Scott Malo of Calgary who finished with a tournament-total 242. 11-year old Garrett Neiles of Winnipeg, Man. completed his first Future Links Championship with final-round 86 and a tournament-total 267.

Nicole Zhang of Calgary won the Bantam Girls division with a very respectable tournament-total of 253.

The following are final-round scores for Wednesday, June 8, 2005:

Junior Boys Par: 72 Yardage: 6832
1 Jesse Galvon, Dewinton, AB--69-73-71--213
2 Mitchell Fox, Okotoks, AB--73-73-70--216
3 Brock Robillard, Calgary, AB--70-76-71--217
T4 Nicolas Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--76-78-66--220
Mathieu Rivard, Granby, QC--73-76-71--220
T6 Charles-Étienne Boucher, Montréal, QC--75-77-71--223
Richard Conlin, Richmond, BC--78-73-72--223
T8 Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB--72-78-74--224
Philippe-André Bannon, Laval, QC--73-74-77--224
Kolby Kniel, Beaverlodge, AB--75-77-72--224
T11 Dustin Zhang, Calgary, AB--76-74-75--225
Antoine Loranger, Blanville, QC--73-76-76--225
Jonnie Motomochi, White Rock, BC--76-76-73--225
T14 Dustin Yeager, Chemainus, BC--76-80-70--226
Darren Wallace, Langley, BC--77-76-73--226
Michael Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB--75-76-75--226
17 Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB--76-78-73--227
T18 Connor Elekes, Calgary, AB--75-79-74--228
Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK--78-76-74--228
T20 Tim Acaster, North Battleford, SK--77-78-74--229
Brandon Markiw, Edmonton, AB--73-77-79--229
T22 Richard Choi, Abbotsford, BC--74-82-74--230
Burke Nagle, Winnipeg, MB--76-80-74--230
Julien Proulx, Cap-Rouge, QC--71-82-77--230
Brian Wolsey, Lethbridge, AB--77-76-77--230
T26 Scott Genoway, Calgary, AB--76-81-75--232
Jean Philippe Paiement, Des Ruisseaux, QC--73-83-76--232
Alex Wickett, Parksville, BC--79-76-77--232
Jack Martyn, Calgary, AB--71-81-80--232
30 Gerry MacDonald, Chestermere, AB--81-77-75--233
T31 Kenny Keeler, Portage La Prairie, MB--77-80-77--234
Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK--74-83-77--234
33 Mark Schurer, Calgary, AB--77-78-80--235
34 Tom Cowan, Millarville, AB--77-76-83--236
T35 Jack Wesche, Calgary, AB--75-80-82--237
Justin Stoski, Saskatoon, SK--77-86-74--237
Jimmy Cowan, Calgary, AB--82-79-76--237
T38 Curtis Nichol, Killarney, MB--80-74-84--238
Nevin Gloe, Battleford, SK--78-84-76--238
Spencer Harris, Winnipeg, MB--80-80-78--238
Cole Roblin, Winnipeg, MB--79-81-78--238
42 Taylor Smith, Swift Current, SK--76-82-81--239
T43 Brett McNallie, Drayton, AB--80-78-82--240
Trevor Edwards, Calgary, AB--75-81-84--240
Nicholas McKnight, North Vancouver, BC--78-88-74--240
T46 Matthieu Blouin, Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC--83-80-78--241
Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB--79-84-78--241
T48 Joshua Schwebius, Battleford, SK--84-84-76--244
Jordan Rayner, Edmonton, AB--80-86-78--244
T50 Burke Wiebe, Winnipeg, MB--84-86-75--245
Bryce Moar, Portage La Prairie, MB--85-83-77--245
Chris Tupper, Meadow Lake, SK--76-86-83--245
T53 Riley Unger, Plum Coulee, MB--85-83-78--246
Scott Kulczycki, Meadow Lake, SK--80-87-79--246
T55 Micky Gilbart, Ignace, ON--80-84-83--247
Cody MacAulay, Killarney, MB--84-82-81--247
57 Hubert Parent-Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda, QC--78-91-79--248
T58 Matt Burman, Brandon, MB--77-93-79--249
Tim Webb, Calgary, AB--81-85-83--249
Cory Bru, North Battleford, SK--81-81-87--249

Bantam Boys Par: 72 Yardage: 6089
1 Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB--77-82-80--239
2 Scott Malo, Calgary, AB--81-80-81--242
3 Garrett Neiles, Winnipeg, MB--92-89-86--267

Junior Girls Par: 72 Yardage: 6089
1 Bari-Lynn Erais, Lethbridge, AB--76-83-76--235
2 Pamela Burneski, Surrey, BC--79-87-75--241
3 Gabrielle Cyr, Blainville, QC--77-82-83--242
4 Jessica Wallace, Langley, BC--78-81-84--243
5 Shay Yalowega, Regina, SK--81-85-78--244
T6 Breanne Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--84-83-79--246
Ahnna Kim, South Surrey, BC--82-83-81--246
8 Kali Gordon, Black Diamond, AB--80-85-83--248
9 Rochelle Brown, Calgary, AB--81-82-86--249
10 Kaitlin Troop, Brandon, MB--90-79-85--254
T11 Ashley Olynick, Saskatoon, SK--82-88-85--255
Laeni Bendzik, Calgary, AB--82-86-87--255
13 Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB--78-90-88--256
14 Kyla Reay, Saskatoon, SK--84-92-81--257
15 Brittany Piché, Brandon, MB--85-93-87--265
16 Megan Claxton, Calgary, AB--86-90-92--268
17 Deanna Zychkowski, Whitewood, SK--95-86-92--273
18 Crystal Weiss, Regina, SK--90-91-98--279
19 Renee Whyte, North Battleford, SK--95-101-103--299

Bantam Girls Par: 72 Yardage: 6089
1 Nicole Zhang, Calgary, AB--80-90-83--253

Final results and a full field list are available on the Future Links website at and on the RCGA website at

The second of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Prairie Championship featured 84 of the country's best junior male and female golfers from Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan who competed 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

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

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

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


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