Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 06, 2005 19:02 ET

JESSIE GALVON LEADS 2005 FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP

Bari-Lynn Erais shoots 76 to take one-stroke lead in Junior Girls Division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SASKATOON--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2005) - DeWinton, Alta. native Jessie Galvon shot a three-under-par 69 to take the opening-round lead at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Prairie Championship at Moonlake Country Club.

"The weather was off and on but I hit the ball really well today," said the 17-year old Galvon. "I chipped it in 30 feet on the last hole for a birdie which was a great way to finish the round."

Brock Robillard of Calgary sits one stoke back in second at 70, while Julien Proulx of Cap-Rouge, Que. shot even-par 72 to tie with Jack Martyn of Calgary for third. Sitting alone in fifth is Jesse Skelton of St. Francois-Xavier, Man while defending champion and 2004 Canadian Amateur Champion Darren Wallace of Langley, B.C. struggled on the day to sit at tied for 29th at 77.

In the Junior Girls division, 17-year old Bari-Lynn Erais of Lethbridge, Alta. shot a four-over-par 76 to take a one-stroke lead into Tuesday's second round. Gabrielle Cyr of Blainville, Que. sits in second at 77, just one shot ahead of three-time Bantam Girls champion Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C. and Mary-Beth McKenna of Fort McMurray, Alta. Defending Junior Girls Prairie champion Kaitlin Troop of Brandon, Man. sits at 90, fourteen shots off the lead.

In the Bantam Boys division, 13-year old Scott Lowe of Calgary shot an opening-round 77, four shots ahead of Scott Malo of Calgary, while Garrett Neiles of Winnipeg, Man. sits alone in third at 92.

Nicole Zhang of Calgary is the lone participant in the Bantam Girls division, shooting an impressing opening-round 80.

Moonlake Golf and Country Club is hosting the BMO Financial Group Future Links Prairie Championship for the first time. With one of the highest Slope Ratings in Saskatchewan, Moonlake is proving to be a solid test for many of Canada's top junior golfers.

The following are opening-round scores for Monday, June 6, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6832)
1 Jesse Galvon, Dewinton, AB--69
2 Brock Robillard, Calgary, AB--70
T3 Julien Proulx, Cap-Rouge, QC--71
Jack Martyn, Calgary, AB--71
5 Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB--72
T6 Jean Philippe Paiement, Des Ruisseaux, QC--73
Mitchell Fox, Okotoks, AB--73
Brandon Markiw, Edmonton, AB--73
Philippe-André Bannon, Laval, QC--73
Antoine Loranger, Blanville, QC--73
Mathieu Rivard, Granby, QC--73
T12 Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK--74
Richard Choi, Abbotsford, BC--74
T14 Connor Elekes, Calgary, AB--75
Michael Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB--75
Charles-Étienne Boucher, Montréal, QC--75
Kolby Kniel, Beaverlodge, AB--75
Trevor Edwards, Calgary, AB--75
Jack Wesche, Calgary, AB--75
T20 Dustin Zhang, Calgary, AB--76
Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB--76
Dustin Yeager, Chemainus, BC--76
Scott Genoway, Calgary, AB--76
Taylor Smith, Swift Current, SK--76
Burke Nagle, Winnipeg, MB--76
Jonnie Motomochi, White Rock, BC--76
Chris Tupper, Meadow Lake, SK--76
Nicolas Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--76
T29 Darren Wallace, Langley, BC--77
Tim Acaster, North Battleford, SK--77
Justin Stoski, Saskatoon, SK--77
Tom Cowan, Millarville, AB--77
Mark Schurer, Calgary, AB--77
Brian Wolsey, Lethbridge, AB--77
Kenny Keeler, Portage La Prairie, MB--77
Matt Burman, Brandon, MB--77
T37 Hubert Parent-Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda, QC--78
Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK--78
Richard Conlin, Richmond, BC--78
Nevin Gloe, Battleford, SK--78
Nicholas McKnight, North Vancouver, BC--78
T42 Cole Roblin, Winnipeg, MB--79
Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB--79
Alex Wickett, Parksville, BC--79
T45 Jordan Rayner, Edmonton, AB-80
Curtis Nichol, Killarney, MB--80
Scott Kulczycki, Meadow Lake, SK--80
Micky Gilbart, Ignace, ON--80
Brett McNallie, Drayton, AB--80
Spencer Harris, Winnipeg, MB--80
T51 Tim Webb, Calgary, AB--81
Cory Bru, North Battleford, SK--81
Gerry MacDonald, Chestermere, AB--81
54 Jimmy Cowan, Calgary, AB--82
55 Matthieu Blouin, Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC--83
T56 Cody MacAulay, Killarney, MB--84
Burke Wiebe, Winnipeg, MB--84
Joshua Schwebius, Battleford, SK--84
T59 Bryce Moar, Portage La Prairie, MB--85
Riley Unger, Plum Coulee, MB--85

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
1 Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB--77
2 Scott Malo, Calgary, AB--81
3 Garrett Neiles, Winnipeg, MB--92

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
1 Bari-Lynn Erais, Lethbridge, AB--76
2 Gabrielle Cyr, Blainville, QC--77
T3 Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB--78
Jessica Wallace, Langley, BC--78
5 Pamela Burneski, Surrey, BC--79
6 Kali Gordon, Black Diamond, AB--80
T7 Shay Yalowega, Regina, SK--81
Rochelle Brown, Calgary, AB--81
T9 Ashley Olynick, Saskatoon, SK--82
Laeni Bendzik, Calgary, AB--82
Ahnna Kim, South Surrey, BC--82
T12 Breanne Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--84
Kyla Reay, Saskatoon, SK--84
14 Brittany Piché, Brandon, MB--85
T15 Megan Claxton, Calgary, AB--86
Crystal Shapka, Okotoks, AB--86
T17 Crystal Weiss, Regina, SK--90
Kaitlin Troop, Brandon, MB--90
T19 Deanna Zychkowski, Whitewood, SK--95
Renee Whyte, North Battleford, SK--95

Bantam Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
1 Nicole Zhang, Calgary, AB-80

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 second of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Prairie 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 Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, will 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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Erin Mathany
RCGA Communications Coordinator
Tel: 905-467-8738 (cell)
emathany@rcga.org

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