Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 07, 2005 19:31 ET

JESSIE GALVON RETAINS LEAD IN 2005 FUTURE LINKS PRAIRIE CHAMPIONSHIP

Three-way tie in Junior Girls division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SASKATOON--(CCNMatthews - June 7, 2005) - Jessie Galvon of DeWinton, Alta. shot a one-over-par 73 under unfavourable conditions to hold the lead going into the final-round of play at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Prairie Championship at Moonlake Golf and Country Club.

"Playing in the cold and wind is mentally draining but I tried to stay even," said the 17-year old Galvon, who heads into Wednesday two-under-par with a tournament-total 142. "I am feeling comfortable being in the lead going into the final round."

Brock Robillard of Calgary and Mitchell Fox of Okotoks, Alta. sit four shots off the lead at two-over-par 146, while Phillipe-André Bannon of Laval, Que. sits in fourth, three-over-par with a 147. Tied for fifth are Mathieu Rivard of Granby, Que. and Antoine Loranger of Blainville, Que., seven strokes off the lead.

In the Junior Girls division, opening-round leader Bari-Lynn Erais of Lethbridge, Alta., three-time Bantam Girls champion Jessica Wallace of Langley, B.C., and Gabrielle Cyr of Blainville, Que. sit in a three-way tie at 15-over-par 159 while Rochelle Brown of Calgary is four shots off the lead at 163.

In the Bantam Boys division, 13-year old Scott Lowe of Calgary held onto his opening-round lead with a two-day-total 159, just two shots ahead of Scott Malo of Calgary, while 11-year old Garrett Neiles of Winnipeg, Man. sits at 181 in his first Future Links Championship.

In the Bantam Girls division, Nicole Zhang of Calgary sits at a tournament-total 170 going into Wednesday's final round.

Cold temperatures, high winds and rain faced competitors at Moonlake Golf and Country Club, which is proving to be a solid test for many of Canada's top junior golfers.

The following are second-round scores for Tuesday, June 7, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6832)
1 Jesse Galvon, Dewinton, AB-69-73--142
T2 Brock Robillard, Calgary, AB-70-76--146
Mitchell Fox, Okotoks, AB-73-73--146
4 Philippe-André Bannon, Laval, QC-73-74--147
T5 Mathieu Rivard, Granby, QC-73-76--149
Antoine Loranger, Blainville, QC-73-76--149
T7 Brandon Markiw, Edmonton, AB-73-77--150
Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB-72-78--150
Dustin Zhang, Calgary, AB-76-74-150
T10 Richard Conlin, Richmond, BC-78-73--151
Michael Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB-75-76--151
T12 Jonnie Motomochi, White Rock, BC-76-76--152
Kolby Kniel, Beaverlodge, AB-75-77-152
Jack Martyn, Calgary, AB-71-81-152
Charles-Étienne Boucher, Montréal, QC-75-77--152
T16 Brian Wolsey, Lethbridge, AB-77-76--153
Tom Cowan, Millarville, AB-77-76--153
Darren Wallace, Langley, BC-77-76--153
Julien Proulx, Cap-Rouge, QC-71-82--153
T20 Nicolas Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC-76-78--154
Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK-78-76--154
Curtis Nichol, Killarney, MB-80-74-154
Connor Elekes, Calgary, AB-75-79-154
Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB-76-78-154
T25 Jack Wesche, Calgary, AB-75-80--155
Alex Wickett, Parksville, BC-79-76--155
Mark Schurer, Calgary, AB-77-78--155
Tim Acaster, North Battleford, SK-77-78--155
T29 Richard Choi, Abbotsford, BC-74-82--156
Burke Nagle, Winnipeg, MB-76-80--156
Trevor Edwards, Calgary, AB-75-81--156
Dustin Yeager, Chemainus, BC-76-80--156
Jean Philippe Paiement, Des Ruisseaux, QC-73-83--156
T34 Kenny Keeler, Portage La Prairie, MB-77-80--157
Scott Genoway, Calgary, AB-76-81-157
Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK-74-83-157
T37 Brett McNallie, Drayton, AB-80-78-158
Gerry MacDonald, Chestermere, AB-81-77-158
Taylor Smith, Swift Current, SK-76-82-158
T40 Spencer Harris, Winnipeg, MB-80-80-160
Cole Roblin, Winnipeg, MB-79-81-160
42 Jimmy Cowan, Calgary, AB-82-79-161
T43 Chris Tupper, Meadow Lake, SK-76-86-162
Cory Bru, North Battleford, SK-81-81-162
Nevin Gloe, Battleford, SK-78-84-162
T46 Justin Stoski, Saskatoon, SK-77-86--163
Matthieu Blouin, Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC-83-80--163
Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB-79-84--163
49 Micky Gilbart, Ignace, ON-80-84--164
T50 Nicholas McKnight, North Vancouver, BC-78-88--166
Cody MacAulay, Killarney, MB-84-82--166
Jordan Rayner, Edmonton, AB-80-86--166
Tim Webb, Calgary, AB-81-85--166
54 Scott Kulczycki, Meadow Lake, SK-80-87--167
T55 Riley Unger, Plum Coulee, MB-85-83--168
Joshua Schwebius, Battleford, SK-84-84--168
Bryce Moar, Portage La Prairie, MB-85-83--168
58 Hubert Parent-Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda, QC-78-91--169
T59 Matt Burman, Brandon, MB-77-93--170
Burke Wiebe, Winnipeg, MB-84-86--170

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
1 Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB-77-82--159
2 Scott Malo, Calgary, AB-81-80--161
3 Garrett Neiles, Winnipeg, MB-92-89--181

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
T1 Jessica Wallace, Langley, BC-78-81--159
Gabrielle Cyr, Blainville, QC-77-82--159
Bari-Lynn Erais, Lethbridge, AB-76-83--159
4 Rochelle Brown, Calgary, AB-81-82--163
T5 Ahnna Kim, South Surrey, BC-82-83--165
Kali Gordon, Black Diamond, AB-80-85--165
T7 Pamela Burneski, Surrey, BC-79-87--166
Shay Yalowega, Regina, SK-81-85--166
9 Breanne Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB-84-83--167
T10 Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB-78-90--168
Laeni Bendzik, Calgary, AB-82-86--168
12 Kaitlin Troop, Brandon, MB-90-79--169
13 Ashley Olynick, Saskatoon, SK-82-88--170
T14 Kyla Reay, Saskatoon, SK-84-92--176
Megan Claxton, Calgary, AB-86-90--176
16 Brittany Piché, Brandon, MB-85-93--178
T17 Crystal Weiss, Regina, SK-90-91--181
Deanna Zychkowski, Whitewood, SK-95-86--181
19 Renee Whyte, North Battleford, SK-95-101--196

Bantam Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6089)
1 Nicole Zhang, Calgary, AB-80-90--170

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, 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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