Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 12, 2005 19:22 ET

LORIE KANE AND BRAD RICHARDS TEAM FOR SKINS CHARITY CHALLENGE

2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open - Tuesday Wrap-up Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor HALIFAX--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - For the second straight year, Lorie Kane walked away victorious, this time teaming with Tampa Bay Lightning star Brad Richards to win today's celebrity skins challenge, part of the Family Day fun at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open.

Kane and Richards faced off against the teams of 2004 Canadian Women's Open champion Meg Mallon and former Toronto Maple Leaf Captain Rick Vaive and Canadian A.J. Eathorne paired with Jody Shelley of the Columbus Blue Jackets for the five-hole skins challenge at Glen Arbour. The P.E.I. pairing won the first four holes to win $11,000 towards Kidsport P.E.I. Mallon and Vaive took home the final skin for $4,000 to a charity yet to be determined.

Please note, Lorie Kane, and A.J. Eathorne interview transcripts from Tuesday, July 12 are available on line at www.bmogolf.com and www.rcga.org.

Wednesday Schedule of Events
Wednesday is Championship Pro-Am day with a full listing of start times below. As well, Canadian music icon Anne Murray will be on-site at Glen Arbour to participate in the Championship Pro-Am (8:00 am grouping).

Future Links Walk With a Pro
On Wednesday, July 13, golf fans are invited to check out "Walk With a Pro" where 52 Future Links girls and boys act as ceremonial caddies on the 7th hole for the LPGA pros as part of the Championship Pro-Am.

Media Centre Press Conference:
Meg Mallon (Defending Champion)
10:30 am (Eastern Time)
Media Centre Interview Room

Championship Pro-Am scheduled tee times (1st Tee -- tee time -- 10th Tee):

Morning Tee Times:

JANICE MOODIE -- 7:10 -- BRITTANY LANG
JENNA DANIELS -- 7:20 -- JOHANNA HEAD
DAWN COE-JONES -- 7:30 -- NANCY SCRANTON
REILLEY RANKIN -- 7:40 -- DOROTHY DELASIN
ANGELA STANFORD -- 7:50 -- BECKY MORGAN
LORENA OCHOA -- 8:00 -- JENNIFER ROSALES
GIULIA SERGAS -- 8:10 -- JOANNE MORLEY
KRIS TSCHETTER -- 8:20 -- CHRISTINA KIM
EMILEE KLEIN -- 8:30 -- MEENA LEE
LETA LINDLEY -- 8:40 -- CHARLOTTA SORENSTAM
BRITTANY LINCICOME -- 8:50 -- NANCY HARVEY
LORIE KANE -- 9:00 -- A. J. EATHORNE
AREE SONG -- 9:10 -- NAREE SONG

Afternoon tee times:

MEG MALLON -- 12:00 -- JAN DOWLING
BETH BAUER -- 12:10 -- MICHELLE ESTILL
KIM SAIKI -- 12:20 -- KELLI KUEHNE
ERICA BLASBERG -- 12:30 -- PATRICIA BAXTER-JOHNSON
JAMIE HULLETT -- 12:40 -- MARCY HART
TINA BARRETT -- 12:50 -- JEAN BARTHOLOMEW
IL MI CHUNG -- 1:00 -- ISABELLE BEISIEGEL
SARAH LEE -- 1:10 -- MOIRA DUNN
YOUNG JO -- 1:20 -- LINDSEY WRIGHT
BETH BADER -- 1:30 -- SUNG AH YIM
SIEW-AI LIM -- 1:40

A Look Ahead…
Pairings for rounds one and two will be available on line tonight at www.bmogolf.com.

Tickets
Tickets during the week can be purchased on-site at Glen Arbour Golf Course and range from $10 - $45 a day, or $125 for a weekly pass. One junior age 15 and under will be admitted to the grounds free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For more information please call 1-866-571-LPGA.

Conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open is Canada's only LPGA Tour event, promising a full week of world-class golf and family fun July 11-17 at the picturesque Glen Arbour Golf Course. Highlights include a downtown kick-off festival at the Grand Parade, a Women's Only Pro-Am and open qualifier on the Monday, Family Day with junior clinics and a celebrity skins challenge with NHL stars Brad Richards, Jody Shelly and Rick Vaive on Tuesday, Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday with special guest Anne Murray and four championship rounds running Thursday through Sunday.

About BMO's Involvement with Golf
In addition to being the proud title sponsor of the Canadian Women's Tour and the Canadian Women's Open, the only Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour, BMO Financial Group is also the title sponsor of Future Links, a national development program for junior golfers. The program is designed to make the game more accessible for young golfers aged 5 to 18. For more information please visit www.bmogolf.com.

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, 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.

For more information contact:

Media Centre
(902) 832-2064

Anthony Alfred
Director, Communications
Royal Canadian Golf Association
416-819-0286 (cell)
aalfred@rcga.org

Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
416-434-5525 (cell)
dpino@rcga.org
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Contact Information

  • Dan Pino, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 406
    Secondary Phone: 416-434-5525
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: dpino@rcga.org