Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 28, 2005 17:09 ET

MATHIEU GINGRAS AND LAURA HARRIS WIN BMO FINANCIAL GROUP FUTURE LINK

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor ST. ANDREWS--(CCNMatthews - July 28, 2005) - Mathieu Gingras of Moncton, N.B. shot an even-par 72 for a two-under tournament-total 214 to win the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Atlantic Championship at the Fairmont Algonquin Golf Course.

"It feels great to finally have a victory!" said the 17-year old Gingras. "I am going to work on my drive and short game but I feel confident going into the Canadian Junior Championship."

Finishing two strokes off the lead as runner-up is Nic Banfield of Halifax, N.S. who shot a final-round 73 for a tournament-total 216. Tying for third and three-strokes off of the lead are Michael Goldberg of Winnipeg, Man. and Mark Pothier of Meteghan, N.S. who both sit at 217 for the tournament. Dax Phillips of New Maryland, N.B. dropped to fifth place, four-strokes back of the lead.

Laura Harris of New Minas, N.S. swept the Junior Girls division shooting a consistent final-round 75 for a tournament-total 227.

"I feel good and had fun today," said the 16-year old Harris. "This is a great booster before the Canadian Junior Girls Championship next week, and if I continue to hit the ball like this then I'll be very happy."

Jennifer Brine of Truro, N.S. finished nine-strokes back in second at 236 while Angela Drane of Vernon River, P.E.I. finished in third with a tournament-total 247. Tied for fourth and 24-strokes back of the lead are Mireille LeBlanc of Meteghan River, N.S. and Michelle Vienneau of Bathurst, N.B. at 251.

In the Bantam Boys division, Neil Roberts of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. took home the championship shooting a final-round 81 for a tournament-total 241 to finish 13-strokes ahead of Todd Eckstein of Durham, North Carolina who finished with a tournament-total 254. Anthony LeBlanc of Metegahan, N.S. finished third at 266.

The following are final results for Thursday, July 28, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6673)
1 Mathieu Gingras, Moncton, NB--71-71-72--214
2 Nic Banfield, Halifax, NS--73-70-73--216
T3 Mark Pothier, Meteghan, NS--70-78-69--217
Michael Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB--72-71-74--217
5 Dax Phillips, New Maryland, NB--73-72-73--218
6 Darren Roach, Quispamsis, NB--74-78-68--220
T7 Mark Hoffman, Thornhill, ON--71-74-76--221
Jason Campbell, New Heaven, PE--76-69-76--221
T9 Nicholas Clark, Riverview, NB--77-75-73--225
Paul Chamberland, Grand Falls, NB--73-75-77--225
T11 Corey Bourque, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--78-74-77--229
Mike Nicholson, Dartmouth, NS--74-77-78--229
13 Alex MacDonald, Loch Broom, NS--74-71-85--230
T14 Jeremy Stevenson, Charlottetown, PE--83-78-73--234
Luc Leblanc, Memramcook, NB--82-75-77--234
Jon Banfield, Halifax, NS--78-73-83--234
T17 Matthew Wood, Bloomfield, PE--77-82-76--235
Andrew Wallace, Bedford, NS--79-80-76--235
Tanner Gayton, Shubenacadie, NS--81-75-79--235
T20 Thomas Corkum, Wolfville, NS--77-78-81--236
Stéphane Boudreau, Dieppe, NB--77-79-80--236
Bradley Regan, Miramichi, NB--75-76-85--236
23 Brandon Irving, Alberton, PE--81-78-78--237
24 Alex Whelan, Rothesay, NB--83-75-80--238
25 David Freeman, Salisbury, NB--77-82-80--239
T26 Cory Pothier, Truro, NS--77-80-83--240
Amit Vadi, Quispamsis, NB--85-78-77--240
T28 Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON--77-83-81--241
Andrew MacPherson, Elmsdale, NS--83-79-79--241
30 Gavin Duffy, Charlottetown, PE--78-77-87--242
T31 Greg Stewart, Rothesay, NB--83-78-82--243
Eric Moreau, Grand-Falls, NB--77-83-83--243
T33 Toven Crockett-Allen, Windsor, NS--75-86-83--244
Trevor Drisdelle, Fredericton, NB--82-77-85--244
Mark Metcalfe, Hunts Point, NS--77-87-80--244
36 Corey Ryan, Stittsville, ON--85-84-76--245
T37 Brennan Stewart, Rothesay, NB--87-74-85--246
Karsten Rogers, Coleman, PE--86-81-79--246
Andrew Brown, Charlottetown, PE--83-81-82--246
40 Jean-Marc D'Entremont, Lower W. Pubnico, NS--81-83-84--248
T41 Andrew Bonner, Rothesay, NB--83-83-83--249
Will O'Connell, Saint John, NB--82-85-82--249
43 Matthew Besaw, Lincoln, NB--79-90-81--250
T44 Devin DeBay, Halifax, NS--86-83-82--251
Ryan Chapman, Murray Harbour, PE--88-81-82--251
46 Pierre-Yves McLaughlin, Dieppe, NB--91-82-80--253
T47 Jacques Lombard, Saulnierville, NS--85-86-84--255
Marc-André d'Entremont, Saulnierville, NS--86-80-89--255
Jeffrey Beckingham, Rothesay, NB--86-79-90--255
T50 David Chubb, Quispamsis, NB--87-79-90--256
Marc Lombard, Saulnierville, NS--87-78-91--256
52 Brandon MacKenzie, Irishtown, NB--90-79-88--257
53 Patrick R. Roberts, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--81-93-84--258
54 Brian Affleck, Sutherlands River, NS--95-71-95--261
55 Kyle Campbell, New Heaven, PE--86-85-94--265
56 Thomas Speare, Charlottetown, PE--88-86-92--266
57 Brodie MacGregor, Stratford, PE--81-93-94--268
58 Xavier Foley, Centerville, NS--96-91-83--270
59 Justin Birt, Charlottetown, PE--95-96-82--273

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6673)
1 Neil D. Roberts, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--76-84-81--241
2 Todd Eckstein, Durham, NC--85-82-87--254
3 Anthony LeBlanc, Meteghan, NS--86-88-92--266
4 Édouard Rousseau, Outremont, QC--104-106-92--302

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6097)
1 Laura Marie Harris, New Minas, NS--74-78-75--227
2 Jennifer Brine, Truro, NS--81-75-80--236
3 Angela Drane, Vernon River, PE--84-81-82--247
T4 Mireille LeBlanc, Meteghan River, NS--84-87-80--251
Michelle Vienneau, Bathurst, NB--77-83-91--251
6 Anne Balser, Digby, NS--85-85-83--253
7 Morgan Bell, Charlottetown, PE--87-85-82--254
8 Stephanie Chubb, Quispamsis, NB--87-84-86--257
9 Julia Bobak, Fredericton, NB--91-86-87--264
10 Allison Praught, Dartmouth, NS--89-92-86--267
11 Sarah Ready, Charlottetown, PE--88-90-97-275
12 Courtney Balcome, Lawrencetown, NS--100-87-92--279
13 Katherine Beamish, Saint John, NB--95-93-93--281
14 Ashley Roulston, Picadilly, NB--95-98-96--289
15 Brittany Cluett, Garnish, NF--101-100-100--301
16 Erin Lundrigan, Burin, NF--109-102-99--310
17 Catherine Kenway, Winterland, NF--107-110-102--319
T18 Brittany Mackenzie, Irishtown, NB--109-117-98--324
Lindsay Lowther, Charlottetown, PE--103-108-113--324
20 Janeil Parrot, Goose Bay, NF--125-110-116--351

Final 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 final of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Atlantic Championship featured 83 of the country's best junior male and female golfers in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition.

Young golfers from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Quebec, Manitoba and Ontario 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 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
Cell: 905-467-8738
emathany@rcga.org

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