Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 27, 2005 19:35 ET

MATHIEU GINGRAS LEADS AT FUTURE LINKS ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP

Laura Harris shoots 78 to hold lead in Junior Girls division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor ST. ANDREWS--(CCNMatthews - July 27, 2005) - After a three hour fog delay play resumed at 11:30 am today with Mathieu Gingras of Moncton, N.B. shooting a one-under-par 71 to take a one-stroke lead heading into final round action at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Atlantic Championship at the Fairmont Algonquin Golf Course.

"I made some good putts and kept it simple today," said Gingras who will attend the Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock, Ont. from August 7-11. "I love the course, it has a lot of good chances for birdie but it's going to be a tough day tomorrow."

Sitting one-stroke back of the lead and tied for second are Nic Banfield of Halifax, N.S. and Michael Goldberg of Winnipeg, Man. who both finished the day at 143. Sharing fourth position are Dax Phillips of New Maryland, N.B., Alex MacDonald of Loch Broom, N.S., Jason Campbell of New Heaven, P.E.I. and Mark Hoffman of Thornhill, Ont. who finished the day with one-over-par 145's to sit in the running at three-stroke back of the lead.

In the Junior Girls division, Laura Harris of New Minas, N.S. shot a second-round 78 for a two-day-total 152 to widen her lead, four strokes ahead of Jennifer Brine of Truro, N.S. who shot today's low junior girls round with a three-over-par 75 for a two-day-total 156. Michelle Vienneau of Bathhurst, N.B. sits in third at 160.

In the Bantam Boys division, 13-year old Neil Roberts of Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. held the lead, shooting a second-round 84 for a tournament-total 160 to sit seven shots ahead of Todd Eckstein of Durham, North Carolina who finished the day with a tournament-total 167. Anthony LeBlanc of Metegahan, N.S. sits in third at 174.

Also running in conjunction with the Future Links Atlantic is the Atlantic Provincial Team Championship. Three four-player provincial teams in three age divisions - junior boys and girls (17-18 years old), juvenile boys (15-16 years old), and midget boys (13-14 years old) - completed play today. In the Junior Boys division Nova Scotia won over New Brunswick by four strokes. Prince Edward Island took home the championship in the Juvenile Boys division, two-strokes ahead of New Brunswick while the New Brunswick Midget Boys won by eighteen strokes over Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia took home the championship in the Junior Girls division by a staggering forty-seven strokes over New Brunswick.

The following are second-round scores for Wednesday, July 27, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6673)
1 Mathieu Gingras, Moncton, NB--71-71--142
T2 Nic Banfield, Halifax, NS--73-70--143
Michael Goldberg, Winnipeg, MB--72-71--143
T4 Dax Phillips, New Maryland, NB--73-72--145
Alex MacDonald, Loch Broom, NS--74-71--145
Jason Campbell, New Heaven, PE--76-69--145
Mark Hoffman, Thornhill, ON--71-74--145
T8 Paul Chamberland, Grand Falls, NB--73-75--148
Mark Pothier, Meteghan, NS--70-78--148
T10 Jon Banfield, Halifax, NS--78-73--151
Bradley Regan, Miramichi, NB--75-76--151
Mike Nicholson, Dartmouth, NS--74-77--151
T13 Darren Roach, Quispamsis, NB--74-78--152
Corey Bourque, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--78-74--152
Nicholas Clark, Riverview, NB--77-75--152
T16 Gavin Duffy, Charlottetown, PE--78-77--155
Thomas Corkum, Wolfville, NS--77-78--155
T18 Stéphane Boudreau, Dieppe, NB--77-79--156
Tanner Gayton, Shubenacadie, NS--81-75--156
T20 Cory Pothier, Truro, NS--77-80--157
Luc Leblanc, Memramcook, NB--82-75--157
22 Alex Whelan, Rothesay, NB--83-75--158
T23 Andrew Wallace, Bedford, NS--79-80--159
Trevor Drisdelle, Fredericton, NB--82-77--159
Brandon Irving, Alberton, PE--81-78--159
David Freeman, Salisbury, NB--77-82--159
Matthew Wood, Bloomfield, PE--77-82--159
T28 Eric Moreau, Grand-Falls, NB--77-83--160
Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON--77-83--160
T30 Jeremy Stevenson, Charlottetown, PE--83-78--161
Greg Stewart, Rothesay, NB--83-78--161
Brennan Stewart, Rothesay, NB--87-74--161
Toven Crockett-Allen, Windsor, NS--75-86--161
34 Andrew MacPherson, Elmsdale, NS--83-79--162
35 Amit Vadi, Quispamsis, NB--85-78--163
T36 Jean-Marc D'Entremont, Lower W. Pubnico, NS--81-83--164
Mark Metcalfe, Hunts Point, NS--77-87--164
Andrew Brown, Charlottetown, PE--83-81--164
T39 Jeffrey Beckingham, Rothesay, NB--86-79--165
Marc Lombard, Saulnierville, NS--87-78--165
T41 Marc-André d'Entremont, Saulnierville, NS--86-80--166
Brian Affleck, Sutherlands River, NS--95-71--166
Andrew Bonner, Rothesay, NB--83-83--166
David Chubb, Quispamsis, NB--87-79--166
T45 Will O'Connell, Saint John, NB--82-85--167
Karsten Rogers, Coleman, PE--86-81--167
T47 Ryan Chapman, Murray Harbour, PE--88-81--169
Brandon MacKenzie, Irishtown, NB--90-79--169
Matthew Besaw, Lincoln, NB--79-90--169
Devin DeBay, Halifax, NS--86-83--169
Corey Ryan, Stittsville, ON--85-84--169
T52 Kyle Campbell, New Heaven, PE--86-85--171
Jacques Lombard, Saulnierville, NS--85-86--171
54 Pierre-Yves McLaughlin, Dieppe, NB--91-82--173
T55 Thomas Speare, Charlottetown, PE--88-86--174
Brodie MacGregor, Stratford, PE--81-93--174
Patrick R. Roberts, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--81-93--174
58 Xavier Foley, Centerville, NS--96-91--187
59 Justin Birt, Charlottetown, PE--95-96--191

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6673)
1 Neil D. Roberts, Grand Bay - Westfield, NB--76-84--160
2 Todd Eckstein, Durham, NC--85-82--167
3 Anthony LeBlanc, Meteghan, NS--86-88--174
4 Édouard Rousseau, Outremont, QC--104-106--210

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6097)
1 Laura Marie Harris, New Minas, NS--74-78--152
2 Jennifer Brine, Truro, NS--81-75--156
3 Michelle Vienneau, Bathurst, NB--77-83--160
4 Angela Drane, Vernon River, PE--84-81--165
5 Anne Balser, Digby, NS--85-85--170
T6 Mireille LeBlanc, Meteghan River, NS--84-87--171
Stephanie Chubb, Quispamsis, NB--87-84--171
8 Morgan Bell, Charlottetown, PE--87-85--172
9 Julia Bobak, Fredericton, NB--91-86--177
10 Sarah Ready, Charlottetown, PE--88-90--178
11 Allison Praught, Dartmouth, NS--89-92--181
12 Katherine Beamish, Saint John, NB--95-93--188
13 Ashley Roulston, Picadilly, NB--95-98--193
14 Brittany Cluett, Garnish, NF--101-100--201
T15 Lindsay Lowther, Charlottetown, PE--103-108--211
Erin Lundrigan, Burin, NF--109-102--211
17 Catherine Kenway, Winterland, NF--107-110--217
18 Brittany Mackenzie, Irishtown, NB--109-117--226
19 Janeil Parrot, Goose Bay, NF--125-110--235

Bantam Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6097)
1 Courtney Balcome, Lawrencetown, NS--100-87--187

The following are final results of the Atlantic Provincial Team Championship:

Junior Boys Division

Nova Scotia
Nic Banfield -73-70
Jon Banfield -78-73
Thomas Corkum -77-78
Mark Pothier -70-78
Team Total --441

New Brunswick
Paul Chamberland -73-75
David Freeman -77-82
Dax Phillips -73-72
Darren Roach -74-78
Team Total --445

Prince Edward Island
Andrew Brown -83-81
Jason Campbell -76-69
Karsten Rogers -86-81
Matthew Wood -77-82
Team Total --467

Juvenile Boys Division

Prince Edward Island
Kyle Campbell -86-875
Gavin Duffy -78-77
Brandon Irving -81-78
Jeremy Stevenson -83-78
Team Total --467

New Brunswick
Andrew Bonner -83-83
Trevor Drisdelle -82-77
Eric Moreau -77-83
Alexander Whelan -83-75
Team Total --477

Nova Scotia
Brian Affleck -95-71
Jacques Lombard -85-86
Mark Metcalfe -77-87
Andrew Wallace -79-80
Team Total --479

Midget Boys Division

New Brunswick
Jeffrey Beckingham -86-79
Boudreau, Stephane -77-79
O'Connell, Will -82-85
Roberts, Neil -76-84
Team Total --477

Nova Scotia
Xavier Foley -96-91
Jean-Marc d'Entremont -81-83
Marc-Andre d'Entremont -86-80
Marc Lombard -87-78
Team Total --495

Prince Edward Island
Justin Birt -95-96
Ryan Chapman -88-81
Brodie MacGregor -81-93
Thomas Speare -88-86
Team Total --517

Junior Girls Division

Nova Scotia
Courtney Balcome -100-87
Anne Balser -85-85
Jennifer Brine -81-75
Laura Harris -74-78
Mirielle LeBlanc -84-87
Allison Praught -89-92
Team Total --649

New Brunswick
Michelle Vienneau -77-83
Julia Bobak -91-86
Stephanie Chubb -87-84
Ashley Roulston -95-98
Katherine Beamish -95-93
Brittany Mackenzie -109-117
Team Total --696

Prince Edward Island
Morgan Bell -87-85
Angela Drane -84-82
Lindsey Lowther -103-108
Sarah Ready -88-90
Team Total --726

Newfoundland
Brittany Cluett -101-100
Catherine Kenway -107-110
Erin Lundrigan -109-110
Janeil Parrot -125-102
Team Total --864

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 final of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Atlantic Championship features 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 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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