Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 11, 2005 21:13 ET

MITCHELL FOX WINS 2005 CANADIAN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP

Matt Hill wins Juvenile title Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor WOODSTOCK--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 11, 2005) - Mitchell Fox of Okotoks, Alta. shot an inspired final-round 69 at Craigowan Golf and Country Club to win the 2005 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

The 17-year old Fox held off the top junior golfers in Canada to stay consistently low throughout all four rounds. Fox stayed out of the spotlight and forced a final-round push for the top. The straight faced Fox finished the tournament at seven-under-par 277, four-shots ahead of his nearest competitor.

"I was enjoying not being in the spotlight and not having my name mentioned, so it was perfect," said Fox, who recently played in the U.S. Junior Amateur at Longmeadow Country Club in Massachusetts, finishing 15th in medal play. "It's probably my one goal, to win this before my junior career is over…I almost didn't want to putt out because I didn't want the round to be over."

Fox's next goal is a strong finish at next week's Canadian Amateur Championship at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S.

Matt Hill of Brights Grove, Ont. finished with a three-under-par tournament-total 281 to capture the Juvenile crown and was the overall runner-up.

"I've had a few good finishes this year but this is probably the best I've played," said Hill, who is from the same small-town as Mike Weir who also has his name engraved on the Canadian Juvenile trophy. "I just wanted to stay near the top and have a solid round ... I was thinking of winning the Juvenile title a little bit."

Cam Burke tied with 36-hole leader Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. both with tournament-totals of two-under-par 282 to finish in third. Up and coming golf sensations Richard Lee of Vancouver and Eugene Wong of North Vancouver finished tied for fifth at one-under-par 283.

In the juvenile division 14-year old Lee and 15-year old Wong tied for the runner-up position, just two-shots back of Hill with Dong Su of Richmond, B.C. finishing fourth at even-par 284.

The 2006 Canadian Junior Boys Championship will be held at Sussex Golf and Curling Club in Sussex, N.B.

The following are final results for the 2005 Canadian Junior Boys Championship:
(a cut was made to the low 70 and ties after the third round)

1-Mitchell Fox-Okotoks, AB-71-69-68-69--277
2-*Matt Hill-Brights Grove, ON-70-73-70-68--281
T3-Cam Burke-Baden, ON-70-70-74-68--282
Nick Taylor-Abbotsford, BC-66-73-71-72--282
T5-*Richard Lee-Vancouver, BC-74-72-67-70--283
*Eugene Wong-North Vancouver, BC-68-72-70-73--283
7-*Dong Su-Richmond, BC-70-73-67-74--284
T8-James Castle-Stouffville , ON-75-72-69-69--285
Andrew Robb-Richmond, BC-75-70-68-72--285
Jeff Stashuk-Coquitlam, BC-69-73-70-73--285
T11-Christopher Ross-Dundas, ON-76-70-71-69--286
Rafael Lee-Burnaby, BC-76-71-69-70--286
Nic Banfield-Halifax, NS-74-70-70-72--286
T14-Brad Revell-Kingston, ON-70-74-74-69--287
Greg Pool-Langley, BC-73-73-72-69--287
Michael McKenzie-Cambridge, ON-68-73-74-72--287
Nick McNally-Dawes-Victoria, BC-71-70-69-77--287
T18-*Steve Lee-North York, ON-72-77-69-70--288
Philippe-André Bannon-Laval, QC-72-74-65-77--288
T20-*Mathieu Rivard-Granby, QC-72-69-76-72--289
Roger Sloan-Merritt, BC-74-69-74-72--289
Judd Blackwater-Fort Macleod, AB-72-72-73-72--289
Justin Stoski-Saskatoon, SK-77-71-68-73--289
Brad Larente-Cambridge, ON-69-72-74-74--289
Tyler Frank-Saskatoon, SK-75-71-69-74--289
Hugo Chamberland-Lauzon-St-Jérôme, QC-71-72-69-77--289
T27-Jesse Galvon-Dewinton, AB-75-70-72-73--290
Patrick Forbes-Toronto, ON-73-72-70-75--290
Mark Coldham-Ottawa, ON-74-68-71-77--290
Darryl McClure-Orangeville, ON-75-68-70-77--290
T31-*Jean-Hubert Trahan-Lachenaie, QC-71-78-70-72--291
Jacob Patte-Oshawa, ON-73-73-72-73--291
T33-*Darren Wallace-Langley, BC-74-79-71-68--292
Brandon Markiw-Edmonton, AB-78-72-72-70--292
Greg Doherty-Mississauga, ON-74-71-76-71--292
Charles-Étienne Boucher-Montréal, QC-75-72-74-71--292
Matthew Leon-Brampton, ON-72-75-74-71--292
David Sheman-Newmarket , ON-71-74-73-74--292
David Byrne-Essex, ON-73-73-72-74--292
T40-*Humphrey Yeung-Markham, ON-75-69-74-75--293
Ben Whelan-Ingersoll, ON-72-76-68-77--293
T42-*Thomas Petts-North Vancouver, BC-74-75-73-72--294
*Dustin Zhang-Calgary, AB-75-72-73-74--294
Matthew McClure-Orangeville, ON-74-71-74-75--294
Peter Ahn-Victoria, BC-73-70-74-77--294
T46-Glen Nesbitt-Calgary, AB-75-76-72-72--295
Charles Fitzsimmons-Toronto, ON-75-71-77-72--295
*Riley Wheeldon-Comox Valley, BC-71-78-73-73--295
*Tommy Ursa-Caledon East, ON-75-73-74-73--295
Lindsay Renolds-Christina Lake, BC-74-74-72-75--295
T51-*Jeffrey McClure-Orangeville, ON-74-75-72-75-296
Mathieu Gingras-Moncton, NB-74-75-71-76--296
Jeff Langin-Cranbrook, BC-71-75-72-78--296
T54-Chris Mitchell-Brooklin, ON-73-76-73-75--297
Marc Zelina-Toronto, ON-75-73-73-76--297
Ren Han-Richmond, BC-71-73-75-78--297
T57-Justin Kim-Hamilton, ON-73-73-78-74--298
Nevin Gloe-Battleford, SK-77-78-69-74--298
Adam Hadwin-Abbotsford, BC-77-71-72-78--298
Garrett Scott-Red Deer, AB-71-77-72-78--298
Marc-Étienne Bussières-Gatineau, QC-77-69-73-79--298
T62-Brett Craigen-Powell River, BC-72-79-73-75--299
Sean Dainty-Toronto, ON-73-78-73-75--299
*Tim Acaster-North Battleford, SK-73-79-72-75--299
Lucas Bogdan-Abbotsford, BC-76-71-76-76--299
Tim Donovan-Markham, ON-72-73-78-76--299
67-*Ryan Sevigny-Stittsville, ON-73-78-73-77--301
T68-Conor Zokol-South Surrey, BC-70-80-74-81--305
Éric Côté-Jinchereau-Sainte-Foy, QC-75-75-73-82--305
T70-*Jordan Ediger-Calgary, AB-71-79-72-85--307
Antoine Loranger-Blainville, QC-Missed Cut
Craig Campbell-St. Thomas, ON-Missed Cut
Daniel Pow-Calgary, AB-Missed Cut
Dax Phillips-New Maryland, NB-Missed Cut
Émilien Dupont-Hawkesbury, ON-Missed Cut
Kevin Spooner-West Vancouver, BC-Missed Cut
Kolby Kniel-Beaverlodge, AB-Missed Cut
Logan Palmer-Prendergast-Mississauga, ON-Missed Cut
Matt Hoffman-Thornhill, ON-Missed Cut
Michael Goldberg-Winnipeg, MB-Missed Cut
Alex Hrycko-Toronto, ON-Missed Cut
Alexandre Bourque-Saint-Augustin, QC-Missed Cut
Corey Steger-North Vancouver, BC-Missed Cut
Philippe Laforce-Sorel-Tracy, QC-Missed Cut
Scott Thompson-St. Walburg, SK-Missed Cut
Darren Hupfer-Edmonton, AB-Missed Cut
Erik Swinburnson-Victoria, BC-Missed Cut
Mitch Ellis-Vancouver, BC-Missed Cut
Nathan Lockey-Brantford, ON-Missed Cut
Patrick Sears-Kanata, ON-Missed Cut
Tanner White-Fort Qu'Appelle, SK-Missed Cut
Thomas Hay-Langley, BC-Missed Cut
Adam Wilson-Port Colborne, ON-Missed Cut
Jason Campbell-New Heaven, PE-Missed Cut
Jesse Skelton-St. Francois Xavier, MB-Missed Cut
Matthew Graham-Lowbanks, ON-Missed Cut
Braydon Wheeler-Calgary, AB-Missed Cut
David Albert-Toronto, ON-Missed Cut
James Latta-St.Clements, ON-Missed Cut
Jean-Philippe Paiement-Des Ruisseaux, QC-Missed Cut
Nicholas Gagné-Richmond, BC-Missed Cut
Trevor Edwards-Calgary, AB-Missed Cut
Matthew Wood-Bloomfield, PE-Missed Cut
Scott Carragher-Charlottetown, PE-Missed Cut
Scott Genoway-Calgary, AB-Missed Cut
Ashton Herriott-Cobble Hill, BC-Missed Cut
Burke Nagle-Winnipeg, MB-Missed Cut
Darren Roach-Quispamsis, NB-Missed Cut
David Downs-Richmond, BC-Missed Cut
Jordan Rayner-Edmonton, AB-Missed Cut
Michael Dwyer-Grand Falls Windsor, NF-Missed Cut
Riley Unger-Plum Coulee, MB-Missed Cut
Steven (Je) Her-Edmonton, AB-Missed Cut
Thomas Corkum-Wolfville, NS-Missed Cut
Martin Piché-Boucherville, QC-Missed Cut
Steven Lecuyer-Edmonton, AB-Missed Cut
Will Porter-Coaldale, AB-Missed Cut
Graham Baillargeon-Mississauga, ON-Missed Cut
Jason Bell-Thornhill, ON-Missed Cut
Kheed Ng-Richmond Hill, ON-Missed Cut
Michael Oudyk-Oshawa, ON-Missed Cut
Ryan Chapman-Murray Harbour, PE-Missed Cut
Steven Lane-Surrey, BC-Missed Cut
Ju Young Park-Toronto, ON-Missed Cut
Adam Karim-Coquitlam, BC-Missed Cut
Chris Gardner-Dryden, ON-Missed Cut
David Freeman-Salisbury, NB-Missed Cut
Joey McInnes-Red Lake, ON-Missed Cut
Jon Banfield-Halifax, NS-Missed Cut
Jordan Orth-Cranbrook, BC-Missed Cut
Lewis Chong-Lethbridge, AB-Missed Cut
Kyle Pardy-Deer Lake, NF-Missed Cut
Mark Pothier-Meteghan, NS-Missed Cut
Paul Chamberland-Grand Falls, NB-Missed Cut
Blair Evans-St. John's, NF-Missed Cut
Kyle Morrison-Red Deer, AB-Missed Cut
Matthieu Blouin-Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC-Missed Cut
Andrew Brown-Charlottetown, PE-Missed Cut
Karsten Rogers-Coleman, PE-Missed Cut
Scott Kulczycki-Meadow Lake, SK-Missed Cut
Aaron Logan-Brantford, ON-Missed Cut
Brian Lee-Oakville, ON-Missed Cut
Daniel J B Webbe-North Vancouver, BC-Missed Cut
Adam Gruber-Kamloops, BC-Missed Cut
Andrew Bonner-Rothesay, NB-Missed Cut
Craig Upsdell-Shediac, NB-Missed Cut
Trevor Drisdelle-Fredericton, NB-Missed Cut
Wes Caldwell-Brantford, ON-Missed Cut
Chad Adolph-Stoney Plain, AB-Missed Cut
John Thyssen-Bras d'Or, NS-Missed Cut
Nathan Wazney-Dugald, MB-Missed Cut
Taylor Micacchi-Woodstock, ON-Missed Cut
Chris Ellis-Yarmouth, NS-Missed Cut
Eric Johnson-Winnipeg, MB-Missed Cut
Alex Whelan-Rothesay, NB-Missed Cut
Mitchell Snelgrove-Goobies, NF-Missed Cut
Alex Cunningham-Saint John, NB-Missed Cut
Matthew Kavanagh-St. John's, NF-Missed Cut
Brandon Irving-Alberton, PE-Missed Cut
Jacques Lombard-Saulnierville, NS-Missed Cut
Stephen Boyce-Fall River, NS-Missed Cut
Jason Schneider-Saskatoon, SK-Missed Cut
Jordan King-Hillview, NF-Missed Cut
Mackenzie Hughes-Dundas, ON-Disqualified
Jeremy Stevenson-Charlottetown, PE-Disqualified
Patrick Martin-Oliver, BC-Disqualified

*denotes Juvenile

A complete list of players and post-round results for the 2005 Canadian Junior Boys Championship can be found at www.rcga.org.

The Canadian Junior Boys Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday by midnight, August 11, 2005. The Canadian Juvenile Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have not reached their 17th birthday by midnight, August 11, 2005. The scores of the Juvenile golfers will also count for the Junior Championship. The championship is conducted at stroke play over 72 holes. The field is open to 162 players.

About the RCGA
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing over 1,600 member clubs and close to 400,000 individual members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping and course rating , 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, ten 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.

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