Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 22, 2005 20:15 ET

NORMAN BRADLEY REMAINS ATOP CANADIAN CLUB CHAMPIONS LEADERBOARD

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SAULT STE. MARIE--(CCNMatthews - June 22, 2005) - Norman Bradley of Kelowna, B.C. shot a second-round 76 at Crimson Ridge Golf Club to retain the clubhouse lead at the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Bradley, representing Kelowna Golf and Country Club shot an opening-round 70 but struggled to get on track Wednesday. The 47-year old challenged himself to keep his composure and battled back on the final few holes for a two-day total of 146 and a two-stroke lead.

"I couldn't really get things going on the front and then to make it worse, I completely whiffed on one from the rough," said Bradley looking for his first Canadian Club Champions title after previously competing in the 1988 championship at Redwood Meadows Golf Club in Calgary. "I just told myself to be patient and wait for my swing to come around. I can't really appreciate that the field is chasing a 47-year old out here but I'm proud of myself for grinding it out and am excited to see how I handle things tomorrow."

Jeff Ferguson of the Brockville Country Club shot a one-under 71 to sit alone in second at 148 while Kevin Bryce of the Lake Joseph Club, Trevor Meding of the Innisfail Golf Club and James Chan of the Beverly Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ont. are tied for third at 149.

Victor Ciesielski of the Galt Country Club in Cambridge, Ont. had the round of the day shooting a course-record 68 at Crimson Ridge to vault into a tie for 8th at 152.

Robert Patterson of Heron Point Golf Links in Burlington, Ont. sent a roar through Crimson with an ace on par-three 17th en route to a round of 74. Patterson used a 9-iron from 153 yards in recording his second career hole-in-one.

Sault Ste. Marie native Frank Kucher of the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club continues to be the top local shooting a second-round 78 to sit tied for 45th.

Crimson Ridge continues to prove a stiff test for Canada's club champions as only four of 106 competitors shot even-par or better under ideal conditions at the scenic Northern Ontario layout.

The following are second-round scores for Wednesday, June 22, 2005.

1-Norman Bradley-Kelowna, BC-70-76--146
2-Jeff Ferguson-Brockville, ON-77-71--148
T3-Kevin Bryce-Mississauga, ON-71-78--149
-Trevor Meding-Innisfail, AB-72-77--149
-James Chan-Ancaster, ON-77-72--149
T6-Jeff Hunter-Calgary, AB-77-73--150
-David Markle-Shelburne, ON-74-76--150
T8-Victor Ciesielski-Cambridge, ON-83-68--151
-Terry O'Brien-Barrie, ON-76-75--151
-James McCallum-Kingsville, ON-73-78--151
11-Brad Revell-Kingston, ON-76-76--152
T12-Winston Ivey-Toronto, ON-77-76--153
-Harry Ferguson-Invermere, BC-78-75--153
-John Sheldon -Tecumseh, ON-75-78--153
T15-Phil Patterson-Prescott, ON-79-75--154
-Gudmund Lindbjerg-Port Moody, BC-78-76--154
-Darren MacPherson-Halifax, NS-76-78--154
T18-John Robinson-Thorndale, ON-78-77--155
-Paul Poulin-Newcastle, ON-78-77--155
T20-Christopher Callihoo-Dorval, QC-77-79--156
-David Kraemer-Delta, BC-79-77--156
-Rory Bondue-Comox, BC-79-77--156
-Robert Patterson-Burlington, ON-82-74--156
-Robert MacDermott-Edmonton, AB-78-78--156
T25-Jim Finney-Calgary, AB-80-77--157
-Dave Kreway-Edmonton, AB-80-77--157
-Brandon Edwards-Peterborough, ON-80-77--157
-Glenn Robinson-Lower Sackville, NS-78-79--157
T29-Kelly Burnett-Winnipeg, MB-80-78--158
-Ben Bandura-Slekirk, MB-81-77--158
-Richard Boudreau-Ile des Soeurs, QC-81-77--158
-Todd Gerrard-Markham, ON-81-77--158
-Scott Markham-Winnipeg, MB-80-78--158
T34-James Boose-Ancaster, ON-80-79--159
-Jamie Peden-Penetanguishene, ON-80-79--159
-Danny Baldwin-Kanata, ON-81-78--159
-Ryan Rutherford-Calgary, AB-84-75--159
-Duane Schiestel-Wingham, ON-83-76--159
-Mike Tibbs-Winnipeg, MB-75-84--159
T40-Frank Kucher-Sault Ste. Marie, ON-81-79--160
-John Barnes-Woodbridge, ON-79-81--160
-Luc Papineau-St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC-78-82--160
-Andrew Mitchell-North Vancouver, BC-80-80--160
T44-Josh Dean-Richmond Hill, ON-80-81--161
-Mike Fernie-Burlington, ON-80-81--161
-Paul Penman-Vancouver, BC-81-80--161
-Jeff Bray-Lennoxville, QC-82-79--161
-Jim Charlton-Salt Spring Island, BC-80-81--161
T49-Tyson Lemon-Nanaimo, BC-80-82--162
-Michael Walker-Winnipeg, MB-79-83--162
-Jim McNeil-Beamsville, ON-84-78--162
-James Duncan-Cedar Valley, ON-80-82--162
-Ian MacDonald-Kitchener, ON-86-76--162
-Gérald Dufresne-Boucherville, QC-81-81--162
-Ryan McNall-Regina, SK-82-80--162
-Derek Baldwin-Whitehorse, YU-82-80--162
T57-Adam Martin-Port Colborne, ON-86-77--163
-Warren Clunie-Calgary, AB-83-80--163
-Colin Snair-Kentville, NS-81-82--163
-Norman Kalyniuk-Newmarket, ON-83-80--163
T61-Jamie Gordon-Crofton, BC-82-82--164
-Howie Wark-Burlington, ON-82-82--164
-Andrew Hare-Waterloo, ON-89-75--164
-Chad Post-Woodstock, ON-84-80--164
-Geoffrey Butt-Vancouver, BC-83-81--164
-Mark Rice-Calgary, AB-87-77--164
T67-Geoffrey Crofton-Vancouver, BC-82-83--165
-Gordon Rouse-Calgary, AB-82-83--165
T69-Matt Quinney-St. Albert, AB-82-84--166
-Mike Naus-London, ON-86-80--166
-Jason Kerr-Medicine Hat, AB-89-77--166
-Matt Dumontelle-Garson, ON-87-79--166
T73-Rick Grundy-Pickering, ON-82-85--167
-Ross Cormack-Nanaimo, BC-78-89--167
T75-Brian Gaetz-Porters Lake, NS-81-87--168
-Darren Anderson-Barrhead, AB-89-79--168
-Paul Butcher-Port Alice, BC-84-84--168
T78-Scottie Mah-Edson, AB-86-84--170
-Ryan Hennessy-Picton, ON-81-89--170
T80-Kurtis Baehl-Lacombe, AB-89-82--171
-Josh Phillip Blatt-Winnipeg, MB-88-83--171
-Brent Bukovy-Thunder Bay, ON-89-82--171
T83-Richard Ross-Markham, ON-92-80--172
-Tim Sears-Moncton, NB-87-85--172
-Carmen Giblett-Regina, SK-90-82--172
-Mike Butson-Minesing, ON-89-83--172
-Lee Drydak-Petrolia, ON-85-87--172
T88-John Simons-Calgary, AB-87-86--173
-Bob Faulkner-St. John's, NF-83-90--173
T90-Russ Peltonen-Thunder Bay, ON-90-86--176
-Lorne Nickle-Penticton, BC-92-84--176
T92-Renaud Perron-Sorel-Tracy, QC-86-91--177
-Chris Ingram-Brampton, ON-91-86--177
-Jim Pamplin-Gatineau, QC-92-85--177
-David Fader-Dartmouth, NS-86-91--177
96-Ken Carlson-Delta, BC-91-87--178
T98-Ross Eisele-Cambridge, ON-96-86--182
-Scott McCallum-Forest, ON-92-90--182
100-Greg McLellan-Sault-Ste-Marie , ON-93-90--183
101-Pierre Desloges-Port Elgin, ON-91-93--184
T102-Mel Woodman-Corner Brook, NF-91-97--188
-Andrew Brown-Bancroft, ON-91-97--188
104-Rocky Anderson-Parry Sound, ON-93-96--189
105-Jeff Danylyk-Kitchener, ON-100-98--198
-Brian Harris-Barrie, ON----WD

To qualify for entry into this national championship, a player must have won either his club's stroke or match play championship. The 20th Canadian Club Champions Championship is conducted at stroke play over 72 holes. After 54 holes, the field is cut to the lowest 70 scores and ties. The champion will receive the Club Champions Trophy, a commemorative medallion, an RCGA limited edition watch and an exemption into the 2005 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, August 12-19 at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S.

A full list of participants, starting times and post-round results for the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship can be found on the Internet at www.rcga.org.

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 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.

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