Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 21, 2005 21:50 ET

NORMAN BRADLEY TAKES LEAD AT BATTLE OF CANADA'S GOLF CLUB CHAMPIONS

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SAULT STE. MARIE--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - Norman Bradley of Kelowna, B.C. shot an opening-round two-under-par 70 at Crimson Ridge Golf Club to take the opening-round lead at the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Bradley, representing Kelowna Golf and Country Club is looking for his first Canadian Club Champions title after previously competing in the 1988 championship at Redwood Meadows Golf Club in Calgary. The 47-year old admitted afterward that the honour of representing his home course has been his primary motivation leading up to the championship.

"It was challenging today but I just put the ball in the right spots all day," said Bradley. "I went out there trusting myself and trusting every swing and it worked out well. As you get older, it really is an honour to be here and an honour to be representing my golf club as its champion."

Kevin Bryce of Mississauga, Ont. fired a one-under 71 to sit alone in second. The 20-year old let what would have been the opening-round lead slip away with a triple-bogey on the 17th hole before a birdie on 18 brought him back under par.

I was three under into 16 and was playing great until I tripled 17," said the Lake Joseph Club champion who comes into the event fresh off a runner-up finish at the Ontario Match Play Championship. "The way the winds started picking up in the afternoon, you've got to be happy with any score under par."

Crimson Ridge proved a stiff test for Canada's club champions as only three of 111 competitors shot even-par or better under warm and windy conditions at the scenic Northern Ontario layout. Trevor Meding of the the Innisfail Golf Club Innisfail, Alta. shot even-par 72 to sit alone in third while James McCallum of the Erie Shores Golf Club in Kingsville, Ont. is fourth at one-over.

Sault Ste. Marie native Frank Kucher of the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club had the top local finish at nine-over 81 while Greg McLellan of the host Crimson Ridge Club couldn't capitalize on his home-course knowledge and struggled with a 93 on the day.

The following are opening-round scores for Tuesday, June 21, 2005.

1 Norman Bradley Kelowna, BC 70
2 Kevin Bryce Mississauga, ON 71
3 Trevor Meding Innisfail, AB 72
4 James McCallum Kingsville, ON 73
5 David Markle Shelburne, ON 74
T6 John Sheldon Tecumseh, ON 75
Mike Tibbs Winnipeg, MB 75
T8 Darren MacPherson Halifax, NS 76
Brad Revell Kingston, ON 76
Terry O'Brien Barrie, ON 76
T11 Jeff Ferguson Brockville, ON 77
James Chan Ancaster, ON 77
Winston Ivey Toronto, ON 77
Christopher Callihoo Dorval, QC 77
Jeff Hunter Calgary, AB 77
T16 Glenn Robinson Lower Sackville, NS 78
Paul Poulin Newcastle, ON 78
Robert MacDermott Edmonton, AB 78
Luc Papineau St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC 78
Harry Ferguson Invermere, BC 78
Gudmund Lindbjerg Port Moody, BC 78
Ross Cormack Nanaimo, BC 78
John Robinson Thorndale, ON 78
T24 Phil Patterson Prescott, ON 79
Rory Bondue Comox, BC 79
John Barnes Woodbridge, ON 79
David Kraemer Delta, BC 79
Michael Walker Winnipeg, MB 79
T29 Andrew Mitchell North Vancouver, BC 80
Jim Charlton Salt Spring Island, BC 80
Scott Markham Winnipeg, MB 80
Brandon Edwards Peterborough, ON 80
Dave Kreway Edmonton, AB 80
James Duncan Cedar Valley, ON 80
Jamie Peden Penetanguishene, ON 80
Josh Dean Richmond Hill, ON 80
Mike Fernie Burlington, ON 80
James Boose Ancaster, ON 80
Jim Finney Calgary, AB 80
Kelly Burnett Winnipeg, MB 80
Tyson Lemon Nanaimo, BC 80
T42 Ryan Hennessy Picton, ON 81
Paul Penman Vancouver, BC 81
Gérald Dufresne Boucherville, QC 81
Colin Snair Kentville, NS 81
Frank Kucher Sault Ste. Marie, ON 81
Todd Gerrard Markham, ON 81
Danny Baldwin Kanata, ON 81
Richard Boudreau Ile des Soeurs, QC 81
Ben Bandura Slekirk, MB 81
Brian Gaetz Porters Lake, NS 81
T52 Jeff Bray Lennoxville, QC 82
Derek Baldwin Whitehorse, YU 82
Gordon Rouse Calgary, AB 82
Robert Patterson Burlington, ON 82
Rick Grundy Pickering, ON 82
Ryan McNall Regina, SK 82
Howie Wark Burlington, ON 82
Jamie Gordon Crofton, BC 82
Geoffrey Crofton Vancouver, BC 82
Matt Quinney St. Albert, AB 82
T62 Bob Faulkner St. John's, NF 83
Duane Schiestel Wingham, ON 83
Geoffrey Butt Vancouver, BC 83
Norman Kalyniuk Newmarket, ON 83
Warren Clunie Calgary, AB 83
Victor Ciesielski Cambridge, ON 83
T68 Paul Butcher Port Alice, BC 84
Chad Post Woodstock, ON 84
Ryan Rutherford Calgary, AB 84
Jim McNeil Beamsville, ON 84
72 Lee Drydak Petrolia, ON 85
T73 David Fader Dartmouth, NS 86
Ian MacDonald Kitchener, ON 86
Renaud Perron Sorel-Tracy, QC 86
Scottie Mah Edson, AB 86
Mike Naus London, ON 86
Adam Martin Port Colborne, ON 86
T79 Matt Dumontelle Garson, ON 87
Mark Rice Calgary, AB 87
John Simons Calgary, AB 87
Tim Sears Moncton, NB 87
83 Josh Phillip Blatt Winnipeg, MB 88
T84 Jason Kerr Medicine Hat, AB 89
Brent Bukovy Thunder Bay, ON 89
Darren Anderson Barrhead, AB 89
Kurtis Baehl Lacombe, AB 89
Andrew Hare Waterloo, ON 89
Mike Butson Minesing, ON 89
T90 Russ Peltonen Thunder Bay, ON 90
Carmen Giblett Regina, SK 90
T92 Andrew Brown Bancroft, ON 91
Chris Ingram Brampton, ON 91
Mel Woodman Corner Brook, NF 91
Pierre Desloges Port Elgin, ON 91
Ken Carlson Delta, BC 91
T97 Lorne Nickle Penticton, BC 92
Jim Pamplin Gatineau, QC 92
Scott McCallum Forest, ON 92
Richard Ross Markham, ON 92
T101 Greg McLellan Sault-Ste-Marie , ON 93
Rocky Anderson Parry Sound, ON 93
103 Ross Eisele Cambridge, ON 96
T104 Jeff Danylyk Kitchener, ON 100
Brian Harris Barrie, ON 100
T106 Tyler Casselman Sarnia, ON 108
Brian Campbell Winnipeg, MB DQ
Francis Racineux Rimouski, QC WD
Matt Keller Cochrane, AB DQ
Charles-Etienne Demers Ste-Foy, QC DQ
Tim Ash Toronto, ON DQ

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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