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Royal Canadian Golf Association

September 21, 2005 20:21 ET

ONTARIO CAPTURES TEAM TITLE AT CANADIAN MEN'S SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Brian Jeffery takes individual lead Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BELOEIL--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) - Ontario shot a team-total 216 Wednesday and 446 overall at Beloeil Golf Club to win the Inter-provincial team title at the 2005 Canadian Men's Senior Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

The team of Brian Jeffery of Collingwood, Ont., John Sagi of Kitchener, Ont., Garry Spence of London, Ont. and George Stokes of Kitchener, Ont. vaulted from fourth position to edge out Alberta by two strokes and take home Ontario's 21st title in the 38-year history of the senior team event. Brian Jeffery led the two-day charge with rounds of 74-70 and spoke afterwards of the overwhelming gratification of taking home the title.

"I am absolutely over the moon to have the guys here to play their hearts out for me, and having our wives here to support us really helps," said Jeffery, winner of the 2005 Ontario Senior Men's Amateur Championship. "The team atmosphere really relaxed us and having three other guys here makes you feel as if you aren't here alone."

Alberta finished two-shots back in second at 448 while defending champion Nova Scotia was third at 450. New Brunswick at 455 and British Columbia at 460 rounded out the top five.

The 61-year old Jeffery also took the overall individual lead heading into Thursday's final round at two-over-par 144. With the team title securely in hand, Jeffery looks forward to Thursday's final round with his wife by his side.

"My wife caddies for me and she really keeps me leveled out" said Jeffery. "I'm going to hit one shot at a time and see what happens tomorrow."

Albert Dowdell of Calgary, Alta. shot an even-par 71 for a two day total 145 to join Jeffery in the final group along with Gerry Smith of Halifax, N.S. who sits in third at 146. Opening round leaders Richard Stevens of Middlebury, CT and Vaughan Peckham of London, Ont. are tied for fourth at 147.

In the 70 and over Super Senior division, Patrick Suraj of Etobicoke, Ont. shot a two-day-total 154 to lead by four strokes over Lindsay Kipps of Surrey, B.C., Chuck Ribelin of Dallas, TX and Carey Schulten of Dallas, TX who sit tied for second at 158.

Following second-round action, the field was cut to the low 70 and ties plus the low 10 Super Senior aged competitors for Thursday's final round.

The following are second-round individual results for Wednesday, September 21, 2005:

(*Denotes Super Senior)

1-Brian Jeffery-Collingwood, ON-74-70--144
2-Albert Dowdell-Calgary, AB-74-71--145
3-Gerry Smith-Halifax, NS-75-71--146
T4-Richard Stevens-Middlebury, CT-72-75--147
Vaughan Peckham-London, ON-72-75--147
T6-Martin Winslow-Fredericton, NB-74-74--148
Howard Broun-Calgary, AB-75-73--148
T8-Real Gamache-Quesnel, BC-77-72--149
Graham MacIntyre-Windsor Junction, NS-75-74--149
T10-Denis Eamon Murphy-Amherstburg, ON-73-77--150
André Jetté-Mt. St-Hilaire, QC-78-72--150
John Thrasher-Sarnia, ON-75-75--150
John French-Bloomfield Hills, MI-75-75--150
Leonard Loyd-Port St. Lucie, FL-76-74--150
Don Lamb-Pittsburgh, PA-77-73--150
Mike Hastings-Waxahachie, TX-74-76--150
T17-George Stokes-Kitchener, ON-77-74-151
Fred Silver-Lewiston, NY-76-75--151
Norman Goldman-Toronto, ON-75-76--151
T20-Ernest Corrigan-Charlottetown, PE-80-72--152
André Gagné-Boischatel, QC-76-76--152
Ernie MacKinnon-Fredericton, NB-77-75--152
Robert Fugere-Gatineau, QC-76-76--152
Don Jackson-Portage La Prairie, MB-75-77--152
Donald Meyer-Washington , DC-73-79--152
Adélard Collin-Québec, QC-77-75--152
Gino Berretta-Montréal, QC-76-76--152
T28-Steve Earsley-Stuart , FL-73-80--153
Serge Lord-Montréal, QC-79-74--153
Jean Villemure-Boucherville, QC-79-74--153
Bill Cameron-Duck Lake, SK-75-78--153
Graham Cooke-Hudson, QC-77-76--153
Robert Henderson-Essex, ON-76-77--153
Joseph Pavoni-Prospect, KY-74-79--153
Pierre Archambault-Candiac, QC-79-74--153
T36-*Patrick Suraj-Etobicoke, ON-77-77--154
Richard Laroche-Candiac, QC-72-82--154
Chris Ingram-Brampton, ON-72-82--154
Pierre Lessard-Brossard, QC-78-76--154
T40-Edward Bleackley-Orleans, ON-78-77--155
Ron Garrett-Montague, PE-79-76--155
Herrick Hansen-Perth - Andover, NB-80-75--155
Pat Vincelli-Burnsville, MN-79-76--155
Peter Duncan-Red Deer, AB-80-75--155
Larry Lucas-Orléans, ON-80-75--155
Dwight Sandquist-Calgary, AB-77-78--155
Samuel Adelman-Bandera, TX-78-77--155
T48-Jim Wirtz-North Street, MI-78-78--156-
Noel Pumfrey-Victoria, BC-84-72--156
Douglas Piper-Saskatoon, SK-78-78--156
Gudmund Lindbjerg-Port Moody, BC-80-76--156
Bob Masukawa-Aurora, ON-75-81--156
Grant MacDonald-St. George, ON-79-77--156
Ken Mould-Winnipeg, MB-74-82--156
Gaetan St-Pierre-St-Bruno, QC-75-81--156
Harry Cain-Williamsburg, VA-82-74--156
T57-Roger Self-Peterborough , ON-80-77--157
Thomas Jones-Gander, NF-78-79--157
Donald Roy-Fleurimont, QC-81-76--157
Norman Paquette-Mirabel, QC-77-80--157
Ron Cleland-Naples, FL-81-76--157
Gerald Allaire-Bromont, QC-83-74--157
T63-*Lindsay Kipps-Surrey, BC-82-76--158
*Chuck Ribelin-Dallas, TX-82-76--158
Adrian De Graaf-Coldbroor, NS-80-78--158
*Carey Schulten-Dallas, TX-81-77--158
Gavin Speirs-Winnipeg, MB-78-80--158
Ray Madison-Calgary, AB-78-80--158
Kevin Hughes-Ajax, ON-79-79--158
Ross Ballantyne-Midland, ON-77-81--158
Bob Lutz-Jerome, ID-82-76-158
--Missed Cut-
T72-Jacques Godin-Longueuil, QC-80-79--159
Tom Yurcich-St. Catharines, ON-81-78--159
Gerald White-Cranbrook, BC-79-80--159
Frank Sutton-Calgary, AB-80-79--159
Norman Swenson-Linville, NC-80-79--159
Sid Segsworth-Sudbury, ON-79-80--159
Eric Lovett-Pierrefonds, QC-82-77--159
Michael Kelly-Ottawa, ON-80-79--159
Ron Brown-Kingston, ON-83-76--159
Charles (Ched) Hikes-Scottsdale, AZ-81-78--159
T82-Bill Hryniw-St. John's, NF-85-75--160
Raymond Field-Saskatoon, SK-81-79--160
Garry Spence-London, ON-79-81--160
David McLeod-Winnipeg, MB-81-79--160
Brian Darling-Ottawa, ON-84-76--160
Ron Green-Mississauga, ON-83-77--160
Robert Collins-Elginburg, ON-77-83--160
T89-Ron McAllister-Summerstown, ON-79-82--161
Bruce Newman-Fredericton, NB-84-77--161
Moe Proulx-Gatineau, QC-83-78--161
*John Munroe-New Glasglow, NS-82-79--161
T93-*Ed Niziolek-Windsor , ON-83-79--162
*Ray Reid -Edmonton, AB-84-78--162
David McDonald-Windsor Junction, NS-77-85--162
Kerry Cunningham-Grosse Pointe Woods, MI-82-80--162
*Eamonn McCormack-St. Bruno, QC-80-82--162
Richard Hallé-Candiac, QC-81-81--162
Gary Illsley-Bedford, NS-83-79--162
*Michael Harrington-Toronto, ON-80-82--162
T101-Jean-Guy Gauthier-Dunham, QC-82-81--163
John Pate-Guelph, ON-81-82--163
Martin Hay-Hamilton, ON-76-87--163
Bill Simmons-Burlington, ON-76-87--163
Sandy (Robert) Kalle-Amherstburg, ON-79-84--163
T106-Steve Hambleton-Victoria, BC-83-81--164
Yves Charron-Montreal, QC-79-85--164
Andre Burgoyne-Mercier, QC-83-81--164
Dan Colquhoun-Kitchener, ON-80-84--164
Robert (Bob) Kraemer-Abbotsford, BC-86-78--164
T111-Michael Slocki-Mississauga, ON-85-80--165
Chester Graham-Midland, ON-86-79--165
Rejean Fallu-St-Hubert, QC-84-81--165
T114-Dougas Sheppard-Corner Brook, NF-87-79--166
Ron Boyles-Charlottetown, PE-85-81--166
*Bill Bishop-Rothesay, NB-84-82--166
T117-John Webster-Vancouver, BC-85-82--167
Rai King-Brockville, ON-81-86--167
Bud Bradley-Santa Monica, CA-86-81--167
Chris Hundley-South River, ON-85-82--167
T121-Murray Eddy-Saskatoon, SK-86-82--168
Alexandre Lebeau-Orleans, ON-89-79--168
Michel Rivérin-Brossard, QC-84-84--168
*George Barnes-Kelowna, BC-84-84--168
*Norman Hertz-Oakville, ON-80-88--168
T126-Clifford Goodwin-Kensington, PE-87-83--170
*Gordon Hutcheson-Victoria, BC-85-85--170
*Leo Brown-St-Lambert, QC-84-86--170
*Mitchell Kyle-Montréal, QC-85-85--170
Phillip Leckey-Tampa, FL-87-83--170
131-Peter Barnes-Westmeath, ON-86-85--171
T132-Donald Boland-St. John's, NF-90-83--173
*Glen Seely-Nepean, ON-87-86--173
John Macintosh-Guelph, ON-89-84--173
*Jim Halliday-Stratford, ON-88-85--173
136-*Don Bennett-Stephenville, NF-88-86--174
T137-*Gerald Manale-North Gower , ON-90-85--175
*Edward Dubiel-Dollard des Ormaux, QC-90-85--175
T139-Dave Hastings-Beaconsfield, QC-84-92--176
*Jean Guy Turpin-Thurso, QC-87-89--176
141-*Peter Lovell-Tottenham, ON-91-86--177
142-*George Hevenor-Toronto, ON-89-89--178
143-*Robert Linghorne-Toronto, ON-87-93--180
T144-Yvan Parent-Valleyfield, QC-93-89--182
*Kevin Mills-Kingston, ON-94-88--182
146-*Ian Hutcheon-Calgary, AB-94-89--183
T147-*Rodney McInnis -Tignish, PE-97-88--185
Albert C Hillier-Goose Bay, NF-89-96--185
James Hays-Scottsdale, AZ-Withdrawn
Richard Anderson-Minneapolis, MN-Disqualified
John Sagi-Kitchener, ON-Withdrawn
Rene Gareau-Rockland, ON-Disqualified
Russ Berkoben-Perrysburg, OH-Withdrawn
Mel White-Edmonton, AB-Disqualified
Henry Setlakwe-Laval, QC-Disqualified
Lester Mott-Saint John, NB-Disqualified

The following are final Inter-provincial team scores for Wednesday, September 21, 2005:

(best 3 of 4 scores count toward team total)

Ontario
Brian Jeffery -74-70
John Sagi -80-72
Garry Spence -79-81
George Stokes -77-74
230-216--446

Alberta
Howard Broun -75-73
Albert Dowdell -74-71
Peter Duncan -80-75
Frank Sutton -80-79
229-219--448

Nova Scotia
Adrian De Graaf -80-78
Graham MacIntyre -75-74
David McDonald -77-85
Gerry Smith -75-71
227-223--450

New Brunswick
Herrick Hansen -80-75
Ernie MacKinnon -77-75
Bruce Newman -84-77
Martin Winslow -74-74
231-224--455

British Columbia
Real Gamache -77-72
Steve Hambleton -83-81
Gudmund Lindbjerg -80-76
Noel Pumfrey -84-72
240-220--460

Manitoba
Don Jackson -75-77
David McLeod -81-79
Ken Mould -74-82
Gavin Speirs -78-80
227-236-463

Quebec
Robert Fugere -76-76
André Gagné -76-76
Jacques Godin -80-79
Alexandre Lebeau -89-79
232-231--463

Saskatchewan
Bill Cameron -75-78
Murray Eddy -86-82
Raymond Field -81-79
Douglas Piper -78-78
234-235--469

Prince Edward Island
Ron Boyles -85-81
Ernest Corrigan -80-72
Ron Garrett -79-76
Clifford Goodwin -87-83
244-229--473

Newfoundland
Donald Boland -90-83
Bill Hryniw -85-75
Thomas Jones -78-79
Dougas Sheppard -87-79
250-233--483

The Canadian Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have reached their 55th birthday by September 20, 2005. The winner will be awarded the John Rankin Memorial Trophy. The Canadian Super Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have reached their 70th birthday by September 20, 2005, with the winner receiving the Governors Cup. The championship is conducted at stroke play over 54 holes. This year's field will feature 156 players with a cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes.
Championship play will be conducted Tuesday, September 20 through Thursday, September 22, with 18 holes of stroke play each day.

A full field list as well as starting times and post-round results for the 44th Canadian Men's Senior 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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