Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 17, 2005 15:54 ET

RAFAEL LEE OUSTS GOLF LEGEND DOUG ROXBURGH AT CANADIAN MEN'S AMATEUR

Canadian Junior and Juvenile champs advance to round of 16 Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor BADDECK--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - After losing out to Doug Roxburgh in the opening round of match play at last year's Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, Rafael Lee of Burnaby, B.C. decided he could use a little help on the bag when drew the Canadian Golf Hall of Famer in the second of match play at Bell Bay Golf Club. With amateur sensation James Lepp as his caddy, Lee roared back to knock off the four-time Amateur champion 4&2 to advance into the round of 16 at the 101st playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Following Lee's opening-round 26-hole marathon victory, Lepp - who struggled at Bell Bay in failing to advance to the 64-player match play portion - offered to carry the 17-year's old bag for his second-round match with the amateur golfing legend. The duo seemed to click as Lee jumped ahead early and often on his fellow Marine Drive Golf Club member and withheld a late charge by Roxburgh to claim the victory.

Also continuing to make waves at Bell Bay is 2005 Canadian Junior champion Mitchell Fox of Okotoks, Alta. who cruised to a 5&4 victory over Halifax native David Williamson. Things don't get any easier for the 17-year old in the afternoon wave of matches as he was set to face top-seeded Andrew Parr of London, Ont. who beat out Mark Sommerfield of Waterloo, Ont. 2&1.

Matt Hill of Brights Grove, Ont. continues to turn heads as Bell Bay as the 15-year old advanced to the round of 16 with a thrilling 1-UP victory over Kevin Fortin-Simard of Roberval, Que. Hill, who came into Bell Bay riding high after winning the 2005 Canadian Juvenile title, fared better than older brother Graham who was defeated 1-UP by 2005 Canadian Club Champion Victor Ciesiekski of Cambridge, Ont.

The round of 32 also saw a pair of Canadian National Amateur Team members square off with 2003 Canadian Amateur champion Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont. getting past Calgary's Ryan Yip 2&1.

Wednesday morning's second round of match play also saw two pairs of Willingdon Cup provincial teammates square off for berths in the sweet 16 at stake. Michel Landry of Moncton knocked off New Brunswick teammate and 2004 Canadian Amateur runner-up Marc Bourgeois of Dieppe 2&1 while Ryan Lecuyer of Edmonton edged out his Willingdon Cup winning Alberta teammate Ryan Swelin of Sundre 1-UP.

The third round of match play got under way Wednesday afternoon with 16 golfers hoping to advance to the Thursday morning's quarterfinal action in the hopes of claiming Canada's most prestigious amateur golfing title.

Complete second round results and third round match play start times are available at www.rcga.org.

The following are second-round morning match results for Wednesday, August 16, 2005.

(1) Andrew Parr London, ON Def. 2&1 Mark Sommerfeld Waterloo, ON (32)
(17) Mitchell Fox Okotoks, AB Def. 5&4 David Williamson Halifax, NS (16)
(25) Nathan Ward Summerland, BC Def. 3&2 Barrett Jarosch Edmonton, AB (8)
(24) Mark Leon Brampton, ON Def. 1-UP Eric West Pembroke, Bermuda (9)
(29) Ben Moser Waterloo, ON Def. 1-UP Andrew An Richmond Hill, ON (61)
(52) Richard Scott Kingsville, ON Def. 2&1 Ryan Yip Calgary, AB (20)
(5) Brad Iles Wellington, NZ Def. 3&2 Rick Blair Victoria, BC (28)
(21) Ryan Lecuyer Edmonton, AB Def. 1-UP Ryan Swelin Sundre, AB (53)
(2) James Love Calgary, AB Def. 4&3 Lloyd Fisher Grand Rapids, MI (31)
(18) Victor Ciesielski Cambridge, ON Def. 1-UP Graham Hill Brights Grove, ON (15)
(26) James Chan Ancaster, ON Def. 1-UP Corey Steger North Vancouver, BC (7)
(23) Jay Snyder Vancouver, BC Def. 3&2 Darcy Donaldson Marathon, ON (55)
(62) Jordan Irwin Calgary, AB 19th Hole JC Deacon Unionville, ON (35)
(51) Rafael Lee Burnaby, BC Def. 4&2 Doug Roxburgh Vancouver, BC (19)
(38) Matt Hill Brights Grove, ON Def. 1-UP Keven Fortin-Simard Roberval, QC (59)
(54) Michael Landry Moncton, NB Def. 2&1 Marc Bourgeois Dieppe, NB (43)

The following are third-round afternoon matches for Wednesday, August 17.

(1) Andrew Parr London, ON VS Mitchell Fox Okotoks, AB (17)
(25) Nathan Ward Summerland, BC VS Mark Leon Brampton, ON (24)
(29) Ben Moser Waterloo, ON VS Richard Scott Kingsville, ON (52)
(5) Brad Iles Wellington, NZ VS Ryan Lecuyer Edmonton, AB (21)
(2) James Love Calgary, AB VS Victor Ciesielski Cambridge, ON (18)
(26) James Chan Ancaster, ON VS Jay Snyder Vancouver, BC (23)
(62) Jordan Irwin Calgary, AB VS Rafael Lee Burnaby, BC (51)
(38) Matt Hill Brights Grove, ON Def. 1-UP Michael Landry Moncton, NB (54)

A complete list of players, starting times and post-round results, as well as live scoring for the 101st playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship can be found 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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