Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 25, 2005 18:30 ET

RAIN CAUSES SUSPENTION OF PLAY AT CANADIAN MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor CHARLOTTETOWN--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2005) - Heavy morning rain and lightning delays at Belvedere Golf Club have forced the postponement of the third round as daylight ran out at the 2005 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

After a four and a half hour rain delay play resumed at 1:00 pm. Play was suspended again at 7:30 pm due to darkness with the remainder of the final round to resume at 7:30 am Friday morning. The field will be cut to the low 32 players with a playoff for the final match-play seeds to take place immediately following the completion of the final-round of stroke-play. The round of 32 will commence as soon as possible following the completion of the draw.

Garth Collings of Matlock, Man. is the leader and has yet to complete his third round of stroke play. Coming into the third round Collings sat at four-under-par with John Archibald of Truro, N.S. and Rob Collins of Yarmouth, N.S. four-strokes back at even par.

A current list of scores for the 2005 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship can be found on the RCGA website at www.rcga.org.

The Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have reached the age of 40 by August 23, 2005 and are members of a club belonging to the RCGA or clubs in other countries, which are in good standing with their respective associations.

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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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Erin Mathany
RCGA Communications Coordinator
Cellular: 905-467-8738
Tournament office: 902-892-1532
emathany@rcga.org
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Contact Information

  • Erin Mathany, Jr. Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: emathany@rcga.org