Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 11, 2005 16:16 ET

RIVARD AND CÔTÉ-JINCHEREAU SHARE LEAD AT FUTURE LINKS QUEBEC

Anne-Catherine Tanguay shoots 76 to take four-stroke lead in Junior Girls Division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor ASBESTOS--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - Mathieu Rivard of Granby, Que. and Éric Côté-Jinchereau of Sainte-Foy, Que. are tied at three-under-par 69 to share the opening-round lead at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Quebec Championship at the Club de golf Asbestos.

"I hit my irons really well today," said Rivard who finished 16th in the 2004 British Junior Open. "I want to win this event to earn an exception into the Canadian Junior Boys Championship and to gain more points toward the Canadian Junior Boys Order of Merit."

"There is some nice competition at this event," said 17-year old Côté-Jinchereau. "For the next two days I need to keep the ball in play, hit the greens and make my putts!"

Sitting two-strokes back in second is Vincent Adams of Boisbriand, Que. who shot a one-under-par 71 while Marc-Étienne Bussières of Gatineau, Que. finished even on the day to sit three-strokes back of the lead. Five competitors are currently tied for fifth going into the second round.

In the Junior Girls division, Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Sainte-Foy, Que. shot a four-over-par 76 to lead by four strokes over July Fraser of La Tuque, Que. who shot an opening-round 80. Emily Milito of La Tuque, Que. shot 84 to sit in third while Noémy Roux of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. and Alexi Drolet, Pont-Rouge, Que. are tied for fourth with opening round 86's.

In the Bantam Boys division, 13-year old Jean-Sébastien Viau of Rosemère, Que. shot an opening-round 75, two shots ahead of Julien Goulet of St-Roch de L'Achigan, Que. who shot 77. Tommie Larochelle of Lac Brôme, Que. finished the day in third shooting an opening round 78. Julien Marchand of Trois-Rivières, Que. shot 81 to finish the day in fourth.

Elyse Archambault of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. and Josée Doyon of Saint-Georges de Beauce, Que. are the lone Bantam Girls. Archambault shot an opeing round 89 to lead by eight strokes over Doyon who shot 97 on the day.

The sun was shining on the Club de golf Asbestos today as some of Canada's top junior golfers showed off their talent in the opening round. Spectators are invited to come out and watch the next two rounds free of charge on Tuesday and Wednesday beginning between 7:30 - 9:30 am.

The following are opening-round scores for Monday, July 11, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6613)
T1 Mathieu Rivard, Granby, QC--69
Éric Côté-Jinchereau, Sainte-Foy, QC--69
3 Vincent Adams, Boisbriand, QC--71
4 Marc-Étienne Bussières, Gatineau, QC--72
T5 Evan Krakower, Mount Royal, QC--73
Mark Coldham, Ottawa, ON--73
Émilien Dupont, Hawkesbury, ON--73
Michael McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--73
T9 Jean-Hubert Trahan, Lachenaie, QC--74
David Sheman, Newmarket , ON--74
Thomas Westfall, Gatineau, QC--74
Antoine Loranger, Blainville, QC--74
Taylor Fitzpatrick, Cornwall, ON--74
Luke Glofcheskie, Arnprior, ON--74
Dave Stuart, Barrie, ON--74
T16 Julien Proulx, Cap-Rouge, QC--75
Greg Gagné, Québec, QC--75
Philippe Bernier, Lachenaie, QC--75
Frédéric Côté, Granby, QC--75
T20 Mathieu Goyette, Trois-Rivières, QC--76
Jean-Philippe Paiement, Des Ruisseaux, QC--76
Pascal Garneau, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC--76
Matthieu Blouin, Saint-Jean-d'Orléans, QC--76
Keven Leclerc, Ste-Foy, QC--76
David Trousdale, Kingston, ON--76
T26 Patrick Sears, Kanata, ON--77
Vincent Moffet, Boischatel, QC--77
T28 Martin Piché, Boucherville, QC--78
Jonathan St-Pierre, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, QC--78
Timothée Alarie, Saint-Jérôme, QC--78
Michaël Boutin, St-Hilaire, QC--78
Colin Donovan, Etobicoke, ON--78
T33 Brady Ewart, Barrie , ON--79
Michaël Bélanger, Sorel-Tracy, QC--79
Philippe Laforce, Sorel-Tracy, QC--79
Nicolas Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--79
Shawn Langlois, Danville, QC--79
T38 Simon Tartre, Laval, QC--80
Michaël Hébert, Pintendre, QC--80
Ben Rudkins, Barrie, ON--80
T41 Jonathan Thériault, Boisbriand, QC--81
Philip Westfall, Gatineau, QC--81
Mathieu Vézina, Québec, QC--81
Pier-Olivier Synnott, Chambly, QC--81
Marc-Antoine Bovet, Mont-Royal, QC--81
Jean-Phillipe Bélanger, Laval, QC--81
T47 Philip Lea, Beaconsfield, QC--82
Cory Bartlett, Shanty Bay, ON--82
Evan LaRocque, Toronto, ON--82
Jeffrey Bowles, Laval, QC--82
Joël Doyon, Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC--82
Alexandre Martel, Lachenaie, QC--82
T53 Hubert Parent-Bouchard, Rouyn-Noranda, QC--83
Brent Steer, Beaconsfield, QC--83
Adam Henderson, Manotick, ON--83
T56 Michael Lennox, Minden, ON--84
Pierre-Luc Laparé, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC--84
58 Sean Roberge, Hamilton, ON--85
59 Louis-Alexandre Dumas, Cap-Rouge, QC--86
60 Hugo Brunet, St-Eustache, QC--88

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6001)
1 Jean-Sébastien Viau, Rosemère, QC--75
2 Julien Goulet , St-Roch de L'Achigan, QC--77
3 Tommie Larochelle, Lac Brôme, QC--78
4 Julien Marchand, Trois-Rivières, QC--81
T5 Louis-Phillippe Dandoy, Boucherville, QC--82
Charles Boivin, Loretteville, QC--82
Brent McKenzie, Cambridge, ON--82
T8 Charles-Éric Laroche, Ancienne-Lorette, QC--83
Jean-Sébastien Bonin, Deux-Montagnes, QC--83
10 Jonathan Vegiard, Longueuil, QC--85
11 François Leclerc, Sainte-Foy, QC--91
12 Pierre-Marc Biron, Varennes, QC--99

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6001)
1 Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sainte-Foy, QC--76
2 July Fraser, La Tuque, QC--80
3 Emily Milito, Ottawa, ON--84
T4 Alexi Drolet, Pont-Rouge, QC--86
Noémy Roux, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--86
6 Valerie Deslandes, Varennes, QC--87
7 Audrey Breau, Trois-Rivières, QC--88
8 Virginie Martel, St-Georges, QC--89
9 Sabrina Sapone, Montréal, QC--94
10 Laurence Mignault, Varennes, QC--96

Bantam Girls (Par: 73 Yardage: 5300)
1 Elyse Archambault, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC--89
2 Josée Doyon, Saint-Georges de Beauce, QC--97

Starting times, live scoring, post-round results and a full field list are available on the Future Links website at www.future-links.org and on the RCGA website at www.rcga.org.

The fourth of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Quebec Championship features 84 of the country's best junior male and female golfers in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition.

Young golfers from Quebec and Ontario compete in four categories: Junior Boys (14-18 years), Junior Girls (14-18 years), Bantam Boys (11-13 years) and Bantam Girls (11-13 years).

Now in its sixth year, the BMO Financial Group Future Links Junior Championships have established a reputation as the premier junior golf circuit in Canada. With more than 500 participants in six regional championships, Future Links continues to raise the bar for junior golf nationwide.

About BMO Financial Group Future Links
BMO Financial Group Future Links is a national junior golf program spearheaded by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association and Canada's provincial golf associations. The program is designed to forge a link between Canada's youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. Since its inception in 1996, more than 320,000 kids have taken part in Future Links programs. The program receives the generous support of its title sponsor BMO Financial Group, and official suppliers, Ford and ClubLink. For more information about BMO Financial Group Future Links, please visit www.future-links.org.

About BMO Financial Group's Involvement with Golf
In addition to being the proud title sponsor of Future Links, BMO Financial Group is the title sponsor of the only Canadian stop of the LPGA tour, the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open. It is also the title sponsor of the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour, providing top Canadian women golfers with the opportunity to compete in high calibre tournaments and to qualify for the Canadian Women's Open. For more information, please visit www.bmogolf.com.

About the RCGA
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.

About the CPGA
The Canadian Professional Golfers' Association was formed in 1911 and represents approximately 3,000 golf professionals actively pursuing the business of golf. The primary aim of the Association is to provide golf professionals with the educational tools necessary to direct and manage highly successful golf operations. Within its ranks are Master Professionals, Executive Professionals, Head Professionals, Associate Professionals, Teaching Professionals and Tournament Professionals. For more information please visit www.cpga.com.

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