Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 20, 2005 18:48 ET

ROBB TAKES LEAD GOING INTO FINAL ROUND OF FUTURE LINKS WESTERN

Julie Kim and Mary Beth McKenna share lead in Junior Girls Division Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor GRANDE PRAIRIE--(CCNMatthews - July 20, 2005) - Andrew Robb of Richmond, B.C. shot a three-under-par 69 for a two-day-total of 142 to take the lead going into final-round action at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Western Championship at Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club.

"I was shaky coming off the start but I hit a few good iron shots and made seven birdies," said 17-year old Robb who moved up from second place. "I'm going to play my own game going into the next round and not think about everyone else."

Sitting three-strokes back and tied for second are Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C. and Nicholas Gagné of Richmond, B.C. who go into the final round with a tournament-total of 145. Corey Steger of North Vancouver, B.C., Will Porter of Coaldale, Alta. and Eric Swinburnson of Victoria, B.C. are at 146 and sit four strokes back of the lead.

In the Junior Girls division, Julie Kim of Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Mary Beth McKenna of Fort McMurray, Alta. are tied atop the leaderboard at 159.

"I'm upset about my round today," said Kim who shot an 81 in the second-round. "I will try to calm down and make par on every hole tomorrow."

"I hit the ball really well today," said McKenna who shot a 77 to make up four strokes on Kim. "I will hopefully open up some birdie opportunities in the next round and keep the focus on my own game."

Rochelle Brown of Calgary, Alta. shot the low Junior Girls round with a 75 for a two-day-total of 163 to sit four shots off the lead, while Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. sits fourth at 164.

In the Bantam Boys division both golfers bettered their scores by eight-strokes. Carson Kallis of Red Deer, Alta. shot a second-round 77 for a two-day-total of 162, while Daniel Bishop of Grande Prairie, Alta. shot an 86 for a tournament-total of 180.

Running in conjunction with the Future Links Western Championship is the Western Canada Juvenile Team Matches. British Columbia maintained their lead with a two-day team-total of 433 while Alberta sits 24 strokes back with a two-day team-total of 457. In the Juvenile Girls division, British Columbia and Alberta share the lead at 349.

The sun was shining on Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club today as Canada's top junior golfers showed off their remarkable abilities. Spectators are invited to come out and watch the final round free of charge on Thursday beginning between at 7:30am.

The following are second-round results for Wednesday, July 20, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6741)
1 Andrew Robb, Richmond, BC--73-69--142
T2 Roger Sloan, Merritt, BC--76-69--145
Nicholas Gagné, Richmond, BC--72-73--145
T4 Will Porter, Coaldale, AB--76-70--146
Corey Steger, North Vancouver, BC--74-72--146
Erik Swinburnson, Victoria, BC--76-70--146
7 Mitch Ellis, Vancouver, BC--76-71--147
8 Chris Newton, Merritt, BC--77-71--148
T9 Thomas Petts, North Vancouver, BC--77-72--149
Kevin Spooner, West Vancouver, BC--80-69--149
Darren Hupfer, Edmonton, AB--77-72--149
T12 Riley Wheeldon, Comox Valley, BC--74-76--150
Connor Elekes, Calgary, AB--74-76--150
T14 Daniel Pow, Calgary, AB--78-73--151
Mark Schurer, Calgary, AB--78-73--151
T16 Cameron Harris, Maple Ridge, BC--80-72--152
Tai Reynolds, Victoria, BC--79-73--152
Brett Webster, Abbotsford, BC--76-76--152
Lewis Chong, Lethbridge, AB--76-76--152
T20 Thomas Hay, Langley, BC--80-73--153
David Lawrence, Calgary, AB--77-76--153
T22 Nolan Hamilton, Calgary, AB--76-78--154
Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, BC--79-75--154
Joon Lee, Langley, BC--78-76--154
Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK--80-74--154
Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB--82-72--154
T27 Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB--80-75--155
Jordan Orth, Cranbrook, BC--80-75--155
Kolby Kniel, Beaverlodge, AB--79-76--155
Garrett Scott, Red Deer, AB--81-74--155
Matt Albinati, Grande Prairie, AB--78-77--155
T32 Morgan Beaupre, Grande Prairie, AB--81-75--156
Eric Smith, North Soanich, BC--83-73--156
Nathan Wazney, Dugald, MB--80-76--156
Steven (Je) Her, Edmonton, AB--76-80--156
Tim Acaster, North Battleford, SK--85-71--156
T37 Joey McInnes, Red Lake, ON--79-79--158
Steven Lecuyer, Edmonton, AB--83-75--158
Gregory Doll, Peace River, AB--79-79--158
T40 Adam Novakowski, Grande Prairie, AB--81-78--159
Stephan Sedor, Calgary, AB--81-78--159
Brad Thompson, Calgary, AB--83-76--159
43 Jacob Patte, Oshawa, ON--82-78--160
44 Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC--86-75--161
T45 Tristan Schneider, LaSalle, MB--78-84--162
Cody MacAulay, Killarney, MB--84-78--162
T47 Rhys Royer, Calgary, AB--83-81--164
Travis Kemp, Lethbridge, AB--82-82--164
49 Matt Procyshen, Yorkton, SK--86-81--167
50 Darcy Charrois, High Prairie, AB--87-81--168
51 Brendan Hubbard, Grande Prairie, AB--83-88--171
52 Jeff Lucyk, Balcarres, SK--86-87--173

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6021)
1 Carson Kallis, Red Deer, AB--85-77--162
2 Daniel Bishop, Grande Prairie, AB--94-86--180

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6021)
T1 Julie Kim, Port Coquitlam, BC--78-81--159
Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB--82-77--159
3 Rochelle Brown, Calgary, AB--88-75--163
4 Sue Kim, Langley, BC--86-78--164
5 Breanne Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--89-81--170
6 Kyla Reay, Saskatoon, SK--89-82--171
7 Brittany Piché, Brandon, MB--92-80--172
T8 Jessica Witzaney, Penticton, BC--89-86--175
Heather Cronkwright, Calgary, AB--89-86--175
10 Kelsey Klatt, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK--93-85--178
11 Denielle Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--90-91--181
12 Alyssa Human, Kamloops, BC--101-84--185
13 Ashley Nantes, Calgary, AB--92-97--189
14 Bethany Goran, Dauphin, MB--97-97--194
15 Leanne Laverick, Grande Prairie, AB--108-97--205

The following are second-round team scores for the Western Canada Juvenile Team Matches:

BOYS:
British Columbia
Eric Swinburnson-76-70--146
Kevin Spooner-80-69--149
Riley Wheeldon-74-76--150
Eugene Wong-79-75--154
Two-Day Team-Total-433

Alberta
Lewis Chong-76-76--152
Andrew Funk-82-72--154
Steven Her-76-80--156
Steven Lecuyer-83-75--158
Two-Day Team-Total-457

Manitoba
Nathan Wazney-80-76--156
Joey McInnis-79-79-158
Cody MacAuley-84-78--162
Tristan Schneider-78-84--162
Two-Day Team-Total-470

Saskatchewan
Scott Thompson-80-74--154
Tim Acaster-85-71--156
Matt Procyshen-86-81--167
Jeff Lucyk-86-87--173
Two-Day Team-Total-477

GIRLS:
British Columbia
Sue Kim-86-78--164
Alyssa Human-101-84--185
Two-Day Team-Total-349

Saskatchewan
Kyla Reay-89-82--171
Kelsey Klatt-94-85--178
Two-Day Team-Total-349

Alberta
Breanne Neufeld-89-81--170
Ashley Nantes-92-97--189
Two-Day Team-Total-359

Manitoba
Brittany Piché-92-80--172
Bethany Goren-97-97-194
Two-Day Team-Total-366

Starting times, 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 fifth of six regional BMO Financial Group Future Links Championships, the 2005 Western Championship features 69 of the country's best junior male and female golfers in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition.

Young golfers from Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Ontario compete in three categories: Junior Boys (14-18 years), Junior Girls (14-18 years) and Bantam Boys (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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