Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 21, 2005 19:06 ET

ROGER SLOAN AND JULIE KIM WIN FUTURE LINKS WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor GRANDE PRAIRIE--(CCNMatthews - July 21, 2005) - Roger Sloan of Merritt, B.C. shot a final round two-under-par 70 for a tournament-total 215 to finish on top at the 2005 BMO Financial Group Future Links Western Championship at Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club.

"I have a lot of respect for my fellow competitor, Andrew Robb" said Sloan of Robb who called himself on an infraction which resulted in a two-stroke penalty late in the final round. "I was getting a little frustrated early in the round but I just told myself to keep it in the present; this is my biggest win and it's nice to see the hard work pay off going into the Canadian Junior Boys Championship."

Tying for second and just two-stokes back of the lead were Andrew Robb of Richmond, B.C., Corey Steger of North Vancouver, B.C and Kevin Spooner of West Vancouver, B.C. who all finished with tournament-totals of 217. Nicholas Gagné of Richmond, B.C. dropped to fifth place at 218, three-strokes off the lead.

Julie Kim of Port Coquitlam, B.C. shot a two-over-par 74 for a tournament-total 233 to win by one stroke in the Junior Girls division.

"I was so mad after the second round but the hard work on the range paid off," said Kim. "The nationals are two weeks from now so this makes me feel much more confident."

Mary Beth McKenna of Fort McMurray, Alta. followed close behind shooting a final-round 75 for a tournament-total 234 to finish one-shot back. Rochelle Brown of Calgary, Alta. finished the championship in third at 242, while Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. finished fourth at 243.

In the Bantam Boys division Carson Kallis of Red Deer, Alta. shot an impressive final-round 73 for a tournament-total 235, while Daniel Bishop of Grande Prairie, Alta. finished at 261.

Running in conjunction with the BMO Financial Group Future Links Western Championship was the Western Canadian Juvenile Team Matches. British Columbia swept both the Juvenile Boys and Girls divisions with Alberta finishing runner-up in the boys division and Saskatchewan coming a close second in the girls division. Kevin Spooner of West Vancouver, B.C. took low medalist for the boys and Sue Kim of Langley, B.C. was low medalist in the girls division.

The following are Final Results for Thursday, July 21, 2005:

Junior Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6741)
1 Roger Sloan, Merritt, BC--76-69-70--215
T2 Kevin Spooner, West Vancouver, BC--80-69-68--217
Corey Steger, North Vancouver, BC--74-72-71--217
Andrew Robb, Richmond, BC--73-69-75--217
5 Nicholas Gagné, Richmond, BC--72-73-73--218
6 Will Porter, Coaldale, AB--76-70-74--220
7 Mitch Ellis, Vancouver, BC--76-71-74--221
8 Thomas Petts, North Vancouver, BC--77-72-73--222
T9 Chris Newton, Merritt, BC--77-71-75--223
Erik Swinburnson, Victoria, BC--76-70-77--223
T11 Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, BC--79-75-70--224
Thomas Hay, Langley, BC--80-73-71--224
Brett Webster, Abbotsford, BC--76-76-72--224
Riley Wheeldon, Comox Valley, BC--74-76-74--224
T15 Mark Schurer, Calgary, AB--78-73-74--225
Darren Hupfer, Edmonton, AB--77-72-76--225
T17 Lewis Chong, Lethbridge, AB--76-76-74--226
Connor Elekes, Calgary, AB--74-76-76--226
T19 Nolan Hamilton, Calgary, AB--76-78-73--227
David Lawrence, Calgary, AB--77-76-74--227
Tai Reynolds, Victoria, BC--79-73-75--227
Daniel Pow, Calgary, AB--78-73-76--227
Jordan Orth, Cranbrook, BC--80-75-72--227
T24 Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB--82-72-74--228
Garrett Scott, Red Deer, AB--81-74-73--228
T26 Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK--80-74-76--230
Joey McInnes, Red Lake, ON--79-79-72--230
28 Steven (Je) Her, Edmonton, AB--76-80-76--232
T29 Tim Acaster, North Battleford, SK--85-71-77--233
Nathan Wazney, Dugald, MB--80-76-77--233
Morgan Beaupre, Grande Prairie, AB--81-75-77--233
T32 Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB--80-75-79--234
Kolby Kniel, Beaverlodge, AB--79-76-79--234
T34 Joon Lee, Langley, BC--78-76-81--235
Gregory Doll, Peace River, AB--79-79-77--235
Adam Novakowski, Grande Prairie, AB--81-78-76--235
Steven Lecuyer, Edmonton, AB--83-75-77--235
Matt Albinati, Grande Prairie, AB--78-77-80--235
T39 Cameron Harris, Maple Ridge, BC--80-72-84--236
Jacob Patte, Oshawa, ON--82-78-76--236
41 Eric Smith, North Soanich, BC--83-73-81--237
T42 Brad Thompson, Calgary, AB--83-76-79--238
Stephan Sedor, Calgary, AB--81-78-79--238
T44 Cody MacAulay, Killarney, MB--84-78-77--239
Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC--86-75-78--239
46 Tristan Schneider, LaSalle, MB--78-84-80--242
47 Rhys Royer, Calgary, AB--83-81-82--246
48 Darcy Charrois, High Prairie, AB--87-81-80--248
49 Brendan Hubbard, Grande Prairie, AB--83-88-78--249
50 Matt Procyshen, Yorkton, SK--86-81-85--252
51 Jeff Lucyk, Balcarres, SK--86-87-81-254
52 Travis Kemp, Lethbridge, AB--82-82-92--256

Bantam Boys (Par: 72 Yardage: 6021)
1 Carson Kallis, Red Deer, AB--85-77-73--235
2 Daniel Bishop, Grande Prairie, AB--94-86-81--261

Junior Girls (Par: 72 Yardage: 6021)
1 Julie Kim, Port Coquitlam, BC--78-81-74--233
2 Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB--82-77-75--234
3 Rochelle Brown, Calgary, AB--88-75-79--242
4 Sue Kim, Langley, BC--86-78-79--243
5 Kyla Reay, Saskatoon, SK--89-82-77--248
6 Breanne Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--89-81-82--252
7 Brittany Piché, Brandon, MB--92-80-83--255
8 Heather Cronkwright, Calgary, AB--89-86-83--258
T9 Kelsey Klatt, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK--93-85-87--265
Jessica Witzaney, Penticton, BC--89-86-90--265
11 Denielle Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB--90-91-87--268
12 Alyssa Human, Kamloops, BC--101-84-84--269
13 Ashley Nantes, Calgary, AB--92-97-83--272
14 Bethany Goran, Dauphin, MB--97-97-96--290
15 Leanne Laverick, Grande Prairie, AB--108-97-92--297

The following are final team scores for the Western Canadaian Juvenile Team Matches:

BOYS:
British Columbia
Eric Swinburnson-76-70-77--223
Kevin Spooner-80-69-68--217
Riley Wheeldon-74-76-74--224
Eugene Wong-79-75-70--224
Final Team-Total-655

Alberta
Lewis Chong-76-76-74--226
Andrew Funk-82-72-74--228
Steven Her-76-80-76--232
Steven Lecuyer-83-75-77--235
Final Team-Total-681

Manitoba
Nathan Wazney-80-76-77--233
Joey McInnis-79-79-72--230
Cody MacAuley-84-78-77--239
Tristan Schneider-78-84-80-242
Final Team-Total-696

Saskatchewan
Scott Thompson-80-74-76--230
Tim Acaster-85-71-77--233
Matt Procyshen-86-81-85--252
Jeff Lucyk-86-87-81--254
Final Team-Total-711

GIRLS:
British Columbia
Sue Kim-86-78-79--243
Alyssa Human-101-84-84--269
Final Team-Total-512

Saskatchewan
Kyla Reay-89-82-77--248
Kelsey Klatt-94-85-87--266
Final Team-Total-513

Alberta
Breanne Neufeld-89-81-82--252
Ashley Nantes-92-97-83--272
Final Team-Total-524

Manitoba
Brittany Piché-92-80-83--255
Bethany Goren-97-97-96--290
Final Team-Total-545

Final 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 featured 69 of the country's best junior male and female golfers in a three-day, 54-hole stroke play competition.

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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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Erin Mathany
RCGA Communications Coordinator
RCGA Tournament Office: 780-532-7098
Cell: 905-467-8738
emathany@rcga.org

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