Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 22, 2005 18:22 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO--(CCNMatthews - June 22, 2005) - Team Canada took the lead in the combined team competition after the first of four rounds at the 2005 Copa de las Americas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Laura Matthews of Essex, Ont. and Lindsay Knowlton of Toronto, Ont. took the lead in the Women's division combining for a score of 145, two strokes ahead of Mexico.

The Men's team of James Lepp of Abbotsford, B.C. and Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont. shot matching 68's for a team-total 136 to sit alone in second, two shots back of Columbia.

Individual Canadian scores were as follows:
Lindsay Knowlton 72
Laura Matthews 73
Richard Scott 68
James Lepp 68

Canada's combined team-total of 283 opened up a six stroke lead over Colombia in the overall team championship (men and women). The overall team championship is decided on the basis of aggregate scoring of each country's four representatives over 72 holes.

The second bi-annual Copa de las Americas is being held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from June 22-25 at the El Tigre Golf and Country Club. Teams made up of representatives (two women and two men) from nations in North, Central and South America, along with the Caribbean will compete over four rounds with team and individual titles up for grabs.

For more information, including a full field of competitors, live scoring and post-round results please visit the Royal Canadian Golf Association website at

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


Erin Mathany
Junior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 232
Cell: 905-467-8738


Contact Information

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