Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 21, 2005 10:39 ET


Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor OAKVILLE--(CCNMatthews - June 21, 2005) - Four representatives from the Royal Canadian Golf Association's (RCGA) Men's and Women's National Amateur Teams are set to defend their respective titles at the 2005 Copa de las Americas in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from June 22-25.

The Men's team consists of 2005 NCAA Division I champion James Lepp of Abbotsford, B.C. and 2003 Canadian Men's Amateur champion Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ont. Lepp, a two-time Canadian Junior champion and the three-time defending B.C. Amateur champion helped
Canada to win the inaugural Copa de las Americas in 2003 in Puerto Rico. Scott is making his first appearance at the Copa de las Americas and comes in fresh off helping his University of Georgia team win the 2005 NCAA Division I team title.

The Women's team is led by Laura Matthews of Essex, Ont. who also led Canada to victory at the Copa de las Americas in 2003. The four-time Canadian Women's Amateur runner-up also earned individual low-medalist honours at the 2003 international event. Newcomer Lindsay Knowlton of Toronto, Ont. also comes in with a wealth of international experience having previously represented Canada along with Matthews at the 2004 World Amateur Team Championship.

The second bi-annual Copa de las Americas will be 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