Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 10, 2005 23:07 ET

THIRD ROUND OF CANADIAN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP SUSPENDED

Mitchell Fox takes lead Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor WOODSTOCK--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 10, 2005) - Lightning delays and heavy afternoon thundershowers at Craigowan Golf and Country Club have forced the postponement of the third round at the 2005 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.

With the morning draw completed, play was postponed for two and a half hours in the third-round of action. Tournament officials suspended play because of darkness with 12 players yet to complete their rounds. Play will resume Thursday at 7:00 am with the low 70 players and ties advancing to the final round. Final-round action is tentatively scheduled to begin with straight tee times off of the first tee starting at 9:00 am.

Mitchell Fox of Okotoks, Alta. sits at four-under-par with one hole remaining in his third round. Dong Su of Richmond B.C. and Nick McNally-Dawes of Victoria, B.C. were able to play out the 18th hole just in time to sit at three-under-par 210 in the clubhouse. Following close behind is Philippe-André Bannon of Laval, Que. who sits one-shot-back with a three-day-total two-under-par 211.

In the Juvenile division, 15-year old Su shot a 67 to take the lead from Eugene Wong of North Vancouver, B.C. who is currently at two-under-par with two holes remaining to play. Richard Lee of Vancouver also shot a 67 on the day to sit in third at even-par 213.

Up to the moment scores, player roster, starting times and post-round results are available at http://www.rcga.org/english/AmateurChampionships/live_scoring.htm

The Canadian Junior Boys Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday by midnight, August 11, 2005. The Canadian Juvenile Championship is open to male amateur golfers who have not reached their 17th birthday by midnight, August 11, 2005. The scores of the Juvenile golfers will also count for the Junior Championship. The championship is conducted at stroke play over 72 holes. The field is open to 162 players.

About the RCGA
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing over 1,600 member clubs and close to 400,000 individual members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping and course rating , support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, 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, ten 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.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Erin Mathany
RCGA Communications Coordinator
905-467-8738 (cell)
emathany@rcga.org

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Contact Information

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