Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 09, 2005 23:31 ET

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA AND WESTERN LEAD HEADING INTO FINAL ROUND

- RCGA Canadian University College Championship concludes Friday - Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 9, 2005) - University of Victoria and University of Western Ontario are primed and ready for a championship as they both hold leads heading into the final round at the RCGA Canadian University College Championship in Duncan, B.C.

The University of Victoria maintained a 15 stroke lead over Simon Fraser University as third round play completed on Thursday. Victoria finished with a three-day total of 857 while Simon Fraser University is at 872.

University of British Columbia's Blake Rowe-Sleeman blistered his third round shooting a course record 65 breaking the previous record of 66 set in 1999 by Vancouver professional, Lance McCullough.

"I played the course well, but the record wasn't really in my mind," said a quiet Rowe-Sleeman. "I didn't really see it coming. The last two holes made the difference."

Rowe-Sleeman finished his final two holes with an eagle on 17 and a birdie on 18. His University of British Columbia teammates sit in third place at 880.

University of Victoria seemed relaxed about their chances to hoist the trophy tomorrow afternoon.

"We're having a great time and keeping it fun," said University of Victoria's Saare Adams of Calgary, Alta. "When we leave the course at night our team forgets about golf. It's hard not to have fun with the group of guys we have on this team."

Matthew Steinbach of Red Deer, Alta., secured the individual low medalist honors by shooting a three-day total of 70-71-68-139 and earned an exemption into the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.

In the women's competition, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds made a charge gaining two strokes on the University of Western Ontario Mustangs. The Mustangs remained in the lead by just six strokes with a three-day total of 955 while the Thunderbirds scored a total of 961.

Western's Sue Gleeson of Peterborough, Ont., knocked the daily low round shooting a four-over par, 76. Gleeson, who has been fighting a viral infection, remained positive despite losing strokes.

"We're not worrying about anyone but ourselves," said the 21-year old Gleeson. "We just do our own thing and aren't going to get to high about this lead until it's over. The girls know we have a lot of work to do and anything is possible."

Lindsay Edmunds of London, Ont., claimed the women's low medalist for the week shooting a consistent 76-78-78-162. Edmunds, who shot low round score on Tuesday, is a member of the leading Mustangs team.

A total of 153 College and University golfers from across Canada are competing this week in Duncan, B.C. The championship is open to universities, colleges and other post-secondary institutions (professional and technical schools) in Canada. The field is comprised of 20 male teams and a record 11 female teams.

School is now officially out for the summer for several schools as the field was cut to the low 10 male and five female teams after third round play completed. Action wraps up tomorrow at Duncan Meadows Golf & Country Club with the final round.

The following are third round scores for Thursday, June 09, 2005 at the RCGA Canadian University/College Championship. (Best 4 individual scores count towards team total).

Men's Team Results
1 University of Victoria 285-286-286--857
2 Simon Fraser University 292-295-285--872
3 University of British Columbia 294-300-286--880
4 University of Manitoba 301-297-293--891
5 University of Waterloo 303-293-299--895
6 Universite Laval 302-298-296--896
T7 University of Ottawa 311-303-287--901
T7 Humber College 307-297-297--901
9 Camosun College 316-302-289--907
10 Malaspina University-College 302-307-299--908

-missed cut -

T11 Université de Montreal 299-316-302--917
T11 McMaster University 310-311-296--917
13 University of Toronto 305-316-308--929
T14 Mount Royal College 323-309-306--938
T14 Carleton University 313-315-310--938
T16 University of Alberta 322-310-307--939
T16 Holland College 320-314-305--939
18 University of Lethbridge 311-314-320--945
19 University of Calgary 321-316-309--946
20 Trois-Rivières 319-326-316--961

Par 72
Yardage: 6616

Women's Team Results
1 Western Ontario University 322-316-317--955
2 University of British Columbia 329-317-315--961
3 University of Victoria 345-346-333--1024
4 Camosun College 343-361-342--1046
5 Humber College 355-346-352--1053

-missed cut-

6 Mount Royal College 359-362-345--1066
7 Universite Laval 370-361-341--1072
8 University of Manitoba 357-377-360--1094
9 University of Alberta 384-390-401--1175
10 University of Calgary 409-401-401--1211
11 Simon Fraser University 405-429-411--1245

Par 72
Yardage: 5685

For a complete list of competitors, starting times and full post-round results visit www.rcga.org.

Championship Format
The team championship will involve five-player teams competing over 72 holes with the top four individual scores counting towards the team total. After 54 holes, the is cut to the low 10 male and low five female teams. Any team within 15 shots of the lead will also make the cut.

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.

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Michael Grobe
RCGA, Senior Communications Coordinator
Cell: 905-467-2944
Onsite: 250-701-9154
E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org
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Contact Information

  • Michael Grobe, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 230
    Secondary Phone: 905-467-2944
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org