Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 08, 2005 22:41 ET

UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA STILL AHEAD HEADING INTO THIRD ROUND

RCGA University/College Championship concludes second round Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor DUNCAN, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - The University of Victoria Vikes kept ahead of the pack on Wednesday by increasing its lead during the second round at the Canadian University/College Championship conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Championship in Duncan, B.C.

The University of Victoria more the doubled their opening round lead finishing with a two-day team score of 571 and 16 strokes ahead of second place Simon Fraser University. Entering play today the University of Victoria held a seven-stroke advantage.

Shelby Dreher of Fort St. John, B.C. led the charge for the Vikes by shooting a four-under par, 68 which was also good enough for the daily low individual round.

"We manage to pick each other up and so far have played pretty solid as a team," said Dreher following his round. "We still want that one round where we all fire. It would be a nice to get that in the next two days."

Simon Fraser University posted a two-day team score of 587 while University of British Columbia rounded out the top three with a score of 594. University of Waterloo is just two strokes behind third place at 596.

On the women's side the University of Western Ontario Mustangs stayed atop the standings finishing the day for a combined two-day total of 638. The University of British Columbia maintained its second place position just eight strokes behind the Mustangs.

"It's a small lead which can disappear in just a few holes," said Mustangs Coach, Allan Edmunds. "I'm not surprised we're ahead, but UBC is in striking distance and I think the girls know we can't let up."

University of Victoria rounds out the top three with a score of 691.

Weather conditions remained consistent throughout the day with overcast skies and random misty showers. Forecasts for tomorrow are calling for cloudy breaks with sunny periods. Temperatures should remain in the high teens to low 20's.

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.

Play resumes tomorrow with the third round beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. (PST). Following play the field will be cut to the low 10 male and low four female teams. Any team within 15 shots of the lead will also make the cut.

The following are second round scores for Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the RCGA Canadian University/College Championship. (Best 4 individual scores count towards team total).

Men's Team Results
1. University of Victoria 571
2. Simon Fraser University 587
3. University of British Columbia 594
4. University of Waterloo 596
5. University of Manitoba 598
6. Université Laval 600
7. Humber College 604
8. Malaspina University-College 609
9. University of Ottawa 614
10. Université de Montreal 615
11. Camosun College 618
T12. University of Toronto 621
T12. McMaster University 621
14. University of Lethbridge 625
15. Carleton University 628
T16. Mount Royal College 632
T16. University of Alberta 632
18. Holland College 634
19. University of Calgary 637
20 Trois-Rivières 645

Women's Team Results
1. Western 638
2. University of British Columbia 646
3. University of Victoria 691
4. Humber College 701
5. Camosun College 704
6. Mount Royal College 721
7. Université Laval 731
8. University of Manitoba 734
9. University of Alberta 774
10. University of Calgary 810
11. Simon Fraser University 834

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 field will be cut to the low 10 male and low four 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
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  • 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