Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

June 24, 2005 19:31 ET

VICTOR CIESIELSKI WINS 2005 CANADIAN CLUB CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONSHIP

Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor SAULT STE. MARIE--(CCNMatthews - June 24, 2005) - Victor Ciesielski of the Galt Country Club in Cambridge, Ont. fired a final-round 68 and tournament-total 294 to win the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Starting out in the day's third-last grouping, Ciesielski's 68 tied the Crimson Ridge course record he had previously set during Wednesday's second round. The 20-year old bounced back from a disappointing opening-round 83 that saw him down 13 strokes early in the championship but made a final-round charge to take home the title by four strokes. Afterwards, Ciesielski acknowledged that he wouldn't allow his opening-round score to faze him in pursuit of the Club Champions title.

"You're never out until 72 holes and after my round on Tuesday, that's how I had to treat the week," said Ciesielski, who earned an automatic exemption into the 2005 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, August 12-19 at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S. "This is the biggest win of my career and it's just an honour to be able to come to such a fantastic golf course and represent my home club so well."

Terry O'Brien of the Tangle Creek Golf Club in Barrie, Ont. held the clubhouse lead coming into Friday's final round but shot a final-round 76 to finish alone in second at 298, four strokes back. Phil Patterson of the Prescott Golf Club in Prescott, Ont. and James Chan of the Beverly Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ont. finished tied for third at 299 while Harry Ferguson of the Windermere Golf and Country Club in Invermere, B.C. rounded out the top five at 301. Sault Ste. Marie native Frank Kucher of the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club was the top local shooting a final-round 85 to finish tied for 52nd.

The following are final round scores from the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship.

Crimson Ridge Golf Club (6,728 yards)

1-Victor Ciesielski-Cambridge, ON-83-68-75-68--294
2-Terry O'Brien-Barrie, ON-76-75-71-76--298
T3-Phil Patterson-Prescott, ON-79-75-75-70--299
-James Chan-Ancaster, ON-77-72-76-74--299
5-Harry Ferguson-Invermere, BC-78-75-72-76--301
T6-Norman Bradley-Kelowna, BC-70-76-81-75--302
-David Markle-Shelburne, ON-74-76-76-76--302
8-James McCallum-Kingsville, ON-73-78-79-73--303
T9-Paul Poulin-Newcastle, ON-78-77-74-75--304
-Gudmund Lindbjerg-Port Moody, BC-78-76-71-79--304
-Kevin Bryce-Mississauga, ON-71-78-75-80--304
T12-David Kraemer-Delta, BC-79-77-74-76--306
-Trevor Meding-Innisfail, AB-72-77-78-79--306
T14-Jeff Ferguson-Brockville, ON-77-71-84-75--307
-Rory Bondue-Comox, BC-79-77-75-76--307
T16-Mike Tibbs-Winnipeg, MB-75-84-75-74--308
-John Barnes-Woodbridge, ON-79-81-73-75--308
T18-Darren MacPherson-Halifax, NS-76-78-80-76--310
-Jeff Hunter-Calgary, AB-77-73-81-79--310
T20-James Boose-Ancaster, ON-80-79-76-76--311
-Jim Charlton-Salt Spring Island, BC-80-81-74-76--311
-Glenn Robinson-Lower Sackville, NS-78-79-75-79--311
T23-Mike Fernie-Burlington, ON-80-81-77-74--312
-Jim Finney-Calgary, AB-80-77-77-78--312
T25-Colin Snair-Kentville, NS-81-82-76-74--313
-John Robinson-Thorndale, ON-78-77-80-78--313
-Todd Gerrard-Markham, ON-81-77-77-78--313
-Brad Revell-Kingston, ON-76-76-81-80--313
-Ben Bandura-Slekirk, MB-81-77-74-81--313
T30-Danny Baldwin-Kanata, ON-81-78-82-73--314
-Scott Markham-Winnipeg, MB-80-78-75-81--314
32-Andrew Mitchell-North Vancouver, BC-80-80-77-78--315
T33-Ryan McNall-Regina, SK-82-80-80-74--316
-Brandon Edwards-Peterborough, ON-80-77-82-77--316
-Kelly Burnett-Winnipeg, MB-80-78-78-80--316
-Luc Papineau-St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC-78-82-75-81--316
-Christopher Callihoo-Dorval, QC-77-79-78-82--316
T38-Tyson Lemon-Nanaimo, BC-80-82-82-73--317
-Ian MacDonald-Kitchener, ON-86-76-81-74--317
-Ryan Rutherford-Calgary, AB-84-75-83-75--317
-Paul Penman-Vancouver, BC-81-80-79-77--317
T42-Dave Kreway-Edmonton, AB-80-77-79-82--318
-Winston Ivey-Toronto, ON-77-76-81-84--318
44-Josh Dean-Richmond Hill, ON-80-81-77-81--319
T45-Geoffrey Butt-Vancouver, BC-83-81-83-73--320
-John Sheldon -Tecumseh, ON-75-78-85-82--320
T47-Jamie Peden-Penetanguishene, ON-80-79-82-80--321
-Richard Boudreau-Ile des Soeurs, QC-81-77-82-81--321
-Warren Clunie-Calgary, AB-83-80-78-80--321
-Gérald Dufresne-Boucherville, QC-81-81-77-82--321
-Michael Walker-Winnipeg, MB-79-83-75-84--321
T52-Adam Martin-Port Colborne, ON-86-77-81-78--322
-Mark Rice-Calgary, AB-87-77-79-79--322
-Frank Kucher-Sault Ste. Marie, ON-81-79-77-85--322
55-Duane Schiestel-Wingham, ON-83-76-77-87--323
T56-Brian Gaetz-Porters Lake, NS-81-87-76-80--324
-Andrew Hare-Waterloo, ON-89-75-79-81--324
-Jim McNeil-Beamsville, ON-84-78-78-84--324
59-Matt Quinney-St. Albert, AB-82-84-80-79--325
60-Richard Ross-Markham, ON-92-80-75-79--326
T61-Ryan Hennessy-Picton, ON-81-89-78-79--327
-Mike Naus-London, ON-86-80-80-81--327
T63-Jason Kerr-Medicine Hat, AB-89-77-79-83--328
-Derek Baldwin-Whitehorse, YU-82-80-78-88--328
T65-Robert Patterson-Burlington, ON-82-74-88-85--329
-Chad Post-Woodstock, ON-84-80-80-85--329
67-Robert MacDermott-Edmonton, AB-78-78-85-91--332
68-Jeff Bray-Lennoxville, QC-82-79-83-89--333
T69-Darren Anderson-Barrhead, AB-89-79-82-86--336
-James Duncan-Cedar Valley, ON-80-82-88-86--336

To qualify for entry into this national championship, a player must have won either his club's stroke or match play championship. The 20th Canadian Club Champions Championship was conducted at stroke play over 72 holes. After 54 holes, the field was cut to the lowest 70 scores and ties. The champion received the Club Champions Trophy, a commemorative medallion, an RCGA limited edition watch and an exemption into the 2005 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship, August 12-19 at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, N.S.

A full list of participants, starting times and post-round results for the 2005 Canadian Club Champions Championship can be found on the Internet at www.rcga.org.

About the Royal Canadian Golf Association
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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