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BC Captures First Willingdon Cup In Six Years

(August 13, 2010)
For the first time since 2004 and the 23rd time in the tournament's 78-year history, British Columbia has captured the prestigious Willingdon Cup inter-provincial team title during the first two rounds of the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship being played at London Hunt and Country Club and Redtail Golf Course in London, Ontario.

The team of Adam Svensson, Surrey; Nick Taylor, Abbotsford; Darren Wallace, Langley and Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, combined for a score of 213 Friday and a team-total seven-under par 425 over 36 holes. The best three-of-four scores count towards the overall team total. (George Faithful, non-playing Team Captain for BC)

Team Alberta finished five strokes back in second place with a team-total of 430 while Saskatchewan, defending champion Ontario and Quebec rounded out the top five.

In stroke competition in the 106th playing of the Canadian Men's Amateur, Albin Choi of Toronto produced a bogey-free round of 4-under par 68 to go with Thursday's 69 and at 7-under 137 has a one shot lead over the remaining field of 72 playing at the London Hunt Club on the weekend.

Choi, an 18-year old member of Team Canada's Development Squad, has come into his own as a force to be reckoned with. He has already qualified for the 2010 U.S. Amateur, which takes place in two weeks time; he has three CN Future Links victories in the past two years; he won the Ontario Junior Boy's Championship last year; this year won the Ontario Junior Spring Classic and last week finished sixth in the Canadian Junior Boy's Amateur in Richmond, BC.

"Everything was just consistent today, I drove the ball really well, which is the key to scoring well on this course," said Choi. "It is too early to say anything. But this is Canada's national event and it would be great to see my name on that trophy. I just have to keep focused and keep playing the way I have been playing."

Jeffrey Clarridge of Barrie, Ont., held a share of the tournament lead at 7-under through 17 holes,, but bogeyed his final hole at Redtail on Friday afternoon to fall into second at 6-under.

Team Canada's Eugene Wong of North Vancouver shot a second round 2-under 70 and sits tied for third with American Lion Kim of Ann Arbor, MI and Marc-Etienne Bussieres of Gatineau, Que. Wong, Kim and Bussieres all played their second round at London Hunt and Country Club.

Opening-round leader Graham Hill of Forest, Ont., who began the day at 5-under, struggled to a round of 4-over 76 at Redtail Golf Course, the same venue that played host to his 2005 Ontario Amateur victory. The 24-year old will look to bounce back on the weekend after falling back into a share of 13th position at 1-under.

Two-time defending champion Cam Burke of New Hamburg, Ont. remains in contention after his round of 3-under 69 at London Hunt puts him at 4-under for the tournament and share of sixth, three-shots back.


Canadian Men's Amateur Championship

1. Albin Choi, Toronto, ON, *69-68-137 -7
2. Jeffrey Clarridge, Barrie, ON, *68-70-138 -6
3. Marc-Étienne Bussières, Gatineau, QC, *68-71-139 -5
3. Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, BC, *69-70-139 -5
3. Lion Kim, Ann Arbor, MI, *68-71-139 -5
6. Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK, *69-71-140 -4
6. Matt Hoffman, Thornhill, ON, *71-69-140 -4
6. Cam Burke, New Hamburg, ON, *71-69-140 -4
6. Daniel Kim, Toronto, ON, *68-72-140 -4
10. Mathieu Gingras, Moncton, NB, *73-69-142 -2
10. Brad Boyle, Kingston, ON, *70-72-142 -2
10. Jean-Philippe Paiement, Mont Laurier, QC, *71-71-142 -2
13. Charles Côté, Thetford Mines, QC, *73-70-143 -1
13. Darren Wallace, Langley, BC, *73-70-143 -1
13. Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB, *72-71-143 -1
13. Jacob Patte, Oshawa, ON, *70-73-143 -1
13. Mackenzie Hughes, Dundas, ON, *69-74-143 -1
13. Graham Hill, Forest, ON, *67-76-143 -1
13. Kyle Kopsick, Highland Park, IL, *72-71-143 -1
20. Anthony Warren, Charlottetown, PE, *73-71-144 E
20. Eric Hawerchuk, Orangeville, ON, *71-73-144 E
20. Brock Crosson, Edmonton, AB, *69-75-144 E
20. Cory Renfrew, victoria, BC, *73-71-144 E
20. Britt Pronk, London, ON, *70-74-144 E
20. Riley Wheeldon, Bowser, BC, *71-73-144 E
20. Parker Lilly, Victoria, BC, *70-74-144 E
27. Neil Thomas, Edmonton, AB, *73-72-145 +1
27. Scott Desmarais, Calgary, AB, *73-72-145 +1
27. Brandon Ng, Toronto, ON, *71-74-145 +1
27. Jason Wellings, Dundas, ON, *73-72-145 +1
27. Jack Wesche, Calgary, AB, *72-73-145 +1
27. Daniel Brown, Kelowna, BC, *74-71-145 +1
27. Wilson Bateman, Spruce Grove, AB, *70-75-145 +1
27. Ben Griffin, Victoria, BC, *75-70-145 +1
27. Drew Symons, Woodstock, ON, *72-73-145 +1
27. Jake Katz, Williamsville, NY, *74-71-145 +1
27. Jared Hundza, Victoria, BC, *71-74-145 +1
27. Scott Samuel, Etobicoke, ON, *74-71-145 +1
39. Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK, *76-70-146 +2
39. Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON, *70-76-146 +2
39. Steven Lecuyer, Edmonton, AB, *74-72-146 +2
39. Jonathan Kim-Moss, Mississauga, ON, *72-74-146 +2
39. Peter More, Winnipeg, MB, *76-70-146 +2
39. Ryan Willoughby, Chelmsford, ON, *73-73-146 +2
39. Patrick Williams, Toronto, ON, *71-75-146 +2
39. David Sheman, Newmarket, ON, *71-75-146 +2
39. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, *74-72-146 +2
39. Ryan Haselden, Houston, TX, *71-75-146 +2
39. Adrian Cord, Etobicoke, ON, *72-74-146 +2
39. Zac Bested, Tecumseh, ON, *73-73-146 +2
51. Peter vanWezel, Lasalle, ON, *72-75-147 +3
51. Jesse Gibson, Saskatoon, SK, *75-72-147 +3
51. Kevin Carrigan, Victoria, BC, *74-73-147 +3
51. Nick Taylor, Abbotsford, BC, *71-76-147 +3
51. Charles Fitzsimmons, Toronto, ON, *74-73-147 +3
51. Matthew Gowdy, London, ON, *73-74-147 +3
51. Jean-Hubert Trahan, Lachenaie, QC, *74-73-147 +3
51. Matthew Sim, Oakville, ON, *71-76-147 +3
51. Stephane Dubois, Brantford, ON, *73-74-147 +3
51. Lucas Kim, Toronto, ON, *71-76-147 +3
51. John Henry MacDonald, Cherry Valley, ON, *70-77-147 +3
51. Seon Kim, Coquitlam, BC, *72-75-147 +3
51. Gavin Smith, Stirling, Scotland, *69-78-147 +3
64. Jeff Bishop, Halifax, NS, *76-72-148 +4
64. Mitchell Evanecz, Red Deer, AB, *70-78-148 +4
64. Michael Young, Oakville, ON, *73-75-148 +4
64. Matt Wheeler, Toronto, ON, *75-73-148 +4
64. Josh Bamberger, Waterloo, ON, *73-75-148 +4
64. Raoul Ménard, Ange-Gardien, QC, *72-76-148 +4
64. Brad Larente, Cambridge, ON, *73-75-148 +4
64. Justin Shin, Pitt Meadow, BC, *75-73-148 +4
64. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, *75-73-148 +4

--- MISSED CUT ---
73. David Freeman, Salisbury, NB, *77-72-149 +5
73. Darren Roach, Salisbury, NB, *75-74-149 +5
73. Adam Svensson, Surrey, BC, *77-72-149 +5
73. Adam Cornelson, Langley, BC, *70-79-149 +5
73. David Byrne, Essex, ON, *74-75-149 +5
73. Mitch Sutton, London, ON, *72-77-149 +5
73. William Hutcheson, Aurora, ON, *73-76-149 +5
73. Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB, *72-77-149 +5
73. Stéphane Boudreau, Dieppe, NB, *72-77-149 +5
73. Jared Vosler, Battle Creek, MI, *74-75-149 +5
73. Rob Cowan, Waterloo, ON, *75-74-149 +5
73. Bradley Graham, St. Catharines, ON, *75-74-149 +5
73. Sebastian Szirmak, Toronto, ON, *72-77-149 +5
86. Zachary Kempa, Brantford, ON, *72-78-150 +6
86. Martin O'Brien, O'Leary, PE, *75-75-150 +6
86. James Holland, New Minas, NS, *76-74-150 +6
86. Chris Battersby, London, ON, *79-71-150 +6
86. Nathan Leonhardt, Richmond, BC, *78-72-150 +6
86. Daley Byles, Barrie, ON, *78-72-150 +6
86. Evan Larocque, Toronto, ON, *75-75-150 +6
86. Jens Bracht, Lake Forest Park, WA, *74-76-150 +6
86. Chris Moore, Guelph, ON, *77-73-150 +6
86. Luke Leibel, Toronto, ON, *70-80-150 +6
86. John Hurley, O'Neill, NE, *73-77-150 +6
86. Mathew Perry, New Zealand, *75-75-150 +6
86. Mark McMillen Jr., Smithfield, NC, *75-75-150 +6
86. Jarred Callbeck, Victoria, BC, *78-72-150 +6
100. Dwight Reinhart, Renfrew, ON, *76-75-151 +7
100. Glenn Robinson, Lower Sackville, NS, *78-73-151 +7
100. Brett Webster, Abbotsford, BC, *74-77-151 +7
100. Kyle Morrison, Red Deer, AB, *74-77-151 +7
100. Mitch Lock, Mission, BC, *75-76-151 +7
100. Michael Blair, Burlington, ON, *76-75-151 +7
100. Brett Cairns, Courtland, ON, *71-80-151 +7
107. Eric Banks, Truro, NS, *75-77-152 +8
107. Thomas Petts, North Vancouver, BC, *77-75-152 +8
107. Jace Walker, St. Thomas, ON, *74-78-152 +8
107. Darren Hupfer, Edmonton, AB, *79-73-152 +8
107. Sonny Michaud, Rouyn Noranda, QC, *75-77-152 +8
107. John Coey, Toronto, ON, *75-77-152 +8
107. Brendan Leonard, Cambridge, ON, *73-79-152 +8
107. Ian Mulder, Abbotsford, BC, *77-75-152 +8
107. Richard Jung, Toronto, ON, *76-76-152 +8
107. Jonnie Motomochi, Delta, BC, *70-82-152 +8
107. Chris Drake, Thornhill, ON, *80-72-152 +8
107. Charles Etienne Boucher, Montreal, QC, *75-77-152 +8
119. Corey Conners, Listowel, ON, *79-74-153 +9
119. Brett Stewart, Abbotsford, BC, *72-81-153 +9
119. Luke Dempsey, Bedford, NS, *76-77-153 +9
119. Justin Fluit, Toronto, ON, *76-77-153 +9
119. Matthieu Blouin, Ile D'Orléans, QC, *75-78-153 +9
119. Jordan Krulicki, Red Deer, AB, *74-79-153 +9
119. Karl Parrington, Dewinton, AB, *74-79-153 +9
126. Josh Koch, Medina, OH, *81-73-154 +10
126. Zach MacDougall, Coquitlam, BC, *79-75-154 +10
126. Garth Collings, Matlock, MB, *80-74-154 +10
126. Patrick Goodhue, Ottawa, ON, *79-75-154 +10
126. Matt Loewen, Winkler, MB, *75-79-154 +10
126. Keith Martin, Kelowna, BC, *78-76-154 +10
126. Russell Bowie, Mississauga, ON, *75-79-154 +10
126. Paul Ashleigh, Mississauga, ON, *79-75-154 +10
126. Raymond Floyd, Old Greenwich, CT, *72-82-154 +10
126. Scott Stiles, Calgary, AB, *72-82-154 +10
126. Chris Cooke, Canmore, AB, *78-76-154 +10
126. Adam Shaw, Richmond Hill, ON, *78-76-154 +10
126. Simon McInnis, Toronto, ON, *74-80-154 +10
139. Matthew Wood, Bloomfield, PE, *78-77-155 +11
139. Simon Reyers, Kingston, ON, *79-76-155 +11
139. Alex Carrigan, Guelph, ON, *82-73-155 +11
139. Tim McCullough, London, ON, *75-80-155 +11
139. Glen Burke, Stephenville, NL, *80-75-155 +11
139. Bobby Wiebe, Headingley, MB, *79-76-155 +11
139. Teale Merkeley, Winnipeg, MB, *73-82-155 +11
139. John Neufeld, Calgary, AB, *76-79-155 +11
139. Kevin Bredy, Calgary, AB, *75-80-155 +11
139. Craig Gibson, Brooks, AB, *79-76-155 +11
139. Gregory Belsito, Thornhill, ON, *78-77-155 +11
139. Samuel Rochette, Pont-Rouge, QC, *81-74-155 +11
139. Jamie Core, Berkeley, CA, *74-81-155 +11
139. Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation, SK, *78-77-155 +11
139. Craig Klassen, Calgary, AB, *79-76-155 +11
139. Mac Boucher, Uxbridge, ON, *79-76-155 +11
139. Stephane Pellerin, Trois-Rivieres, QC, *76-79-155 +11
139. Bruce Frick, Sudbury, ON, *78-77-155 +11
157. Julien Proulx, Quebec, QC, *80-76-156 +12
157. Sean Burke, Mississauga, ON, *78-78-156 +12
157. Edward Reevey, Rothesay, NB, *81-75-156 +12
157. Brett Maue, St. Agatha, ON, *76-80-156 +12
157. Gage Murphy, Rosebud, AB, *75-81-156 +12
157. John Crowther, London, ON, *84-72-156 +12
157. Robert O'Hagan, Paris, ON, *79-77-156 +12
157. Dax Phillips, Fredericton, NB, *77-79-156 +12
157. Wes Ladouceur, S-Woodslee, ON, *75-81-156 +12
157. Rocky Co, Richmond Hill, ON, *74-82-156 +12
157. Russell Budd, Toronto, ON, *79-77-156 +12
157. Matt Thompson, Battle Creek, MI, *76-80-156 +12
157. Scott Sinclair, Toronto, ON, *80-76-156 +12
157. Sang Gyun Lee, Calgary, AB, *77-79-156 +12
157. Ryan Cook, Winnipeg, MB, *78-78-156 +12
172. Scott Kulczycki, Saskatoon, SK, *79-78-157 +13
172. Michael Herperger, Humboldt, SK, *76-81-157 +13
172. Thomas Lee, Newmarket, ON, *75-82-157 +13
172. Dusty Louth, Washago, ON, *84-73-157 +13
172. John Regan, Burlington, ON, *75-82-157 +13
172. Jason Doyle, Quispamsis, NB, *80-77-157 +13
172. Scott Malo, Calgary, AB, *75-82-157 +13
172. Buddy Reed, Wilmington, DE, *76-81-157 +13
172. Matthew Broome, Barrington, RI, *78-79-157 +13
172. Michael Zizek, Mississauga, ON, *79-78-157 +13
172. Jonathan Brain, Nice, France, *77-80-157 +13
172. Andrew Stewart, New Zealand, *75-82-157 +13
184. Alexis Gemme Piacente, Montréal, QC, *80-78-158 +14
184. Shane O'Neill, St. Albert, AB, *77-81-158 +14
184. Jordan Duffy, Calgary, AB, *82-76-158 +14
184. Kenny Gregor, Calgary, AB, *77-81-158 +14
184. Jace Barros, Edmonton, AB, *79-79-158 +14
184. Stephen Brown, Corunna, ON, *79-79-158 +14
184. Mike McAleer, Vancouver, BC, *78-80-158 +14
184. Patrick Barrett, Pinehurst, NC, *74-84-158 +14
184. David Rose, West Vancouver, BC, *82-76-158 +14
184. Conrado Paderes, Vancouver, BC, *73-85-158 +14
184. Andrew Zanatta, London, ON, *84-74-158 +14
184. Stephen Layne, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC, *75-83-158 +14
184. Byron Olson, Calgary, AB, *76-82-158 +14
197. Jonathan Drake, Toronto, ON, *77-82-159 +15
197. Stephen Brodie, London, ON, *79-80-159 +15
197. Jay Jewett, Sudbury, ON, *78-81-159 +15
197. Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB, *81-78-159 +15
197. Scott Markham, Winnipeg, MB, *81-78-159 +15
197. Riley Unger, Winnipeg, MB, *81-78-159 +15
197. Binupa Wijesinghe, Brampton, ON, *75-84-159 +15
197. Dale Stypula, Cranbrook, BC, *78-81-159 +15
197. Pieter de la Ray, Comox, BC, *74-85-159 +15
197. James Krantz, Oshawa, ON, *75-84-159 +15
197. Chris Welton, York, PE, *81-78-159 +15
208. Chad Currie, Owen Sound, ON, *79-81-160 +16
208. Derek Reid, Mill Bay, BC, *79-81-160 +16
210. Matthew Speyer, Cambridge, ON, *82-79-161 +17
210. Doug Alexander, London, ON, *82-79-161 +17
210. James Roxburgh, Vancouver, BC, *81-80-161 +17
213. Jay Woodward, Bridgeport, WV, *79-83-162 +18
213. Dennis Kavelman, Waterloo, ON, *84-78-162 +18
213. Jacob Ohanian, Winona, ON, *81-81-162 +18
216. Tim Yorke, Kensington, PE, *88-76-164 +20
216. Nikashantess Penashue, Sheshatshiu, NL, *82-82-164 +20
216. Michael Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL, *81-83-164 +20
219. Michael Nedoszytko, Toronto, ON, *88-77-165 +21
219. Hunter Doubt, London, ON, *83-82-165 +21
221. Geoffrey Butt, Vancouver, BC, *80-86-166 +22
221. Jamie Arbeau, Lincoln, NB, *80-86-166 +22
221. Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC, *86-80-166 +22
221. Jeremy Brown, Vernon River, PE, *85-81-166 +22
221. Brett Macgillivary, Edmonton, AB, *83-83-166 +22
226. Russell Goodwin, London, ON, *87-80-167 +23
226. Murray McLeod, London, ON, *80-87-167 +23
228. Daniel Webbe, North Vancouver, BC, *81-87-168 +24
228. Gary Dunville, Kippens, NL, *86-82-168 +24
228. Benjamin Murray, Toronto, ON, *82-86-168 +24
231. Alexander Brekke, Calgary, AB, *87-82-169 +25
231. Andrew Atshapi, Sheshatshit, NL, *81-88-169 +25
233. David Crawford, Hamilton, ON, *79-91-170 +26
234. Anthony Bedard, London, ON, *88-83-171 +27
235. Austin Kelly, Chatham, ON, *82-90-172 +28
235. Matthew Porter, Cortland, NY, *85-87-172 +28
237. Gerry MacDonald, Calgary, AB, *82-93-175 +31
238. Tim Glennie, Clearwater, FL, *84-97-181 +37
--- DID NOT FINISH ---
WD. John Hahn, Las Vegas, NV, *
DQ. Jason Roach, Saint John, NB, *E

2010 Willingdon Cup Championship.

1. Team British Columbia *213-212--425 -7
Adam Svensson, Surrey, BC
Nick Taylor, Abbotsford, BC
Darren Wallace, Langley, BC
Eugene Wong, North Vancouver, BC

2. Team Alberta *215-215--430 -2
Scott Desmarais, Calgary, AB
Mitchell Evanecz, Red Deer, AB
Andrew Funk, Edmonton, AB
Steven Lecuyer Edmonton, AB

3. Team Saskatchewan *220-213--433 +1
Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK
Jesse Gibson, Saskatoon, SK
Scott Thompson, St. Walburg, SK
Scott Kulczycki, Saskatoon, SK

4. Team Ontario * 217-220--437 +5
Corey Conners, Listowel, ON
Matt Hoffman, Thornhill, ON
Mitch Sutton, London, ON
Jace Walker, St. Thomas, ON

5. Team Quebec *221-217--438 +6
Marc-Étienne Bussières, Gatineau, QC
Charles Côté, Thetford Mines, QC
Alexis Gemme Piacente, Montréal, QC
Julien Proulx, Quebec, QC

6. Team Nova Scotia * 227-219--446 +14
Eric Banks, Truro, NS,
Jeff Bishop, Halifax, NS
James Holland, New Minas, NS
Glenn Robinson, Lower Sackville, NS

7. Team PEI *226-222--448 +16
Martin O'Brien, O'Leary, PE
Anthony Warren, Charlottetown, PE
Matthew Wood, Bloomfield, PE
Tim Yorke, Kensington, PE

8. Team New Brunswick *233-218--451 +19
David Freeman, Salisbury, NB
Edward Reevey, Rothesay, NB
Darren Roach, Salisbury, NB
Jason Roach, Saint John, NB

9. Team Manitoba *237-222--459 +27
Garth Collings, Matlock, MB
Scott Markham, Winnipeg, MB
Peter More, Winnipeg, MB
Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB

10. Team Newfoundland and Labrador *243-239--482 +50
Glen Burke, Stephenville, NL
Gary Dunville, Kippens, NL
Nikashantess Penashue, Sheshatshiu, NL
Michael Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL




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