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Canadian University College Championship: Champs Defend

Thornhill, Ont. (RCGA) (June 2, 2006) – The University of British Columbia Thunderbirds women’s team and the University of Victoria Vikes men’s team successfully defended their titles as play concluded today at the 2006 Canadian University College Golf Championship conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) at the Thornhill Country Club in Thornhill, Ont.

In men’s action the University of Victoria Vikes captured their third title in four seasons edging the Humber Institute of Technology Hawks by just two strokes. Unlike last year’s competition, the Vikes were challenged all week by the Hawks as well as the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia.

The Vikes squad of Saare Adams of Calgary, Jade Dennill of Nakusp, B.C., Shelby Dreher of Fort St. John, B.C., Todd Halpen of Calgary and Ross MacPherson of Victoria finished with a four day score of 1179. Humber finished a close second at 1181 while University of Manitoba finished third at 1190.

Next year the Vikes squad will look a lot different with only Dennill returning to defend this year’s title. Following this season the rest of the team will graduate from university golf circuit.

“It’s so neat for of the four of us to go out a bang,” said Vikes captain Halpen. “It’s special for us and we’re so happy for our coach Bryan Carbery. He’s really pushed us the last four years and he’s a big reason why we’ve done so well.”

McMaster’s Jason Wellings of West Flamborough, Ont. was the top individual for the week notching a score of 73-68-72-72—285. Halpen finished as a runner up just two strokes back at 287. As part of the RCGA’s Pathway’s to Champions, Wellings earns an exemption into the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship played at Mississaugua Golf Club in Mississauga, Ont. from August 12-18.

In the women’s competition the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds left nothing to chance dominating play throughout to win their fourth consecutive Canadian University College Championship. Led by co-captain Jana Haggins of Calgary the Thunderbirds led wire-to-wire shooting a four-day score of 319-332-315-327–-1293.

The University of Western Ontario Mustangs, finished the closest to the Thunderbirds finishing in second at 1378 while the University of Manitoba was third at 1393.

Haggins, playing in her last post-secondary golf championship, earned top honors in individual play carding a 77-75-76-78—306. Haggins now earns an exemption into the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur contested in Moncton, N.B. from August 1-4.

“It’s a really nice way to end my career. I’ve been here at this championship from the start and it just gets better and better,” said Haggins. “Winning it once was an honour, but to pull it off four times is awesome. This one maybe is a little sweeter. I don’t know; I can’t really put it into words.”

Three players returned from the 2005 championship squad including Haggins, Morgan Lederhouse of Calgary and Erica Bennett of Dieppe, N.B.. Marianna Banton of Woodinville, Wash., USA, and Kyla Inaba of Kelowna, B.C. round out this year’s edition of the UBC championship roster.

Haggins and Lederhouse are the only two returnees from the first championship team in 2003. Bennett joined the team in 2004 while Banton and Inaba are new to the team this season.

A total of 153 male and female golfers from post-secondary institutes from across Canada competed this week in Thornhill, Ont. The goal of the championship is to give Canadian players a chance to compete for a national championship on home soil and encourage golfers to pursue their studies in Canada while continuing to strengthen their games.

Tournament Notes

• Dynasties Born? Both the UBC Thunderbirds and UVIC Vikes have cemented their names in university/college golf history. The Thunderbirds are four time winners while the Vikes earned their third title in four seasons. The Canadian University College Championship is now in its fourth season.

• Humber Institute of Technology is the only other post-secondary school to win a the Canadian University College Championship conducted by the RCGA. They won the men’s title in 2004 at Wyldewood Golf and Country Club in Hornby, Ont

• Second round play was suspended on Wednesday afternoon due to thunderstorms. Play resumed on Thursday morning. All but three men’s team completed play on Wednesday leaving the women’s teams to play as many as 28 holes in a single day.

• At the time of print the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) had not yet named the athletes who qualified for the World University Golf Championship held from September 5 – 9 in Torino, Italy. An official announcement is expected from the CIS in the coming days.

• Jade Dennill of Nakusp, B.C registered the tournament’s only hole-in-one on Wednesday. Dennill aced the 192-yard, par 3 fifth hole and carded a 72 on the day.

The following are final scores for the 2006 Canadian University College Championships conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association on Friday, June 02, 2006. (Best four individual scores of five scores count towards team total).

Men’s Team Results 1. University of Victoria 1179 2. Humber Institute of Tech 1181 3. University of Manitoba 1190 4. University of British Columbia 1192 5. University of Waterloo 1207 6. McMaster University 1214 7. University of Ottawa 1223 8. Université de Montreal 1232 9. University of Toronto 1233 10. Universite Laval 1243 --missed cut--

11. Western 926 12. Durham College 936 13. Mount Royal College 942 14. University of Calgary 947 15. Queen`s University 948 16. Niagara College 954 17. Trois-Rivières 955 18. McGill University 959 19. Holland College 963 20. University of Alberta 970 21. University of Lethbridge 974

* cut after third round **expanded team results to follow

Women’s Team Results 1. University of British Columbia 1293 2. Western Ontario University 1378 3. University of Manitoba 1393 4. University of Victoria 1408 5. University of Calgary 1428

-- missed cut --

6. University of Toronto 1073 7. Mount Royal College 1094 8. University of Alberta 1124 9. Universite Laval 1215 10. Humber Institute of Technology 1262

* cut after third round **expanded team results to follow

Men’s Individual Competition (Top Ten) 1. Jason Wellings, West Flamborough, ON, 73-68-72-72--285 2. Todd Halpen, Victoria , BC, 69-71-74-73--287 T3. Blake Rowe-Sleeman, Coquitlam, BC, 78-71-72-70--291 T3. Brad Kirton, Winnipeg, MB, 71-69-76-75--291 5. Jade Dennill, Nakusp, BC, 75-72-72-73--292 6. Ryan Willoughby, Chelmsford, ON, 79-68-75-72--294 7. Lee French, London, ON, 72-75-72-76--295 8. Jud Whiteside, Thornhill, ON, 75-71-77-73--296 T9. Tyler Mancini, Winnipeg, MB, 79-72-73-73--297 T9. Nic Mazze, Caledon, ON, 74-71-78-74--297

Women’s Individual Competition (Top Ten) 1. Jana Haggins, Calgary, AB, 77-75-76-78--306 2. Kyla Inaba, Kelowna, BC, 78-83-79-86--326 3. Sue Gleeson, Peterborough, ON, 85-87-80-79--331 4. Morgan Lederhouse, Calgary, AB, 81-88-80-83--332 5. Erica Bennett, Dieppe, NB, 83-89-82-80--334 6. Denielle Neufeld, Lethbridge, AB, 84-83-85-84--336 7. Mindy Lichtman, Winnipeg, MB, 87-88-84-78--337 8. Christan Bosley, Toronto, ON, 88-86-81-86--341 9. Ashley McDonald, Calgary, AB, 81-90-85-88--344 10. Cheryl Beech, Forrest, ON, 87-80-90-88--345

Men’s Team Results (Expanded)

University of Victoria Saare Adams-72-78-85-86- Jade Dennill-75-72-72-73- Shelby Dreher-76-75-77-77- Todd Halpen-69-71-74-73- Ross MacPherson-85-72-76-75- 292-290-299-298-1179

Humber Institute of Technology Lee French-72-75-72-76- Greg Lamb-73-88-83-73- Nic Mazze-74-71-78-74- Ryan Willoughby-79-68-75-72- Michael Zizek-71-80-77-79- 290-294-302-295-1181

University of Manitoba Scott Borsa-74-77-73-86- Brad Kirton-71-69-76-75- Brian Kornelsen-79-80-78-79- Tyler Mancini-79-72-73-73- Scott Markham-77-76-71-75- -301-294-293-302-1190

University of British Columbia Stuart Bell-79-76-75-77- Cory Renfrew-73-74-78-77- Blake Rowe-Sleeman-78-71-72-70- James Roxburgh-75-78-77-78- David Stewart-74-70-75-80- 300-291-299-302-1192

University of Waterloo Justin Fluit-77-73-77-77- James Latta-79-75-74-80- Mark VanderBeek-78-77-87-81- Arjun Walia-76-74-75-75- Jud Whiteside-75-71-77-73- 306-293-303-305-1207

McMaster University Robert Clayden-82-81-80-79- Michael Gowan-91-80-82-77- Mike Matunin-74-76-73-77- Marcus Vujacic-76-75-80-79- Jason Wellings-73-68-72-72- 305-299-305-305-1214

University of Ottawa Jordan Burwash-78-74-77-80- Simon Camirand-78-74-75-75- Mark Coldham-80-80-71-80- Andrew Jensen-77-77-79-71- Robert Mustard-82-81-77-79- 313-305-300-305-1223

Université de Montreal Pascal Arsenault-78-81-78-83- Maxime Brien-75-77-75-85- Philippe Dupuis-74-75-72-80- Maxime Florio-80-74-79-83- Francis Pelletier-82-73-76-79- 307-299-301-325-1232

University of Toronto Mark Bania-76-82-85-83- Sean Gibson-74-75-80-74- Micheal Glenney-72-78-78-82- Paul Gortnar-80-79-83-84- Adam McCauley-73-75-73-78- 295-307-314-317-1233

Universite Laval Nicholas Laflèche-78-74-75-79- Jean-Sebastien Legare-86-81-79-77- Jonathan Moreau-82-80-74-85- Mathieu Paradis-76-71-72-82- Marc-André Perreault-79-82-84-84- 315-306-300-322-1243

--missed cut—

Western Gall, Cameron-73-80-83 Kennette, Greg-70-81-88 McLeod, Geoffrey-76-73-69 Smith, Drew-81-86-80 Vickerman, Adam-82-81-79 300-315-311--926

Durham College Martin, Tyler-78-81-76 Mitchell, Will-76-69-78 Robson, Kevin-86-79-77 Stewart, David-84-84-81 Wright, Nathan-81-87-73 319-313-304--936

Mount Royal College Diduck, Jeff-84-78-79 Grisdale, Will-74-75-77 Heynen, Rob-84-77-78 MacDonald, Darcy-79-80-78 Stayura, Craig-91-82-78 321-310-311--942

University of Calgary Bosch, Mike-83-78-79 Lawrence, Blake-78-81-82 Miyazoe, Seiji -79-79-81 Qualle, Mike-82-104-83 Rice, Mark-75-77-76 314-315-318--947

Queen`s University Austin, Ryan-87-97-85 Colton, Richard-80-74-86 Dainty, Sean-75-79-82 Forbes, Patrick-79-77-82 Trousdale, David-79-81-75 313-311-324--948

Niagara College Egerter, Andrew-86-78-79 MacKenzie, Kyle-75-77-75 Mottola, Michael-78-81-82 Peachey, Zach-81-79-83 320-315-319--954

Trois-Rivières Barre, Maxime-76-75-76 Beaulieu, Maxime-86-93-88 Carrier, Jeffery-83-75-77 Dupuis, Samuel-86-82-74 McMillan, Simon-87-87-78 331-319-305--955

McGill University Albert, David-72-79-74 Amir, Alex-77-82-85 Clark-Crumpton, Jeff-84-84-74 Hayes, Samuel-88-87-82 Holmberg, Adam-86-81-84 319-326-314--959

Holland College Archibald, Michael-79-85-81 Bishop, Woody-84-76-82 Butt, Justin-79-83-74 Cudmore, Daniel-82-83-75 Stagg, Jason-89-86-84 324-327-312--963

University of Alberta Hilsenteger, Dave-85-79-79 Kates, Matt -89-82-81 Murphy, Jesse-85-92-91 Sereda, Joseph-79-72-79 Stone, Steve-87-87-75 336-320-314--970

University of Lethbridge Bishop, Graeme-81-82-79 Davies, Dustin-89-88-87 Glober, Creighton-103-87-87 Gloge, Scott-75-79-76 Stevenson, Ryan-81-76-82 326-324-324--974

Women’s Team Results (Expanded) University of British Columbia Marianne Banton-84-86-80-88- Erica Bennett-83-89-82-80- Jana Haggins-77-75-76-78- Kyla Inaba-78-83-79-86- Morgan Lederhouse-81-88-80-83- 319-332-315-327-1293

Western Cheryl Beech-87-80-90-88- Christan Bosley-88-86-81-86- Sue Gleeson-85-87-80-79- Stephanie Grenier-90-96-94-81- Chantel Smith-108-105-98-102- 350-349-345-334-1378 ------ University of Manitoba Angela Klindtworth-101-88-88-85- Mindy Lichtman-87-88-84-78- Anne Thorimbert-87-90-86-95- Vanessa Watson-92-90-102-92- Faye Zachedniak-90-87-88-83- 356-353-346-338-1393

University of Victoria Ashley Bedwell-95-87-92-90- Krystle Kay-94-94-89-95- Denielle Neufeld-84-83-85-84- Alison Quinlan-90-82-98-91- Ashley Roulston-89-82-99-88- 357-334-364-353-1408

University of Calgary Aryn Flette-98-93-102-84- Karla Gustafson-82-89-89-91- Jill Lang-91-91-86-93- Brooke Leaman-93-103-112-98- Ashley McDonald-81-90-85-88- 347-363-362-356-1428

--missed cut—

University of Toronto Beattie, Jennifer-91-99-95 Devonshire, Sarah-100-93-95 Evans, Beth-91-89-90 Greene, Danielle-80-80-83 Kusano, Mariko-91-99-91 353-361-359--1073

Mount Royal College Dunham, Lindsay-111-103-102 Kosten, Tanzi Lee-116-95-83 Ullett, Margaux-90-98-93 Valleau, Kim-83-82-81 Vejprava, Kaylyn-88-99-91 372-374-348--1094

University of Alberta Colthorp, Rachelle-99-92-89 Davies, Megan-85-95-89 Dunbar, Stephanie-98-97-95 Gillespie, Kimberly-93-100-92 Larson, Kristi-106-108-106 375-384-365--1124

Universite Laval Dubuque, Josee-123-108-110 Dugré, Gabrielle-81-85-82 Foster, Mélanie-119-106-103 Lussier, Anne-Marie-109-90-99 432-389-394--1215

Humber Institute of Tech Bandurka, Patricia-114-97-104 Deacon, Jennifer-121-121-103 Salvian, Hillary-98-93-90 Whelan, Nicole-111-105-105 444-416-402--1262

Par 71 Men’s Yardage: 6562 Women’s Yardage: 5892

For a complete list of competitors and full post-round results visit www.rcga.org. For expanded coverage visit host University of Toronto’s website at: http://varsityblues.ca/sports/golf/

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members at over 1550 clubs across the country. Some of the RCGA’s core services include the Rules of Golf, handicapping and course rating, support of turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the CN Canadian Women’s Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit www.rcga.org.

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