PNGA Men's Amateur: Hadwin is Qualifying Medalist

Vancouver, British Columbia (Tuesday, July 11) - Adam Hadwin, a University of Louisville golfer from Abbortsford, B.C., continued his stellar play and dominated the field of 168, carding a 3-under-par 137 to take stroke-play medalist honors after Tuesday's second round at the 105th PNGA Men's Amateur Championship, being played at the par-70, 6960-yard Shaugnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver B.C.

Hadwin, the first-round leader, followed up his opening 69 with a 2-under 68. He only made one bogie today and it came early on the par-3, 200 yard 3rd hole. He went bogie free after that, going 3-under par on his last 15 holes played. Hadwin was the only player to shoot in the 60's both days and the only player to finish under par for the qualifying round.

Hadwin's nearest competitor, five strokes behind, was Rafael Lee from Burnaby B.C. Lee put together two consecutive rounds of 1-over par 71. Lee, the 2004 RCGA Juvenile champion, was 2-under par on the back nine holes during the qualifying rounds, but played the first nine holes at 4-over par.

Shaugnessy was the site of the PGA Tour's 2005 Bell Canadian Open. The course for the membership is usually played at par 73, but the Men's Amateur is playing the same yardage and par that the Bell Canadian Open played, with the typical par 5 holes, #1, #5 and #11 played as par-4's.

The field was trimmed to the low 64 scorers who advanced to match play. The cut was 13-over par 153. Twelve players at 153 had a playoff for the final two spots, in which Elliott Wainright and Tyler Pitt were the succesful winners of the playoff. The first round of match play will be commence tomorrow morning, and the championship runs through Saturday's 36-hole

Some of the past champions of this event include Tiger Woods (1994), Ben Crane (1997), Jeff Quinney (1998), and Nick Flanagan (2003). In the last 12 years, three players that have won this championship have gone on to win the U.S. Amateur Championship (Tiger Woods, Jeff Quinney and Nick Flanagan).

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