Bullington has one-shot lead at Canadian Amateur after one round
WINNIPEG, Canada (August 4, 2014) — Brian Bullington of Frankfort, Ill. was on the course early this morning and fired a 66, pacing the talented field by a single stroke after one round at the Canadian Amateur.
Three players sit just one shot behind Bullington at five-under, including Canadians Josh Wytinck and Garrett Rank, and Colombia's second-highest ranked amateur Ricardo Celia.
Canada's top-ranked golfer Corey Conners is two back at 68 and is among four other players tied for fifth.
Conners was last year's runner-up at the Canadian Amateur, as well as a semi-finalist at the 2013 U.S. Men’s Amateur.
Some of the top male golfers from across the world, including Australia, Colombia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Canada, and the United States, will compete at the Canadian Amateur Championship beginning Monday. Two courses, Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and Southwood Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the event.
Stakes are high as the winner will receive exemptions into both the PGA TOUR's RBC Canadian Open in 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club, as well as the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.
And, if applicable, the winner would be eligible to earn exemptions into the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and the USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
ABOUT THE Canadian Amateur
National Championship of the Royal Canadian
Golf Associtation, the governing body of golf in
Canada, representing close to 300,000
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, 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, nine national
amateur championships and the BMO Financial
Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the
best of Canadian golf.
Starting in 2008, the format of the tournament
has changed from match play to 72 holes of
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