Royale Cup Canadian Women's Am: Potter Leads by 1

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Riverview, N.B. (August 3, 2006) – Jessica Potter of Coquitlam, B.C. shot an even par-71 to take over the lead during the third round of the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Potter, a two-time runner up at the Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship, overtook Kyla Inaba of Kelowna, B.C., who couldn’t hold her two-day lead. Potter sits on top at 215 with a slim one stroke lead over Christina Spence of Cobble Hill, B.C. who is at 216. Véronique Drouin of Sts-Anges, Que. fired a one-under par 70 to move into third position at 219, three strokes behind the leader.

Potter, who celebrated her 20th Birthday today, got off to a shaky start by posting three bogeys and a birdie through six holes. She turned the corner on the ninth by draining a 12 foot putt for eagle then followed with a birdie on 10.

“It was an interesting round today, my game was kind of all over the place,” said Potter. “I had a rough start but, going eagle, birdie on nine and 10 really built up my confidence. I needed that extra boost to change the way it was going.”

Potter, who has come close in the past at the 2003 and 2004 Canadian Junior Girls’ Championship, is putting no extra pressure on herself as she readies for tomorrow.

“I have to focus on what I can do and try to be the best player I can be tomorrow. You can only hope its good enough. If it’s not then I’ll be ok with that. As long as I put my best game on the course, I’ll be happy with the result.”

Inaba had a tough day, carding six bogeys and a double over her first 10 holes; comparatively she had made only six bogeys throughout her entire first two rounds. She now sits in 12th place with a three day total 70-72-84—226. Regardless of her play today, credit should be given to the 19-year old University of British Columbia student who had held onto the lead since the opening round. She fired her best two rounds of her competitive life shooting 70 and 72. Her previous low mark was a 74.

Karly Pinder of Exeter, Ont., fired the best round of the day carding a two-under 69 on the tough par-71 Moncton Golf & Country Club layout. With the low round of the championship thus far, Pinder moved herself into contention sitting in fourth place just five shots off the lead.

Defending champion Laura Matthews of Essex, Ont., still remains on the radar, sitting eight strokes back at 224.

Following today’s play the field was cut to 49 players with scores of 236 or better surviving. Play of the 2006 Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship concludes tomorrow with Potter, Spence and Drouin teeing off at 10:10 a.m. (ADT).

For the first time ever live scoring from the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur is available online. Players’ scores will be recorded every three holes and posted live to the internet at www.rcga.org.

The following are the third round scores for the Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at Moncton Golf and Country Club in Moncton, N.B.

1 Jessica Potter, Coquitlam, BC 73-71-71--215 2 Christina Spence, Cobble Hill, BC 72-73-71--216 3 Véronique Drouin, Sts-Anges, QC 74-75-70--219 4 Karly Pinder, Exeter, ON 73-78-69--220 5 Lisa Maunu, St.Thomas, ON 74-73-74--221 6 Meaghan LeBlanc, Calgary, AB 73-74-75--222 T7 Laura Matthews, Essex, ON 75-74-75--224 T7 Maude-Aimée Leblanc, Windsor, QC 73-71-80--224 T9 Kira Meixner, Delta, BC 75-77-73--225 T9 Mary Ann Lapointe, Georgetown, ON 76-76-73--225 T9 Christina Yoon, Etobicoke, ON 74-75-76--225 T12 Stephanie Sherlock, Barrie, ON 75-75-76--226 T12 Kyla Inaba, Kelowna, BC 70-72-84--226 14 Anita Gahir, Thornhill, ON 77-76-74--227 T15 Bari Erais, Lethbridge, AB 75-75-78--228 T15 Lindsay Knowlton, Toronto, ON 72-79-77--228 17 Stephanie Simich, Mississauga, ON 76-75-78--229 T18 Sue Kim, Langley, BC 77-80-73--230 T18 Inah Park, Burnaby, BC 78-79-73--230 T18 MariePierre Bernier, St-Sébastien, QC 73-80-77--230 T21 Caroline Kim, Port Coquitlam, BC 74-83-74--231 T21 Kim Carrington, Calgary, AB 77-77-77--231 T21 Brittany Henderson, Smith Falls, ON 77-77-77--231 T21 Christine Ryckman, Unionville, ON 78-76-77--231 T21 Jade Polonich, Edmonton, AB 78-75-78--231 T21 Judy Dotten, New Liskeard, ON 77-76-78--231 T21 Sara-Maude Juneau, Fossambault-sur-le-Lac, QC 76-77-78--231 T28 Charlotte McGinnis, Edmonton, AB 79-79-74--232 T28 Catherine Fortin, Beauceville, QC 79-78-75--232 T28 Ashley Davis, Toronto, ON 80-73-79--232 T28 Lindsay McMillan, Calgary, AB 76-76-80--232 T32 Gabrielle Cyr, St-Jerome, QC 79-79-75--233 T32 Terrill Samuel, Etobicoke, ON 80-77-76--233 T32 Jessica Wallace, Langley, BC 79-76-78--233 T32 Susan Choi, Natick, MA 79-76-78--233 T32 Nicole Foy, Little Brook, NS 78-77-78--233 T37 Jessica Luciuk, Barrhead, AB 80-81-73--234 T37 Isabelle Gendreau, St-Georges, QC 84-75-75--234 T37 Danielle Mills, Pointe-Claire, QC 77-80-77--234 T37 Ashley Olynick, Saskatoon, SK 75-82-77--234 T37 Stacey Bieber, Winnipeg, MB 79-78-77--234 T37 Marie-Therese Torti, Candiac, QC 78-75-81--234 T43 Elizabeth Reid, Calgary, AB 81-78-76--235 T43 Andrea Kosa, Calgary, AB 77-80-78--235 T43 Kirby Dreher, Fort St. John, BC 78-79-78--235 T43 Melissa Mabanta, Langley, BC 78-77-80--235 T43 Erica Rivard, Tecumseh, ON 75-77-83--235 T48 Julie Kim, Port Coquitlam, BC 81-77-78--236 T48 Marjorie Thuot, Joliette, QC 83-74-79—236

----- MISSED CUT -----

T50 Angela Drane, Vernon River, PE 79-80-78--237 T50 Mandi Dupuis, Tecumseh, ON 81-75-81--237 T52 Ashley Hogg, Pitt Meadows, BC 84-83-71--238 T52 Kaitlin Troop, Brandon, MB 83-79-76--238 T52 Jennifer Brine, Truro, NS 76-82-80--238 T52 Mary Beth McKenna, Fort McMurray, AB 79-78-81--238 T56 Erica Bennett, Dieppe, NB 82-80-77--239 T56 Ashley Bickerton, Ottawa, ON 83-78-78--239 T56 Vanessa Leon, Brampton, ON 79-80-80--239 59 Dominique Pytlewski, West Vancouver, BC 78-77-85--240 60 Maggie Trainor, Dundas, ON 81-81-79--241 T61 Stephanie Lam, Toronto, ON 84-84-74--242 T61 Heather Pothier, Truro, NS 83-81-78--242 T61 Chelsea Kim, Coquitlam, BC 82-80-80--242 T61 Sherry White, Charlottetown, PE 83-80-79--242 T61 Evelyne Lussier, Montréal, QC 84-77-81--242 T61 Ruth Maxwell, Halifax, NS 81-79-82--242 T61 Ashley Sholer, Hamilton, ON 80-79-83--242 T68 Leanne Richardson, Moncton, NB 84-80-79--243 T68 Margaret Matthews, Drumbo, ON 82-77-84--243 T68 Jennifer Lochhead, Burlington, ON 77-81-85--243 T71 Heather Fudge, Charlottetown, PE 86-79-79--244 T71 Nathalie Chabot, Sherbrooke, QC 81-83-80--244 T71 Judi Lidstone, Winnipeg, MB 82-78-84--244 T74 Josee Deslauriers, Brossard, QC 85-83-78--246 T74 Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Sainte-Foy, QC 76-87-83--246 T74 Debrah Jamgochian, Greenwich, CT 81-81-84--246 T74 Helene Robert, Lac Brôme, QC 74-85-87--246 78 Melissa Coré, Beaconsfield, QC 85-84-79--248 T79 Kathleen Jean, Stephenville, NF 88-79-82--249 T79 Shannon McGeady, Regina, SK 88-80-81--249 T81 Andrea Blackwell, Kingston, ON 86-84-80--250 T81 Mary Harvey, Sussex, NB 86-83-81--250 83 Ivy Steinberg, Cedar Valley, ON 88-85-79--252 84 Ashlee Claydon, Parksville, BC 82-81-90--253 T85 Kristi Vienneau, Bathurst, NB 91-84-79--254 T85 Susan Podolsky, Alexandrea, VA 86-83-85--254 T87 Claudie Lepage, Rimouski, QC 88-88-79--255 T87 Kimberley Cammer, Strathmore, AB 87-85-83--255 T87 Krista Bulow, Notre-Dame de l`île Perrot, QC 80-90-85--255 90 Morgan Bell, Charlottetown, PE 89-83-84--256 T91 Jamie Kathleen Jones, Winnipeg, MB 88-85-84--257 T91 Angela Welch, Glassville, NB 85-86-86--257 T91 Paula Flanagan, Miramichi, NB 82-89-86--257 T91 Cathy Donald, Halifax, NS 84-86-87--257 T91 Chris Spidell, Upper Coverdale, NB 82-86-89--257 96 Susan Sullivan, Indian Mountain, NB 89-90-79--258 97 AJ Cunningham, Tatamagouche, NS 90-85-85--260 98 Jessica Norris, St. John`s, NF 90-83-90--263 99 Karly Wormworth, Prince Albert, SK 100-82-82--264 T100 Kristin Berretta, Pointe-Claire, QC 88-95-84--267 T100 Beth Davis, Saskatoon, SK 92-84-91--267 T100 Sandy Comeau, Moncton, NB 88-88-91--267 T100 Alana Norris, Nanaimo, BC 87-87-93--267 104 Kanani Penashue, Sheshatsha, NF 90-93-88--271 105 Michelle Vienneau, Bathurst, NB 95-90-87--272 106 Joanne Saunders, Moncton, NB 90-95-94--279 107 Shelley Moulton, Winterland, NF 92-99-96--287

This is the third time the Moncton Golf and Country Club has hosted the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship. The first time was in 1969 when Marlene Streit collected her ninth amateur title and the second was 14 years ago in 1992 when Marie Josée Rouleau edged Gayle Borthwick for her only Canadian amateur title.

The Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship was first contested in 1901 and this year marks the 94th running. Past champions include World Golf Hall of Fame member Marlene Streit, Canadian Golf Hall of Fame members Ada Mackenzie, Jocelyne Bourassa and Dawn Coe-Jones and LPGA Tour player A.J. Eathorne. Streit won the event a record 11 times and finished as runner-up five times.

Following the RCGA’s Pathway to Champions, the Canadian women’s amateur champion will earn an exemption to play at the CN Canadian Women’s Open next year at Mayfair Golf and Country Club in Edmonton, Alta. from August 13 – 19, 2007.

The Royale Cup National Women’s Amateur Championship is conducted at stroke play over 72 holes. After 54 holes, the field is cut to the low 48 and ties. An inter-provincial team championship will also take place in conjunction with the first two rounds of stroke play

Full listings of players, starting times and post-round results can be found at www.rcga.org.

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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.

Results For Canadian Women's Amateur Golf Championship
T24MASusan ChoiNatick, MA2579-76-78-75--308

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ABOUT THE Canadian Women's Amateur

72 hole stroke play championship with a cut to the low 70 and ties after two rounds.

This competition is open to female amateur golfers who are members of a golf club belonging to Golf Canada or holds a Gold membership with Golf Canada or clubs in other countries, which are in good standing with their respective Associations.

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