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Canadian Mid-Am: Wasylowich Repeats

London, Ont. (RCGA) (August 24, 2007) – Kris Wasylowich showed why he is among Canada’s premiere amateur players as the Lethbridge, Alta. native came from four shots back to successfully defend his title at the 21st Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA).

Wasylowich, a member of Canada’s National Amateur Team, began Friday’ final round four shots back of Dave Bunker of Woodbridge, Ont. who held the clubhouse lead through the first 54 holes of the event.

The 27-year old Wasylowich would fire a sizzling 5-under 67 at the Oaks Golf Club to narrow the gap and eventually win his second consecutive Mid-Amateur title.

“I played great on the front today,” said Wasylowich, who was 6-under through nine holes en-route to finishing with a tournament-total score of 9-under 279. “It’s been a long season of golf and definitely feels good to finish up strong and get the win.”

With the victory, Wasylowich joins amateur legends Graham Cooke (7-time winner) and Stu Hamilton (4-time winner) as the only competitors with multiple Mid-Amateur titles. Between them, the trio of Cooke, Hamilton and Wasylowich has claimed 12 titles through the event’s 21-year history.

Wasylowich finishes up a banner year in 2007 that saw him also win the Glencoe Invitational as well as earning low medalist honours at the Canadian Men’s Amateur. Undecided on whether he’ll take a run a professional golf, Wasylowich is already looking ahead to next year’s Canadian Men’s Amateur set to take place August 8-15 at his home course – Paradise Canyon – in Lethbridge, Alta.

Bunker would shoot even-par Friday and eventually finish as the runner-up at 8-under, marking the second consecutive year in which Wasylowich has edged him out for the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title.

Richard Ross of Uxbridge, Ont. finished alone in third at 7-under while Matthew Ion-Young of Burlington, Ont. was fourth at 2-under.

While he missed out on the Mid-Am title, Bunker, 42, took consolation in winning his second consecutive Mid-Masters division (40 and over) at 8-under for the tournament.

Local favourite Jay Campbell of London would finish as runner up shooting even-par 288 for the tournament while former Mid-Am champion Garth Collings of Matlock, Man. Was third at 2-over. Seven-time Canadian Mid-Amateur and 2-time Canadian Senior champion Graham Cooke of Hudson, Que. finished with a share of ninth at 6-over.

The following are final-round individual Mid-Amateur scores for Friday, August 24, 2007 ( 6,799 yards / Par 72) 1. Kris Wasylowich, Lethbridge, AB, 67-74-71-67-279 -9 2. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, 68-71-69-72-280 -8 3. Richard Ross, Uxbridge, ON, 72-69-72-68-281 -7 4. Matthew Ion-Young, Burlington, ON, 74-69-74-69-286 -2 5. Greg Koster, Courtenay, BC, 75-70-74-68-287 -1 5. Scott Sinclair, Toronto, ON, 69-71-78-69-287 -1 5. Glenn Robinson, Lower Sackville, NS, 77-68-72-70-287 -1 8. Jay Campbell, London, ON, 70-73-75-70-288 E 8. Justin Fluit, Cambridge, ON, 72-74-70-72-288 E 8. Scott Hickerson, Mississauga, ON, 74-73-69-72-288 E 11. Ron Totton, Toronto, ON, 73-75-73-68-289 +1 12. Marc-André Champagne, Saint-Jean, QC, 72-78-71-69-290 +2 12. Garth Collings, Matlock, MB, 73-72-75-70-290 +2 12. Sebastien Levasseur, Trois-Riveres, QC, 70-75-70-75-290 +2 15. Brad Kirton, Winnipeg, MB, 73-74-73-71-291 +3 15. Philippe Auger-Giroux, Quebec city, 72-75-71-73-291 +3 17. Bradley Ingarfield, Calgary, AB, 75-76-70-71-292 +4 17. Warren Sye, London, ON, 75-75-71-71-292 +4 17. Senan Foley, Calgary, AB, 72-73-74-73-292 +4 17. Chris Markle, Cobourg, ON, 66-76-76-74-292 +4 21. Kevin Temple, Calgary, AB, 74-71-75-73-293 +5 21. Zachary Faulds, Barrie, ON, 75-72-73-73-293 +5 21. Frank Van Dornick, Camrose, AB, 70-77-73-73-293 +5 24. Ernest Vettese, Woodbridge, ON, 76-75-72-71-294 +6 24. David Schultz, Calgary, AB, 72-73-76-73-294 +6 24. Graham Cooke, Hudson, QC, 71-72-76-75-294 +6 24. Lee French, London, ON, 77-72-69-76-294 +6 24. Dale Goehring, Calgary, AB, 75-74-68-77-294 +6 29. Luc Guilbault, Sherbrooke, QC, 77-71-75-72-295 +7 29. Jeff Hunter, Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 73-75-73-74-295 +7 29. Jeff Van Vliet, Dorchester, ON, 72-74-75-74-295 +7 29. William Hutcheson, Aurora, ON, 72-72-72-79-295 +7 33. Colin Coben, Delisle, SK, 77-74-75-70-296 +8 33. Bryan Toth, Victoria, BC, 75-71-78-72-29

The following are final-round individual Mid-Masters (40 and over) scores for Friday, August 24, 2007 ( 6,799 yards / Par 72) 1. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, 68-71-69-72-280 -8 2. Jay Campbell, London, ON, 70-73-75-70-288 E 3. Garth Collings, Matlock, MB, 73-72-75-70-290 +2 4. Warren Sye, London, ON, 75-75-71-71-292 +4 4. Senan Foley, Calgary, AB, 72-73-74-73-292 +4 4. Chris Markle, Cobourg, ON, 66-76-76-74-292 +4 7. Kevin Temple, Calgary, AB, 74-71-75-73-293 +5 7. Frank Van Dornick, Camrose, AB, 70-77-73-73-293 +5 9. David Schultz, Calgary, AB, 72-73-76-73-294 +6 9. Graham Cooke, Hudson, QC, 71-72-76-75-294 +6 11. Luc Guilbault, Sherbrooke, QC, 77-71-75-72-295 +7 11. Jeff Van Vliet, Dorchester, ON, 72-74-75-74-295 +7 13. Colin Coben, Delisle, SK, 77-74-75-70-296 +8 14. Mark Brewer, Pickering, ON, 73-79-72-73-297 +9 14. Stephen Brodie, London, ON, 79-72-72-74-297 +9 14. Ron Pearson, Kitchener, ON, 77-74-72-74-297 +9 17. Peter Malo, Beaconsfield, QC, 74-76-77-71-298 +10 17. Robert Gibson, Toronto, ON, 73-79-72-74-298 +10 17. Dan Côté, Calgary, AB, 75-77-71-75-298 +10 17. Sandy Harper, Nanaimo, BC, 73-72-77-76-298 +10 21. Danny Turbide, Quebec, QC, 75-73-80-73-301 +13 21. Colin Glasgow, London, ON, 72-76-77-76-301 +13 21. Robert O'Hagan, Paris, ON, 74-74-77-76-301 +13 21. Pete McMenemy, Kitchener, ON, 77-69-77-78-301 +13 21. Thomas Skinner, Red Deer, AB, 74-73-75-79-301 +13 26. Jim Briggs, Fenwick, ON, 73-76-82-71-302 +14 26. Rob Cowan, Waterloo, ON, 79-72-74-77-302 +14 28. Mike Mannion, Gibsons, BC, 74-71-79-79-303 +15 29. Colin Grieve, Stoney Creek, ON, 77-74-77-76-304 +16 30. Frank Morris, Guelph, ON, 73-73-79-80-305 +17 30. Walt Spivak, Delaware, ON, 75-72-78-80-305 +17 32. John Schurman, Summerside, PE, 73-77-80-76-306 +18 32. Paul Landers, Delaware, ON, 80-71-78-77-306 +18 32. Tim McCullough, London, ON, 75-76-78-77-306 +18 32. Karl Parrington, Dewinton, AB, 74-76-75-81-306 +18 36. Stephen Layne, Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, QC, 79-70-79-79-307 +19 37. Scott Disney, London, ON, 79-71-85-74-309 +21 38. Dave Shellington, Chrlottetown, PE, 71-78-83-80-312 +24 38. Michael Walker, Winnipeg, MB, 71-79-81-81-312 +24 40. Gérald Dufresne, Boucherville, QC, 78-73-84-80-315 +27

Next year's Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship will be held at Pheasant Glen in Qualicum Beach, B.C.

A complete list of players and post-round results for the 21st playing of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship can be found at www.rcga.org.

ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN GOLF ASSOCIATION The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1650 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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