British Columbia Mid-Am: Robb leads
ABBOTSFORD, B.C. (June 5, 2013) - Heading into final round action at the British Columbia Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Andrew Robb of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club leads by three strokes at the par-70, 6,131 yard Ledgeview Golf Club.

Robb, a resident of Vancouver and recently eligible Mid-Amateur competitor, had an inconsistent but equally impressive round that featured five birdies, one eagle and five bogeys en route to a two-under-par 68, 139 two-round total. Robb is currently the only player under-par for the Championship, sitting in the red by one number.

First round leader and Maple Ridge resident Kris Yardley followed up his first-round 69 with a three-over-par 73, bringing him into a tie for second at 142 with fellow Fraser Valley Zone 3 player Greg Bismeyer of Pitt Meadows. Bismeyer rebounded from an opening round 73 with an efficient one-under-par 69 that featured three birdies and two bogeys. All three players will be teeing off in tomorrow’s final grouping.

In the Master-40 division, Bismeyer and Yardley sit tied atop the leader board, followed closely in T3 positions by Ledgeview Golf Club member Brian Bates of Abbotsford and Kelowna’s Norm Bradley. Bates opened the Championship with a four-over-par 74 in round one, followed up with a level-par 70. Bradley, who sat in second place after round one, only managed to make a single birdie in his second round coupled with five bogeys, shooting a four-over-par 74, good enough for a 144 total.

As a result of their stellar play through two-rounds, Bismeyer and Yardley representing Fraser Valley Zone 3, are taking home the White/Haddrell Cup for team play competition. The duo carded a two-round team total of 284, edging the closest tandems from Ledgeview Golf Club and Mission Golf and Country Club by eight strokes. The White/Haddrell Cup is a competition that takes place during rounds one and two at the Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship with two-man teams being selected based on the lowest two total scores by players representing the same club or zone.

The Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship features two divisions: The Mid-Amateur division for those between the ages 25-39 and the Master-40 division for those over 40. All players compete in the overall individual competition. A cut to the low 25 players at 158 or better was made in the Mid-Amateur division following round two. A cut to the low 45 at 163 or better was made in the Master-40 division following today’s second round.

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54-hole stroke play with Mid-Amateur (25 and older) and Mid-Master (40 and older) divisions.

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