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The Rich History Of The Canadian Men's Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 11:27 Monday, 05 August 2013 11:18

courtesy Golf Canada

 

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There is no amateur golf championship in Canada with a richer history than the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.
 
More than a century old, the Amateur was first contested as one of the newly formed Royal Canadian Golf Association's first orders of business in 1895 at the Ottawa Golf Club.

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Royal Colwood's 4th Hole: Quintessential Macan

Last Updated on Monday, 05 August 2013 11:03 Monday, 05 August 2013 10:56

 

by Dale Jackson
 

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Historian Mike Riste considers Royal Colwood’s 4th hole as embodying everything A.V. Macan aspired to in designing a golf hole... where risk taken may be rewarded and where there are options to play more conservatively.
 
Here reprinted from Royal Colwood’s Centenary book is a review of Royal Colwood’s 4th hole...

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Schedule Of Events For The 2013 Canadian Men's Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 23:04 Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:54

 

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REGISTRATION AT ROYAL COLWOOD

Players must register at the Royal Colwood Golf Club on Sunday August 4 or Monday August 5, 2013 between 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING
 
All competitors must attend the player meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 5th at Royal Colwood Golf Club.
 
Golf Canada Chair and Rules Chair will address important tournament information including local rules, pace of play policy, and code of conduct.
 
This is also an opportunity for competitors to ask questions regarding the championship. Dress for the player meeting is golf attire.
 
CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS
 
Saturday, August 3, 2013
 
Qualifying Round ..............................................................18 holes stroke play        
Sunday, August 4, 2013............................................................Practice Round
 
Monday, August 5, 2013...........................................................Practice Round
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
First Championship Round .............................................18 holes stroke play
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Second Championship Round........................................18 holes stroke play
 
At this point (after 36 holes) the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties
 
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Third Championship Round ............................................18 holes stroke play
 
Friday, August 9, 2013
Final Round.........................................................................18 holes stroke play
 
PLAY-OFFS
 
A tie for the championship will be decided by a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following conclusion of play.
 
 
   

Home Grown Talent: Kevin Carrigan

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:24 Sunday, 04 August 2013 22:19

 

by Jeff Sutherland
 

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When you talk about home field advantage, Royal Colwood has a history of playing favourites.
 
Margaret Sayward-Wilson, daughter of club founder Joseph Sayward, won the 1927 B.C. Ladies Amateur on her home course defeating three-time defending champion Mrs. Vera Hutching in the final.
 
One golfer who is hoping that history repeats itself will be long-time Royal Colwood member, Kevin Carrigan.

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Players To Watch In The 2013 Canadian Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 16:40 Sunday, 04 August 2013 15:04


altMaple Ridge’s Kevin Kwon had a stellar 2012 highlighted by a 2nd at the Canadian Jr. Boys’ Championship, a tie for 14th at the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and a tie for 3rd at the B.C.Jr.’s. Last year, Kwon placed 3rd at the BC Amateur Championships.

In 2012,18- year-old Surrey native Adam Svensson won the Canadian Jr. Boys’ Championship and tied for 9th at the B.C. Am.
 
Other highlights included a second place finish at the Mexican Amateur Championship after a final round 65 and he also notched a third place finish at the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup.
 
Kevin Spooner, back from a break from competitive golf tied for 5th at this year’s BC Amateur. A member at Capilano GC, Spooner has posted a 14-under par 58 at the prestigious West Vancouver venue.
 
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As the reigning 2012 Canadian Mid-Amateur champion, Kevin Carrigan earned an exemption to play in the 2013 RBC Canadian. A product of the University of Texas at Arlington, the 27-year-old also won the 2012 British Columbia Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

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If there is one B.C. player coming into the tournament with momentum, it would have to be the 111th B.C. Amateur champion, Charlie Hughes

The 21-year-old Langley resident and recent University of Washington Husky graduate capped off a memorable week with a thrilling playoff victory over Adam Svensson to take home the Bostock Cup at the Copper Point Golf Club in Invermere.
 
Hughes would birdie three consecutive holes starting with his 72nd to defeat Svensson.
 
Alberta
Alberta will have a strong contingent at Colwood and according to Alberta Golf Association Executive Director Matt Rollins “... while Riley Fleming may be our ‘Top Guy’, there are a couple of juniors to watch as well....
 
Calgary’s Matt Williams tied for 10th at the 2012 Canadian Junior Boys’, made the national developmental team and then came 9th at the World Juniors just last week.
 
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Jack Woods from Banff placed in the top 20 at the 2012 Canadian Am as a 16-year old and was top-10 in both our Boys’ and Men’s Amateurs this year.”
 
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Of course, they will all be chasing Fleming who followed up on 2012 wins in both the Alberta and BC Ams with a victory at the 2013 Alberta Open and defense of his own provincial title.
 
National Team Members From Eastern Canada
As a member of Team Canada’s National Squad, Nova Scotia’s Eric Banks will make his first PGA Tour appearance at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open.
 
 A product of the University of Florida, Banks recently finished in a tie for fifth at the B.C. Men’s Amateur Championship. 
 
Currently Canada’s top- ranked amateur player at No. 47, Corey Conners a Listowel, Ontario native also made his PGA Tour debut at the 2013 RBC Canadian Open in July. A member of Team Canada, Conners was also a member of the 2013 Copa De Las Americas winning squad.

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Garrett Rank finished 2nd at the 2012 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship.
The 25-year- old Elmira, Ontario native also captured the 2012 Canadian University/College Championship individual title.
 
Currently the 103rd ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings the long hitting 22-year-old Taylor Pendrith finished tied for fifth at the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.
 
A member of Team Canada’s National Squad the Richmond Hill, Ontario native is also a standout at Kent State University.
 
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California’s Bryson Dechambeau enters the Amateur Championship as the 32nd ranked amateur in
the world.
 
A product of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs, the 20- year-old recorded five top-five finishes in his freshman season.
 
 
   

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