Bubba Watson among 14 in-year PGA TOUR winners confirmed for 2015 RBC Canadian Open

Oakville, Ont. – Fresh off a victory this past weekend, Bubba Watson has confirmed his intention to compete in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

 

Watson outlasted Paul Casey in a two-hole playoff this past Sunday to win the 2015 Travelers Championship, his second PGA TOUR win in 2015 (World Golf Championship-HSBC Champions). The eight-time PGA TOUR winner will be making his sixth RBC Canadian Open appearance and his fourth at Glen Abbey. The long-hitting lefty is currently ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings.

 

With his addition to the field, Watson will be one of 14 PGA TOUR 2014-15 winners who have confirmed their intention to compete for Canada’s National Championship including Sangmoon Bae (Frys.com Open), Robert Streb (The McGladrey Classic), Charley Hoffman (OHL Classic at Mayacoba), Brooks Koepka (Waste Management Phoenix Open), Alex Cejka (Puerto Rico Open), Matt Every (Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard), J.B. Holmes (Shell Houston Open), Chris Kirk (Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial) and Fabian Gomez (FedEx St. Jude Classic).

 

Team RBC returns to Glen Abbey…
Four of the in-year winners confirmed for Glen Abbey are members of Team RBC including World No. 5 Jim Furyk (RBC Heritage) who is a two-time former Canadian Open champion. Fellow Team RBC member and World No. 8 Jason Day is a two-time winner in 2015 with a victory at the Farmers Insurance Open and partnering with Cameron Tringale to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout. World No. 26 Brandt Snedeker (AT&T Pebble Beach  National Pro-Am) who won the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey along with Canadian Nick Taylor (Sanderson Farms Championship) round out the list of Team RBC in-year PGA TOUR winners.

 

Other Team RBC ambassadors set to compete at Glen Abbey include World No. 16 Matt Kuchar, World No. 30 Ryan Palmer, World No. 48 Graeme McDowell, World No. 65 Luke Donald, and World Golf Hall of Fame member Ernie Els. In addition, Canadian Team RBC members Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Adam Hadwin and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Mike Weir will be among the fan-favourites competing for Canada’s National Open Championship.

 

“The quality and depth of talent on today’s PGA TOUR has never been stronger and we’re thrilled to welcome World No. 3 Bubba Watson, World No. 5 Jim Furyk and World No. 8 Jason Day among our 14 in-year winners confirmed for this year’s RBC Canadian Open,” said RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Brent McLaughlin. “Along with Canadian and international Team RBC athletes, our field is coming together and no doubt, golf fans will be treated to a world-class showcase at Glen Abbey.”

 

Other notables who have confirmed their intention to compete in the $5.8M RBC Canadian Open include World No. 40 Hunter Mahan; World No. 57 Marc Leishman; two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen; 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover; 2009 Open Championship winner Stewart Cink; 12-time PGA TOUR winner Justin Leonard; nine-time PGA TOUR winner Stuart Appleby and six-time PGA TOUR winner Rory Sabbatini.

 

Most recent players confirmed to compete in the 2015 RBC Canadian Open include:

 

 

Bubba Watson
  • Eight-time PGA TOUR winner including the 2015 Travelers Championship
  • Two-time Masters champion (2014 & 2012)
  • Currently ranked No. 3 in the world and No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings
Jim Furyk
  • 17-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Two-time  RBC Canadian Open champion (2006 & 2007)
  • Currently ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 23 in the FedEx Cup standings
Jason Day
  • Three-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Currently ranked No. 8 in the world and No. 13 in the FedEx Cup standings
J.B. Holmes
  • Four-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Shell Houston Open
  • Currently ranked No. 13 in the world and No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings
Matt Kuchar
  • Seven-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Currently ranked No. 16 in the world and No. 27 in the FedEx Cup standings
Chris Kirk
  • Four-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
  • Currently ranked No. 17 in the world and No. 19 in the FedEx Cup standings
Brooks Koepka
  • 2015 PGA TOUR winner of the Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • Currently ranked No. 22 in the world and No. 18 in the FedEx Cup standings
Brandt Snedeker
  • Seven-time PGA TOUR & 2012 FedEx Cup winner
  • 2013 RBC Canadian Open champion
  • Currently ranked No. 26 in the world and No. 6 in the FedEx Cup standings
Ryan Palmer    
  • Three-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Currently ranked No. 30 in the world and No. 45 in the FedEx Cup Standings
Hunter Mahan
  • Six-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Withdrew from the 2013 RBC Canadian with the 36-hole lead to be with his wife for the birth of their daughter
  • Currently ranked No. 40 in the world and No. 67 in the FedEx Cup standings
Marc Leishman
  • Currently ranked No. 57 in the world and No. 75 in the FedEx Cup standings
Charley Hoffman
  • Three-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2014 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
  • Currently ranked No. 44 in the world and No. 78 in the FedEx Cup standings
Graeme McDowell
  • Two-time PGA TOUR winner
  • 2010 U.S. Open champion
  • Currently ranked No. 48 in the World and No. 152 in the FedEx Cup Standings
Matt Every
  • Two-time PGA TOUR winner, including the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard
  • Currently ranked No. 55 in the world and No. 51 in the FedEx Cup standings
Luke Donald
  • Five-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Currently ranked No. 65 in the world and No. 122 in the FedEx Cup Standings
Ernie Els
  • 19-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Four-time major winner (1994 & 1997 U.S. Open; 2002 & 2012 Open Championship)
  • Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Currently ranked No. 107 in the world and No. 172 in the FedEx Cup standings
Graham DeLaet
  • Currently the top-ranked Canadian on the World Golf Rankings (No. 78)
  • Currently ranked No. 83 in the FedEx Cup standings
  • Competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open
David Hearn
  • Currently ranked No. 177 in the world and No. 88 in the FedEx Cup standings
  • Competing in his 13th RBC Canadian Open
Adam Hadwin
  • PGA TOUR Rookie
  • Topped the 2013-14 Web.com money list
  • Currently ranked No. 174 in the world and No. 114 in the FedEx Cup standings
  • Competing in his 6th RBC Canadian Open (finished T4 in 2011)
Nick Taylor
  • PGA TOUR Rookie
  • 2014 Sanderson Farms Championship champion (first Canadian to win on PGA TOUR in six years)
  • Former World No. 1 Amateur
  • Competing in his 3rd RBC Canadian Open
Mike Weir
  • Eight-time PGA TOUR winner
  • 2003 Masters champion
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Competing in his 25th RBC Canadian Open
Retief Goosen
  • Seven-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Two-time U.S. Open winner (2004 & 2001)
Lucas Glover
  • Three-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Winner of the 2009 U.S. Open
Stewart Cink
  • Six-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Winner of the 2009 Open Championship
Justin Leonard
  • 12-time PGA TOUR winner
  • Winner of the 1997 Open Championship and 1998 Players Championship
Stuart Appleby
  • Nine-time PGA TOUR winner
Rory Sabbatini
  • Six-time PGA TOUR winner
Additional player and tournament announcements will be made in the coming weeks. The final field for the 2015 RBC Canadian Open will be released on Friday, July 17, 2015 after 5 p.m. ET.

 

For information about tickets, FREE 17-and-under junior passes, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality for the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com.

Jung earns exemption into RBC Canadian Open at Ontario Regional Qualifier

MILTON, Ont.  – The third and final RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier concluded in fine fashion as Richard (Sunil) Jung fired a 10-under-par 62 to tie the course record at the Copperhead Course at RattleSnake Point Golf Club, in Milton, Ont. The Markham, Ont., product claimed medalist honours to earn an exemption into the 106th playing of the RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club, July 20-26, 2015.

 

Jung opened and closed his round with eagles to accompany seven birdies. He finished four strokes clear of second place to book his first trip to Canada’s National Men’s Open Championship.

 

“This is my first event in six months, my plan was to hit fairways, greens and go for the putts where I could. There were some tricky holes. I had a hard time thinking in the present all day because I was so pumped and having so much fun at the same time,” said Jung, a former member of Canada’s National Development Team from 2009 to 2011.

 

The 22-year-old recognizes the opportunity before him and is excited to play in his first RBC Canadian Open. “It’s definitely an honour for any Canadian to ever play in the Canadian Open. I’ve had many Monday qualifiers for this event. I’m really thrilled and happy to be able to play the (RBC Canadian) Open, it’s a Canadian’s dream to play in this event.”

 

A total of 144 players competed in the 18-hole stroke play qualifier at RattleSnake Point Golf Club with 24 players, representing the top-15 per cent of the field and ties (17 competitors at 2-under and seven tied at 1-under), advancing to the RBC Canadian Open Final Qualifier to be staged Monday, July 20 at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.

 

Daniel Kim of Toronto capitalized on a seven birdie performance to finish T2 at 6-under par. Also tied for second was Mississauga, Ont., native Jonathan Kim-Moss who finished his last three holes with an eagle and two birdies. The pair earned their spots in the Monday qualifier, alongside amateurs Branson Ferrier of Barrie, Ont., and Chase Komaromi of Delaware, Ont., who both shot 67 for a share of fourth.

 

The two-stage qualifying procedure for Canada’s National Open Championship features three regional qualifying events held in Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario, followed by the final qualifying competition on Monday, July 20.

 

The previous two qualifying events held June 1 at Club de Golf St-Raphäel in Île-Bizard, Que., and Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club in Squamish B.C., awarded 25 players with spots into the Final Qualifying event.

 

A minimum of four players will gain entry into the 2015 RBC Canadian Open through the Monday qualifier.

 

For additional information and full results from the RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier in Ontario, click here.

 

Team RBC golfers team up for Online Charity Challenge

TORONTO –  Whether you tweet, share, like, view or blog, #RBCGolf4Kids is looking to score a hole-in-one for kids through an online social media challenge to raise $500,000 for thirteen children’s charities around the world.

For the second year, Team RBC golfers are once again inviting the public to participate in the social media charity challenge by sharing the hashtag #RBCGolf4Kids on Twitter and  Instagram, or joining in on Facebook or www.teamrbcgolf.com – the more shares of #RBCGolf4Kids, the more dollars raised for children’s charities. Three bonus challenges will provide opportunities for Team RBC players to win additional donations for their respective charities.

“One of the greatest investments we make is helping kids and youth succeed and our Team RBC players share this belief and go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of young people,” said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer, RBC. “With the success of last year’s challenge, our players are excited to put on their game faces and take their best swing to raise awareness and funds for child and youth charities.”

Over a five week period from June 15 to July 19, Team RBC ambassadors will compete in a series of weekly challenges – photo trivia, predict an event or fill in the blank – encouraging fans to do the same and share the hashtag #RBCGolf4Kids. The challenge will have ‘share’ thresholds that will trigger increasing levels of donation from RBC each week. The challenge will end on Sunday July 19 at midnight, prior to the start of the 2015 RBC Canadian Open that takes place at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario.

“For my fans to help me win more than $135,000 last year for the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin in Ireland was amazing. I know how instrumental these funds are in supporting the tremendous work the hospital does for children,” said Graeme McDowell, PGA TOUR golfer and member of Team RBC. “This year’s competition promises to be better than ever and I challenge my fellow Team RBCers to step up their game with fun content that our fans will love to share.”

With charities from around the world benefitting from the challenge, these are the organizations Team RBC is supporting:

 

 

RBC GOLF

RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Jason Day, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Ryan Palmer, Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn, Nick Taylor, Adam Hadwin, Brooke Henderson and Morgan Pressel. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. Follow us on Twitter @RBC.

For more information, please contact:

 

Jackie Braden

Director, RBC Brand & Citizenship Communications

416-974-6286

jackie.braden@rbc.com

National Junior Golf Skills Competition to be hosted at Glen Abbey Golf Club as part of 2015 RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada in partnership with title sponsor CN announced today that the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event will be hosted at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. on Saturday, July 18th leading into the 2015 RBC Canadian Open.

Now in its seventh season, the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge National Event brings together Canada’s 24 top-scoring juniors in a competition that showcases putting, chipping, iron and driving skills on the national stage.

Delivered by Golf Canada in partnership with the PGA of Canada, CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenges are conducted throughout the year by facilities running CN Future Links programming across Canada. Scores from each Junior Skills Challenge are submitted online to a national leaderboard, from which top qualifiers are selected prior to the June 22nd deadline. Participants from six different age groups will be invited as follows:

 

• Girls 11 and under (5 players)

• Boys 11 and under (5 players)

• Girls 12 to 14 (4 players)

• Boys 12 to 14 (4 players)

• Girls 15 to 18 (3 players)

• Boys 15 to 18 (3 players)

 

For Golf Canada Chief Sport Officer Jeff Thompson, hosting the CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge leading into the RBC Canadian Open will bring a heightened level of excitement for juniors looking to qualify for the National Event.

“CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge is an exciting platform to motivate junior golfers to want to improve both personally and against their peers across four fundamentally important areas of golf skill development,” said Thompson. “We are excited to host the National Event this year on the same grounds as the RBC Canadian Open just days before PGA TOUR stars vie for our National Open title.”

The winners of the CN Future Links Skills Challenge National Event in the boys and girls 15-18 age groups will receive an exemption into their local CN Future Links Championship in 2016. All other attending participants of the CN Future Links Junior Skills National Event will receive prizing courtesy of Titleist Footjoy.

“The CN Future Links Junior Skills Challenge is an excellent part of the entire CN Future Links suite of programs, of which PGA of Canada members are proud leaders in the delivery in the program,” said Gary Bernard, PGA of Canada CEO. “The partnership between the PGA of Canada and Golf Canada continues to grow, thus ensuring the continued growth of developing world-class programs for golf in this country.”

To celebrate the event being hosted for the first time leading into the RBC Canadian Open, junior participants will also have the opportunity to test the storied Glen Abbey layout in an exciting match play format on Sunday, July 19th prior to tournament week. Following that, junior participants will be provided weekly grounds passes and have an opportunity to be involved in Monday’s Pro-Am and secure a spot in Wednesday’s CN Future Links Walk with a Pro event during the Wednesday Pro-Am.

The Junior Skills Challenge is one of many program elements from the CN Future Links family of programming, dedicated to promoting the active, health and safety values of golf.

Current CN Future Links programming includes the Learn to Play program as well as mobile clinics, PGA Jr. League, Girls Club, Field Trip and the CN Future Links Championships. As part of its investment in Canadian junior golf, CN is also a proud supporter of Golf in Schools.

In 2014, CN Future Links junior golf activities were conducted at 455 golf facilities with more than 7,000 juniors registered in the Learn to Play program. In addition, 160 golf facilities took part in the Junior Skills Challenge running more than 3,200 juniors through qualifying events. More than 56,000 youngsters participated in more than 1,200 mobile golf clinics across the country. Since 2006, more than 1.2 million children have been introduced to golf through the CN Future Links program.

ABOUT CN

CN is a true backbone of the economy, transporting more than C$250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors, ranging from resource products to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a rail network spanning Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. CN – Canadian National Railway Company, along with its operating railway subsidiaries — serves the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, B.C., Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, and Mobile, Ala., and the metropolitan areas of Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Duluth, Minn./Superior, Wis., Green Bay, Wis., Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, and Jackson, Miss., with connections to all points in North America. For more information on CN, visit the company’s website at www.cn.ca. (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI).

ABOUT CN FUTURE LINKS

CN Future Links is Canada’s national junior golf program conducted by Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and Canada’s provincial golf associations. The program is designed to forge a link between Canada’s youth and golf to ensure the future of the game in Canada. Since the inception of the program in 1996, more than 1.2 million young Canadians have taken part in CN Future Links.  A number of new initiatives, including Field Trips and Learn to Play, have succeeded through CN’s sponsorship of the program.  For more information, visit www.cnfuturelinks.com.

Golf Canada’s CN Future Links program is proudly sponsored by CN, Acura, Cobra Puma Golf and supported by ClubLink, Heritage Canada and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA).

ABOUT THE PGA OF CANADA—THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE GAME OF GOLF:

Established in 1911, the PGA of Canada is the second oldest and third largest professional golf association in the world. The PGA of Canada is a non-profit Association comprised of 3,700 golf professionals across the country. The Association’s mandate is to develop, promote and support our Members as experts in the game and business of golf and, in so doing, serve both its Members’ needs and those of the golfing public through the Association’s varied programs and events. The Association consists of the National Office located in Acton, Ont., and nine Zone Offices across the country.

www.pgaofcanada.com

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.

Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

For more information, contact:

Golf Canada:

Dan Pino

Director, Corporate Communications

Phone: 1-800-263-0009 ext.: 406

Cell: 416-434-5525

Email: dpino@golfcanada.ca

PGA of Canada:

Chris Fry

Managing Director, Corporate Communications & Digital Media

PGA of Canada

1-800-782-5764 EXT. 234

chris@pgaofcanada.com

Lindsay Wilson and Dillon Rust claim medallist honours at RBC Canadian Open Qualifying events

OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) – Many of Canada’s top golfers took part in RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifying events today in Quebec and British Columbia in hopes of punching their tickets to final (Monday) qualifying July 20 at Heron Point Golf Links in Alberton, Ont.

The Quebec qualifier was contested at Club de golf St- Raphaël’s Blue Course in Île-Bizard, Que., where hometown talent Lindsay Wilson finished at 2-under par 70 to claim medallist honours.

Jesse Smith (71) of Ohsweken, Ont., finished runner-up at 1 under, while Sonny Michaud of Neuville, Que., took third after an even-par 72 while six more players finished T4 at 1 over (73). In total, nine players from the Quebec Qualifier will advance to the final qualifier in July.

Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club in Squamish, B.C., hosted Monday’s other regional qualifying event where Dillon Rust of Edmond, OK, claimed victory with a round of 5 under 67.

Seann Harlingten of West Vancouver, B.C., earned runner-up honours with a 2 under 70.

Five players shared third after even-par 72s to round out the 16 players who have earned their way today into the RBC Canadian Open final qualifying round on July 20.

In total, there are three regional qualifying events, each consisting of 18 holes of stroke play. Provided that there are 100 or more players in the field, the low qualifier receives an exemption directly into the 2015 RBC Canadian Open. Otherwise, the top 15 per cent of finishers at each qualifier become eligible to compete at the final qualifying event.

The third and final 2015 RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier will be held June 29 at RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont.

The 2015 RBC Canadian Open takes place July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

Full results of RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier – Quebec:

• 1. Lindsay Wilson, Ile Bizard, QC, *34-36-70 -2

• 2. Jesse Smith, Ohsweken, ON, *35-36-71 -1

• 3. Sonny Michaud, Neuville, QC, *37-35-72 E

• 4. Mathieu Perron, St. Hubert, QC, *36-37-73 +1

• 4. John YounSung Kim (a), Toronto, ON, *33-40-73 +1

• 4. Louis-Pierre Godin, Trois-Rivieres, QC, *33-40-73 +1

• 4. Keven Fortin-Simard, Chicoutimi, QC, *35-38-73 +1

• 4. Matthew McMahon, Brockville, ON, *36-37-73 +1

• 4. Nicolas Fortin, Lévis, QC, *36-37-73 +1

— DID NOT ADVANCE —

• 10. Julien Goulet, St-Roch de l’Achigan, QC, *36-38-74 +2

• 10. Sun Kim (a), L’Île-Perrot, QC, *37-37-74 +2

• 10. Clément Herviou, Quebec, QC, *37-37-74 +2

• 10. Adam Graham (a), Sarnia, ON, *36-38-74 +2

• 14. Benoit Boudreau, Longueuil, QC, *35-40-75 +3

• 14. Jean-Philippe Paiement, Mont-Laurier, QC, *37-38-75 +3

• 14. Iannick Lamarre, St-Lambert, QC, *35-40-75 +3

• 17. Maxime Barre, Granby, QC, *40-36-76 +4

• 17. A.J. McKenzie, Kitchener, ON, *39-37-76 +4

• 19. Lucas Duperre Vanden Hecke, Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC, *38-39-77 +5

• 19. Marc Bourgeois, Dieppe, NB, *40-37-77 +5

• 19. Sean Carlino (a), Hamilton, ON, *38-39-77 +5

• 22. Oliver White (a), Lower Gwynedd, PA, *41-37-78 +6

• 23. Daniel Santerre, Côteau du Lac, QC, *41-38-79 +7

• 23. Josh Whalen (a), Napanee, ON, *38-41-79 +7

• 23. Pitre Louis-Alexandre, Québec, QC, *40-39-79 +7

• 26. Sebastien Neron, Saguenay, QC, *39-41-80 +8

• 26. Pascal Beaumier, Saint-Constant, QC, *38-42-80 +8

• 26. Massimo Roch (a), Montreal, QC, *43-37-80 +8

• 29. Dane Ellerton, Hemmingford, QC, *39-42-81 +9

• 30. Mark Craik (a), Rothesay, NB, *42-40-82 +10

• 31. Jack Boyd (a), Beaconsfield, QC, *43-40-83 +11

• 31. Lucas Greco, Montreal, QC, *39-44-83 +11

• 33. Raphael Even-Hen (a), Cote-Saint-Luc, QC, *42-43-85 +13

• 33. James Colin Davis (a), Montreal, QC, *40-45-85 +13

• 35. Denis Roy, Boischatel, QC, *43-45-88 +16

• 36. Jess Esposito (a), Saratoga Springs, NY, *43-46-89 +17

• 37. Ross Feldman (a), Belleville, NJ, *46-46-92 +20

• 38. Di Giovanni Jordan (a), St Lazare, QC, *51-49-100 +28

— DID NOT FINISH —

• NS. William Theofilopoulos, Saint Laurent, QC, *

• NS. Étienne Brault (a), Mercier, QC, *

Full results of RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifier – B.C.:

• 1. Dillon Rust, Edmond, OK, *32-35-67 -5

• 2. Seann Harlingten, West Vancouver, BC, *34-36-70 -2

• 3. Peter Campbell, Windermere, FL, *35-37-72 E

• 3. Thomas Hay (a), Langley, BC, *34-38-72 E

• 3. Stuart MacDonald (a), Vancouver, BC, *37-35-72 E

• 3. Kaleb Gorbahn (a), Smithers, BC, *32-40-72 E

• 3. Bill Hole (a), Vancouver, BC, *34-38-72 E

— DID NOT ADVANCE —

• 8. Ethan Tracy, Galloway, OH, *35-38-73 +1

• 8. Kevin Spooner (a), West Vancouver, BC, *35-38-73 +1

• 10. Joel Thelen, Fort Worth, TX, *38-36-74 +2

• 10. Ian (Jae Hoon) Kim (a), Vancouver.BC, *35-39-74 +2

• 12. Jordan Lu (a), Vancouver, BC, *33-42-75 +3

• 12. Matt Matheson (a), West Vancouver, BC, *35-40-75 +3

• 12. Michael Gligic, Kitchener, ON, *38-37-75 +3

• 12. Jean-Philip Cornellier, Granby, QC, *35-40-75 +3

• 16. Robert Bird, West Vancouver, BC, *37-39-76 +4

• 16. Ben Silverman, Concord, ON, *38-38-76 +4

• 16. Christopher Ross, Dundas, ON, *39-37-76 +4

• 19. Brendan Dillon, Port Moody, BC, *38-40-78 +6

• 19. Dan Endacott, Surrey, BC, *36-42-78 +6

• 21. Ollie Rizun (a), Garibaldi Highlands, BC, *37-42-79 +7

• 21. Bryan Bessant (a), Surray, BC, *41-38-79 +7

• 21. Scott Sellers (a), Squamish, BC, *41-38-79 +7

• 24. Brett Arseneault (a), Kenora, ON, *40-40-80 +8

• 24. Wylder Kohne, Lions Bay, BC, *41-39-80 +8

• 24. Scott Cameron, Langley, BC, *40-40-80 +8

• 24. Christopher Heesung Ro, North Vancouver, BC, *40-40-80 +8

• 28. Donald (Dong) Qiu (a), Surrey, BC, *38-43-81 +9

• 28. Samuel Rowan (a), Vancouver, BC, *40-41-81 +9

• 30. Tyler Leclair (a), North Vancouver, BC, *40-45-85 +13

• 30. Pierce Kamensek (a), Vancouver, BC, *41-44-85 +13

• 32. Shawn Keough, St. John’s, NL, *46-42-88 +16

• 33. Cassidy Hritzuk, Kelowna, BC, *47-42-89 +17

— DID NOT FINISH —

• WD. Sadiq Jiwa (a), Vancouver, BC, *

• WD. Paul McNamara III, Palos Verdes Estates, CA, *

• NS. Khan Lee (a), Surrey, BC, *

• NS. Tony Mak (a), Vancouver, BC, *

 

ABOUT THE 2015 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.8 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26, 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw Direct, BMW Group Canada, Molson Canadian 67, WestJet, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Boston Pizza, Ballantine’s, Santa Carolina Wines and The Globe and Mail. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES CANADA

In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a place for out-of-town families to stay while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve more than 20,000 families each year. Through 2015, that support is expected to grow to serve over 25,000 families. Completing the circle of support for Canadian families are 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the pediatric children’s hospital, as well as the 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs in Calgary, Alberta. Follow @RMHCCanada and visit rmhc.ca for more information.

RBC GOLF

RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Brooke Henderson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ryan Palmer, Morgan Pressel, Nick Taylor, Brandt Snedeker and Mike Weir. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. For more information, visit www.rbc.com/golf.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.

Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

For more information:

Herb Fung

Coordinator, Media and Public Relations

Golf Canada

(t) 1-800-263-0009 x 258

(c) 647-709-3167

(e) hfung@golfcanada.ca

Glen Abbey Golf Club to host 2016 RBC Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, ONT. (Golf Canada) – Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., has been selected to host the 2016 RBC Canadian Open, as announced today by Golf Canada and RBC.

With the venue confirmed, the Jack Nicklaus-designed, Oakville, Ont. layout will host back to back RBC Canadian Opens, beginning this July 20-26 with the 2015 RBC Canadian Open and then again July 18-24, 2016.

For Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons, a two-year commitment to Glen Abbey will allow the tournament to build multi-year momentum in the community and deliver innovative activities to enhance the championship experience for players and spectators alike.

“Together with our partners at RBC, we are proud to announce the RBC Canadian Open will be contested at Glen Abbey Golf Club in 2016.” said Golf Canada CEO Scott Simmons.  “Glen Abbey has always been a terrific host venue for this championship and we look forward to reconnecting with fans and volunteers from Oakville and the Greater Toronto Area who have embraced the RBC Canadian Open over the years.”

“With its storied history, beautiful greens and central location, Glen Abbey has proven to be a premiere venue to host players and golf fans alike,” noted Jane Broderick, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC. “We, along with Golf Canada have worked hard to make the RBC Canadian Open a best-in-class tournament with a strong competitive field and fan engagement opportunities, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to this prestigious course.”

The RBC Canadian Open was last contested at Glen Abbey in 2013, when Team RBC’s Brandt Snedeker picked up his sixth PGA TOUR victory. That year’s event was selected as the “Most Fan-Friendly Event” by the PGA TOUR as part of their annual year-end awards.

The return to Glen Abbey through 2016 marks the first time since 2008 and 2009 that the club has hosted back to back RBC Canadian Opens.

“Since the Canadian Open was first played on this Jack Nicklaus Signature course in 1977, Glen Abbey has produced many worthy champions including Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Greg Norman, Lee Trevino, Curtis Strange and Brandt Snedeker,” said Rai Sahi, ClubLink President and CEO. ‘The Abbey’ and the Canadian Open share a special connection and we look forward to adding to that legacy through 2016.”

The 2015 edition of the event will once again raise money in support of national charity partner – Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada. To help welcome the RBC Canadian Open back to Glen Abbey, the Town of Oakville has declared July as Oakville’s Month of Sport.

Glen Abbey was owned and operated by Golf Canada from 1982 to 1998 before the property was sold to ClubLink in the fall of 1998. As the longtime home of Canada’s National Open Championship, ‘The Abbey’ hosted 22 Canadian Opens between 1977 and 2000, as well as, those in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013. Golf Canada’s head office and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum are located on the grounds of Glen Abbey Golf Club.

For information about tickets, free 17-and-under junior passes, volunteer opportunities or corporate hospitality for the 2015 RBC Canadian Open, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com.

ABOUT THE 2015 RBC CANADIAN OPEN

Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.8 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26, 2015 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw Direct, BMW Group Canada, Molson Canadian 67, WestJet, TaylorMade adidas Golf, Boston Pizza, Ballantine’s, Santa Carolina Wines and The Globe and Mail. For tickets or tournament information, please visit www.rbccanadianopen.com or call 1-800-571-6736.

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES CANADA

In 1982, Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada was founded to be the everlasting organization that would support Ronald McDonald Houses and their programs in Canada. Ronald McDonald Houses provide a place for out-of-town families to stay while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. Today, 14 Ronald McDonald Houses serve more than 20,000 families each year. Through 2015, that support is expected to grow to serve over 25,000 families. Completing the circle of support for Canadian families are 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, which provide an oasis of calm and support right inside the walls of the pediatric children’s hospital, as well as the 2 Ronald McDonald Care Mobile® programs in Calgary, Alberta. Follow @RMHCCanada and visit rmhc.ca for more information.

RBC GOLF

RBC proudly supports golf around the world through high profile relationships with the PGA TOUR and Golf Canada. RBC is the Official Banking and Financial Services partner of touring professionals Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Brooke Henderson, Matt Kuchar, Graeme McDowell, Ryan Palmer, Morgan Pressel, Nick Taylor, Brandt Snedeker and Mike Weir. As the title sponsor of both the RBC Heritage and the RBC Canadian Open, RBC also supports emerging Canadian golfers through Golf Canada’s grassroots developmental programming, their Canadian Amateur Golf Championships and high performance national team. RBC is one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies and among the largest banks in the world, as measured by market capitalization. For more information, visit www.rbc.com/golf.

GOLF CANADA – LOVE THE GAME. GROW THE GAME.

Golf Canada is the National Sports Organization and governing body for golf in Canada representing close to 310,000 golfers at more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

Media Contacts:

Dan Pino

Director, Corporate Communications

Golf Canada

(t) 1-800-263-0009 ext. 406

(c) 416-434-5525

(e) dpino@golfcanada.ca

Jackie Braden

Director, Brand & Sponsorship Communications

RBC

(t) 416-974-1724

(e) Jackie.braden@rbc.com