Carrigan Takes Early Lead At Canadian Amateur

First round play of the 108th Canadian Men’s Amateur was suspended Tuesday night due to darkness but it is likely that the opening round lead will still be held by Alex Carrigan of Guelph, Ontario when play is completed Wednesday morning.

Carrigan posted a 6 under par score of 66 at the Camelot Golf & Country Club in Cumberland who is hosting the championship along with Club de Golf Outaoauis in Rockland.

As expected, the best amateurs in the country proved themselves in round one with 43 of the 234 players completing play on day one with rounds under par.

Carrigan, who played collegiate golf at the University of Charleston, got off to a hot start, setting the tone for his round.  He opened play on the back nine at Camelot, successfully traversing it in just 31 strokes and adding 35 on the front nine for good measure and a slim lead.

“I couldn’t ask for a better start,” said Carrigan, who tallied seven birdies on the day to hold a single-stroke advantage over Brian Churchill-Smith of Oakville, Ont. heading into second round play. “I started 3-under par through 4 holes, which threw me for a loop starting that good. It was just a really good start and I had a lot of good yardages out there, so it made decisions a lot easier.”

Carrigan, who placed T23 at the 2012 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship, noted he felt comfortable with Camelot’s layout, citing several similarities to Guelph’s Cutten Fields, his home course.

“The greens were absolutely phenomenal, speeds were just perfect,” said Carrigan. “I love the golf course. It’s a shot-maker’s golf course. I love the fact that you’ve got to be aware of the elevation changes and it’s very similar to what I deal with at the Cutten Club. It was somewhat of an easy transition because elevation changes are similar between them.”

Churchill-Smith is in sole possession of second place at 5-under par 67, while Jerry Christiansen of Saskatoon and Stephane Dubois of Brantford, Ont. are T3 at 4-under par 68. Eleven players sit T5 at 3-under par 69, including 5-time Ottawa City & District Champion Allen McGee of Kanata who was the low scorer among regional players.

After round one their are 6 regional players hovering above the cut line including McGee, Brad Boyle – 72 (Kingston), Peter Sauerbrei – 72, (Kingston), Simon Reyers – 72 (Kingston), Dwight Reinhart – 73 (Renfrew), and Max Rochette – 73 (Ottawa).

In Willingdon Cup Inter-Provincial Team Championship play, Team Alberta, comprised of Team Canada Development Squad member Riley Fleming of Airdrie, Alta., Jordan Irwin of Calgary and Craig Gibson of Brooks, Alta., sits tied with the defending champion Team Ontario squad of Choi, Hughes and former Team Canada member Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., at 3-under par 141 ahead of today’s final round of inter-provincial team competition.

Team British Columbia, comprised of Kwon, Team Canada National Squad member Charlie Hughes of Burnaby, B.C., and Brian Jung of Pitt Meadows, B.C., is third at 1-under par 143, two shots off the lead.

The 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship resumes Wednesday, August 8, 2012, with the completion of first-round play at Camelot beginning at 7 a.m. (EST). Second-round action will commence at 7:30 a.m. (EST) at both Camelot and Club de golf Outaouais. Rounds 3 and 4 will be contested solely at Camelot Golf and Country Club with the champion being crowned on Friday, August 10.

At the conclusion of play on Wednesday, the field will be cut to the low 70 players and ties and Golf Canada will also crown the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship Inter-Provincial Team champion.

Starting times, post-round results, full field list and live scoring are available here.

 

The following are opening-round scores for the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship for Tuesday, August 7, 2012:

1. Alex Carrigan, Guelph, ON, 35-31-66 -6

2. Brian Churchill-Smith, Oakville, ON, 35-32-67 -5

3. Jerry Christiansen, Saskatoon, SK, 35-33-68 -4

3. Stephane Dubois, Brantford, ON, 34-34-68 -4

5. Nathan Clark, Dublin, OH, 32-37-69 -3

5. Mathieu Perron, St. Hubert, QC, 37-32-69 -3

5. Jordan Irwin, Calgary, AB, 35-34-69 -3

5. Stéphane Boudreau, Dieppe, NB, 34-35-69 -3

5. Ryan Borg, Orangeville, ON, 34-35-69 -3

5. Allen McGee, Kanata, ON, 35-34-69 -3

5. Kevin Kwon, Pitt Meadows, BC, 35-34-69 -3

5. Raoul Menard, Ange-Gardien, QC, 35-34-69 -3

5. Anthony DeGol, Hollidaysburg, PA, 36-33-69 -3

5. Patrick Barrett, Pinehurst, NC, 35-34-69 -3

5. Chris Hemmerich, Kitchener, ON, 34-35-69 -3

16. Marc Cousineau, Ste-Thérèse, QC, 37-33-70 -2

16. Alexander Turner, Toronto, ON, 34-36-70 -2

16. David Rose, West Vancouver, BC, 34-36-70 -2

16. Jake McNulty, Port Perry, ON, 33-37-70 -2

16. Hugo Bernard, Mont-st-hilaire, QC, 35-35-70 -2

16. Albin Choi, Toronto, ON, 35-35-70 -2

16. Daniel Morgan, Australia, 35-35-70 -2

16. Trevor Simsby, Carlsbad, WA, 32-38-70 -2

16. Alex Edfort, Somerset, NJ, 36-34-70 -2

16. Justin Shin, Pitt Meadow, BC, 35-35-70 -2

16. James White, Acworth, GA, 34-36-70 -2

16. Mark Mumford, Rye, NY, 36-34-70 -2

28. James Fahy, Vancouver, BC, 37-34-71 -1

28. Sam Barber, North Bay, ON, 38-33-71 -1

28. Paul Lang, Ancaster, ON, 35-36-71 -1

28. Derek East, Winnipeg, MB, 36-35-71 -1

28. Glenn Robinson, Lower Sackville, NS, 35-36-71 -1

28. Jonny Baxter, Pleasanton, CA, 35-36-71 -1

28. Josh Wytinck, Glenboro, MB, 35-36-71 -1

28. Corey Conners, Listowel, ON, 33-38-71 -1

28. Mathew Perry, New Zealand, 36-35-71 -1

28. Blair Hamilton, Burlington, ON, 34-37-71 -1

28. Scott Malo, Calgary, AB, 35-36-71 -1

28. Julien Proulx, Québec, QC, 37-34-71 -1

28. Daniel Kim, Toronto, ON, 35-36-71 -1

28. Charlie Phillips, Mt. Vernon, OH, 37-34-71 -1

28. Mark Valliere, Courtenay, BC, 33-38-71 -1

28. Carl Jonson, Bainbridge Island, WA, 34-37-71 -1

44. Dustin Yeager, Chemainus, BC, 33-39-72 E

44. Dave Hemstad, Toronto, ON, 36-36-72 E

44. Bryan Scott, Victoria, BC, 38-34-72 E

44. Kody Fry, Grand Valley, ON, 35-37-72 E

44. Peter Sauerbrei, Kingston, ON, 36-36-72 E

44. Zach MacDougall, Vernon, BC, 34-38-72 E

44. Harris Bundy, Toronto, ON, 33-39-72 E

44. Ryan DenBraber, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, 38-34-72 E

44. Riley Fleming, Airdrie, AB, 36-36-72 E

44. Charles Cote, Thetford, QC, 32-40-72 E

44. Mackenzie Hughes, Dundas, ON, 35-37-72 E

44. Nicolas Fortin, Quebec City, QC, 37-35-72 E

44. Nicholas Maruri, Miami, FL, 36-36-72 E

44. Thomas Dunne, Dublin, OH, 36-36-72 E

44. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, 32-40-72 E

44. Simon Reyers, Kingston, ON, 36-36-72 E

44. Taylor Pendrith, Richmond Hill, ON, 35-37-72 E

44. Matt Williams, Calgary, AB, 35-37-72 E

44. Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, CA, 37-35-72 E

63. John Boncoddo, Brantford, ON, 36-37-73 +1

63. Dwight Reinhart, Renfrew, ON, 36-37-73 +1

63. John Mlikotic, Kelowna, BC, 36-37-73 +1

63. Brad Boyle, Kingston, ON, 35-38-73 +1

63. Traynor Turkiewicz, Brantford, ON, 38-35-73 +1

63. Max Gilbert, Saint-Georges, QC, 36-37-73 +1

63. Jean-Philip Cornellier, Laval, QC, 36-37-73 +1

63. Aaron Pauls, Chilliwack, BC, 38-35-73 +1

63. James Krantz, Oshawa, ON, 36-37-73 +1

63. Craig Gibson, Brooks, AB, 36-37-73 +1

63. Max Rochette, Ottawa, ON, 36-37-73 +1

63. Patrick Murphy, Crossfield, AB, 37-36-73 +1

63. Jack Wood, Banff, AB, 34-39-73 +1

63. Adam Svensson, Surrey, BC, 35-38-73 +1

63. Matt Rawitzer, Bellingham, WA, 35-38-73 +1

63. Scott Landreth, Stratford, ON, 35-38-73 +1

63. Steven Diack, Coquitlam, BC, 36-37-73 +1

80. Duncan Bohlen, Maple Ridge, BC, 39-35-74 +2

80. Zackery Secord, Midland, ON, 35-39-74 +2

80. Jeff Hunter, Thunder Bay, ON, 35-39-74 +2

80. Clayton Presant, Kingston, ON, 36-38-74 +2

80. Scott Lowe, Calgary, AB, 36-38-74 +2

80. Christopher Magi, Montreal, QC, 40-34-74 +2

80. Spencer Berk, London, ON, 38-36-74 +2

80. Sang Gyun Lee, Calgary, AB, 37-37-74 +2

80. Zachary Griffiths, Red Deer, AB, 36-38-74 +2

80. Brendan Leonard, Cambridge, ON, 36-38-74 +2

80. Charlie Hughes, Burnaby, BC, 39-35-74 +2

80. Luke Ovenden, Georgetown, ON, 38-36-74 +2

80. Troy Bulmer, Saskatoon, SK, 38-36-74 +2

80. Fraser Wilkin, New Zealand, 37-37-74 +2

94. Darren Whitehouse, Langley, BC, 39-36-75 +3

94. Corbin Adams, Edmonton, AB, 39-36-75 +3

94. Charles Fitzsimmons, Toronto, ON, 39-36-75 +3

94. Brett Nymeyer, Stratford, ON, 40-35-75 +3

94. Arnold Johnson, Brampton, ON, 35-40-75 +3

94. Alex Jones, DeWitt, MI, 37-38-75 +3

94. Braeden Cryderman, Huntsville, Ontario, 37-38-75 +3

94. Matthew Procyshen, Yorkton, SK, 39-36-75 +3

94. Kyle Mossfeldt, Calgary, AB, 36-39-75 +3

94. Cody MacKay, Charlottetown, PE, 38-37-75 +3

94. Kyle Hampsey, Lincoln, NB, 38-37-75 +3

94. Brian Jung, Pitt Meadows, BC, 38-37-75 +3

94. Sam Love, Trussville, AL, 38-37-75 +3

94. Ben Warnquist, Rockville, MD, 35-40-75 +3

108. Maxime Marengere, Chelsea, QC, 38-38-76 +4

108. Robert Mustard, Ottawa, ON, 36-40-76 +4

108. Louis Seguin, Gatineau, QC, 38-38-76 +4

108. Gerry MacDonald, Chestermere, AB, 40-36-76 +4

108. Russell Bowie, Mississauga, ON, 38-38-76 +4

108. Shawn Langlois, Danville, QC, 38-38-76 +4

108. Michael Nedoszytko, Toronto, ON, 35-41-76 +4

108. Zachary Kempa, Brantford, ON, 37-39-76 +4

108. Martin O’Brien, O’Leary, PE, 36-40-76 +4

108. Nasheel Kassam, Vancouver, BC, 39-37-76 +4

108. Tyson Louth, Washago, ON, 39-37-76 +4

108. Brock Robillard, Calgary, AB, 40-36-76 +4

108. Bryce Barr, Winnipeg, MB, 39-37-76 +4

108. Kieran Standen, Edmonton, AB, 38-38-76 +4

108. Carson Kallis, Red Deer, AB, 36-40-76 +4

108. Andrew McCain, Australia, 37-39-76 +4

108. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, 39-37-76 +4

108. Mitch Sutton, London, ON, 37-39-76 +4

108. Bryan Lichimo, North Vancouver, BC, 38-38-76 +4

108. Clement Kurniawan, Boiling Springs, NC, 39-37-76 +4

108. Darren Day, Victoria, BC, 39-37-76 +4

108. Gajan Sivabalasingham, Ballantrae, ON, 38-38-76 +4

108. Emmett Oh, Calgary, AB, 41-35-76 +4

131. Luke Atack, Hamilton, ON, 41-36-77 +5

131. Daley Byles, Barrie, ON, 41-36-77 +5

131. Stuart Lenehan, Dartmouth, NS, 40-37-77 +5

131. Dave Shellington, Charlottetown PEI, 37-40-77 +5

131. Jordan Arndt, Saskatoon, SK, 39-38-77 +5

131. Adam Smalley, Newmarket, ON, 37-40-77 +5

131. Bobby Wiebe, Headingley, MB, 38-39-77 +5

131. Christian Elliott, Port Perry, ON, 34-43-77 +5

131. Garth Collings, Matlock, MB, 42-35-77 +5

131. Ryan McCormick, Middleton, NJ, 39-38-77 +5

131. Kyle Kmiecik, Fishers, IN, 38-39-77 +5

131. Michael Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL, 39-38-77 +5

131. Jesse Gibson, Saskatoon, SK, 39-38-77 +5

131. Bradlee Jones, Vernon, BC, 40-37-77 +5

131. Nicholas Scrymgeour, Cochrane, AB, 40-37-77 +5

131. Brandon Ng, Toronto, ON, 40-37-77 +5

131. Russ Passmore, Ottawa, ON, 41-36-77 +5

131. Austin Kelly, Chatham, ON, 35-42-77 +5

149. Colin Manning, Riverview, NB, 41-37-78 +6

149. Matthieu Kennis, Gatineau, QC, 37-41-78 +6

149. Jeremy Demers, Whitby, ON, 38-40-78 +6

149. Quinn Vilneff, Amherstburg, ON, 38-40-78 +6

149. Matt Haddad, Qualicum, BC, 38-40-78 +6

149. Scott Friars, Quispamsis, NB, 39-39-78 +6

149. Luca Michielli, St-Lazare, QC, 39-39-78 +6

149. Jake McLaren, Midhurst, ON, 40-38-78 +6

149. Jamie Cherutti, Aurora, ON, 39-39-78 +6

149. Peter Willis, Aurora, ON, 38-40-78 +6

149. David Pinkerton, Georgetown, ON, 40-38-78 +6

149. Michael Belle, Burnaby, BC, 40-38-78 +6

149. Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation, SK, 41-37-78 +6

149. Mitch Bach, Sundre, AB, 40-38-78 +6

149. Sonny Michaud, Rouyn Noranda, QC, 40-38-78 +6

149. Tim Yorke, Kensington, PE, 39-39-78 +6

149. Tyler Frank, Saskatoon, SK, 40-38-78 +6

149. Aaron Crawford, Calgary, AB, 37-41-78 +6

149. Brett Pasula, Red Deer, AB, 38-40-78 +6

149. Jesse Skelton, St. Francois Xavier, MB, 37-41-78 +6

149. Brad Altenhoff, Burlington, ON, 41-37-78 +6

149. Michael Culin, Plano, TX, 38-40-78 +6

149. Dany Munger, Val-des-Monts, QC, 39-39-78 +6

172. Philip Westfall, Gatineau, QC, 42-37-79 +7

172. Keaton Jones, Kitchener, ON, 37-42-79 +7

172. Sean Bozuk, Burlington, ON, 40-39-79 +7

172. Shea Varty, Port Perry, ON, 41-38-79 +7

172. Ryan Werre, Redcliff, AB, 41-38-79 +7

172. Peter Van Wezel, Lasalle, ON, 36-43-79 +7

172. Adrian Forgie, Saint John, NB, 39-40-79 +7

172. Ryan Willoughby, Chelmsford, ON, 39-40-79 +7

172. Alexander Cartwright, Victoria, BC, 41-38-79 +7

172. Connor Richey, Roberts Creek, BC, 38-41-79 +7

172. Josh Bamberger, Waterloo, ON, 39-40-79 +7

172. Spencer Harris, Winnipeg, MB, 37-42-79 +7

172. Tony Ko, Langley, BC, 39-40-79 +7

172. Daniel Cluney, Corner Brook, NL, 39-40-79 +7

172. Ben Stevenson, Orleans, ON, 38-41-79 +7

172. Joaquin Lolas, Peru, 39-40-79 +7

172. Ryan Curran, Thornton, ON, 41-38-79 +7

172. Nikashantess Penashue, Sheshatshiu, NL, 42-37-79 +7

172. Aaron Cockerill, Gunton, MB, 38-41-79 +7

172. David Torres, Colombia, 37-42-79 +7

172. Matt Gallupe, Dartmouth, NS, 36-43-79 +7

172. Greg MacAulay, Stratford, PE, 41-38-79 +7

172. Jordan Fenwick, Carlyle, SK, 39-40-79 +7

195. Matthew Steger, North Vancouver, BC, 37-43-80 +8

195. Brett Geiser, Markham, ON, 44-36-80 +8

195. Binupa Wijesinghe, Brampton, ON, 41-39-80 +8

195. Greg Mazerolle, Fredricton, NB, 36-44-80 +8

195. Gord Halley, Halifax, NS, 39-41-80 +8

195. Russell Budd, Toronto, ON, 39-41-80 +8

195. Paul Gortnar, Mississauga, ON, 40-40-80 +8

195. Martin Carré, Gatineau, QC, 40-40-80 +8

195. Andrew MacPherson, Elmsdale, NS, 41-39-80 +8

195. Simon McInnis, Toronto, ON, 43-37-80 +8

195. Michel Landry, Saint John, NB, 39-41-80 +8

195. Graham Baillargeon, Mississauga, ON, 39-41-80 +8

195. Santiago Tobon, Colombia, 39-41-80 +8

195. Daniel Pow, Calgary, AB, 42-38-80 +8

209. Robert Ellis, St. Catharines, ON, 44-37-81 +9

209. Chris Willis, Toronto, ON, 40-41-81 +9

209. Charlie Boyechko, Winnipeg, MB, 42-39-81 +9

209. Colton Dorion, Surrey, BC, 40-41-81 +9

209. Nathan Peters, St. John’s, NL, 36-45-81 +9

209. Matthew Tibbo, Corner Brook, NL, 39-42-81 +9

209. Blair Bursey, Gander, NL, 43-38-81 +9

209. John Schurman, Summerside, PE, 40-41-81 +9

217. Jesse Pedersen, Kamloops, BC, 41-41-82 +10

217. Evan Littlefield, Thunder Bay, ON, 42-40-82 +10

217. Spencer Ewart, Victoria, BC, 43-39-82 +10

217. Robert Sakamoto, Lethbridge, AB, 46-36-82 +10

217. Eric Locke, Digby, NS, 46-36-82 +10

217. Justin Richard, Dieppe, NB, 44-38-82 +10

223. Andres Llorente, Colombia, 43-40-83 +11

224. Michael Blair, Burlington, ON, 43-41-84 +12

224. Michael Lancaster, Ancaster, ON, 39-45-84 +12

224. Jonathan Clark, Orchard Park, NY, 42-42-84 +12

227. Lee Haney, Victoria, BC, 42-43-85 +13

227. Devin DeBay, Halifax, NS, 45-40-85 +13

229. Adam Shaw, Richmond Hill, ON, 43-43-86 +14

229. Robert Favaro, McGregor, ON, 44-42-86 +14

229. Nathan Komsa, Windsor, ON, 43-43-86 +14

232. Gaston Payer, Rockland, ON, 39-48-87 +15

233. Scott Benstead, Chilliwack, BC, 42-46-88 +16

234. Alexis Gemme Piacente, Montreal, QC,

234. Un Cho, Ancaster, ON,

234. Mathieu Gingras, Moncton, NB,

234. Tyler Saunders, Sturgeon County, AB,

234. Jacob Gould, Carmel, IN,

234. Sean Carlino, Hamilton, ON,

234. Jens Talbert, Little Rock, AR,

 

The following are opening-round Inter-Provincial team scores for the 2012 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship – Willingdon Cup competition for Tuesday, August 7, 2012:

 

1. Team Alberta                                                71-70-141 -3

1. Team Ontario                                                68-73-141 -3

3. Team British Columbia                              74-69-143 -1

4. Team Quebec                                               69-75-144 E

5. Team Manitoba                                           77-71-148 +4

6. Team Nova Scotia                                       71-79-150 +6

7. Team New Brunswick                                78-73-151 +7

8. Team Saskatchewan                                 79-76-155 +11

9. Team Newfoundland and Labrador     81-75-156 +12

10. Team Prince Edward Island                   80-77-157 +13

 

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