Doherty Earns 2012 Canadian Open Spot in Regional Qualifier

Hamilton, Ont. (Golf Canada) – The second of three RBC Canadian Open Regional Qualifiers took place Monday at Kings Forest Golf Course in Hamilton, Ont. with Greg Doherty of Mississauga, Ont. shooting a 4-under 68 to earn the champion’s exemption directly into the 2012 RBC Canadian Open, July 23-29 at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

After teeing off the 10th hole at 7:52 am in the 3rd grouping of the morning wave, Doherty posted his round under gusty conditions at Kings Forest and waited nearly 12 hours for the final afternoon groups to finish up before knowing his score would hold up.

“We had some tough weather in the morning; the wind was blowing, really gusty, which made it tough to pick clubs and figure out yardages,” said Doherty of his round which counted seven birdies and three bogeys. “I had a chance to play a practice round Thursday and I really enjoyed the golf course; it’s a great championship caliber course and you really have to be on with your irons. I finished early and the toughest thing was waiting around all afternoon but I’m really happy right now.”

Doherty, a 2010 graduate of DePaul University, won the 2003 Canadian Juvenile Championship as a 15-year old and earned Rookie of the Year honours on the Great Lakes Tour last season after turning professional in January of 2011. For Doherty, the opportunity to earn a spot in the field for Canada’s National Open Championship is a dream come true.

“It’s our National Open and it’s really exciting to represent Canada,” added Doherty, who leaves Tuesday to compete in this week’s Canadian Tour stop in Fort McMurray.  “This is a bit of a weight off my shoulders because I’ve been playing well but haven’t seen tournament results. Today I rolled the putter well and posted a good score in tough conditions. My dream is to play on the PGA Tour and I’m excited to get to Hamilton next month to see how my game stacks up.”

In addition to Doherty claiming the winner’s exemption directly into the field for Canada’s National Open Championship, 26 other players finished at 2-over 74 or better to make it through to the final Monday Qualifier of the 2012 RBC Canadian Open which will be held July 23 at Heron Point Golf Links.

A total of 143 players competed over 18 holes of stroke play at Kings Forest Golf Course in the Ontario Regional Qualifier.

Below are final results from the 2012 RBC Canadian Open Ontario Regional Qualifier at Kings Forest Golf Course in Hamilton, Ont.

1    Greg Doherty         Mississauga, ON             35-33–68 -4

2    Christopher Ross     Dundas, ON                  37-32–69 -3

T3   Josh Anderson        Murrieta, CA                36-34–70 -2

T3   David Sheman         Newmarket, ON               34-36–70 -2

T5   Victor Ciesielski    Cambridge, ON               37-34–71 -1

T5   Justin (Yongwoo) Kim Hamilton, ON                35-36–71 -1

T5   Darcy Donaldson      Marathon, ON                36-35–71 -1

T8   Branson Ferrier      Barrie, ON                  36-36–72 E

T8   Ben Silverman        Concord, ON                 36-36–72 E

T8   Ben Moser            Waterloo, ON                37-35–72 E

T8   Adam Short           Vineland, ON                39-33–72 E

T8   Dave K. Lang         Toronto, ON                 37-35–72 E

T13  Scott Samuel         Etobicoke, ON               36-37–73 +1

T13  David Cho            Oakville, ON                39-34–73 +1

T13  Ethan O’Meara        Sarnia, ON                  38-35–73 +1

T13  Zack Schnurr         Huntsville, ON              35-38–73 +1

T13  Bruce Rogerson       Brantford, ON               36-37–73 +1

T13  Ryan Terdik          Mt. Pleasant, ON            35-38–73 +1

T19  Colin Murray         Ancaster, ON                37-37–74 +2

T19  Jeremy Greville      Smithville, ON              36-38–74 +2

T19  Will Mitchell        Bowmanville, ON             36-38–74 +2

T19  Mark Wilson          Cambridge, ON               37-37–74 +2

T19  Anthony Dadamo       Windsor, ON                 38-36–74 +2

T19  Ben Ferguson         Ancaster, ON                36-38–74 +2

T19  Michael Resciniti    Maple, ON                   37-37–74 +2

T19  Daniel Payton        Markham, ON                 37-37–74 +2

T19  Keir Smith           Aurora, ON                  38-36–74 +2

DID NOT ADVANCE

T28  Matthew Ion          Burlington, ON              36-39–75 +3

T28  John Cochrane        Oakville, ON                39-36–75 +3

T28  Jon Rondeau          Maple, ON                   38-37–75 +3

T28  Jeffrey Bishop       Halifax, NS                 36-39–75 +3

T28  Jacob Patte          Oshawa, ON                  37-38–75 +3

T28  Matthew McMahon      Brockville, ON              37-38–75 +3

T28  Gari Ingertsa        Burlington, ON              37-38–75 +3

T28  Gareth Raflewski     London, ON                  39-36–75 +3

T28  Nic Mazze            Caledon East, ON            40-35–75 +3

T28  Ian Hogg             Port Carling, ON            40-35–75 +3

T28  Martin Price         Collingwood, ON             36-39–75 +3

T39  Darren Shaw          Stoney Creek, ON            35-41–76 +4

T39  John Regan           Burlington, ON              36-40–76 +4

T39  Brian Hadley         Sarnia, ON                  38-38–76 +4

T39  Johnny Hall          Langton, ON                 39-37–76 +4

T39  Nick Kenney          Toronto, ON                 39-37–76 +4

T39  John Boncoddo        Brantford, ON               36-40–76 +4

T39  Matthew Sim          Oakville, ON                37-39–76 +4

T39  Alf Callowhill       Hamilton, ON                40-36–76 +4

T47  Eric Ross            Burlington, ON              37-40–77 +5

T47  Greg Gabel           Ancaster, ON                40-37–77 +5

T47  Andrew Zanatta       London, ON                  39-38–77 +5

T47  William Mahood       Oakville, ON                39-38–77 +5

T47  Matt McKelvie        Stoney Creek, ON            40-37–77 +5

T47  Gavin Smith          Burlington, ON              38-39–77 +5

T47  Ian Ford             Sioux Lookout, ON           39-38–77 +5

T47  Jun Kim              Toronto, ON                 38-39–77 +5

T47  Luke Ovenden         Georgetown, ON              39-38–77 +5

T56  Tyson Louth          Washago, ON                 40-38–78 +6

T56  Jinwon Cho           Aurora, ON                  41-37–78 +6

T56  Danny King           Milton, ON                  37-41–78 +6

T56  Lucas Kim            Toronto, ON                 38-40–78 +6

T56  Matthew Peavoy       Bridgenorth, ON             36-42–78 +6

T56  Andrew Ledger        Toronto, ON                 38-40–78 +6

T56  Sang Hwa Lee         Toronto, ON                 41-37–78 +6

T56  Jacob Bishop         St. George, ON              40-38–78 +6

T56  Fouche Izak          South Africa                40-38–78 +6

T56  Jonathan Kwant       Burlington, ON              39-39–78 +6

T66  Mike Woodcock        Chatham, ON                 39-40–79 +7

T66  Jake Katz            Williamsville, NY           37-42–79 +7

T66  Nathan Lockey        Brantford, ON               38-41–79 +7

T66  Matthew Scobie       Ajax, ON                    41-38–79 +7

T66  Sean Bozuk           Burlington, ON              38-41–79 +7

T66  Gordon Burns         Newmarket, ON               37-42–79 +7

T66  Paul Lofgren         London, ON                  39-40–79 +7

T66  Brad Burgess         St Catharines, ON           40-39–79 +7

T66  Walter Keating       Thunder Bay                 41-38–79 +7

T75  Jim Kenesky          Waterdown, ON               43-37–80 +8

T75  Gregory Belsito      Thornhill, ON               41-39–80 +8

T75  Corey Nathan         Sarnia, ON                  42-38–80 +8

T75  John Kirkwood        Dundas, ON                  39-41–80 +8

T75  Derek McConnell      Foxboro, ON                 41-39–80 +8

T75  Chris Kucera         Windsor, ON                 39-41–80 +8

T75  Adam Craig           Stouffville, ON             35-45–80 +8

T75  Eddie Maunder        Burlington, ON              42-38–80 +8

T75  Brian Bone           Holland Landing, ON         38-42–80 +8

T75  Ryan Verrette        Georgetown, ON              40-40–80 +8

T85  Mike Greenway        London, ON                  37-44–81 +9

T85  Teejay Alderdice     Caldedon, ON                43-38–81 +9

T85  Steve Rodriguez      Ajax, ON                    39-42–81 +9

T85  Tae Woo Kim          Mississauga, ON             38-43–81 +9

T85  Greg Holmes          Ottawa, ON                  41-40–81 +9

T85  Ian Gately           Ancaster, ON                37-44–81 +9

T85  Dan Greenwood        Burlington                  40-41–81 +9

T85  Jake Montemurro      Grimsby, ON                 41-40–81 +9

T93  Kevin Liang          Markham, ON                 38-44–82 +10

T93  Philip Arci          Woodbridge, ON              42-40–82 +10

T93  Sean Burke           Mississauga, ON             41-41–82 +10

T93  Colin MacGregor      Hamilton, ON                41-41–82 +10

T93  Kyle Gibson          Caledonia, ON               41-41–82 +10

T93  Ian McAnsh           Trenton, ON                 41-41–82 +10

T93  Dan Bowling          Mooretown, ON               41-41–82 +10

T93  Yuvish Singh         Brampton, ON                39-43–82 +10

T93  Matt Abbott          Binbrook, ON                42-40–82 +10

T102 Robert Genno         Washago, ON                 42-41–83 +11

T102 Kyle Kirkland        Sauble Beach, ON            45-38–83 +11

T102 Stephen Longo        Whitby, ON                  45-38–83 +11

T102 Colin Morgan         Ridgeville, ON              45-38–83 +11

T106 James Bradshaw       Windham Centre, ON          43-41–84 +12

T106 Junho Choi           Vaughan, ON                 40-44–84 +12

T106 Jeff Young           Belle River, ON             42-42–84 +12

T106 Sebastien Keegan     Oshawa, ON                  40-44–84 +12

T106 Eric Hawerchuk       Barrie ON                   41-43–84 +12

T106 Ben Scapillati       St. Catharines, ON          47-37–84 +12

T106 Ryan Kennedy         Kingston, ON                40-44–84 +12

113  Matt Robinson        Dundas, ON                  41-44–85 +13

T114 Tom Whitaker         Woodbridge, ON              41-45–86 +14

T114 Tyler McGhie         Orangeville, ON             43-43–86 +14

T114 David Morland        Innisfil, ON                42-44–86 +14

T117 Craig Dale           East Mountain, NS           41-46–87 +15

T117 Curt Gammage         London, ON                  45-42–87 +15

T117 Gabriel Martin       Kitchener, ON               40-47–87 +15

120  Scott Douglas        Courtice, ON                44-44–88 +16

T121 Jason LaPalm         Stirling, ON                42-47–89 +17

T121 Jungyoon Kim         Toronto, ON                 46-43–89 +17

T121 Brock Rogerson       Brantford, ON               48-41–89 +17

124  Michael Millar       Stoney Creek, ON            42-48–90 +18

125  Wesley Stewart       Windsor, ON                 46-46–92 +20

T126 Jason Waller         Breslau, ON                 52-41–93 +21

T126 James Dorion         Chatham, ON                 46-47–93 +21

128  Mehdi Salemi         Missisauga, ON              48-46–94 +22

129  Christopher Leitch   Perkinsfield, ON            47-48–95 +23

130  Steve Reisch         Burlington, ON              53-43–96 +24

131  Tom Lomonte          Hamilton, ON                53-51–104 +32

 

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