Winnipeg – Winnipeg, Man., native Jay Doyle will hope to draw on a hometown edge when he vies for Canada’s most historic championship as the 47-year old shot 1-over 71 during Friday’s Final Qualifier at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club to earn his place into next week’s 110th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.
Doyle is one of five players and three Manitoba natives to earn an exemption into the storied Canadian Men’s Amateur Golf Championship. Also punching a ticket into next week’s championship are Alex Purdom of London, Ont. (+2) and Ben Bandura (+2) of Selkirk, Man. as well as Bobby Wiebe of Headingley, Man. (+3) and Russell Bowie of Mississauga, Ont. (+3).
Among the three Manitoba natives earning spots through the Final Qualifier, Bandura plays out of the host Elmhurst Golf and Country Club while Doyle plays locally out of Niakwa Country Club and Wiebe represents the Breezy Bend Country Club.
After Friday’s Final Qualifier, a total of 240 players are set to compete in the 2014 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, contested August 4-7th at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club as well as Southwood Golf and Country Club.
After the first two rounds, the field will be reduced to the low 70 players and ties for the final 36 holes of the championship finishing on Thursday, August 7th at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club.
Practice rounds are set for Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd with the opening round set to tee off on Monday, August 4th.
Admission is free to all spectators throughout the week.
For a full field list as well as starting times, live scoring and post-round results for the 110th playing of the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, click here.