Burlington’s Young within striking distance of leader at Mid Amateur


Burlington’s Matthew Ion Young finds himself in a four-way tie for seventh place, but just five strokes back of the leader at the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship.

Young goes into Friday’s third round with a two-day total of 143 (74-69) to trail leader Terry O’Brien of Barrie who sits at 139.

Young tops the local entries playing at the par-72, 7,011 yard Pinegrove Country Club in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu (Quebec). Other Hamilton area golfers who survived the cut at 155 include Justin Fluit, Cambridge (75-71); David Shaw, Stoney Creek (74-73); Jim McNeil, Beamsville (78-74); Jeff Ollinger, Dundas (80-74); and Greg Adoranti, Stoney Creek (74-81).

Those missing the cut were Bill Lipsett, Beamsville (79-77); Ryan Delisle, Hamilton (80-78); Robert O’Hagan, Paris (80-81); Paul Bailey, Oakville (83-79).

Defending champion Rob Collins of Yarmouth (Nova Scotia) is tied with four others in 19th at 147 while 2003 champion Garth Collings from Matlock (Manitoba) sits tied for 16th position with two others.

The Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship is open to all male amateur golfers who have reached the age of 25 by August 22, 2006.

The Mid-Masters championship is open to all male amateur golfers who have reached the age of 40 by August 22, 2006.