UGA's Scott Wins Canadian Amateur Title

BADDECK, Nova Scotia - Richard Scott of Kingsville, Ontario, a member of the Georgia men¹s golf team, knocked off Jay Snyder of Vancouver 10&8 at Bell Bay Golf Club to win the 2005 Canadian Men¹s Amateur Championship on Friday.

Scott, a rising senior for the defending national champion Bulldogs, entered match play as the 52nd seed. He knocked off five higher-seeded opponents en route to the final. The 21-year old saved his best golf for the final with one of the most convincing victories in the 101-year history of the Canadian Amateur.

By advancing to the final, both Scott and Snyder (who plays collegiately fore Oregon) have earned exemptions into the PGA Tour's Bell Canadian Open Sept. 5-11 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. Scott will be returning to the site of his 2003 Canadian Amateur victory at Shaughnessy.

³It¹s always special to win a national championship and to win my second is just an incredible feeling,² Scott said. ³I played really relaxed today and just tried to draw on some of my match play experiences. This will be my third Canadian Open and Shaughnessy has a lot of special memories for me so it¹s going to be great to get back and hopefully put in a good showing.²

With the victory, Scott becomes the 12th multiple winner of the Earl Grey Cup. Among the notables include Canadian Golf Hall of Famers George S. Lyon, Moe Norman, Nick Weslock, C. Ross Somerville and Doug Roxburgh.

The victory also gives Scott¹s home club ‹ Kingsville Golf Club ‹ bragging rights. Last week, fellow Kingsville member and Georgia women¹s assistant coach Laura Matthews took home the Canadian Women¹s Amateur title.

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