Canadian Tour Set for Winter Qualifying

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Canadian Tour-LargeTORONTO, Ontario --The Canadian Tour makes a return visit to Orlando, Fla., next week as Winter Qualifying School is once again staged at ChampionsGate Golf Club.
 
A total of 185 golfers representing 16 countries will take on the ChampionsGate National and International courses in the 90-hole marathon that got under way Monday. Golfers will play two rounds each at both courses before the field is reduced to the low 60 scores plus ties after Thursdays fourth round. Those remaining golfers will tee it up on Feb. 7 in the hopes of landing one of the 20 exempt or 10 non-exempt cards to be awarded for the 2003 Canadian Tour season.
 
The United States leads the way with 146 golfers, with Japan being represented by nine participants. Five Canadians will make the trip to ChampionsGate, followed by England and New Zealand with four each, Argentina with three and Mexico, France, Scotland and Brazil with two apiece. Ireland, Sweden, Spain, Finland, South Africa and Korea will each have one player in the starting field.
 
Among those slated to compete is 1986 PGA Tour B.C. Open champion Jim Hallet, as well as former tour member Richie Coughlan. Erik Compton, who played on the Buy.com (now Nationwide) Tour last season and has also represented the United States in Walker and Palmer Cup play, will also be in Orlando trying to nail down a Canadian Tour card. Former NHL star goalie Grant Fuhr, a multiple Stanley Cup champion, and NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver hope to etch their names onto the Canadian Tour roster for 2003. Patrick Damron, the brother of former Canadian Tour and current PGA Tour member Robert Damron, will look to follow in his brothers footsteps by gaining a Canadian Tour card. The starting field is also loaded with former state and provincial champions, national team members and NCAA All-Americans.
 
Last season, five grads who came out of Winter Q-school combined to win a total of seven events.
 
Following Q-school, the Canadian Tour moves west to open the 2003 campaign with a pair of events at Barton Creek in Austin, TeXas, the weeks of February 10th and 17th.
 
STARTING FIELD:
 
Allred, Jason Scottsdale, AZ
Argiro, Eduardo Argentina
Bachman, John Orlando, FL
Banks, Ben England
Benedetti, Jorge Miami, FL
Bettencourt, Matt Modesto, CA
Beyer, Cody Tucson, AZ
Bloxham, Jordan West Jordan, Utah
Boner, Brett Charlotte, NC
Bradford, George Columbia, MD
Brost, Matt Austin, TX
Brown, Michael Cheltenham, PA
Busby Jr., John St. George, UT
Byers, Aaron Albany, OR
Caldwell, Raymond San Antonio, TX
Campbell, Chris Surprise, AZ
Cannon, Brad Phoenix, AZ
Carman, Brett Claysville, PA
Centers, Derrick Somerset, KY
Chor, Michael Chandler, AZ
Cohen, Itamar Davie, FL
Compton, Erik Cleveland, OH
Corbett, Clark Long Beach, CA
Corcoran, Rob South Windsor, CT
Corson, Adam Potomac, MO
Coughlan, Richie Ireland
Coughlin, Peter Punta Gorda, FL
Cuthbertson, Phil Rocklin, CA
Dailey, John Frisco, TX
Damron, Patrick Orlando, FL
Davey, Nick New Zealand
Davidson, Graham Langholm, Scotland
Dawson, Philip Shingle Springs, CA
DeLeon, Daniel Mexico
Desjardins, Carl Ste. Catherine, QC
DiMuccio, Joey New Castle, PA
Donovan, Matt Pittsfield, MA
Douglas, Rob Stratford, ON
Duncan, TJ Carson City, NV
Edmond, Olivier France
Edmond, Pascal France
Ellis, Ryan Draper, UT
Erickson, Tyler Tempe, AZ
Evangelist, Shane Irving, TX
Flugstad, Brian Seattle, WA
Fonner, Matthew Saratoga, CA
Fosdick, Joshua Nashville, TN
Fox, Derek Draper, UT
Fribley, Chad Tualatin, OR
Fuhr, Grant Edmonton, Alta.
Gatchel, Matt Palm Harbor, FL
Gavlak, Zac Palmer, AK
Gentry, Brian Tahoe City, CA
Gibson, Scott Huntington Beach, CA
Giordano, Davidde Rochester, NY
Goik, Brent Bay City, MI
Goti, Ramiro Buenos Aires, ARG
Guilder, Tony Irvine, CA
Habig, Josh Jasper, IN
Hallet, Jim Jacksonville Beach, FL
Harnden, Brandon Portland, OR
Harrison, Jeremy Hollywood, FL
Harvey, Billy Las Vegas, NV
Hasson, Felipe Brazil
Hastings, Brad Easton, MD
Havens, David Wytheville, VA
Heffernan, John Humboldt, Sask.
Heiple, Josh Sturgis, MI
Herberth, Erik Avon Lake, OH
Hibler, Jesse Boise, ID
Higton, Jason Fresno, CA
Hodgkinson, Richard England
Holowczak, Adam Parma, OH
Hong, Chang Bethesda, CA
Horacek, Sandy Los Angeles, CA
Horowitz, Joe Long Beach, N.Y.
Hultman, Anders Sweden
Humerickhouse, Keith Boca Raton, FL
Hutsell, David Baltimore,MD
Ilic, Zoran Lakeland, FL
Irie, Norio Gardenia, CA
Jang, Jai Indio, CA
Jenkins, Steven Chesterfield, VA
Jensen, Clint Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jeong, Tae Korea
Kanesaka, Fumio Japan
Karnow, Kyle Elk Grove, CA
Kemp, Korky Greensboro, NC
Ki, Yuji Japan
Kim, Christopher Fullerton, CA
Kitts, Ben Summerfield, FL
Knudsen, Erik Orlando, FL
Koch, Shawn Howell, MI
Kuliesh, John Lewisburg, W.V.
Lacroix, Brandon Roanoke, VA
Laing, Jason New Zealand
Lane, Matthew New Zealand
Larrea, Santiago Spain
Lavoie, Ryan West Palm Beach, FL
Leao, Ivo Brazil
Lebeck, David Beaverton, OR
Lemon, Jim Madison, WI
Levy, Jon Scottsdale, AZ
Licursi, Danny Chatsworth, CA
Link, William Acton, MA
Loving, Matt Corpus Cristi, TX
Lower, Josh Englewood, FL
Maki, Peter Franklin, MA
Makino, Yuji Japan
Marino, Steve Fairfax, VA
Martin, Trey Phoenix, AZ
Mathews, Stan Monteca, CA
McAfee, Alan Germantown, TN
McCammon, Jeff Jupiter, FL
McGaha, Benji Easley, S.C.
Mikkelsen, Kris Dunwoody, GA
Miller, Michael West Alexandria, OH
Miller, Scott Royal Palm Beach, FL
Moore, Michael Mississauga, ON
Mortimer, Jamie Waterloo, ON
Nakatsuka, Kazuta Japan
Nelson, Drew Woodstock, GA
Newboldt, Tim Kihei, HI
Nomura, Eric Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Okushima, Tomoaki Japan
Oppenheim, Rob Andover, MA
Paganini, Lou Naples, FL
Parra, Chris Tequesta, FL
Patrick, David Scotland
Patterson, John Hilton Head, SC
Paul, Thomas Scottsdale, AZ
Payne, Dusty Fayetteville, GA
Peltomaki, Jyry Finland
Peluso, Todd Palm City, FL
Pereira, Jeff Trail, B.C.
Pigott, Sam Kent, England
Ping, David Ypsilanti, MI
Rodriguez, Miguel Argentina
Rohrbaugh, Doug Carbondale, CO
Rudolph, John La Jolla, CA
Saglio, Matthew Clearwater, FL
Saito, Tokuro Japan
Salinetti, Jim West Palm Beach, FL
San Gabriel, Paulo Covina, CA
Sandeman, Alex England
Sauger, Mark Cape Coral, FL
Sessions, Dean Westminster, CO
Shears, Jared Roy, UT
Shuert, Steve St. Louis, MO
Sine, Josh Springfield, OH
Slabbert, Gavin Roseville, CA
Slawson, J.D. Austin, TX
Slowinski, Matt Glen Ellyn, Il
Smith, Brandon Tucson, AZ
Smith, Lang Lakeland, TN
Snelling, Justin Boise, ID
Stevens, Kevin Menlo Park, CA
Stevens, Noah Austin, TX
Stewart, Travis Tavestown, NC
Stone, Jason Brentwood, CA
Sueki, Tsuyoshi Japan
Takacs, Brendan Clearwater, FL
Takase, Atsushi Japan
Tanaka, Dai Japan
Tassic, Don Northville, MI
Thornburg, Michael Hendersonville, NC
Tolliver, Billy Joe Shreveport, LA
Torres, Jesus Mexico
Trevino, Chris Chula Vista, CA
Van Rensburg, Morne South Africa
Veres, Mike Logan, West VA
Vitali, Peter Tequesta, FL
Vitorino, Tito Sarasota, FL
Walters, Barry Yakima, WA
Watt, James Lodi, CA
Weatherly, Scott Fort Payne, AL
Werley, CJ Coshocton, OH
Wheatcroft, Steven Tequesta, FL
Wightman, Tele Chicopee, MA
Williams, Mark New Zealand
Williamson, Lee Crawfordsville, IN
Winterer, Michael Wesley Chapel, FL
Wright, Justin Livermore, CA
Wyatt, Charles Tampa, FL
Yi, Dong Alameda, CA