MYLES Sullivan's successful bid for the Players Cup on Monday brings to 10 the number of Manitoba players in the Canadian Tour event.
Sullivan will join CanTour members Matt Johnston, Tyler Mancini and Scott Loewen as well as local exemptions Geoff Kehler of St. Boniface, Manitoba junior champ Ryan Sholdice of Bel Acres, Pine Ridge pro Shane Dick, Manitoba Amateur runner-up Josh Wytinck of Pine Ridge, former champ Rob McMillan and 16-time Pine Ridge club champ Todd Teplitski.
Kagasaki, 15, gets spot
THE set field for the Players Cup is always a fluid entity until Thursday's opening round.
With Canadian Matt Hill's playoff victory Sunday in Saskatoon, tournament organizers here had an extra exemption to play with and decided to award it to 15-year-old Japanese pro Kota Kagasaki.
Kagasaki, now living on Australia's Gold Coast, was slated to play the Monday qualifier but received his good news just hours before his scheduled tee time.
Kagasaki earned a conditional CanTour card last winter. When he was 13, he played a nine-hole exhibition match against Tiger Woods.
He missed the cut last week in Saskatoon.
Rumble tee times
TEE times for today's Free Press Rumble at the Ridge Celebrity Classic, listing celebrity and Canadian Tour professional of the four-man teams. Teams to be captained by Jonathan Toews and Shane Hnidy (Admission to the course is included in Players Cup weekly passes)
10:30 a.m. Joe Aiello, Kent Eger
10:40 a.m. Kerry Burtnyk, Michael Gligic
10:50 a.m. Kevin Clark, Joe Panzeri
11 a.m. Obby Kahn, Alan McLean
11:10 a.m. Nolan Baumgartner, John Ellis
11:20 a.m. Mike Stone, Hugo Leon
11:30 a.m. Zach Bogosian, Matt Johnston
11:40 a.m.Shane Hnidy, Corey Renfrew
11:50 a.m. Jonathan Toews, Roger Sloan
10:30 a.m. Ab McDonald, Brian Unk
10:40 a.m. Brian Munz, Will Strickler
10:50 a.m. Dave Manson, Dan Buchner
11 a.m. Cathy Overton, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
11:10 a.m. Matt Calvert, Andrew Roque
11:20 a.m. Troy Westwood, Danny Sahl
11:30 a.m. Ryan Reaves, Andy Matthews
11:40 a.m. Mark Stone, Cody Slover
11:50 a.m. Travis Hamonic, Brian Prouty