Lepp Repeats as Canada's Top Male Amateur Golfer

Dec. 29, 2004

Seattle - Washington junior golfer James Lepp has been named The Royal Canadian Golf Association's (RCGA) top male amateur golfer for 2004. A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Lepp earned the award for the second straight year.

The 21 year-old Lepp, captured back-to-back Canadian Junior titles in 2001 and 2002 and won the B.C. Amateur Championship an impressive three years in a row (2002- 2004).

The RCGA's National Order of Merit was established in 1999 to recognize the achievements of Canada's top amateur golfers. The ranking system helps identify top performing amateurs for the RCGA Player Development Program, training opportunities and international competitions.

Lepp totaled 957.5 points in the National Order of Merit standings. The next closest golfer had just 700 points.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 300,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships.

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