Aug. 8, 2001

Mississauga, Ont. – Notre Dame sophomore golfer Gavin Ferlic, a native of South Bend, Ind., fired an eight over par 80 on Wednesday afternoon and missed the cut to move on to match play at the 97th annual Canadian Amateur Golf Championship at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club in Mississauga, Ontario.

Ferlic finished the tournament with a 153 total as he shot an opening round score of one over par 73 on Tuesday. He missed the tournament’s cut to 64 golfers for match play by four strokes. The 19-year old was one of just seven Americans to qualify in the 156-player field. He did that on Monday when he shot his first one-over par 73 on the 6,716-yard, par 72 course. Included in his opening round 73 was a hole-in-one on the par 3, 120-yard fourth hole.

The 2001 Canadian Amateur Golf Championship is run by the Royal Canadian Golf Association and consists of two days of stroke play (Tuedsay and Wednesday). The 156-golfer field is then cut to 64 for match play that will culminate with a 36-hole championship on Sunday.

Ferlic, who played his high school golf at Marian High School in Mishawaka, played his first season at Notre Dame in the 2000-01 school year. He participated in two tournaments and had a 76.67 average for the season. At Marian High School he was a four-time golf team Most Valuable Player and was an honorable mention all-state selection as a sophomore and senior.