Statement from John Slater PGA On Elimination Of Ninth Hole

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June 21,2014(ISN) – Fort McMurray – With Friday’s overnight rain continuing into Saturday morning, the 9th green at Fort
McMurray Golf Club became primarily covered with standing water and could
potentially deteriorate with regular play or continued rainfall.

The rules committee determined it would be in the best interest of the competition to eliminate the 9th
hole from play and continue with a 17-hole course.

I would like to commend the Fort McMurray Golf Club staff, especially superintendent
Jeff Hacior, for the work they have done to get the remainder of the course in good
condition leading up to and during this week.

A decision on the use of the course for the fourth round of the Syncrude Boreal Open
presented by AECON will be made at a later time.