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Neil Korchinski named one of GNC's Captains.

Calgary, AB (AP) – Neil Korchinski will be captain of a Gem’s Newton Cup team.

The 27-year-old Korchinski made himself available for the job less than two weeks ago and was chosen Thursday over Colin Tough & Matthew Armour.

The announcement followed a meeting of the GNC Tour Tournament Committee, whose recommendation of Korchinski was accepted immediately by the GNC Committee.

"It's a fabulous honor to be named captain," Korchinski said.

Paul Newton, Larry Gems, and Trevor Zeck will also captain at the 2004 GNC, when the format changes to 4 teams in 2004.

Korchinski has played in 2 GNC tournaments, with a record of 4 wins, 6 losses and 2 ties. He made his Cup debut in 2002 and was part of the winning team in 2003.

"I've never made a secret of how much I enjoy being part of the Gems Newton Cup, and to be a captain makes me very proud, especially as the first Ukranian golfer to hold this prestigious honor," he said.

"I am looking forward to the challenge of captaining the a team at Radium," Korchinski said. “I believe I have a solid appreciation of what it will take to be the a GNC captain at the Radium Resort course.

Armour and Tough were the only other players to put their names forward.

Niles appointment brought immediate approval.

"I think he was the obvious choice because of his play in previous tournaments said Paul Newton, a fellow captain in 2004. "He will bring to the captaincy all the qualities he has shown on the the golf course, gritty determination to get the job done and leaving no stone unturned in his search for perfection."

Armour expected Korchinski’s selection.

"He is probably the best man anyway," Armour said.

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