CALVIN ROSS AND ALLISON CHANDLER DEFEND CN FUTURE LINKS ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
Golf Canada – Ross registers four-stroke win; Chandler completes wire-to-wire victory
FAIRVIEW, P.E.I. – The 2016 CN Future Links Atlantic Championship concluded in much the same way it began – with Calvin Ross and Allison Chandler atop their respective leaderboards. The duo successfully persevered through blustery conditions at Countryview Golf Club to defend their 2015 Junior Boys and Junior Girls titles.
Calvin Ross completed the back-to-back victory with a 1-under final-round showing. The 17-year-old emerged victorious at the 2015 edition of this event at Gowan Brae Golf Club in Bathurst, N.B. A six-birdie day kept the Fredericton, N.B., native four strokes ahead of the 84-man field for a 4-under 212 final tally.
“It feels great to repeat. I played well all week and I’m excited that my work paid off,” said Ross. “The wind was moving the ball a lot in the air and knocking it down. As long as you kept the ball in play and made some low shots, it wasn’t too bad.”
Ross will make his third appearance at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship where he hopes to deliver his best result.
“I’ve improved every year. I was happy to make the cut in my first year and last year I was T43. This year, the goal is definitely to be in the Top-10, but if I’m playing really well, I might be looking to win.”
Nine Mile Creek, P.E.I., resident Alex Taylor carded a final-round 71 to move into second-place at even-par. Kevin Chen of Stratford, P.E.I., and Shaun Margeson of Fall River, N.S., claimed shares of third at 3-over. Corner Brook, N.L., native Andrew Bruce finished fifth with a 4-over 220 performance.
Tyler Hashmi (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) defeated Luke Gavin (Peterborough, Ont.) and Aubrey Farrell (Sydney Forks, N.S.) in a one-hole playoff to emerge from a three-way tie for sixth.
Ross, Taylor, Chen, Margeson, Bruce and Hashmi have earned exemptions into the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s N.L., from August 1-4.
Allison Chandler completed her wire-to-wire Junior Girls win with a 2-over 74 final round to finish at even-par 216. The Chester, N.S., native earned a 14-stroke victory to secure her second CN Future Links Atlantic Junior Girls title in as many years.
“I think I played through the wind really well. I had a few struggles from the green, but overall I was pretty happy,” said Chandler. “The greens were a little quick today because of the wind, but the course has otherwise been in great shape the past three days.”
A T22 finish at the 2015 Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Municipal Golf Club in Yorkton, Sask., motivated Chandler throughout the week in her bid to return to the National Championship.
“With it being my last year on the Junior circuit, my goal is to finish higher than I have before. I’m just going to try and play as aggressively as I can without making too many mistakes.”
Heather McLean of Port Williams, N.S., shot 77 to move into second-place at 14-over, one-stroke ahead of Toronto’s Sarah Beqaj.
Competitors in the Top-6 in the Junior Girls division have secured their places into the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S., August 2-5. Chandler, McLean and Beqaj will be joined by Laura Jones (Moncton, N.B.), Meghan McLean (Port Williams, N.S.) and Laura Wesselius (Intervale, N.B.).
Additional information regarding the 2016 CN Future Links Atlantic Championship can be found here.
A selection of images from the competition is available for download here. When making use of the images, please credit Rudi Terstege/Golf Canada.
2016 CN FUTURE LINKS ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR BOYS DIVISION
- 1. Calvin Ross, Fredericton, NB, *71-70-71-212 -4
- 2. Alex Taylor, Nine Mile Creek, PE, *75-70-71-216 E
- 3. Shaun Margeson, Fall River, NS, *71-74-74-219 +3
- 3. Kevin Chen, Stratford, PE, *73-72-74-219 +3
- 5. Andrew Bruce, Corner Brook, NL, *75-71-74-220 +4
- 6. Tyler Hashmi, Charlottetown, PE, *77-73-71-221 +5
- 6. Luke Gavin, Peterborough, ON, *72-74-75-221 +5
- 6. Aubrey Farrell, Sydney Forks, NS, *75-72-74-221 +5
- 9. Sam Reid, Moncton, NB, *71-76-76-223 +7
- 10. Patrick Jackson, Truro, NS, *74-76-74-224 +8
- 11. Adrian Mallett, Cornwall, PE, *72-76-77-225 +9
- 12. Matthew Chandler, Chester, NS, *80-75-72-227 +11
- 12. Taylor Beckstead, Alliston, ON, *73-78-76-227 +11
- 14. Sean Garvey, Oakville, ON, *75-78-75-228 +12
- 14. Jack Anderson, Halifax, NS, *73-72-83-228 +12
- 16. Conor Savage, Dartmouth, NS, *78-77-74-229 +13
- 16. Ewan Kelly, Beaver Bank, NS, *79-75-75-229 +13
- 16. Alexandre Boudreau, Dieppe, NB, *73-78-78-229 +13
- 19. Benjamin Chassé, Fall River, NS, *79-77-74-230 +14
- 19. Andre Savoie, Dieppe, NB, *72-82-76-230 +14
- 19. Tyler White, Otonabee, ON, *75-78-77-230 +14
- 19. Mackenzie Clark, Fredericton, NB, *78-74-78-230 +14
- 19. Zackery Willis, Charlottetown, PE, *77-76-77-230 +14
- 19. Michael Simms, St. John’s, NL, *77-74-79-230 +14
- 25. Jonah Vidito, Kentville, NS, *83-75-73-231 +15
- 25. Brendan Dunphy, Whitby, ON, *77-78-76-231 +15
- 27. Daniel Bruce, Corner Brook, NL, *80-78-75-233 +17
- 27. Grant Koughan, Stratford, PE, *80-77-76-233 +17
- 27. Evan D’Angelo, St. John’s, NL, *77-77-79-233 +17
- 27. Nash Denic, St. John’s, NL, *76-78-79-233 +17
- 27. Evan Stewart, Belle River, PE, *76-77-80-233 +17
- 32. Owen Dick, Toronto, ON, *81-75-78-234 +18
- 32. Nick Dolomount, Corner Brook, NL, *78-75-81-234 +18
- 34. Teran Newell, Barrington, NS, *85-74-76-235 +19
- 34. Zachary Forsythe, Coldbrook, NS, *73-78-84-235 +19
- 34. Luke Reeves-Rollins, Freetown, PE, *75-75-85-235 +19
- 37. Stuart Earle, Woodmans Point, NB, *80-79-77-236 +20
- 37. Jake Wamboldt, Hammonds Plains, NS, *81-76-79-236 +20
- 37. Jason Poley, Stratford, PE, *76-79-81-236 +20
- 40. Danek Hadley, Bathurst, NB, *84-73-80-237 +21
- 40. Sam McNeill, Summerside, PE, *79-77-81-237 +21
- 40. Maxime Gaudet, Memramcook, NB, *78-77-82-237 +21
- 40. Liam Delehanty, Bedford, NS, *76-76-85-237 +21
- 44. Alex Hall, Charlottetown, PE, *79-81-78-238 +22
- 44. James Parsons, Almonte, ON, *76-80-82-238 +22
- 44. Jared Coyle, Manotick, ON, *78-76-84-238 +22
- 47. Isaac Darling, Rothesay, NB, *84-80-75-239 +23
- 47. Ryan MacNeil Lamswood, Stephenville, NL, *81-73-85-239 +23
- 49. Andrew Cooke, Hammonds Plains, NS, *80-83-77-240 +24
- 49. Dylan Chase, Chipman, NB, *79-82-79-240 +24
- 49. Alex LeBlanc, Dieppe, NB, *82-79-79-240 +24
- 49. Charlie DesRoches, Days Corner, PE, *83-77-80-240 +24
- 53. Ryan O’Hearn, Waverley, NS, *79-86-76-241 +25
- 53. Ben MacDonald, Bathurst, NB, *84-79-78-241 +25
- 55. Cam White, Belfast, PE, *79-81-82-242 +26
- 55. Alex Dillon, Charlottetown, PE, *80-80-82-242 +26
- 57. Colin Koughan, Stratford, PE, *81-81-81-243 +27
- 58. Logan Tramble, Bedford, NS, *86-79-79-244 +28
- 58. John Mosher, Halifax, NS, *81-81-82-244 +28
- 58. Blake Thomsen, Milton, PE, *79-83-82-244 +28
- 61. Evan Callaghan, Stellarton, NS, *85-79-81-245 +29
- 62. Michael Favier, Charlottetown, PE, *78-84-84-246 +30
- 62. Carson DeThomasis, London, ON, *85-75-86-246 +30
- 62. Brandon Ramsay, Summerside, PE, *82-79-85-246 +30
- 62. Samuel Cormier, Dieppe, NB, *79-78-89-246 +30
- 66. Jonah MacMillan, Clyde River, PE, *77-82-88-247 +31
- 67. Nathan King, Corner Brook, NL, *84-81-83-248 +32
- 67. Matt West, Bedford, NS, *79-83-86-248 +32
- 69. Alex Goodyear, New Maryland, NB, *85-80-84-249 +33
- 70. Mark Chandler, Chester, NS, *81-86-83-250 +34
- 71. Aiden Coyle, Manotick, ON, *83-86-82-251 +35
- 71. Ben Callaghan, Stellarton, NS, *79-85-87-251 +35
- 73. Noah Woodworth, Kingston, PE, *81-84-89-254 +38
- 74. Daniel Kirby, Woodstock, NB, *87-77-91-255 +39
- 75. Luke Dillon, Charlottetown, PE, *89-82-88-259 +43
- 75. Alex Gallant, Summerside, PE, *86-83-90-259 +43
- 77. Isaac Drake, Vernon Bridge, PE, *96-86-89-271 +55
- 78. Colby MacArthur, Summerside, PE, *89-92-93-274 +58
- 79. Tj MacLeod, Upton, PE, *92-90-99-281 +65
- 80. Joseph Cluney, Corner Brook, NL, *97-90-95-282 +66
- 81. Mitchell Collins, New Maryland, NB, *98-90-96-284 +68
- 82. Caleb Drake, Vernon Bridge, PE, *98-96-95-289 +73
- 83. Thierry Basque, Dieppe, NB, *98-100-101-299 +83
- 84. Carson Lund, Stratford, PE, *101-106-93-300 +84
2016 CN FUTURE LINKS ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS – JUNIOR GIRLS DIVISION
- 1. Allison Chandler, Chester, NS, *69-73-74-216 E
- 2. Heather McLean, Port Williams, NS, *77-76-77-230 +14
- 3. Sarah Beqaj, Toronto, ON, *75-82-74-231 +15
- 4. Laura Jones, Moncton, NB, *79-76-78-233 +17
- 4. Meghan McLean, Port Williams, NS, *74-78-81-233 +17
- 6. Laura Wesselius, Intervale, NB, *87-90-74-251 +35
- 7. Sarah Holt, Waterville, NB, *76-88-91-255 +39
- 8. Mackenzie Scott, Upper Hampstead, NB, *91-83-85-259 +43
- 9. Kiley MacDonald, Bedford, NS, *81-89-90-260 +44
- 10. Natasha Stasiuk, Oakville, ON, *84-93-86-263 +47
- 11. Taylor Cormier, Corner Brook, NL, *94-97-92-283 +67
- 12. Paige Hickey, Corner Brook, NL, *93-96-97-286 +70
- 13. Mackenzie Deveau, Moncton, NB, *106-100-91-297 +81
- 14. Abby Bugden, Corner Brook, NL, *131-115-127-373 +157
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