Christopher Vandette Leads by Four at Canadian Junior Boys Championship

August 13, 2019

Golf Canada - Team Québec wins inter-provincial competition; Jeevan Sihota leads Juveniles

HARTLAND, N.B. – A day after setting the course record, Christopher Vandette of Beaconsfield, Que., fired a 3-under-par 69 in the second round to increase his lead at the 81st Canadian Junior Boys Championship held at Covered Bridge Golf & Country Club.

Vandette now leads the competition by four strokes, extending the three-shot lead he had after his opening-round 62. The highlights of the 18-year-old’s round were two eagles on the 1st and 6th holes, both par-5s. The Team Canada National Junior Squad member also made three bogeys on Tuesday.

“Today, I hit the ball really well again,” said Vandette. “I putted decent, just the big difference was decisions on the course. I made a couple of really dumb mistakes, but I’m still satisfied with how I played out there.”

Carter Graf of Sylvan Lake, Alta., is in second at 9 under. The 2019 Alberta Junior champion roared up the leaderboard with four straight birdies on holes No. 5 through No. 8, on his way to a round of 4 under. 

“I got really hot halfway through the round, that kind of kick-started my round” said Graf. “I hit a lot of greens – 17 greens – so it was pretty easy and pretty stress-free. My good friend Chris is in the lead, so it’s going to be a lot of fun to play against each other and battle it out.”

Jeevan Sihota of Victoria sits in third place a 7 under. The 15-year-old carded a round of 3 under, and leads the 16-and-under Juvenile division by one stroke over Thomas Latter (Mississauga, Ont.). 

Six players are tied for fourth place at 6 under; Latter, Bennett Ruby (Waterloo, Ont.), Jace Minni (Delta, B.C.), Freddy D’Angelo (Fonthill, Ont.), Dustin Franko (Delta, B.C.) and Luc Warnock (McGregor, Ont.), the latter of whom shot the low round on Tuesday at 5 under. 

Team Québec, consisting of Vandette, Laurent Desmarchais (Longueuil, Que.) and Logan Boucher (Beaconsfield, Que.) won the 36-hole inter-provincial team competition by combining to shoot 19-under-par. Team Alberta finished runner-up, eight shots behind Québec at 11 under. 

A total of 77 players who finished 3 over or better have advanced to the final two rounds. The third round is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

In addition to the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship title, the individual champion will earn an exemption into the 2020 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Photos from Tuesday’s second round are available here. (Photo credit: Golf Canada)

2019 CANADIAN JUNIOR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND LEADERS

1. Christopher Vandette, Beaconsfield, QC, *62-69-131 -13

2. Carter Graf, Sylvan Lake, AB, *67-68-135 -9

3. Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, BC, *68-69-137 -7

4. Freddy D'Angelo, Fonthill, ON, *70-68-138 -6

4. Dustin Franko, Delta, BC, *65-73-138 -6

4. Thomas Latter, Mississauga, ON, *67-71-138 -6

4. Jace Minni, Delta, BC, *70-68-138 -6

4. Bennett Ruby, Waterloo, ON, *67-71-138 -6

4. Luc Warnock, McGregor, ON, *71-67-138 -6

10. Laurent Desmarchais, Longueuil, QC, *69-70-139 -5

10. Robbie Latter, Mississauga, ON, *71-68-139 -5

2019 CANADIAN JUVENILE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND LEADERS

1. Jeevan Sihota, Victoria, BC, *68-69-137 -7

2. Thomas Latter, Mississauga, ON, *67-71-138 -6

3. Jeffrey Fang, Newmarket, ON, *69-71-140 -4

4. Kiefer Bulau, King City, ON, Canada, *69-72-141 -3

4. Luke DelGobbo, Fonthill, ON, *71-70-141 -3

4. Cooper Lindberg, Calgary, AB, *72-69-141 -3

4. Tommy McKenzie, Calgary, AB, *69-72-141 -3

INTER-PROVINCIAL FINAL RESULTS

1. Québec – Christopher Vandette, Laurent Desmarchais, Logan Boucher, *131-138-269 -19

2. Alberta – Carter Graf, Ethan de Graaf, Brady McKinlay, *139-138-277 -11

3. Ontario – Ashton McCulloch, Dylan Henderson, Robbie Latter, *142-138-280 -8

4. Nova Scotia – Mark Chandler, Owen Mullen, Isaac MacNaughton, *137-147-284 -4

5. British Columbia – Brycen Ko, Michael Crisologo, Jackson Rothwell, *145-143-288 E

6. Manitoba – Jacob Armstrong, Neel Soni, Josh Shuster, *142-150-292 +4

7. Saskatchewan – Jace Carlisle, Steven Duchscher, Cort Tunall, *152-145-297 +9

8. New Brunswick – Pierre Luc Arsenault, Felix Boucher, Daniel Kirby, *143-156-299 +11

8. Prince Edward Island – Cam White, Justin Caron, Luke Dillon, *147-152-299 +11

10. Newfoundland and Labrador – Michael Simms, Ethan Efford, Alex Dolomount, *151-160-311 +23
 

Full scoring can be found here

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