Chun fires a seven-under second round to take lead at Ontario Juvenile Girls’ Championship at Ontario Summer Games; Travale extends lead in Boys’ Championship
Golf Ontario – MISSISSAUGA— Round two of the Ontario Juvenile Boys’ and Girls’ Championships, as part of the 2016 Ontario Summer Games, continued on Aug. 11 from BraeBen Golf Course. The second round saw some players register great scores. On the girls’ side, Richmond Hill’s Monet Chun carded a seven-under (65) to take the lead, while in the boys’ championship, Stoney Creek’s Johnny Travale finished six-under (66) to move into sole possession of first.
Chun, a Summit Golf & Country Club and Team Ontario member, entered the day in fifth place after her opening round of two-over (74). The 15-year-old had a solid front nine, finishing it at one-under, but it was her back nine where she dominated the course. Chun hit four birdies and an eagle on the back nine to finish her round bogey-free at seven-under. She now sits at five-under (74-65-139) for the tournament.
Second belongs to Port Credit’s Chloe Currie. Currie, from the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club, entered the day with the lead after a four-under (68) first round. She had a rough start with a pair of bogeys and a double on the front nine. However, she did settle down on the back nine knocking down three birdies to end the day one-over (73). She is now two back at three-under (68-73-141).
Completing the top three is London’s Isabella Portokalis. Portokalis, from West Haven Golf & Country Club and Team Ontario, was two-over through three holes, but managed to hit five birdies on the front nine. She did struggle on the back nine finishing it four-over, but ended the day one-over (73). She’s now two-over (73-73-146) for the championship.
In the boys’ championship, Travale, 15-years-old from the Hamilton Golf & Country Club, came into the day in a tie for first after a four-under (68) during day one. He took the outright lead with a great front nine that saw him hit four birdies and an eagle to head to the turn six-under. He would go on to par every hole on the back nine to end the day at six-under (66). Travale is now 10-under (68-66-134) for the tournament.
Four shots back in second is the other first-round co-leader King City’s Michael von Schalburg. The York Downs Golf & Country Club member began the day with a string of bogeys from holes three to five and was looking to make up that ground. He birdied six and eight and was one-over at the turn. On the back nine, he added four birdies and a bogey, which helped him finish the day two-under (70). That has him at six-under (68-70-138) for the championship.
Rounding out the top three is Langton’s Peyton Callens. Callens, a Team Ontario and Delhi Golf & Country Club member, began the day in fourth at two-under. He went on to shoot three-under (69) during the round, and now sits five off the lead at five-under (70-69-139).
This year the Ontario Juvenile Boys’ and Girls’ Championships are being contested as part of the 2016 Mississauga Ontario Summer Games. The final round begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m.After the second round both fields were cut. In the boys’ tournament the cut was set a 13-over (157) and 41 players advanced to the final round. As for the girls, their cut was set at 17-over (161) and 21 players will tee it up tomorrow.
For more information, including leaderboards and pairings, see the tournament sites at: https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao16/event/gao164/index.htmfor the boys’ championship and https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao16/event/gao166/index.htmfor the girls’ championship. For more information on the Ontario Summer Games, visit: https://www.osgmississauga.ca.
About the Ontario Juvenile Boys’ Championships
The Ontario Juvenile Boys’ Championship is a 54-hole competition that features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 17 competing for the Mike Weir Trophy. Notable past champions include:Josh Whalen,Brandon Ng, Tim McCutcheon, Peter R. Knechtel, Bob Panasiuk and Gary Cowan.
About the Ontario Juvenile Girls’ Championships
The Ontario Juvenile Girls’ Championship features the province’s best junior golfers under the age of 17 competing for the Sandra Post Trophy. Past champions of the event include: Sandra Post, Jessica Shepley, Alena Sharp, Stephanie Sherlock, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.
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Results for contest Boys:
1 Johnny Travale 68-66--134 -10
2 Michael von Schalburg 68-70--138 -6
3 Peyton Callens 70-69--139 -5
T4 Matthew Anderson 69-73--142 -2
T4 Tristan Renaud 71-71--142 -2
6 Kelvin Lim 73-71--144 E
7 Ewan MacBain 72-73--145 +1
T8 Joseph MacNeil 75-72--147 +3
T8 Dee Xie 72-75--147 +3
T8 Zack Mason 75-72--147 +3
T11 Eric (Joohyung) Byun 75-73--148 +4
T11 Cameron Belanger 74-74--148 +4
T11 Robbie Latter 72-76--148 +4
T14 Tyler Read 78-71--149 +5
T14 Kyle Chung 75-74--149 +5
T14 Connor Rochon 75-74--149 +5
T14 Max Wang 74-75--149 +5
T18 Yaroslav Ilyenko 74-76--150 +6
T18 Jeffrey Fang 73-77--150 +6
T20 Jack Ferguson 78-73--151 +7
T20 Carter Snowden 75-76--151 +7
T20 Kevin Taddeo 73-78--151 +7
T23 Jackson Weichel 79-73--152 +8
T23 Nicklaus Naumovski 76-76--152 +8
T23 Shawn Sehra 73-79--152 +8
T26 Daniel Li 79-74--153 +9
T26 Kevin Doran 75-78--153 +9
T26 Jacob Presutti 78-75--153 +9
T29 Ethan Johnston 74-80--154 +10
T29 Patrick Maloney 74-80--154 +10
T29 Myles Thiessen 78-76--154 +10
T29 James Hill 79-75--154 +10
T33 Wesley Gill 77-78--155 +11
T33 Luc Warnock 76-79--155 +11
T35 Craig Vanderheyden 79-77--156 +12
T35 Will McHenry 79-77--156 +12
T37 Cameron Kellett 76-81--157 +13
T37 Matthew Cho-Chu 76-81--157 +13
T37 Matt Billington 79-78--157 +13
T37 Kavith Ranchagoda 79-78--157 +13
T37 Peter Blazevic 82-75--157 +13
DID NOT FINISH
MC Eli Mathew +14
MC Tyler White +14
MC Justin Posteraro +14
MC Tyler Cunningham +15
MC Connor Munro +16
MC Jason Patrick Maloney +16
MC Joe Roy +16
MC Fletcher Anderson +17
MC Xavier Ayora +18
MC Noah Macnab +18
MC Peter MacDonald +18
MC John O'Rourke +18
MC Cody Clark +18
MC Ranen Oomen-Danckert +19
MC Luke Cowen +19
MC Maxime Narbonne +19
MC Griffin Coté +20
MC Mathew Gibson +23
MC Daniel Hinke +25
WD Jake Bryson
WD Angelo Giantsopoulos
WD Lachlan O’Hara