Four Share the Lead After First Round of Canadian Junior Boys Championship
Golf Canada – McKinlay, George, Ruby and Duquette carded 3 under to lead after 18 holes at Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club Jace Minni of Delta, B.C., leads the juvenile division; Team Ontario leads inter-provincial teams – MEDICINE HAT, Alta. – Daniel George, Bennett Ruby, William Duquette and Brady McKinlay fired matching 68s to share the lead after the first round of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club on Monday.
Two of the co-leaders — Duquette of Laval, Que., and Ruby of Waterloo, Ont., — recorded an eagle in their first round.
“My eagle was pretty sweet. It was all over the pin and then it just spun around and went right back into the cup.” ” said Ruby with a laugh. “I didn’t realize I made the shot until I saw my mom pointing at it.”
After starting on the back-nine and firing an eagle on his second hole, Duquette remained pretty consistent.
“It was a pretty good round. I hit the ball pretty well, my putter could have been a bit more consistent, but overall it was good,” said Duquette after his first round. “This is my third Canadian Junior Boys Championship and it’s always a nice tournament to play in with all the best players in Canada.”
McKinlay of Lancombe, Alta., and George of Richmond Hill, Ont., round out the four heading into Tuesday’s round with a one-stroke lead.
In the 16-and-under juvenile division, Jace Minni sits atop of the leaderboard 2 under. Last year’s juvenile division winner, Team Canada’s Christopher Vandette, sits one-shot back with a piece of second alongside Spencer Grainger and Luca Ferrara.
Team Ontario leads the inter-provincial competition after the team consisting of Nolan Piazza, Matthew Anderson and Luc Warnock shot a combined 1 over. Team Quebec and Alberta are tied for second at 2 over.
In addition to the 2018 Canadian Jr Boys Championship title, the individual champion will earn an exemption into the 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at from Aug. 6-9.
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2018 CANADIAN JR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERS
1. Brady McKinlay, Lacombe, AB, *34-34-68 -3
1. Daniel George, Richmond Hill, ON, *36-32-68 -3
1. Bennett Ruby, Waterloo, ON, *37-31-68 -3
1. William Duquette, Laval, QC, *36-32-68 -3
5. Jace Minni, Delta, BC, *35-34-69 -2
5. Tristan Renaud, Sudbury, ON, *33-36-69 -2
2018 CANADIAN JR BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP JUVENILE DIVISION
1. Jace Minni, Delta, BC, *69 -2
2. Spencer Grainger, Port Hope, ON, *70 -1
2. Christopher Vandette, Beaconsfield, QC, *70 -1
2. Luca Ferrara, Toronto, ON, *-70 -1
5. Gerry Mei, North York, ON, *-71 E
1. Nolan Piazza, Grand Niagara GC, Matthew Anderson, Credit Valley Golf & Coun, Luc Warnock, Essex G & CC, *73-70-143 +1
2. Christopher Vandette, Summerlea G&CC, Logan Boucher, Summerlea G&CC, Laurent Desmarchais, Vallée du Richelieu, *69-75-144 +2
2. Chandler McDowell, Innisfail Golf and, Ty Steinbring, Barrhead, Korbin Allan, Strathmore, *73-71-144 +2
4. Song Bai, Marine Drive GC, Joel Veenstra, Smithers G&CC, Michael Crisologo, Marine Drive GC, *74-73-147 +5
5. Ryan McMillan, Elmhurst G&CC, Jacob Armstrong, St. Boniface GC, Josh Shuster, Pine Ridge GC, *75-73-148 +6
6. Matthew Bonnell, Blomidon, Ryan McNeil Lamswood, Harmon Seaside Links, Michael Simms, Clovelly Golf, *75-74-149 +7
7. Nathan Hogan, Miramichi, Daniel Kirby, Covered Bridge, Maxime Gaudet, Fox Creek Golf Club, *78-72-150 +8
8. Tyler Hashmi, Belvedere G&CC, Michael Favier, Belvedere G&CC, Sam McNeill, Green Gables GC, *74-79-153 +11
8. Shaun Margeson, Oakfield CC, Mark Chandler, Chester GC, Andrew Cash, The Lakes GC, *75-78-153 +11
10. Josh Nagy, Riverside CC, Bradley Moser
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