McLaughlin, D’Angelo continue to lead at Juvenile Championships
Golf Ontario – CAMLACHIE — The second rounds of the Ontario Juvenile Boys’ and Girls’ Championships are in the books and familiar names remain at the top of the leaderboard. It was another beautiful day at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort in Camlachie on Aug. 16 and the opening-round leaders seemed to agree. Markham’s Hailey McLaughlin remains in top spot in the girls’ championship, while Fonthill’s Freddy D’Angelo continues to lead the way for the boys.
McLaughlin, from Cedar Brae Golf Club, began the day with a one-shot lead. The Team Ontario member started well with a birdie on the opening hole but a pair of bogeys had her one-over at the turn. She went two-over after a bogey on the 12th but ended the day with an eagle on the 18th to finish at even par (71). That kept her tournament total at one-under (70-71-141). McLaughlin will carry her lead into tomorrow’s final round where the 2016 Ontario Junior Girls’ Match Play Champion will look to add another provincial title.
Sitting in second spot is another Team Ontario member, Markham’s Victoria Zheng. Zheng, from Station Creek Golf Club, entered the day with a share of second place after an even par (71) in the opening round. She would go on to repeat the feat, carding one bogey and one birdie to remain even for the championship (71-71-142).
Third spot belongs to North Gower’s Dylann Armstrong. Armstrong started the round four-shots off the lead thanks to a three-over (74) in the first round. She went on to have the low round of the day at two-under (69). Armstrong found herself even after 13 holes but went on to add birdies on 16 and 18 to finish two-under. She is now one-over (74-69-143) for the tournament.
After the round the girls’ field was cut to the lowest 20 scores. The cut was set at 24-over (166).
In the Juvenile Boys’ Championship, D’Angelo, fromLookout Point Country Club, looked to follow up his five-under (66) opening round with another solid round. After going birdie-bogey on the fourth and fifth holes, D’Angelo dropped a second birdie on the eighth and made the turn at one-under. He added birdies on the 14th and 16th to finish the round three-under (68). That pushed him to eight-under (66-68-134) for the championship. D’Angelo, who was runner-up at the Ontario Junior Boys’ Match Play Championship just a few weeks ago, will have the chance to lift provincial hardware when he take a three-shot lead into tomorrow’s final round.
Second place belongs to Ottawa’s Romi Dilawri. Dilawri had an interesting second round after an opening round of three-under (68). He found himself two-under early with birdies on two and three. However, bogeys on five and seven brought him back to even. He would hit back-to-back birdies on eight and nine to head to the back nine two-under. After a bogey and a double, Dilawri went birdie, eagle, bogey, birdie on the final four holes to end the back nine even and the day two-under (69). With that he moved to five-under (68-69-137) for the tournament.
Two players, Ottawa’s Max Dragon and Mississauga’s Thomas Latter, currently sit in a tie for third. Dragon, from the Marshes Golf Club, entered the day even and fired a three-under (68) and now sits three-under for the championship (71-68-139). As for Latter, from Credit Valley Golf & Country Club, he began the day one-under and shot a two-under (69) to move to three-under for the tournament (70-69-139).
After the round the field was cut to the lowest 40 scores and ties. The cut was set at 12-over (154) and 43 players advanced to the final round.
The final round gets underway tomorrow morning at 7:30 a.m. and spectators are invited to Sawmill Creek to take in the action. For complete tournament information, including leaderboards and pairings, see the tournament sites at: https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao17/event/gao177/index.htm for the Boys’ Championship and https://gao.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/gao17/event/gao178/index.htm for the Girls’ Championship.
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 Freddy D'Angelo 66-68--134 -8
2 Romi Dilawri 68-69--137 -5
T3 Max Dragon 71-68--139 -3
T3 Thomas Latter 70-69--139 -3
T5 Robbie Latter 73-67--140 -2
T5 Peter Blazevic 69-71--140 -2
T7 Tristan Renaud 72-69--141 -1
T7 Michael Ikejiani 74-67--141 -1
T7 Luca Carestia 69-72--141 -1
T10 Cody Clark 72-70--142 E
T10 Luc Warnock 71-71--142 E
T12 Zachary Wylie-Kos 70-73--143 +1
T12 Josh DiCarlo 72-71--143 +1
T12 Ethan Cardwell 67-76--143 +1
T12 Kyle Chung 70-73--143 +1
16 Brendan Dunphy 72-72--144 +2
T17 Jordan Breen 74-71--145 +3
T17 Tyler Cunningham 70-75--145 +3
19 Ranen Oomen-Danckert 73-73--146 +4
T20 Dylan Henderson 74-73--147 +5
T20 Alek Mauro 78-69--147 +5
T20 Ryan McAskill 72-75--147 +5
T20 Joseph MacNeil 73-74--147 +5
T20 Sam Hogan 71-76--147 +5
25 Logan Hawke 76-72--148 +6
T26 Bennett Ruby 72-77--149 +7
T26 Nicholas Tanovich 75-74--149 +7
T26 Vick Gu 78-71--149 +7
T26 Ben Ledbury 77-72--149 +7
30 Kavith Ranchagoda 77-73--150 +8
31 Mark Clarey 79-72--151 +9
T32 Trent Zorgdrager 78-74--152 +10
T32 Zachary Katzenstein 77-75--152 +10
T32 Cade Preston 74-78--152 +10
T35 Jamie Zucker 79-74--153 +11
T35 Max Wang 74-79--153 +11
T35 Julian Crupi 79-74--153 +11
T35 Quinn Arial 72-81--153 +11
T39 Dylan MacDonald 75-79--154 +12
T39 Tate Smith 75-79--154 +12
T39 Evan MacLean 77-77--154 +12
T39 Joshua Hayes 77-77--154 +12
T39 Ethan Phillips 78-76--154 +12
DID NOT MAKE THE CUT
MC Luke Bigelow +13
MC Grant Lau +13
MC Alexander Saroli +15
MC Hayden Scott +15
MC Isiah Katsube +15
MC Gerry Mei +15
MC Ashton McCulloch +15
MC Parker Lee +16
MC Nolan Pierce +16
MC Spencer Higginbottom +17
MC Austin Friesen +18
MC Jason Howe +18
MC Connor Danis +18
MC Keegan Mongru +18
MC Elliott Wayne +18
MC Jakob Ain +18
MC Mathew Hawryluk +19
MC Richard Kwok +19
MC Rj Derhodge +21
MC Justin Posteraro +22
MC Ben Bauer +22
MC Tanner BigCanoe +22
MC Jayden Boddy +23
MC Mitch O'Bradovic +23
MC James Hill +23
MC Zach Friesen +24
MC Sean Tippin +25
MC Justin Nelligan +26
MC Matthew Cho-Chu +27
MC Aidan Maltman +28
MC Ryan DeWolfe +29
MC Jacob Stoddart +29
MC Will Bellamy +30
MC Adam Van Elburg +33
JWD Connor Munro +4