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Calvin Ross becomes first New Brunswick golfer to win Canadian Junior Boys Championship

Written by Golf Canada
(Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

Calvin Ross shot a 1-over-par 71 to claim the 2017 Canadian Junior Boys title at Cataraqui Golf & Country Club on Thursday becoming the first New Brunswick native to capture the event.

With the win, Calvin Ross becomes the second New Brunswick male golfer to win a national amateur championship, joining Darren Ritchie who won the Canadian Men’s Amateur in 1992.

Ross catapulted to the top of the leaderboard after setting an amateur course-record 62 on Wednesday which allowed the 18-year-old from Fredericton, N.B., to cruise to a seven-stroke victory and finish at 9 under par for the tournament.

“I’m feeling great,” he said, standing on the 18th hole after his final putt. “I can’t really explain the feeling right now. It’s probably the most excited I’ve ever been.”

As Ross came down the final stretch in front of the large group of spectators who had been following his group for the round, he was greeted by even more people waiting at the 18th green for the champion to sink his final putt.

From over 20 feet out, Ross missed his birdie putt by a few inches and tapped in for par to claim his title in front of friends, fans and family.

“A lot of nerves,” he said, about heading down No. 18. “A lot of people out there watching. A lot of my friends, a lot of people cheering me on and with what was on the line I was quite nervous.”

His friends didn’t take long to express their excitement as they rushed him beside the green, dousing him in water in celebration.

“I’m soaked right not but it really pumped me up,” said Ross. “I’m happy to have friends that are cheering me on.”

Along with having his named engraved on the Silver Cup as the events 79th champion, Ross earned an exemption into the 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at The Toronto Golf Club and Islington Golf Club in Toronto from Aug. 7-10.

Tristan Mandur, an 18-year-old from Mill Bay, B.C., earned silver medal honours after he carded a 1-over-par 71 in his final round to bring him to 2 under par for the tournament. Mandur managed to cut the lead to four strokes with five holes to play, but bogeys on holes 14, 16 and 18 saw him drop back to seven shots behind Ross.

Finishing one stroke back of Mandur, 15-year-old Christopher Vandette registered a final-round 70 to claim both bronze medal honours and the Jack Bailey Trophy for winning the juvenile division. The Beaconsfield, Que., product finished 1 under par for the tournament to claim the 16 and under division by two strokes.

“It feels pretty great,” said Vandette. “I’m so happy with my week and hopefully I can keep it going in the years to come.”

Nolan Thoroughgood from Victoria, B.C., earned the silver medal in the juvenile division after he finished at even par for the championship, and Ethan Choi was awarded the bronze medal after his 1 over par performance during the course of the week.

For full results click here.


Pos Player Today Thru Total R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1 Canada Calvin Ross  Fredericton, NB +1 F -9 67 71 62 71 271
2 Canada Tristan Mandur  Mill Bay, BC +1 F -2 71 67 69 71 278
3 Canada Christopher Vandette  Beaconsfield, QC E F -1 71 74 64 70 279
4 Canada Nolan Thoroughgood  Victoria, BC -1 F E 71 69 71 69 280
T5 Canada Khan Lee  Langley, BC -2 F +1 76 69 68 68 281
T5 Canada Marcus Khaw  Burlington, ON E F +1 66 73 72 70 281
T5 Canada Ethan Choi  Pincher Creek, AB +2 F +1 73 68 68 72 281
T8 Canada Taylor Beckstead  Alliston, ON -6 F * +2 74 70 74 64 282
T8 Canada Tyler McDowell  Whitby, ON -2 F +2 71 68 75 68 282
T8 Canada Christian Zalli  Vancouver -1 F +2 70 70 73 69 282
T8 Canada Peyton Callens  Langton, ON -1 F +2 71 68 74 69 282
T12 Canada Chandler McDowell  Springbrook, AB E F +3 70 69 74 70 283
T12 Canada Callum Davison  Duncan, BC +1 F +3 73 71 68 71 283
14 Canada Wesley Hoydalo  Selkirk, MB -1 F +4 72 75 68 69 284
T15 Canada Kelvin Lim  Thornhill, ON E F +6 74 72 70 70 286
T15 Canada Olivier Ménard  Valleyfield, QC E F +6 73 72 71 70 286
T15 Canada Matt Bean  Canmore, AB +2 F +6 74 67 73 72 286
T15 Canada Logan Carver  Calgary, AB +2 F +6 70 72 72 72 286
T15 Canada Thomas Critch  Cedar Park, TX +3 F +6 70 72 71 73 286
T20 Canada Andy Kim  Langley, BC +2 F +7 74 69 72 72 287
T20 Canada Cougar Collins  Caledon, ON +4 F +7 72 70 71 74 287
T22 Canada Justin Allen  Toronto, ON +3 F +8 74 71 70 73 288
T22 Canada Tristan Renaud  Sudbury, ON +6 F +8 74 68 70 76 288
T22 Canada Kai Iguchi  Banff, AB +7 F +8 69 73 69 77 288
T25 Canada A.J. Ewart  Coquitlam, BC +2 F +9 73 73 71 72 289
T25 Canada Tyler Hashmi  Charlottetown, PE +2 F +9 73 74 70 72 289
T25 Canada Ryan Neil  North Bay, ON +2 F +9 71 72 74 72 289
T25 Canada Remi Chartier  Beaconsfield, QC +1 F * +9 77 68 73 71 289
T25 Canada Jeevan Sihota  Victoria, BC +3 F +9 75 68 73 73 289
T25 Canada Johnny Travale  Stoney Creek, ON +3 F +9 70 71 75 73 289
T25 Canada Sam Meek  Peterborough, ON +4 F +9 71 70 74 74 289
T25 Canada Charles-Eric Belanger  Quebec, QC -1 F * +9 73 73 74 69 289
T25 Canada Benjamin Chassé  Fall River, NS -1 F * +9 69 71 80 69 289
T34 Canada Nicholas Workun  Ottawa, ON +2 F * +10 73 71 74 72 290
T34 Canada Eric Shea  Brantford, ON +2 F * +10 71 72 75 72 290
T34 Canada Louis-Alexandre Jobin-Colgan  Québec, QC E F * +10 75 71 74 70 290
T37 Canada Shaun Margeson  Fall River, NS +4 F +11 73 74 70 74 291
T37 Canada Ethan de Graaf  Edmonton, AB +3 F * +11 71 76 71 73 291
T37 Canada Keenan Flemming  Sechelt, BC +6 F +11 71 71 73 76 291
T37 Canada Benjamin Farrington  Fort McMurray, AB +7 F +11 73 69 72 77 291
T37 Canada Matthew Anderson  Mississauga, ON E F * +11 75 68 78 70 291
T42 Canada Sam Reid  Moncton, NB +5 F +12 73 72 72 75 292
T42 Canada Anthony Occhiuto  Guelph, ON +3 F * +12 70 73 76 73 292
T42 Canada Jonathan Vermette  Val-d’Or, QC +1 F * +12 74 74 73 71 292
T42 Canada Joel Veenstra  Smithers, BC +10 F +12 68 70 74 80 292
T42 Canada Aubrey Farrell  Sydney Forks, NS +10 F +12 72 72 68 80 292
T47 Canada Stuart Earle  Woodmans Point, NB +5 F * +13 71 75 72 75 293
T47 Canada William Duquette  Laval, QC +5 F * +13 74 73 71 75 293
T47 Canada Max Dragon  Ottawa, ON +4 F * +13 74 73 72 74 293
T50 Canada David Tweddell  Québec, QC +7 F +14 69 73 75 77 294
T50 Canada James Parsons  Almonte, ON +3 F * +14 76 70 75 73 294
T50 Canada Philip Isabelle  Ste-Julie, QC +2 F * +14 73 73 76 72 294
T53 Canada Freddy D’Angelo  Fonthill, ON +6 F * +15 71 73 75 76 295
T53 Canada Andy Jang  Langley, BC +3 F * +15 73 75 74 73 295
T53 Canada Joseph MacNeil  Severn, ON +2 F * +15 77 70 76 72 295
56 Canada Thomas Giroux  Georgetown, ON +6 F * +16 73 71 76 76 296
T57 Canada Keaton Veillette  Toronto, ON +9 F * +17 76 70 72 79 297
T57 Canada Aidan Goodfellow  Parksville, BC +7 F * +17 78 70 72 77 297
T57 Canada Cole Wilson  Kelowna, BC +5 F * +17 75 72 75 75 297
T57 Canada Sudarshan Yellamaraju  Mississauga, ON +3 F * +17 74 72 78 73 297
T57 Canada Willis Lee  Langley, BC +1 F * +17 73 75 78 71 297
T62 Canada Griffin Jones  Manotick, ON +7 F * +18 69 73 79 77 298
T62 Canada Jacob Presutti  Brampton, ON +7 F * +18 72 75 74 77 298
T62 Canada Shawn Sehra  Windsor, ON +6 F * +18 69 73 80 76 298
T62 Canada Sean Buckles  North Vancouver, BC +5 F * +18 76 69 78 75 298
66 Canada Carter Graf  Sylvan Lake, AB +6 F * +19 76 70 77 76 299
T67 Canada Matthew Bonnell  Corner Brook, NL +6 F * +20 78 70 76 76 300
T67 Canada Logan Boucher  Beaconsfield, QC +5 F * +20 73 75 77 75 300
69 Canada Aidan Gavey  Caledonia, ON +10 F * +21 72 76 73 80 301
T70 Canada Jack Anderson  Halifax, NS +14 F * +28 75 71 78 84 308
T70 Canada Brady McKinlay  Lacombe, AB +8 F * +28 72 73 85 78 308

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