Wilson and Yue lead after first round of Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific ChampionshipWritten by Golf Canada
VICTORIA, B.C. – The first of six regional Future Links, driven by Acura Championship kicked off today with the Pacific edition at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, B.C.
Cole Wilson and Phoebe Yue both shot a 68 to lead the Junior Boys and Junior Girls Divisions, respectively.
Kelowna native Wilson, who played in last year’s Pacific Championship, started off the first round strong, firing six birdies to top the leaderboard.
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17-year-old Nolan Thoroughgood, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, posted a 69 to sit one stroke behind the lead.
The defending champion, 14-year-old Jeevan Sihota, shot an even 71 to tie for third alongside Team Canada Development Squad member Peyton Callens.
Callens’ fellow Team Canada Development Squad members Christopher Vandette (72) and Johnny Travale (73) both sit inside the top ten.
In the girls division, Yue topped the leaderboard after carding a 68 in her stellar opening round.
“The greens are pretty tricky,” said the 18-year-old, from West Vancouver, B.C. “I’m going to still try to play as consistent as I can and not try to force any birdies.”
Team Canada Development Squad member Monet Chun scored a 70, two shots shy of the lead.
Ellie Szeryk (73) and Céleste Dao (76), both fellow Team Canada Development Squad members, are currently in the top ten.
The top six finishers in the junior boys’ division will earn exemptions into the 2018 Canadian Junior Boys Championship on July 30-Aug. 2 at Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club in Medicine Hat, Alta. The top six finishers in the junior girls’ division will earn exemptions into the 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Championship on July 31-Aug. 3 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, B.C.
Round one results can be found here.