Kevin Kwon leads Canadian Junior Boys Championship after second round
Kevin Kwon, 18, of Pitt Meadows, B.C. carded a second round 2-over 74 to maintain his lead heading into the third round of the 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Timberwolf Golf Club in Sudbury, Ont. Kwon shot 8-under 64 in his opening round on Tuesday.
“The conditions were tougher today and I found it harder to score,” said Kwon. “It was frustrating considering how well I played yesterday, but I grinded it out and it could have been a lot worse.”
Kwon, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, now has a two-round score of 6-under 138. The 2011 Canadian Junior and Juvenile Boys Champion also finished tied for second at last year’s Canadian Junior Boys Championship.
Andrew Harrison, 16, of Camrose Alta., sits two strokes behind Kwon in second place at 4-under 140. Harrison carded a 3-under 69 second round, tied for best round of the day.
“I’ve been able to putt good both days,” said Harrison following his second round. “It’s great to see how my game stacks up against the best in Canada.”
Kwon’s Development Squad teammate, Matthew Scobie, 18, of Ajax, Ont., Ryan Borg, 18, of Caledon, Ont., and Nicholas Scrymgeour, 18, of Cochrane, Alta. sit in a tie for third place at 3-under 141.
Joseph Kremer, 18, of Toronto, Ont., and Austin James, 17, of Bath, Ont., are tied for sixth place at 2-under 142.
Harrison currently leads the Juvenile Boys division by four strokes over Curtis Chan, 16, of Richmond, B.C., who carded a 5-over 77 in his second round for a tournament total even-144. Marc Casullo, 16, of Aurora, Ont., is in third place at 1-over 145.
Team Alberta captured the inter-provincial title with a combined score of 1-under 287. Team Alberta consists of Scrymgeour, Tyler Saunders, 17, of Sturgeon County, Alta., and Ian Mmbando of Lethbridge, Alta. Team Ontario finished 1-stroke behind Team Alberta in second place with a combined score of even-par 288. Team Quebec rounded out the top three at 3-over 291.
The 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship resumes tomorrow, Thursday, August 1, 2013, with third-round play beginning at 7:30 a.m. (EDT).
Starting times, post-round results, a full field list and live scoring are available online.