Amateur Team Canada

Canada holds onto second heading into final round of World Jr. Boys Qualifier

(Golf Canada)

VICTORIA, B.C. –Team Canada’s Development Squad bounced back from a disappointing opening round with a team score of 3-over par Tuesday in rainy conditions at Victoria Golf Club.

Tony Gil, a Vaughan, Ont. native, led the Canadian contingent by firing a 1-under 71 – sharing the low round of the day honours with Mexico’s Alvaro Ortiz.

Gil, 15, carded six birdies on the day – a welcoming sign after struggling yesterday with a 10-over 80.

Calgary’s Matt Williams came in with a 1-over 71. He currently leads all Canadian at 4-over par (73-71) and sits tied for third individually.

Étienne Papineau of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qué.,  recorded a 3-over 73 – the third and final contribution to Canada’s overall score on the day.

Collectively, Canada sits in second place with an 11-stroke cushion over third place Trinidad & Tobago. They trail first place Mexico by 10.

The third and final round begins Wednesday. The top two teams earn entry into the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan this June.

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