Amateur Team Canada

Canada tied for second after first round of World Jr. Boys Qualifier

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Étienne Papineau (Golf Canada)

VICTORIA, B.C. – The boys of Team Canada’s Development Squad sit tied for second with Trinidad & Tobago after Monday’s first round of the  World Junior Boy’s Qualifier at Victoria Golf Club.

Calgary’s Matt Williams and Étienne Papineau of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. were the leading Canadians on the day. They both carded 3-over-par 73s, while teammate Carter Simon of Sutton, Ont. contributed a 5-over 75.

Collectively, the Canadian contingent sits at 11-over par – Tony Gil’s score was the highest on the day and therefore not calculated towards the overall total.

Mexico has a 10 stroke lead, with all three of their players sitting in the top five. Jorge Villar is 1-under, Alvaro Ortiz is at even par and Luis Gerardo Garza is 2-over. As a team, the Mexicans sit at 1-over par.

Trinidad & Tobago was led by WanJoo Le, who fired a 1-over 71 to help his team stay locked with Canada.

The second of three rounds goes Tuesday. The top two teams earn entry into the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup in Japan this June.

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