Amateur Team Canada

Carter Simon lifts Canadians to eighth at Totoya World Junior

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Carter Simon (Golf Canada/ Chuck Russell)

TOYOTA CITY, Japan – Carter Simon, of Sutton, Ont., posted a 4-under 67 during Thursday’s third round of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup, boosting the Canadian contingent up two spots to sit in eighth place.

Collectively, the Canucks fired a 209 Thursday to jump to 6-under par for the tournament, 12 strokes back of leader and defending champion Venezuela.

In addition to Simon’s score, Canada posted respective rounds of 70 and 72 from Development Squad members Etienne Papineau of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. and Matt Williams (Calgary).

Papineau currently sits in 16th place individually, while Williams is tied for 45th.

Tony Gil’s score of 74 on Thursday was discounted as the team’s highest for the day. The Vaughan, Ont., native currently sits T38 overall.

The individual boys lead is held by Venezuela’s Jorge Garcia, who currently holds a steady eight-stroke lead over second place at 17-under par (64-68-64).

The final round of the Toyota Junior Golf World Cup tees off Friday at 8am, UTC.

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