Kevin Kwon, 18, of Pitt Meadows, B.C. has won the 2013 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Timberwolf Golf Club in Sudbury, Ont. Kwon led from wire-to-wire and never looked back after his opening tee shot on Tuesday.
“It feels great,” said Kwon following his victory. “I was really nervous today but I tried to do the same thing I did the past few days and I found a way to win.”
Kwon, a member of Team Canada’s Development Squad, carded a 3-under 69 in his final round to secure the victory. His 12-under 276 (64-74-69-69) total after 72-holes gave him a five-stroke victory. The victory marks Kwon’s second Canadian Junior Boys Championship title – He won the Canadian Junior Boys title in addition to the Canadian Juvenile division title in 2011.
“There was a lot of pressure with this being my third and final Canadian Junior,” Kwon continued. “The first one I had zero expectations, but with this one there were more expectations because I wanted to end my career well. Two different kinds of happy.”
Kwon will compete next week in the 2013 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship, which will be conducted August 6 – 9 at Royal Colwood Golf Club and George Vale Golf Club in Victoria, B.C.
Kwon’s Development Squad teammate Matthew Scobie, 18, of Ajax, Ont., finished in second place five strokes behind Kwon at 7-under 281 after shooting 2-under 70 on Friday – Scobie and Kwon were paired together for the final two rounds.
Joseph Kremer, 18, of Toronto, Ont., finished in third place after carding the low round of the day, a 7-under 65, to finish at 6-under 282 (72-70-75-65). Andrew Harrison, 16, of Camrose Alta., recorded a 1-over 73 in his final round to finish in fourth place with a final score of 5-under 283 (71-69-70-73).
Jared DuToit, 18, of Kimberly, B.C., Ryan Borg, 18, of Caledon, Ont., Josh Whalen, 18, of Napanee, Ont., finished tied for fifth at 3-under 285.
Harrison took home the Juvenile Boys Division Title by three strokes over Curtis Chan, 16, of Richmond, B.C., and Étienne Papineau, 16, of Bromont, Que., who both finished at 2-under 286.
Final round results and a full field list are available online.