Naomi Ko leads CN Future Links Pacific Championship

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Naomi Ko (Golf Canada/ Graig Abel)

Victoria, B.C. (Golf Canada) – Excitement continued on Canada’s wast coast Saturday as the second round of the CN Future Links Pacific championship took to Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C.

Jason Martens of Edmonton and Alex Francois of Burnaby, B.C. are tied for the lead thru 36-holes in the Boys division – Martens shot 1-under-par 70 in the morning, while Francois followed with 1-over 72. Both players sit at 2-over 144. In the Girls division, Team Canada’s Development Squad member Naomi Ko leads by a stroke.

Francois finished yesterday’s round in second, but carded a 1-over 72 on Saturday to move into a share of top spot with 17-year old Martens, who carded four birdies in today’s round. Development Squad member Tony Gil of Vaughan, Ont. currently shares third alongside A.J Armstrong of St. Albert, Alta. and Patrick Tan of Vancouver.

On the girls’ side, Alix Kong of West Vancouver carded an even-par 71 to trail leader Ko is second. while yesterday’s leading scorer and Development Squad member Valérie Tanguay of St-Hyacinthe, Que. and Alisha Lau of Richmond B.C. are tied for third.

Connor McLellan, 18, of Chilliwack B.C., had the shot of the day with an incredible 218 yard hole-in-one on the par 3 6th hole at Bear Mountain’s Valley course.

The top six competitors in the Junior Boys division of each of six regional CN Future Links Championship being held in 2014 will earn exemptions into the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which will be contested July 28 – August 1 at the Legends on the Niagara (Battlefield Course) in Niagara Falls, Ont. The Junior Girls champion from each 2014 CN Future Links Championship will earn an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Championship which runs July 28 – August 1 at Thornhill Golf and Country Club in Thornhill, Ont.

The final round of CN Future Links Pacific begins tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. PST. For complete scoring and information, click here.