Team Canada

Savoie, Whalen lift Canada into first at midway point of Tailhade Cup

Joey Savoie (Justin Naro/ Golf Canada)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Team Canada duo of Joey Savoie and Josh Whalen fired a collective 2-over-par 142 in Friday’s second round to take a one-stroke advantage in the Tailhade Cup at the Los Lagartos Country Club.

Whalen (Napanee, Ont.) and Savoie (La Prairie, Que.) both hold individual shares of fifth at even-par in the 22nd edition of the event. Together, the pair of first-year National Amateur Squad members boosted Canada into sole possession of first place with a collective score of 284 (E). Brazil trails the Canadian contingent by one stroke, while host nation Argentina sits four back in third place.

Team Canada will look to win their third title in four years. Eric Banks (Truro, N.S.) and Tony Gil (Vaughan, Ont.) captured the event in 2015 while Corey Conners (Listowel, Ont.) and dual citizen Austin Connelly (Irving, Texas) took home the title in 2014.

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