Amateur Team Canada

Team Canada’s Kathrine Chan cruises to nine-stroke victory at Bob Estes Junior

Kathrine Chan (Chuck Russell)

ABILENE, Tex. – Development Squad member Kathrine Chan delivered a convincing nine-stroke victory on Thursday at the Bob Estes Junior. The Richmond, B.C., product carded a final-round 72 (E) to finish at 2-under-par at the Abilene Country Club en route to recording her first American Junior Golf Association win.

The 16-year-old Chan distanced herself from the field with a second-round, tournament-low 69 (-3), highlighted by seven birdies. The Team Canada rookie ended the 54-hole event with a cumulative score of 214 (73-69-72).

With the win, Chan hopes to improve on her current No. 17 standing in the CN Future Links Junior Order of Merit. She is slated to tee-it-up at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship from Aug. 2-5 at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S.

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