NextGen Championships

Trio shares lead after first round at Future Links, driven by Acura Québec Championship

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LACHUTE, Que.—  Michael Ikejiani and Daniel George share the lead in the boys’ division and Emily Romancew tops the leaderboard in the girls’ division after the opening round on Friday at the Future Links, driven by Acura Quebec Championship at Club de golf Lachute.

Michael Ikejiani from Minesing, Ont. and Daniel George from Richmond Hill, Ont., both carded a 2-under 70 each bogeying hole 6 and 14 while also birdying 12 and 18.

“I hit the ball solid, could have made more putts but I hit the fairway a lot, I hit my driver well.” said Ikejiani.

Remi Chartier, Olivier Ménard, Frédéric Rousseau and Brandon White all sit T3 after shooting par.

In the junior girls’ division, Emily Romancew, from Pierrefonds, Que.,topped the leaderboard after posting a 2-under par 70. She came out of the gate birdying hole 2 and bogeying hole 8 but finished strong–other than a bogey on hole 10–firing 3 birdies on the back nine.

“I’m really happy with my round today,” said Romancew, “especially with the winds blowing so hard. I made a few good putts and that always feels good when they hit the cup.”

Élizabeth Labbé is sitting three strokes behind the lead after she shot a 1-over 73 while Haley Yerxa (75) and Heather McLean (75) sit T3, rounding out the girls division.

The top six finishers in the junior boys’ division will earn exemptions into the 2018 Canadian Junior Boys Championship on July 30-Aug. 2 at Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club in Medicine Hat, Alta. The top six finishers in the junior girls’ division will earn exemptions into the 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Championship on July 31-Aug. 3 at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen, B.C.

Current results can be found here.

Saturday’s pairings.