Tyler Saunders and Sun Kim share opening round lead at CN Future Links Ontario Championship

Tyler Saunders (Golf Canada/ Chuck Russell)

Minett, Ont. – The first round results are in and it’s evident that the 2014 CN Future Links Ontario competitors refused to let a rainy Muskoka, Ont., day interfere with their play.

Tyler Saunders, 18, of Sturgeon County, Alta., and Sun Kim, 16, of L’Ile-Perrot, Que., are tied for first in the Junior Boys division at 2-under-par 69. Saunders fired an six birdies today, demonstrating his commitment to improving on his third place finish at the CN Future Links Pacific Championship held earlier this month. Osama Khan, 18, of Mississauga, Ont. sits in third with a score of 1-under-par 70, followed closely by Bryce Evon, 18, of Windsor, Ont., in fourth after an even-par 71.

Team Canada Development Squad Member, and the 2012 CN Future Links Ontario Champion, Matt Williams, shares fifth place with Trevor Ranton of Waterloo, Ont. The pair carded an opening score of 1-over-par 72.

In the Junior Girls division, 15-year old Selena Costabile of Thornhill, Ont. continued the excitement, carding four birdies to lead after a 3-under-par 68 in the opening round. Costabile is followed closely by Team Canada Development Squad member Naomi Ko, 16, of Victoria B.C. who shot a 1-under-par 70. Danielle Sawyer, 16, of Grafton, Ont. sits in third with a score of 73.

The top six competitors in the Junior Boys division of each of six regional CN Future Links Championships 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. In addition, the Junior Girls champion will receive an exemption into a 2015 Canadian Women’s Tour event.

The second round of the CN Future Links Ontario Championship takes place tomorrow at 7:20 a.m. EST. For complete scoring and information, click here.