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Ontario Boys Capture Provicial Team Title

RICHMOND, Canada, (August 5, 2010) -- Team Ontario, comprised of Toronto’s Albin Choi, Sean Carlino of Hamilton, Jack Gibson of Fort Erie and Chris Hemmerich, successfully defended its Canadian Junior Boys provincial championship title, winning the province's third junior boys team title in 10 years after combining for a two-round total 439 (+7).

Leading the inter-provincial contest by 6-strokes after yesterday’s opening round, Ontario held onto their lead for a second-round team-total of 225 (+9) to beat team Alberta by 3-strokes.

“The guys were well prepared and deserved to be playing in this championship,” said John Roy Head Provincial Coach. “This award shows that their training paid off and they should be proud of themselves.”

Team Alberta, comprised of Carson Kallis of Red Deer, Sang Gyun Lee of Calgary, Scott Lowe of Calgary and Tyler Saunders of Sturgeon County, tallied a two-round total of 442 (+10) to finish second.

Team Quebec finished third with a team total 444 (+12). Representing the province was Francis Bettiaume of Valleyfield, Jean Sebastien Bonin of Deux Montagnes, Raoul Menard of Ange-Gardien and Jean Sebastien Viau of Boisbriand.

In the individual competition, Development Squad member Richard Jung kept a strong hold on the lead. Jung carded six birdies to finish his second round with 2-under par 70. Menard with a two-round total of 137 (-7) finished second and rounding out the top three was Wilson Bateman of Spruce Grove, Albt., finishing with 139 (-5).

“I had a bad start, but was able to recover on the back nine,” said Jung. “I just needed to focus on the fact that I knew I could do it.”

The third round will start tomorrow with the first group teeing off at 7:30 a.m. (PDT) and the final round scheduled for Friday August 6.

The Canadian Junior Boy’s Champion earns an exemption into the Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship which will be held August 10 - 15 at the London Hunt & Country Club as well as Redtail Golf Course.

The future of Canadian golf is on showcase this week as the Canadian Junior Boys Championship and the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls Championship are taking place. Camlachie, Ont., is hosting the nation’s top junior girls, while Richmond, B.C., hosts the best junior boys.

Results for the team competition can be found at the link listed below.

View results for Canadian Junior Boys Championship

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