Jung, Lee-Bentham claim Canadian Junior titles

Canadian Junior Championship

Boys | Girls

After a summer of solid play, Richard Jung finally captured the elusive big junior win Friday at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship.

Jung, of Toronto, was at 5-under 283 at Richmond (British Columbia) Country Club. This was his fourth consecutive Canadian Junior Boys appearance, and he started the week on the right note with a 7-under 65.

So far this summer, Jung has finished third at the Callaway Junior World Championship and advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur. He won the CN Future Links Ontario Championship.

Eric Banks, of Truro, Ontario, and Raoul Menard, of Ange-Gardien, Quebec City, tied for second at 4 under. Adam Svensson, of Surrey, British Columbia, was fourth alone at 3 under 285. Svensson, who won the Callaway Junior World Championship, was the lowest finisher in the juvenile division.

In the girls championship, played at Sawmill Creek Golf Resort in Camlachie, Ontario, Toronto’s Rebecca Lee-Bentham won by a decisive four shots. Lee-Bentham opened with 2-over 73, but got back into contention with rounds of 68-67 mid-week before sealing the win with a 1-under 70 in the final round.

Brittany Marchand, of Orangeville, Ontario; Taylor Kim, of Surrey, British Columbia; and Delaney Howson, of Surrey, British Columbia, tied for second at 2 under 282. Kim took top honors in the juvenile division.

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