NEEPAWA, Man. – Clear skies replaced blustering winds at Neepawa Golf & Country Club for the second round of the CN Future Links Prairie Championship. Shirin Anjarwalla remains atop the Junior Girls leaderboard for a second straight day, while Peyton Callens seized control of the Junior Boys division.
Anjarwalla continued her strong play into day two, recording a 2-over 74 to hold onto her first round lead. The 16-year-old from Nanaimo, B.C., was steady through the front nine and collected one birdie on the day to remain one stroke ahead of the field. Winnipeg’s Camryn Roadley holds second-place following a three-birdie performance, followed by Julie (Younsoo) Ju of West Vancouver, B.C., who carded a 79.
Kate (Dahye) Choi of Surrey, B.C., remains in fourth at 18-over, while Erickson, Man., native Bobbi Uhl moved into the Top-5 with a birdie on 18.
Peyton Callens recorded the day’s low round – a 3-under 69 – to build a four-stroke lead in the Junior Boys Division heading into the final round. The Langton, Ont., product was bogey-free through his final 15 holes, while notching back-to-back birdies on holes 6 and 7, and again on holes 10 and 11.
Victoria’s Keaton Gudz came out strong with back-to-back birdies on his first two holes and sits second at even-par. Benjamin Farrington of Fort McMurray, Alta., carded a 70 to hold third at 1-over.
A trio of players is T4, led by Winnipeg’s Marco Trstenjak, who recorded six birdies through his final nine holes to reach 3-over in the competition. He is joined by British Columbians Khan Lee of Surrey and CN Future Links Quebec champion Callum Davison from Duncan.
The top six players in the Junior Boys Division will earn entry into the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Championship at Clovelly Golf Club in St. John’s, N.L., from August 1-4. Exemptions will be decided via a hole-by-hole playoff in the case of ties. All competitors within the Top-6, including ties, in the Junior Girls Division will gain exemptions into the Canadian Junior Girls Championship. The tournament will be conducted from August 2-5 at The Links at Penn Hills in Shubenacadie, N.S.
The final day of competition will see the Junior Girls tee-off from the first hole and the Junior Boys tee-off on the 10th hole at 7:30 a.m. The second round of Junior Boys will begin play at 8:20 a.m. Additional information, including pairings and up-to-date scoring is available here.