Sudbury golfers fall back in Alberta
by Randy Pascal
It was an even split in Medicine Hat (Alberta) for the four-person Sudbury junior golf delegation.
After two rounds of play at the 2018 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, two representatives of the Idylwylde Golf & Country Club have
survived the cut, their remaining clubmates in attendance not quite so fortunate.
Ironically, both Tristan Renaud and Evan MacLean survived the chop with identical two day scores of 145 (three over par), as Renaud sizzled
his way to an opening round of 69 while MacLean carded an even par round of 71 on day two.
With the cut in the field of 156 golfers set at an even 150, Josh Hayes (81-76 - 157) and Emmett Taillefer (79 - 78 - 157) both came up a
little short, though undoubtedly thankful for the experience of pitting themselves against the very best young talent in the country.
Round three, on Wednesday, looked promising for Renaud, the defending provincial junior champion, as he sat at three under par after 12 holes, only to run into some
trouble in the latter stages, finishing with a 73 , five over for the tournament, tied for 19th place, six strokes back of co-leaders Gerry Mei and
Daniel George, both from Ontario.
Meanwhile, MacLean fell back a little further, firing a round of 78 (following scores of 74-71), looking to close out in style on Thursday as he sits in
a grouping with seven other competitors at ten over par.