Birchbank champion leads B.C. Juniors

Rossland’s Tyler McKay made the cut after shooting rounds of 77 and 76 for a 9-over par 153

Trevor Yu seized control of the lead at the halfway mark of the B.C. Junior Boy’s Championship at Meadow Gardens Golf Course in Richmond and will head into the third round at  4-under-par 140.

Yu, 17, of Vancouver is coming off a four-shot victory at the CN Western Junior Golf championship at Birchbank last week. He shot 1-under on Wednesday on the 7041-yard par-72 course to take the lead after first round leader, Scott Kerr dropped from the top of the leaderboard to +5.

Rossland’s Tyler McKay made the cut after shooting rounds of 77 and 76 for a 9-over par 153, and was tied for 60th after two rounds. The top 70 made the cut.

Yu, a Marine Drive Golf Club member, finished fourth in last year’s championship. and isn’t getting too comfortable at the top just yet. However, with four golfers tied at second just two strokes behind at 142. Callum Davison of Duncan, bettered his first round score by two strokes shooting -2 with a scorecard featuring four birdies. Chris Crisologo and Khan Lee both shot 71 for the second day in a row to make their way up the leaderboard and Donald Qiu, of Surrey, fnished -2 on the second day of competition to share the tie for second.

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