Vancouver’s Trevor Yu made his move in round 2 of the CN Future Links Western Canadian Junior championship at the Birchbank Golf Course on Thursday.
Yu shot a 1-under 71 to move to 4-under par and the outright lead over Rossland’s Tyler McKay who led after shooting a sizzling opening round of 66.
But a double and triple-bogie on holes three and six for a front nine score of 41 dropped McKay to 1-under with a round of 77, but still left him in sole possession of second place.
McKay finished the back-nine with an even 36 after birdies on 12 and 17 and bogies on 14 and 18.
Yu meanwhile sank four birdies and made three bogies to be one of only a handful of golfers that shot under par on the day.
Cole McKinnon of Surrey and Jake Scarrow are tied for third with rounds of 73 and 75 respectively, while Logan Yanick of Courtenay netted a 2-under 70 for the low round of the day.
Yu has already won three of four events on the Canadian Junior Golf Association circuit this year and was the 2012 Canadian Juvenile Champion, winning the tournament with a course record 65 at Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Nova Scotia. He will also be representing Canada at the World Junior Championship in July in San Diego.
Other notables include Noah Lubberding of St. Albert who shot 2-over 74 to leave him at 1-over par for the tournament tied with Surrey’s Khan Lee who was 4-over on the day.
Braden McKay was 6-over to put him in a tie for 41st at plus-13, one stroke up on Carson Arcuri of Nelson.