Taiwan’s Yu-Chian Hsiang Now Leads Canadian Men’s Amateur

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August 8, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – A bogey-free seven-under par 65 around Victoria B.C.’s Gorge Vale Golf Club has vaulted 16-year-old Yu-Chian Hsiang of Taiwan into a one stroke lead following two rounds of the 109th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship. Victoria’s Kevin Carrigan and Jarred Callbeck in the 19th position and Dustin Pewarchuk holding at 55. 

With files from Golf Canada

At seven-under 135 heading into Thursday’s third round, Hsiang has overcome first round leader Corey Conners, 21, of Listowell, ONT., a member of Team Canada, who posted an even-par 70 at Royal Colwood Golf Club Wednesday and currently sits at 6-under 136.

“Whatever position I’m in heading into tomorrow, I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing,” says Hsiang, a high school sophomore. “I’m just going to try to continue hitting fairways because it doesn’t matter if I’m in first place or second place, I’ll try to do my best tomorrow.”

A native of Taiwan, Hsiang moved to the United States last year and has been residing in Rowland Heights, Calif. This tournament marks his first trip to Canada and he stated he was happy with his second round play.

“Today I tried to keep it on the fairway and I made a couple of putts,” he said. “I just tried to focus on every single shot out there.”

Aside from Conners, Hsiang has a strong contingent of players challenging for the lead. California native, Eli Cole, 24, of Beverly Hills, carded the low round of the day at Royal Colwood Golf Club. His 4-under 66 leaves him in solo third for the championship at 5-under par.

Rounding out the top five were Paul Misko, 24, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., who posted a third round 1-under 69, while Andrew Whalen, 19, of Ephrata, Wash., sits in solo fifth at 3-under 139.

In Willingdon Cup Inter-Provincial Team Championship play, Team British Columbia, comprised of Charlie Hughes of Langley, B.C., Kevin Carrigan of Victoria and Team Canada Development Squad Member, Adam Svensson, of Surrey, B.C., came out victorious after a even-par 140 on Wednesday to finish at 1-over par 285 for the championship. The squad edged out the Team Ontario’s contingent of Chris Hemmerich, Garrett Rank, and Stephane Dubois by a single stroke.

The Canadian Men’s Amateur, now reduced to the top 71 players, resumes tomorrow at Royal Colwood Golf Club for the third and fourth third rounds. The winner of Canada’s oldest national golf championship will earn an exemption into the 2014 RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club. In addition, the winner will also be exempt from local qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Open and receives an exemption into the 2013 USGA Amateur Championship and, if applicable, the U.S. Amateur Public Links, U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur and USGA Senior Amateur Championships.

2013 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship – 2nd Round

Wednesday, August 7, 2013:

Royal Colwood – Par 70 – – Gorge Vale – Par 72

1. Yu-Chian Hsiang, Taiwan, *70-65-135 -7

2. Corey Conners, Listowel, ON, *66-70-136 -6

3. Eli Cole, Beverly Hills, CA, *71-66-137 -5

4. Paul Misko, Thousand Oaks, CA, *69-69-138 -4

5. Andrew Whalen, Ephrata, WA, *67-72-139 -3

6. Jake McLeod, Australia, *69-71-140 -2

6. Taylor Pendrith, Richmond Hill, ON, *69-71-140 -2

6. Ricardo Celia, Colombia, *70-70-140 -2

6. Justin Shin, Pitt Meadow, BC, *70-70-140 -2

6. Kieran Standen, Edmonton, AB, *71-69-140 -2

11. Scott Secord, Calgary, AB, *70-71-141 -1

11. Quinn Prchal, Glenview, IL, *71-70-141 -1

11. Dave Bunker, Woodbridge, ON, *72-69-141 -1

11. Chris Worrell, Enid, OK, *67-74-141 -1

15. Adam Svensson, Surrey, BC, *73-69-142 E

15. Chris Hemmerich, Kitchener, ON, *74-68-142 E

15. Keelan Kilpatrick, New Zealand, *72-70-142 E

15. Andrew Fogg, Greenwood, IN, *70-72-142 E

19. Aaron Cockerill, Gunton, MB, *73-70-143 +1

19. Kevin Carrigan, Victoria, BC, *72-71-143 +1

19. Matias Dominguez, Chile, *72-71-143 +1

19. Cristobal del Solar, Chile, *71-72-143 +1

19. Stephen Powers, Plainfield, IL, *70-73-143 +1

19. Jarred Callbeck, Victoria, BC, *69-74-143 +1

19. Brett Hogan, Calgary, AB, *71-72-143 +1

19. Marc Casullo, Aurora, ON, *72-71-143 +1

27. Riley Fleming, Airdrie, AB, *73-71-144 +2

27. Jake Knapp, Costa Mesa, CA, *76-68-144 +2

27. Miller Capps, Denver, NC, *72-72-144 +2

27. James Fahy, Vancouver, BC, *72-72-144 +2

27. Cameron Jones, New Zealand, *69-75-144 +2

27. Daniel Chian, Covina, CA, *70-74-144 +2

27. Quinn Vilneff, Amherstburg, ON, *74-70-144 +2

34. Raoul Menard, Ange-Gardien, QC, *71-74-145 +3

34. Mathieu Perron, St. Hubert, QC, *76-69-145 +3

34. James Beale, New Zealand, *74-71-145 +3

34. Chad Merzbacher, Eden Prairie, MN, *74-71-145 +3

34. Matt Williams, Calgary, AB, *74-71-145 +3

34. Jake Mondy, Blacksburg, VA, *75-70-145 +3

34. Keegan Tyers, Newmarket, ON, *70-75-145 +3

34. Truman Tai, Markham, ON, *71-74-145 +3

34. Craig Doell, Victoria, BC, *73-72-145 +3

43. Jesse Galvon, Dewinton, AB, *74-72-146 +4

43. Garrett Rank, Elmira, ON, *72-74-146 +4

43. Enzo Perez, France, *76-70-146 +4

43. Ben Geyer, Arbuckle, CA, *74-72-146 +4

43. Wesley McClain, Diboll, TX, *73-73-146 +4

43. Elliott Whitley, Hamilton, ON, *77-69-146 +4

43. Kevin Kwon, Maple Ridge, BC, *72-74-146 +4

43. Kevin Spooner, West Vancouver, BC, *70-76-146 +4

43. Tyler Saunders, Sturgeon County, AB, *73-73-146 +4

43. Aaron Pauls, Chilliwack, BC, *68-78-146 +4

43. Russell Bowie, Mississauga, ON, *73-73-146 +4

43. Blair Hamilton, Burlington, ON, *74-72-146 +4

55. Jean-Philip Cornellier, Granby, QC, *71-76-147 +5

55. Dustin Pewarchuk, Victoria, BC, *69-78-147 +5

55. Josh Wytinck, Glenboro, MB, *73-74-147 +5

55. Charlie Hughes, Langley, BC, *73-74-147 +5

55. Patrick Barrett, Pinehurst, NC, *73-74-147 +5

55. Thomas Dunne, Dublin, OH, *70-77-147 +5

55. Matt Rawitzer, Bellingham, WA, *75-72-147 +5

55. Maverick Antcliff, Australia, *74-73-147 +5

55. Mitch Sutton, London, ON, *76-71-147 +5

55. Santiago Gomez, Colombia, *81-66-147 +5

55. Josh Zhang, Vancouver, BC, *69-78-147 +5

55. Conner Kozak, Vernon, BC, *73-74-147 +5

55. Charles-Etienne Demers, Quebec City, QC, *75-72-147 +5

55. Andrew Harrison, Camrose, AB, *75-72-147 +5

55. Josh Whalen, Napanee, ON, *74-73-147 +5

55. Sang Gyun Lee, Calgary, AB, *79-68-147 +5

55. Lockie Munro, Toronto, ON, *76-71-147 +5

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