Spencer tops girls at Ontario Summer Games golf

Samantha Spencer of Georgetown and Bryce Evon of Windsor lead their respective boys’ and girls’ divisions at Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club in Scarborough after the second round of golf competition at the Ontario Summer Games.

Spencer carded an even-par 72 Thursday (Aug. 16) with four birdies and four bogeys. The 16-year-old sits at six-over par with a total score of 150 (78-72), and holds a single stroke lead over the field heading into the third and final round. Palgrave resident Claire Hernandez will look to catch Spencer after carding a two-over 74 to sit in second place with a total score of 151 (77-74). Stephanie Chu of Markham is six strokes off the pace at +12 in third place, followed by St-Ididore, ON resident Estee Deschamps in fourth at +13.

Scores for other Golden Horseshoe area golfers included, Madison Easterbrook of Burlington and the Beverly G&CC with rounds of 79, 80 for 159 ( +15) and a share of fifth place with St. Catharines’ Kennedy Bodfield. The Rockway Glen GC member shot a 78 and 81. In eighth is Annika Haynes of Oakville and Wyldewood G&CC. She posted rounds of 78 and 82 for 160 while Jennifer Yoon of Oakville and Station Creek GC is in 21st after rounds of 83 93 for 176.

Sixteen year old Evon delivered a tournament low 68 on Thursday to earn the top spot on the boys’ leader board. The 2011 runner-up at the Ontario Junior Boys’ championship carded five birdies against a pair of bogeys for a total score of 139 (71-68), three-under par.

Hanish Nagrani of Welland, Gordon Gibson of Toronto, and Team Ontario member Tony Gil of Markham are tied for fourth place at +3. Tied at 14th is Tyler Gruza of Ancaster. The Flamborough Hills GC member had rounds of 78 and 75 for 153 while Zac Moore of Ancaster and Northridge Public GC sits in 25th position with 163.

The Ontario Summer Games are held every two years, with the 2012 Games being hosted by the City of Toronto. The golf championship features 54 of Ontario’s best male and female golfers who gained entry into the competition through a qualification process or order of merit rankings.

Cedar Brae Golf and Country Club is playing at a distance of 6,269 yards (par 71) for the boys and 5614 yards (par 72) for the girls.