Alex & Peggy Colonello Foundation Canadian Junior Boys Championship Team Manitoba

FINAL RESULTS | Canadian Junior Boys Championship

Alex Zhang shot a final round of 74 to win the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO at the North Bay Golf and Country Club in North Bay, Ont. on Thursday.

Zhang took a one-shot lead into the final round and that’s how it would end as he becomes the 11th player in tournament history to win both the Silver Cup (Junior Championship) and the Jack Bailey Trophy (Juvenile Championship), and the first player to win both since Christopher Vandette in 2018.

He joins Jim Rutledge, Jeff Makahon, Rob McMillan, Jesse Collinson, Dustin Risdon, Gord Scutt, Rafael Lee, Mitch Sutton, Charles-Éric Bélanger and Vandette as those who have won both championships.

Grady Chuback (Team Manitoba / St. Charles Country Club) shot a one over par 73 to finish tied for 37th on the leaderboard at +12, 300. Chuback’s round featured four birdies – on the first, 10th, 11th and 16th holes.

Ryan Orchard (Carman Golf & Curling Club) carded a final round 80 to end play at +23, 311.

With the victory, Zhang has earned an exemption into the 2024 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship as well as the 2024 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Zhang will also be awarded a cheque of $1,200. To align with the modernized Rules of Amateur Status, players at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship, competed for a purse of $8,000 CAD. Along with Zhang, the top-10 finishers earned prize money.

Jake Houston of Baie-D’Urfe, Que. and James Lee of Whistler, B.C. both finished at 1-under to earn silver medalist honours in the Junior Championship. Lee also earned solo silver medalist honours in the Juvenile Championship and Matthew Javier of North York, Ont. took home bronze medalist honours finishing at even par.

For the final standings of the 2023 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, presented by BDO, please click here.