Teen tops on tour for third time

Burnaby’s Luna Lu built a solid first-round lead then held that advantage until the end to win the bantam girls division title at the inaugural Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy B.C. Spring Classic at Vancouver’s University Golf Club last week.

Her two-round total of 152 (74-78) earned her a five-shot win in the under-15 division, and was the 11-year-old’s third victory on the Canadian Junior Golf Association tour.

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Lu fired a pace-setting 2-over par 74 on the opening day, six strokes ahead of PoCo’s Ye Ji Kwon. The second go-round saw Kwon post the day’s best score, a 77, while Lu posted a 78 to win by five shots.

In the bantam boys division, Burnaby’s Jay Xu was a model of consistency with rounds of 78 to finish sixth, 16 shots back of Vancouver’s Aaron Huang.

Xu’s two-day score of 156 positioned him sixth overall.

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