Coquitlam golfer leads Canadian junior girls championship

Coquitlam’s Euna Han set a new course record with a 64 Wednesday to lead the 65th Canadian junior girls golf championship being played at the Lethbridge Country Club in Lethbridge, Alta.

Han, 16, shot 30 on the first nine holes, and 34 on the back nine. She could have scored even lower, but she just missed an eagle putt on the par-5 17 hole.

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“I putted really well,” Han said. “But I also hit good shots into he green, so the putts weren’t as tricky as they could have been.”

Han performance is especially notable because the same course hosted the Canadian women’s amateur championship in 2012 that featured future pro players Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn.

Earlier this season, Han finished third at the B.C. women’s amateur championship, and she was a runner-up at the Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific championship in Pitt Meadows.

Han is one shot ahead of Vancouver’s Yanjun Liu heading into today’s second round. Another Coquitlam golfer, Martina Yu, is tied for eighth, after she shot 71.

The tournament wraps up Friday. The junior champion receives an automatic qualification into the 2020 Canadian women’s amateur championship.

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