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Josh Montgomery drains 5 birdies to lead CJGA Mizuno Championship division

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Josh Montgomery of Ancaster, ON, carded a colourful scorecard during the second round of the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Mizuno National Junior Golf Championship yesterday as he registered five birdies en route to shooting a one-under par 71.

After shooting an even-par 72 in round one at Rockway Vineyards in St. Catharines, Montgomery's two-day total of one-under 143 puts him in the lead of the Boys 15-19 division heading into moving day.

Matthew Cholod of Bowmanville, ON, is the closest competitor to Montgomery as his two-day total of one-over 145, which included a 73 yesterday, places him in second place. Keaton Gudz of Victoria, BC, rounds out the top-three after carding a two-day total of three-over 145.

With five birdies in his last 10 holes, Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, ON, was able to take the lead in the Boys 14 and Under division.

Anderson's three-under 33 on the back nine guided him to a solid two-under 70 and a two-day total of even-par 144.

After starting the day in fourth place, Johnny Travale of Hamilton, ON, made a comeback to finish T2. Travale carded a solid one-under 71, which included a stellar 15 pars and two birdies. Tied with Travale is round one's leader Angelo Giantsopoulos of Richmond Hill, ON, who followed up his opening round 69 with a 76 for a two-day total of one-over 145.

A one-under par 35 on the front nine helped break Eunice Hong of Thornhill, ON, away from the pack in the Girls 11-19 division as her two-day total of six-over 150 put her in the lead.

Just behind Hong is Kennedy Bodfield of St. Catharines, ON, who started the day in a tie for the lead, however, she wasn't able to get back to the first position.

Bodfield isn't too far back of top spot though as she is just seven shots behind with 36-holes remaining.

Ellice Hong of Thornhill sits alone in third place after shooting a seven-over 79 for a two-day total of plus-15 159.