Calvin Ross of Fredericton carded an eight-under 62 to set an amateur course record at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont., during the third round of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship on Wednesday.
Ross went bogey free for the fourth time ever and registered six birdies and an eagle on the par five fifth hole, moving him to 10 under on the tournament with a seven-stroke lead.
“I’m a little nervous right now, which is weird because it’s all done now, but I’m happy. I’m really proud of myself and I hope I can keep it going tomorrow,” he said.
Ross was seven under par as he launched his tee shot on the 18th hole behind a tree sitting in the middle of the fairway. Invisible to the greenside gallery because of the obstacle, Ross grabbed his eight iron and hooked it around the tree.
The ball landed less than three feet to the hole.
“It scared me for a little bit because it hung out over the trees for a long time, but when it went down is when it started to move the most,” he said.
“While watching it I thought it was going to land on the hill just to the right and kick hard across the green. For it to carry was a little bit of luck,” he added.
The final round will take place Thursday.