Sam Meek of Peterborough, Ont., came from behind to become the 78th winner of the Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship in St. John’s, Nfld.
Meek, 17, entered the final round with a share of third, trailing dual-citizen Thomas Critch of Cedar Park, Tx., by three shots. Meek put up two birdies on the day for a one-under 71.
“I’ve been hitting it really well all week, so I had a lot of trust in myself there,” he said.
“Basically, I was just staying patient. I started the day pretty far back. I was three shots behind Thomas. He struggled a bit off the bat, so I was able to get something going there. I believe I made the turn two shots over him, so just staying steady on the back nine was the key from there,” he added.
In addition to claiming the Silver Cup as Canadian Junior Boys champion, Meek has earned an exemption into the 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship to be contested at Royal Ottawa Golf Club and Eagle Creek Golf Club, Aug. 8-11.
“The Canadian Amateur is a big tournament, so it’ll be a lot of fun to play against those guys. I don’t have a lot of opportunities to play against them, so I’m just testing my game against the best amateurs in the country. It’ll be a lot of fun,” he said.
The final leaderboard is here.