Future Husky Taylor Wins Canadian Boys Championship

Aug. 10, 2006

SUSSEX, NEW BRUNSWICK - Future Washington golfer Nick Taylor blew away the field at the 2006 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, winning his first national title by a record 11-strokes as the four-day tournament wrapped, Thursday.

Taylor, who will be a freshman at UW in the fall, finished the event shooting two-over par after carding an even-par 70 in today's final round (71-69-72-70-282). Taylor's 11-shot victory was the largest ever at the 68-year old Canadian Junior Boys Championship. The previous record was 10-strokes set by Danny Maue of Kitchener, Ont., in 1978.

A former Husky, NCAA Champion James Lepp, challenged Maue's record in 2001 with a nine-stroke victory. Lepp hails from Taylor's hometown of Abbotsford, B.C., and both have the same home course.

Taylor has now earned an exemption into the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship which begins Sunday in Mississauga, Ontario.

Another future Husky competing in the tournament, Darren Wallace, finished tied for 26th (78-81-73-76-308).

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