HEATHER MCLEAN & SHAUN MARGESON LEAD AFTER THE FIRST ROUND THE COBRA PUMA JUNION CHAMPIONSHIP
Nova Scotia Golf Association – Three boys in the Juvenile division are leading the 2016 COBRA Puma Junior Boys Provincial Championship. Shaun Margeson, Ashburn, is the outright leader in the 2016 COBRA PUMA Junior Boys Provincial Championship. He finished at one under, 69.
“I putted really well and that was the difference,” Shaun said after the round. He hit 8 of 9 greens on the front nine after starting on number 10. Shaun finished strong and ended his round with a birdie on number 9.
John Mosher, Chester, fired a one over 71 on day one at Chester Golf Club. Mosher had four birdies and was even par on the back nine. Mosher is home from Saddlebrook Prep School in Florida for the summer.
Zach Forsythe, Ken-Wo Golf Club, played consistently and opened with a first round, 72. Zach had just three bogeys and one birdie and finished two over on the day. Forsythe is a member of the 2016 Nova Scotia Development Team. He sits in third overall after day one.
John David Coffin of Abercrombie, and Jonah Vidito from Ken-Wo, are tied for first in the Junior Boys division. Vidito had five birdies in the opening round and Coffin had two.
Seaview members, Aubrey Farrell and Mitchell Burke currently sit tied for third in the COBRA PUMA Junior Boys division (aged 17-18). Farrell and Burke are tied with Connor Savage of Brightwood, after day one.
2015 Junior Champion Matt Chandler struggled during the first round after firing five over 75. Chandler will be looking to make up ground during
tomorrows second round.
The junior boys are competing for four spots (3 team and 1 alternate) on the team that will represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship at the Clovelly Golf Course in St. John’s Newfoundland on August 1-4th.
Heather McLean from Ken-Wo, had a stellar opening round in the COBRA PUMA Junior Girls division. She shot a 3 over 73 and is the overall leader. Heather had her only birdie on the par five, number 15. She followed her birdie up with a hole-in-one on number 16. “This is the first time I’ve lead the provincials,” Heather commented. “I was pretty pumped,” she also said, referring to the hole-in-one. She finished with 29 putts and hit 10 green
s in regulation.
Number 16 has a crowned green and is traditionally tough to hit. McLean was one of two competitors to ace the par three. She hit an 8 iron to the 141-yard hole. The other ace was made by Patrick Jackson from Truro Golf Club using an 8 iron and it played 172 from the boys tees.
Home course native Allison Chandler is one shot back of McLean, after a 74 in the opening round. Allison had back-to-back birdies on holes 5 & 6 to shoot even par 35 on the front nine.
Meghan McLean of Ken-Wo started on the back nine and had two birdies one on 13 and one on 17. McLean opened with a 77 just four shots behind her little sister Heather.
Jake Smith leads the way in the COBRA PUMA Bantam Boys division. Smith a Chester Native had three birdies and sits at 7 over. Jake shot a 38 on the front followed by a 39 on the back.
The girls are competing for a four spots (3 team and 1 alternate) to represent Nova Scotia at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at the Penn Hills Golf Club on August 2-5.
Craig Landry of Antigonish sits alone in second in the COBRA PUMA Bantam boys division.Landry opened with a 79 and made a ten-foot birdie putt on number 9 to cap off his round.
Haley Baker is leading the COBRA PUMA Bantam Girls division after an opening day 92. Rylee Pearl sits in 2nd one back of Baker at 93. Danielle Cumby is in third place and she shot a 96 on day one.
For complete round one results of the
Patrick Jackson, Truro,
had a hole- in- one on number 16.
Heather McLean, Ken-Wo, also had a hole-in- one on number 16.
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