JAKE SMITH AND HALEY BAKER WIN THE COBRA PUMA BANTAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Nova Scotia Golf Association – SHAUN MARGESON & ALLISON CHANDLER LEAD THE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP HEADING INTO THE THIRD ROUND
The COBRA PUMA Bantam division wrapped up today at the Chester Golf Club. Jake Smith from Ashburn, captured his first Provincial Championship at the COBRA PUMA Bantam Championship. Smith, who is 13 years old, had two solid rounds of 77 and finished with a two day total of 144 to finish one shot ahead of Truro’s Owen Mullen.
Mullen had the low round of day two after carding a one under par 69, which was a great bounce back after his first round 86.
Mark Chandler of Chester finished third overall. Chandler played strong and finished with 80-81-161.
A total of ten Bantam Boys made the cut today and will continue to play tomorrow within the Junior Division.
The following Bantam Boys have qualified for further play:
1. Jake Smith
2. Owen Mullen
3. Mark Chandler
4. Luke Baldwin
5. Craig Landry
6. Colten Lohnes
7. Connor Trenholm
8. Dimitri Mihelakos
9. Finn Kimball
10. Ben Callaghan
Ashburn’s Haley Baker won her first COBRA PUMA Bantam Girls Championship. Baker had an impressive five over, 40 on the front nine during today’s second round and finished 92-84-176. Haley had 10 pars through two rounds, the most in the COBRA PUMA Bantam Girls division.
Rylee Pearl of Ken-Wo, finished second after shooting 93-92-185. She had 8 pars and scored the lowest on par threes.
Danielle Cumby, also of Ken-Wo, finished third after shooting 96-93-189.
The following Bantam girls will be competing for the remainder of the Girls Junior Championship:
Chester’s Allison Chandler took the lead after day two at the 2016 COBRA PUMA Junior Girls Championship. “My putting was the real difference today,” Chandler told the NSGA after the round. Allison fired an even par 70 on day two, after yesterday’s opening round of 74. She started out with a bogey free front nine with one birdie. Her two-day total is 74-70-144, which gives her a nine stroke lead.
Heather McLean, of Ken-Wo, is in second place after shooting 80 on day two. Heather’s two-day total is 73-80-153, which puts her at +10 for the week.
Another Ken-Wo golfer, Meghan McLean, finished one back of Heather today with an 81. Meghan, the elder of the McLean sisters capped off her round with three birdies.
Shaun Margeson fired another solid round during day two at the COBRA PUMA Junior Boys division. A 16 year old member of Ashburn, Shaun retained his overall lead after the second round. Shaun’s 70 on day two included three birdies. He is one under through two rounds at 69-70-139 and has a seven stroke lead heading into tomorrow’s third round.
John David Coffin from Abercrombie fired two rounds of 73 and has moved into second place. Coffin attends Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School in Fairbault, Minnesota.
John Mosher from the Chester Golf Club started out in second place today and dropped one spot to third heading into tomorrow’s round.
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