On the greens

Blo­mi­don golfer claims pro­vin­cial ti­tle; Dolo­mount is ju­ve­nile win­ner; Pel­ley-MacHardy takes ban­tam ti­tle

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Jack Pel­ley-MacHardy leads start to fin­ish

Matthew Bon­nell of Cor­ner Brook went wire to wire in win­ning the 2018 Royal LePage New­found­land and Labrador ju­nior golf cham­pi­onship Wed­nes­day at the Terra Nova Re­sort and Golf Com­mu­nity in Port Bland­ford.

Bon­nell, who plays out of the Blo­mi­don Golf Club, had been the run­ner-up at the 2017 pro­vin­cial ju­niors, but was dom­i­nant at Terra Nova’s Twin Rivers course this week, record­ing a 223 to­tal af­ter fin­ish­ing with a three-over-par 74 on Wed­nes­day.

Bon­nell fin­ished 12 strokes ahead of run­ner-up Ryan McNeil-Lamswood of Har­mon Sea­side Links in Stephenville, with Michael Simms of Clovelly in third.

Evan D’An­gelo and Gavin Con­nors, both from Clovelly, were tied for fourth af­ter three rounds of stroke play. That ne­ces­si­tated a sud­den-death play­off to de­ter­mine which would have the first op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent the prov­ince at na­tional cham­pi­onships. Con­nors won on the sec­ond play­off hole.

In the ju­ve­nile di­vi­sion, Alex Dolo­mount of Clovelly recorded a fi­nal round 87 for a three-day to­tal of 262 to cap­ture the ti­tle over Day 2 leader Ethan Ef­ford of Bally Haly in St. John’s by seven strokes. Nathan Young of Clovelly was third.

In the ban­tam di­vi­sion, Jack Pel­ley-MacHardy of Grand Falls-Wind­sor repli­cated Bon­nell’s feat by lead­ing from start to fin­ish ahead of Karsen Best of Holy­rood and Evan Snow of Gan­der.

The event also de­ter­mined the pro­vin­cial team for the Fu­ture Links At­lantic cham­pi­onships to be held at Terra Nova July 16-19

Bon­nell, McNeil-Lamswood and Simms com­prise the ju­nior men’s while Tay­lor Cormier of Blo­mi­don in Cor­ner Brook will be the lone fe­male rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the At­lantic com­pe­ti­tion.

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Matt Bon­nell makes a putt on the fi­nal hole on his way to win­ning the pro­vin­cial ju­nior men’s golf cham­pi­onship Wed­nes­day at the Terra Nova Re­sort and Golf Com­mu­nity in Port Bland­ford. Lloyd Clarke, a Cana­dian vet­eran who served in Afghanistan, was the flag­bearer on the 18th hole dur­ing the fi­nal round.

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