Cape Breton golfers in tough at amateur
Baddeck’s Trevor Chow tied for 19th place after opening round
Cape Breton golfers have some catching up to do following the opening round of the 2015 MCT Insurance Men’s Amateur provincial championship at Paragon Golf and Country Club.
Baddeck native Trevor Chow is the top Cape Breton player following the opening round. He fired a 6-over-par 77 on Wednesday to put him in a tie for 19th place.
Chow finished in a tie for third place at last year’s men’s amateur championship at Brightwood Golf and Country Club in Dartmouth. The Ashburn Golf and Country Club member is a two time mid-amateur champion in search of his first men’s amateur title.
Chow and the rest of the field of 108 players are chasing Jody Swim of River Hills. The 2007 men’s mid-amateur champion carded a 2-under-par 69 on the day. Ashburn’s David Williamson is close behind with a 1-underpar 70 total, while both Oakfield golfers Geoff Campbell and Jason Thibodeau are at even par with a pair of 71 scores.
Three members of The Lakes Golf Club in Ben Eoin are in the field. Thomas Xidos of Beechmont is in a tie for 31st spot with an 8-over-par 79, Shayne Stevens of Eskasoni is tied for 83rd place with a 14-over-par 85, and George Xidos of Beechmont is tied for 99th place following an 18-over-par 89 round.
The top three players and an alternate at the conclusion of the tournament will qualify for the Canadian men’s amateur golf championship in Toronto, Aug. 10-13.
There will be little rest in between major provincial golf tournaments. The men’s midamateur championship will be contested at Seaview Golf and Country Club, July 17-19.
Baddeck native Trevor Chow carded a 6-over-par 77 on Wednesday to put him in a tie for 19th place at the 2015 MCT Insurance Men’s Amateur provincial championship at Paragon Golf and Country Club in Kingston, N.S