Seaview course playing tough for mid-amateur event
Baddeck’s Trevor Chow was one of only three golfers to break par in the opening round of the MCT Insurance Nova Scotia men’s mid amateur championship at the Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney. The 38year-old Chow, who lives in the Halifax area and golfs out of the Ashburn Club, made three birdies to offset two bogeys as he fired a one-under par 70 to sit in third place after Friday’s round. Paul Coulson, of Truro, leads the event after shooting a fourunder par 67, while Dartmouth’s Craig Hollett shot a 68 to head into Saturday’s play just one shot off the pace. Defending champion Bill Burns did not have his best day. The Lingan golfer made just one birdie in his round of six-over par 77 and sits tied for 22nd. The bestplaced Seaview players were Aaron Barrington (73) in seventh place and Jack Chafe, who shot a 74 and sits tied for ninth. Baddeck’s Ernie Sheaves, who won the 2014 Nova Scotia senior men’s title, also shot 74. The three-round tournament continues today and wraps up on Sunday.