Camp­bell wins Mill River Open ti­tle with strong sec­ond round

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - BY ERIC MCCARTHY

Fin­ish­ing just far enough back of the lead­ers in the first round of the Mill River Open paid off for An­der­son Creek golfer Jason Camp­bell on Sun­day.

Camp­bell’s 74 on Satur­day put him two groups back of the lead­ers in Sun­day’s fi­nal round, where he qui­etly climbed the leader board, away from the pres­sure that comes with be­ing in a golf tour­na­ment’s fi­nal group.

Camp­bell, who was a mem­ber of Mill River Golf As­so­ci­a­tion from 2012 to 2014, fired a 71 on Sun­day and won the two-day cham­pi­onship by three strokes, a one over par 145.

“I was very con­sis­tent around the whole course,” Camp­bell said of his fi­nal day of tour­na­ment play.

The 28-year-old recorded four birdies on the back nine, in­clud­ing two of the last three holes en route to win­ning his first-ever golf tour­na­ment.

This is the first year for the Mill River Open.

It takes off where Mill River’s Potato Blos­som tour­na­ment left off, with the same stroke play for­mat.

Tignish Credit Union is its new ma­jor spon­sor.

It was a mat­ter of re­brand­ing the tour­na­ment and mov­ing it a lit­tle later in to the sea­son to ac­com­mo­date more golfers, ex­plained club pres­i­dent Ge­of­frey Irv­ing.

The 89 golfers who par­tic­i­pated this year was con­sis­tent with num­bers from pre­vi­ous years, but Irv­ing is op­ti­mistic the event will grow.

He said week­end weather for the tour­na­ment was ideal, and many golfers praised the course as hav­ing some of the best con­di­tions on the Is­land.

“That was great to hear,” said Irv­ing.

Belvedere’s Sherry White won the women’s di­vi­sion with an 8over 152.



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