Campbell wins Mill River Open title with strong second round
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.