On a roll

Camp­bell comes from one back to cap­ture his sec­ond straight am­a­teur golf cham­pi­onship

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An­der­son Creek’s Jason Camp­bell is on quite a roll.

Fresh off his first ever am­a­teur golf win at Mill River last week­end, the Kens­ing­ton phar­ma­cist fired a 2-un­der par 68 on Sun­day to cap­ture the Prince Ed­ward Is­land Am­a­teur Golf Cham­pi­onship at Glen Afton Golf Club.

He was trail­ing Kris Cur­rie by one stroke fol­low­ing the sec­ond round on Satur­day.

“When I had to get it up and down, I got it up and down. If I had to make a five- to six-foot putt, I made a five- to six-foot putt,’’ Camp­bell told The Guardian fol­low­ing his sec­ond am­a­teur golf win in as many weeks. “I’m pretty pumped up. It was a kind of un­ex­pected cou­ple of wins.’’

Camp­bell shot a three-round 207 to­tal while Cur­rie fin­ished with a 211 to­tal.

Home course favourite Adam Con­sta­ble fired a 68 on Sun­day to fin­ish two strokes be­hind Camp­bell. Cur­rie couldn’t find any rhythm with his put­ter on Sun­day, shoot­ing a fi­nal-round 73, four shots off the lead. He fin­ished with a 209 three-round to­tal.

“It’s the hard­est tour­na­ment I’ve ever played in,’’ Con­sta­ble said, not­ing that he felt a lot of pres­sure play­ing on home turf. “You try and ap­proach it like any other round but . . . I didn’t make a lot of putts. I was ner­vous all week­end, more ner­vous than I thought I would be.’’

Still, Con­sta­ble said he was thrilled with his sec­ond-place fin­ish.

Mean­while, Tim Yorke took the men’s mid-master crown with a three-round 209 to­tal, eight strokes over Dar­ren Martell.

Marty Keoughan is the men’s se­nior cham­pion. His three­r­ound to­tal of 144 was one stroke bet­ter than Chick Le­na­han, who took the men’s su­per se­nior cham­pi­onship.

Julie Hen­der­son took home the women’s am­a­teur ti­tle.

Her 144 to­tal was 22 strokes bet­ter than Chris MacLau­clan, who took the women’s mid-master crown.

The women’s se­nior cham­pion is Sherry White, who fin­ished 24 shots ahead of Paula Buote. Linda Fairhurst shot a 178 to claim the women’s su­per se­nior ti­tle.

The top three fin­ish­ers in each di­vi­sion qual­i­fied for the At­lantic am­a­teur golf cham­pi­onship in New­found­land and Labrador, Aug. 13-16.

Camp­bell and Con­sta­ble are hop­ing for cooler weather. They spent al­most as much time this week­end just try­ing to stay hy­drated in the hot sum­mer sun.

“It cer­tainly drains you,’’ Con­sta­ble said, not­ing that it made the fast greens harder to read.

“I would agree,’’ Camp­bell said. “I al­ways run a lit­tle hot but even I found it hot out there. I made sure I drank lots of flu­ids to stay hy­drated. It cer­tainly af­fects your men­tal game.’’

JASON MAL­LOY/THE GUARDIAN

An­der­son Creek’s Jason Camp­bell found is rhythm on Sun­day, fir­ing a fi­nal-round 68 to cap­ture the P.E.I. am­a­teur golf crown by two strokes over Adam Con­sta­ble at the Glen Afton Golf Course.

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