On a roll
Campbell comes from one back to capture his second straight amateur golf championship
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.’’
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.