King of the links
Cameron King closes with a 75 to win Crowbush men’s title
Cameron King fired a tournament-best closing-round 75 to capture the Links of Crowbush Cove men’s golf championship here Sunday.
King scored a four-stroke margin over Jonathan Murphy and Harold Miller, who finished tied in second place at 162.
King, who plays out of Brudenell, trailed four other golfers – Murphy, Lennie Doucette, Harold Miller and Geordie Carragher – after his Saturday opening round of 83.
But King overcame brisk northwest winds at Crowbush on Sunday to claim the men’s championship, when the early leaders were unable to match his fine play or mount a late challenge on the final day.
King was eligible to play for the Crowbush title as a diamond member, which entitles him to membership rights at both courses.
Crowbush diamond members were extended the same courtesy at Brudenell’s club championship last weekend.
King opted to skip the Brudenell club tourney in order to play in the Island Amateur, which also took place recently at Stanhope.
Karen Jay claimed the Crowbush women’s title, edging Cathy Brown by one shot.
The Men’s First Division was
won by Garth Jay (83-81) while Ben MacCallum (85-82) was runner up.
Len Lang (86-90) was the winner of the Men’s Senior Division, offered for the first time, using the forward tees.
Dave Matthes (89-93) was runner up.
Paul MacFarlane, left, president of the Links at Crowbush Cove Golf Association, presents trophies to club champions following final-round play Sunday. Karen Jay won the ladies title with a one-shot lead over Cathy Brown while Cameron King fired a tourney-best 75 on Sunday to grab the men’s title by four strokes.