The Telegram (St. John's)

Furlong goes wire-to-wire at Wilds


Golfer Mike Furlong is The Telegram sports department’s choice as Athlete of the Week.

Furlong, from the Bally Haly Golf and Country Club, sailed to the Newfoundla­nd and Labrador amateur golf championsh­ip at The Wilds at Salmonier, leading the field from start to finish. Furlong finished the tournament with a two-over par 72 Wednesday, ending with a 218 total (two over par) and 10 strokes ahead of the field. Furlong will represent Newfoundla­nd on the provincial Willingdon Cup team at the Canadian men’s amateur championsh­ip in Mississaug­a, Ont., next month, along with Nathan Peters of Bally Haly and Nikashante­ss Penashue of the Amaruk club in Happy-valley Goose Bay.

Date of birth: July 1, 1986

Height: 6-3

Weight: 195 pounds Birthplace: St. John’s Hometown: St. John’s Occupation: St. John’s Regional Fire Department firefighte­r

Club: Bally Haly Golf and Country Club

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