Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships
Earle Extends Lead at Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships
With ideal weather conditions at Gander Golf Course, Angela Earle of Humber Valley Resort carded an 83 and increased her lead to 36 strokes over second place Paige Hickey after the second day of competition at the 2016 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships. Hickey from the Blomidon Golf Club also increased her lead over Rachel Day of Grande Meadows who recorded a two day total of 244 to round out the top three players. In the Juvenile Girls Division Paige Hickey increased her lead over Rachel Day by 9 more strokes to maintain her first place position heading into the last day of competition.
In the Junior Boys Division, competition for the top position heated up as day one leader Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley Resort dropped to third place carding at 83 while twin brother Daniel took the outright lead with a 7 over par 77 for a two day total of 152 and a 1 stroke lead over Evan D'Angelo of Clovelly. D'Angelo moved up a position to hold second place by 1 stroke over Andrew Bruce. Michael Simms of Clovelly shot a 78 to maintain fourth place however, is only 3 strokes off the pace.
In the Boys Juvenile Division, Evan D'Angelo continues to lead the field with a two day total of 153 to maintain a 2 stroke lead over second place Michael Simms. Matthew Antle of Grand Falls dropped to third place recording an 83 to tie him with Nash Denic of Clovelly with identical two day totals of 166. Alex Dolomount increased his lead in the Bantam Division with a two day total of 166 and an 11 stroke lead over Dylan Yee and Patrick Rice both from Clovelly with scores of 86 and 88 respectively to tie for second. Rounding out the top three is Evan Pye of Gander Golf Club with a score of 182, just 5 strokes out of second place.
On Tuesday evening, GNL hosted the annual Players Banquet at the clubhouse at Gander Golf Club. The evening included greeting from Gander Golf Club and GNL, presentation of an appreciation plaque to the golf course and acknowledgment of the title sponsor Royal LePage and contributing sponsors Munn Insurance, Pepsi and Old Dutch. The evening concluded with the presentation of awards for the Old Dutch Skills Challenge and a number of draw prizes.
In the Old Dutch Skills Challenge, Angela Earle of Humber Valley Resort won the longest drive and closest to the pin contests while Jack McCarthy of Clovelly won the longest drive and Evan D'Angelo and Nash Denic tied for the closest to the pin award. Rachel Day won a power fan, Andrew Bruce a Nike hat and glove while Abigail Bugden won a week long pass to the 2016 RBC Canadian Open.
The final day of competition will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday starting with the girls division followed by the boys. The awards presentation in the eligible divisions will take place at 3:00 P.M. in the clubhouse followed by a meeting of players competing in the Atlantic and/or National competitions.
Earle Leads Wire to Wire to Capture Junior Crown While D'Angelo A Double WinnerIn a shortened final round due to weather conditions Angela Earle of Humber Valley Resort was the main story at the 2016 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships in Gander as she lead from start to finish to capture the 2016 Junior Girls Provincial Championship recording a 45 hole total of 222. Paige Hickey of Blomidon Golf Club retained her second place finish with a total of 262 while Rachel Day of Grande Meadows Golf Club in Frenchman's Cove placed third in the field of five junior girls. Hickey captured the Juvenile championship over Day who recorded a three day total of 317. Paige Hickey was presented with the Marcheta Gallant Award for the female with the most improved score from the previous year. Hickey improved her 2015 score by 141 strokes to capture the award.
In the Junior Boys Division, Evan D'Angelo of Clovelly recorded a 41 on the final day for a 45 hole total of 194 and a come from behind victory over day two leader Daniel Bruce of Blomidon Golf Club to capture his first Junior Boys Provincial Championship. Day 1 leader, Andrew Bruce of Humber Valley Resort carded a 43 to place second, three strokes ahead of Michael Simms of Clovelly who recorded a three day total of 202.
In the Boys Juvenile Division, Evan D'Angelo captured the championship over second place Michael Simms by eight strokes while Nash Denic of Clovelly moved into third place with a three day total of 208 and three strokes ahead of Matthew Antle of Grand Falls Golf Club. In the Bantam Division, Alex Dolomount of Clovelly recorded a three day total of 209 and a 12 stroke victory over Patrick Rice also of Clovelly. Dylan Yee also of Clovelly rounded out the top three finishers in the division carding a final day 45 for a three day total of 222.
Members of the Provincial Junior Boys and Girls Teams will be competing at the CN Future Links Atlantic Championships that will take place at Countryview Golf Club in Fairview PEI from July 11th to 14th. Representing the boys team will be Evan D'Angelo, Andrew Bruce and Michael Simms while the girls team will consist of Angela Earle, Paige Hickey and Rachel Day.