With sunny skies and warm temperatures, players were treated to excellent course conditions for the second round of the 2022 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships at The Wilds in Salmonier.
In the overall Girls’ Division, Mila Snook carded a 78 for a two-day total of 158 and strengthened her lead over Sanjana Gullipalli by 8 strokes. Defending 2022 Junior Champion Freya Snook remained in third place, carding an 85 for a two-day total score of 170. Mila Snook also leads the Bantam Girls’ Division while Freya Snook comes in second place, followed by Rosie Allen of Blomidon Golf Club in third.
In the Junior Boys’ Division, Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club continues to set the pace by carding a 74 for a two-day total of 146, extending his lead to 11 strokes over fellow club member Ryan Holwell. Sam Fisher recorded a second round 88, moving up two spaces and tying with Karsen Best at 178 heading into the final round.
In the Boys’ Juvenile Division, Sam Fisher of Bally Haly Country Club holds sole possession of first place, carding an 88 and a 5-stroke lead over Daniel Sharpe of Blomidon Golf Club. Adam Currie moved up two spaces after recording a second round 89 and is presently in third with a total score of 187—just 9 strokes off the leader heading into the final round of competition.
Lucan Meade of Bally Haly Country Club continues to lead the Bantam Boys’ Division, recording a 92 for a two-day total of 197 and a 1-stroke lead over fellow clubmate Griffin Gallant. Keegan Pender of Pippy Park Golf Course rounds out the top three with a two-day total of 208.
As part of the practice round at the 2022 Royal LePage Provincial Junior Championships held on Sunday, July 3rd, Golf NL held its annual National Skills Challenge Qualifier. Ryan Holwell of Bally Haly Country Club recorded a score of 225, winning the junior boys’ title, with Paige Allen of Blomidon Golf Club recording a total of 130 and capturing the junior girls’ title.
In the girls’ 12-to-14 age division, Sanjana Gullipalli of Bally Haly Country Club won recording a score of 180, while twin sisters Mila and Freya Snook—also members at Bally Haly—tied for first place in the 9-to-11 age division with a score of 185. In the boys’ 12-to-14 age division, Keegan Pender of Pippy Park Golf Course recorded the top score of the event with a 235 winning the division.
The Junior Skills Challenge is an online and interactive program designed to focus on developing the key golf skills of putting, chipping, and driving. The objective of the program is to develop key golf skills while serving as an important introduction to competition. The players’ scores for each component of the event are entered to the National Leaderboard where participants can track their results to see how they measure up to other players in their age category across their own province or across Canada.
To view the results of Day 2, visit: gc-royallepageprovincialjuniorchampions1.golfgenius.com
The final day of competition will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday. The awards presentation in eligible divisions will take place at 2:00 P.M. outside, weather permitting.
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