Tour has largest field of the season with 33 players
St.John’s, NL…. The first tournament of the eastern leg of the Tely Junior Tour at Bally Haly in St.John’s on August 7th started under fog, dazzle and wet course conditions., however, players braved the elements and headed out with the final group teeing off at 11:39 am .
The Junior and Juvenile Boys Divisions were first groups off the tee. There was a race to the top in the Junior Boys division with a tie for first place with Karsen Best and Sam Fisher competing on their home course tied with a scored of 84. Fisher secured first place using the retrogression tie-breaking method with James Mitchell of Grande Meadows Golf Club taking third with an 85 .
It was another tight race in the Juvenile Boys Division with only a one stroke differential between the top three positions. .Third place went to Spencer Whitten of Glendenning Golf who carded an 87 with Adam Byrne from Gander Golf Club securing second with a score of 86. Lucan Meade of Bally Haly who scored an 85 to capture first place .
The Junior Girls division saw a tie breaker for second and third place .All three players are members of Bally Haly Country Club. Twin sisters Mila and Freda Snook battled out for second and third place with a tie score of 83 with Mila Snook capturing second place utilizing the retrogression methodwho secured a second place finish, with sister Freda taking third place. Sanjana Gullipali who carded an 82 took first place .
Two competitors played in the Bantam Girls division with Sarah Peyton from Humber River Golf Club finishing first with a score of 47. Second place went to Adelyn Kelly from Blomidon Golf Club who carded a 70 .
In the Bantam Boys division, Josh House of Bally Haly Golf and Country Club recorded an impressive nine hole score of 41 to capture first place . Second place went to Davis Koren also playing at his home course who was only 3 strokes behind again utilizing a tie breaker by retrogression with third place going to William Hickey also from Bally Haly with a score of 47.
Thanks are extended to Jason Hill and the staff and management of The Bally Haly Country Club for hosting the Tour event. Thank you also to Julie Carter and the kitchen staff who provided lunch for all of the players following their round .
Golf NL is proud to support Junior Golf with its Title Sponsor The Telegram/ Saltwire. We would also like to thank our sponsors Browning Harvey ,Harvey and Co and Taylormade for their support .
The eastern leg of The Tely Tour continues August 8 th at The Wilds in Salmonier .