There were three first-time winners as the Tely Junior Golf Tour made its third stop in four days Thursday with the Humber River Junior Invitational in Deer Lake.
In juvenile boys play, Karsen Best of Bally Haly Country Club in St. John’s recorded a 78 to win the division by four strokes over Jack Pelley-MacHardy of Grand Falls Golf Club. Evan Snow of Gander Golf Club carded an 84 to secure third place.
Pelley-MacHardy had claimed the bantam boys titles in the Tely Tour’s first two stops, at the Harmon Seasode Links in Stephenville on Monday and at Blomidon Golf Club in Corner Brook on Wednesday.
In bantam boys play, Daniel Sharpe of Blomidon captured the title with a 48 over nine holes, giving him a one-stroke win over Blomidon clubmate Sam Bugden and Alex Elms of the host Humber River Golf Club’s, tied for second place.
Bugden had claimed the bantam boys titles in the Tely Tour’s first two stops.
There was another single-stroke victory in bantam girls play, where Katie Colbourne of Blomidon finished first with a score of 47, just ahead of another Blomidon golfer Rosie Allen.
Paige Allen of Blomidon, the champion in Stephenville and Corner Brook earlier in the week, placed third with a score of 54.
Taylor Cormier of Blomidon took top spot in the junior girls division with a score of 81. She had done the same at Harmon and Blomidon.
Thursday’s Deer Lake event ended the Tour’s west-coast swing. The next competition on the schedule will be Monday at the Grand Falls Golf Club.