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Warm weather follows Tely Tour east

Ethan Efford, shown with Golf Newfoundland and Labrador Executive director Greg Hillier, had the best 18-hole score of the day Thursday at Pitchers Pond.
Ethan Efford, shown with Golf Newfoundland and Labrador Executive director Greg Hillier, had the best 18-hole score of the day Thursday at Pitchers Pond. - Submitted

Tour moves to Avalon with Pitcher’s Pond event

The recent warm-weather stretch has supplied some superb conditions on golf courses across the province, and that was the case Thursday at the Pitcher’s Pond Golf Course at Whiteway, on the south side of Trinity Bay.

Lucan Meade
Lucan Meade

The 14-year-old, nine-hole course played host to The Tour Championship, the sixth event on the 2019 Tely Junior Tour. And with the Tour moving onto the Avalon Peninsula after swings through the western and central parts of Newfoundland, some new faces showed up Thursday.

Playing in his first event of the season, Lucan Meade of Clovelly Golf carded a 37 over nine holes to capture the bantam boys crown. Tristan Leflamme, a guest to the Tour from Cedar Hill in Ontario, placed second with a score of 47, followed by Drew Hudson of Clovelly (49) and Ben Preston of Pitcher’s Pond (53)

Ethan Efford of Bally Haly Country Club in St. John’s took his second title, carding an 82 over 18 holes in the juvenile boys division, finishing ahead of Bally Haly clubmate Karsen Best and Thomas Hudson of Clovelly,

Competing in the junior boys section, Geoff Kerr of Bally Haly had second-best overall score of the day, an 83, finishing ahead of clubmate Brandon Powell in the division.

Sanjana Gullipalli of Clovelly took top position in the bantam girls division, with a 53 over nine holes.

The Tour will stay on the Avalon — but take a break during Regatta week — with the next two events Monday, Aug. 12, at Glendenning Golf in St. John's and on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at The Wilds Golf Resort on the Salmionier Line.

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