The 2019 Atlantic Golf Championships got underway today at the Humber Valley Resort in Western, NFLD. Competitors from across Atlantic Canada enjoyed a beautiful day at the Doug Carrick designed course, ranked 8th in Canada by ScoreGolf in 2019.
Originally contested in 2014, this years’ championship marked the sixth year of the Atlantic Golf Championships where teams from New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador compete for both the “Atlantic Cup” as well as eight (8) exemptions into 2020 National Championships in their respective divisions. Exemptions include men’s and women’s Canadian Amateur, Mid-Master, Senior and Super Senior.
After the first round, New Brunswick leads the team competition with a cumulative team total of 19 points. In second place in the team competition is Newfoundland & Labrador with a total of 17 points. Prince Edward Island is currently in third place with 14 points and Nova Scotia is in fourth position with 8 points.
Bathurst, NB native, Molly MacDermaid and Kathleen Jean from Stephenville, NFLD are tied for the lead in the women’s amateur competition after recording rounds of 89. Sitting one stroke behind the leaders is Taylor Cormier from Blomidon Golf & Country Club in Corner Brook, NFLD.
Alex Palmer from The Riverside Country Club in Rothesay, NB had the round of the day after carding a six under par 66 during today’s first round. The 32 year old carded 2 eagles, 4-birdies and 2-bogeys to tie the competitive course record at the Humber Valley Resort. Sitting in second place in the amateur men’s competition is Michael Furlong, the 2019 Atlantic Champion (NFLD). The Bally Haly Country Club member fired a two-over par 74.
Cameron King from Georgetown, PE carded a four-over par 76 today and has a two stroke lead in the men’s mid master division over Stu Musgrave from Moncton, NB and a member of Country Meadows Golf Club. Musgrave carded 6 over par 78.
Melissa Castle from the Belvedere Golf Club in Charlottetown is leading the women’s mid-master competition after carding a first round total of 83. There is a two-way tie for second place between Erin Musgrave from the Country Meadows Golf Club in Moncton, NB and Anderson Creek member Myrna Millar from Ellerslie, PE who each carded first round 87’s.
Eddie Bearns from Paradise, NL and member of Bally Half Country Club is leading the senior division with two-over par 74. Garry Jenkins from the Fredericton Golf Club is one stroke behind Bearns.
Mary Walton-Rossingnol from the Fredericton Golf Club is leading the senior women’s division with a first round total of 83. One stroke behind in second place is Paula Napke-Flanagan from the Miramichi Golf & Country Club.
Sharon Case also from the Miramichi Golf & Country Club is leading the women’s super-senior division with a first round total of 88.
Blomidon member Wayne Ford from Corner Brook, NL is leading the men’s super senior division with a first round total of 74.
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About Humber Valley Resort
The beautiful Humber Valley Resort is located in Western Newfoundland. Ranked the 8th in Canada by ScoreGolf Magazine, the Resort features an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course, Wellness Spa, Luxury Vacation Condominiums and Luxury Chalets all in the heart of Humber Valley. The Eagles Perch Clubhouse sits 400 feet above the Humber River offering a panoramic view of Deer Lake and The Appalachian Mountains. This spectacular setting is a premier facility for weddings, golf tournaments, conventions, business meetings and social events.