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Furlong Ties Course Record To Lead 2017 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships

Furlong Ties Course Record To Lead 2017 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships

Salmonier, NL....Despite starting the day under dense fog cover, day 1 of the 2017 Royal LePage Provincial Amateur Championships at The Wilds Golf Resort provided some exciting and record setting golf. Mike Furlong of Bally Haly Country Club leads the Men's Amateur Division, recording a 3 under par 69 to tie the course record and hold down top position. Heading into day two, Furlong holds a 4 stroke lead over 2016 Senior Champion Chuck Conley and Nikshantess Penashue who are tied with 1 stroke ahead of Golf NL Hall of Famer George Chaulk of Harmon Seaside Links.

In the Women's Divisions Bally Haly Country Club members Janet Mills and Gale Roberts carded an 84 to tie for the lead in the Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior Divisions, with a 2 stroke lead over Judy Gillam of Humber Valley Resort. Gillam, the defending Super Senior Champion recorded an 86 to lead that Division by 8 strokes over Linda Webber of Bally Haly Country Club. Rounding out the top three in the Super Senior Division is Bobbie Boland of Pitcher's Pond Golf Course with a score of 105.

In the hotly contested Men's Mid Amateur Division,Furlong has the 4 stroke lead over defending champion, Chuck Conley who recorded a 73 and is one stroke ahead of Chaulk. In the Senior Men's Division, Chuck Conley is looking to retain his title and holds a one stroke lead over George Chaulk. Eddie Bearns of Bally Haly carded a 77 to hold down third place.

In the Super Senior Division Johnnie Williams and Andrew Hynes of Clovelly are tied for the lead recording a 7 over par 79 followed closely by 2016 champion Don Boland of Bally Haly Country Club who is 3 strokes off the pace heading into teh second day of competition. Round 2 goes on Tuesday morning at 7:30 A.M.

Full results can be found on the following link:

https://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga17/event/rcga1714/index.htm?

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