The Dartmouth Dodge Nova Scotia Junior Championships wrapped up today, with Myles Creighton of Digby, N.S. and Meghan McLean of Port Williams, N.S. being crowned champions.
In the boys competition, Creighton was victorious after turning in a performance for the ages. He was solid all week, scoring under par all four rounds and turning in a 71 Thursday to finish at 6-under for the tournament. Creighton would end up winning by a whopping 16-strokes over Oakfield, N.S.’s Ian Lewis. However, early on it looked as though it might be a closer finish.
“It was pretty close early on,” explained Creighton. “I made a 20 foot par putt on #2 to par, Ian was playing well and I was thinking I’m going to have to play another good round to win.”
In the end, Lewis would have a rough day, and Creighton was in the driver’s seat to win his first junior title.
The win marked the third individual title for Creighton, who previously won the Midget (now Bantam), Juvenile, and now Junior Championships.
Creighton’s sixteen stroke victory was also the largest since 1950 when Bob Rae won by 18 shots over Clarence “Gabby” O’Hearn at Lingan Golf and Country Club.
Creighton said he hopes to continue his success at the Canadian Junior Boy’s Championship, both as an individual and as a member of Team Nova Scotia.
The Canadian Junior Boy’s Championship takes place July 29-August 1, 2014 at Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Ryan Nowe, a Bridgewater, N.S. native, finished third and will also represent Nova Scotia in Niagara Falls.
Finishing fourth and earning the final spot on the Nova Scotia team was 14-year-old Shaun Margeson from Oakfield, N.S. who won the two day Bantam Championship on Tuesday as well.
On the girls side, Meghan McLean and Allison Chandler of Chester, N.S. made the Dartmouth Dodge Junior Girls Championship the closest event in recent memory. The pair would finish regulation play deadlocked and would head to a sudden death playoff, where McLean won on the third playoff hole.
Elizabeth Furniss of Berwick, N.S. finished third and will join forces with Meghan, Allison Chandler, and other McLean sister Heather as Team Nova Scotia at the Canadian Junior Girl’s Championship July 29-August 1 at Thornhill Golf Club in Vaughn, Ont.
For full results on the Dartmouth Dodge Junior Girls Championship, click here.