Three locals finish in top 20 at NSGA event
ABERCROMBIE – It wasn’t the final round he wanted, but Glenn MacLean was pleased overall with his first NSGA mid-amateur performance.
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Glenn MacLean watches his tee shot to open the third and final round of the NSGA men’s mid-amateur championship on Sunday afternoon. The three-day event was held at Abercrombie Country Club.
A member at Abercrombie Country Club, the host of the 2014 provincial event, MacLean said a few friends of his talked him into playing some tournaments for the first time this season. This weekend was his third – he finished tied for 13th at 15-over par.
“I was hoping to shoot three 70s, three rounds in the 70s,” he said. “I did that the first two days, but conditions were a little tougher today. There was a little more pressure today being up there on the leaderboard (sixth going into the third round) and you’re trying to duplicate yesterday’s round.”
Bill Burns from Lingan Country Club won the event at 6-over par. There was a three-way tie for second place at 10-over between Glenn Robinson of Ashburn Golf Club, Steven Ward of Ken Wo Country Club and Aaron Nickerson of River Hills Golf and Country Club.
Kevin Scott was the top local, finishing 12th overall at 14-over. Jamie Aitken was tied for 18th at 16-over.
MacLean said he was proud to be an Abercrombie member, not only because the event was hosted here, but because of the condition of the course. He said multiple golfers made comments to him about how great the course was to play.
“It was a privilege for the course to host the NSGA here,” he said. “It’s a lot of work and a lot of volunteers came out and supported them.”
He said there are a few more tournaments left this summer that he will enter before putting the clubs away for the winter. So far he’s enjoying his experience of playing more competitive golf and doesn’t want that to stop just yet.
“I’m glad I went in the tournament,” he said. “I’m glad I played pretty well and it was a good experience to play with other players from around the province, good players that you see their names on the top of the leaderboard for all these tournaments.”
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