Connor Shea watches his tee shot Thursday at the Canada Games golf championship in Sherbrooke, Que.
Connor Shea shot a 1-over 74 Friday to lead Island golfers on the third day of the Canada Games golf championship in Sherbrooke, Que.
Most of the six golfers had their lowest score of the tournament so far heading into today’s final round.
“Today was a good day,” coach Dallas Desjardins said. “We actually started to have a little bit of fun out there.”
Erin Brown led the women with a 83 followed by Molly Molyneaux (86) and Bailey Carr (90).
“The girls were phenomenal,” Desjardins said.
“Even with those good scores a few things didn’t drop, so it’s exciting momentum going into tomorrow.”
He said Shea’s round was “astonishing” given he doubled the first hole before going 1-under the next 17 holes.
Tyson Gavin shot a 79 and Jordan Birt an 80.
“He’s been consistently around that number,” Desjardins said of the 14-year-old Birt. “I haven’t seen a better ball striker really, (but) he’s having trouble on the greens.”
Desjardins said the group is getting more comfortable with the course heading into the final round.
“The goal is to go out there tomorrow and try to post some low numbers, so we can show what great talent we have on the Island,” he said.
On the team side, the men have a three-round total of 470 while British Columbia is leading at 426. P.E.I.’s women’s squad is at 524 while B.C. is atop the leaderboard at 448.
The following is Prince Edward Island's golf team results through the first three rounds at the Canada Games:
Golfer Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Erin Brown 86 85 83 254
Molly Molyneaux 88 98 86 272
Bailey Carr 99 96 90 285
Taylor Kim, B.C. 72 73 76 221
Tyson Gavin 77 79 79 235
Connor Shea 80 81 74 235
Jordan Birt 80 81 80 241
Kevin Kwon, B.C. 72 71 69 212