WOODSTOCK – Ryan Legault shot a 1-over-par 73 in the wind during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association provincial senior high school golf championships at the Mill River Provincial Golf Course on Tuesday.
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Playing partners watch Westisle golfer Tyson Gavin’s drive on No. 17 during the P.E.I. School Athletic Association senior golf championships at Mill River Provincial Golf Course on Tuesday.
Legault captured the senior AA boys’ individual title. His three-stroke margin of victory is the number of strokes his Charlottetown Rural No. One team edged out Colonel Gray by for the team title.
Rural No. One finished with 233 strokes, Gray was second at 236 and Rural No. Two finished just one stroke back at 237 to complete a sweep of the medals for Charlottetown schools.
Teams can have up to four golfers, but only the top three scores count towards the team championship.
Although it was windy and it had rained heavily overnight, Legault found conditions at Mill River better than he was expecting. He said the wind wasn’t really a factor in his game.
“I played my normal shot,” he said. “I just clubbed up. I found that easier.”
The Grade 11 student was also part of his school’s gold-medal team last year, finishing fifth in individual play.
Four golfers finished tied for second at 76, but Legault’s teammate Connor Shea was awarded second, and Quinton Gorman from Colonel Gray was awarded third by retrogression.
There was no team title awarded in senior AA girls as Colonel Gray was the only school with enough golfers to comprise a team.
Bluefield’s Courtney Ward’s round of 97 gave her the girls’ individual title by four strokes over Maria Dalton from Three Oaks. Bailey Carr from Colonel Gray shot a round of 104 to win bronze.
Morell placed two golfers in the top three of the senior A boys’ championship, and won the team title by 21 points (280). Evangeline sent two teams to the championship, with Evangeline No. One beating out Evangeline No. Two for second place by 30 points.
Morell’s Ben Miller won individual gold with a round of 88, followed by Jacob Ezeard from Grace Christian (93) and Miller’s teammate Kevin MacLeod with a round of 95.