Yorke, White lead respective divisions into final round

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MacKay tied for top spot going into final round

BADDECK, N.S. – Two P.E.I. golfers continue to lead their respective divisions after two rounds at the Atlantic golf championships here at Bell Bay.

Prince Edward Islander Cody MacKay is tied for first place in the Men's Amateur Division at the Atlantic golf championships at Bell Bay in Baddeck, N.S.

Tim Yorke of Kensington will take a seven-shot lead into Sunday’s final round in the Men’s Mid-Master Division, and Sherry White of Stratford is two shots in front of the Senior Women’s Division.


Even-par round

After opening with a 1-under-par-71 on Friday, Yorke came right back to shoot even par on Saturday. The Andersons Creek golfer was even on the front nine, and had two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine.

New Brunswick's Stu Musgrave also shot par in Round 2 to move into second place.

P.E.I.’s Dave Shellington of Belvedere is third after shooting rounds of 73 and 79.

Darren Martell of Brudenell is in a three-way tie for fifth spot at 158 – 82-76.

In the team standings, P.E.I. finished at plus-4 and Nova Scotia was second at plus-23.


Senior women

White fired an 84 on Saturday, one better than Fay Gunter of Grandview Golf Club, who sits second overall two strokes back.

Other Islanders in this division are Debby Beck (91-84—175); Paula Buote (95-93—188), and Joyce MacLellan (96-92—188).


MacKay tied for lead

In the Men's Amateur Division, Edward Reevey of the Riverside Golf and Country Club tied for low round of the day at 72 after opening with a 77 on Friday. Reevey sits in a tie for first with P.E.I.'s Cody MacKay at plus-5 – 149. MacKay has shot rounds of 74 and 75.

Islanders Scott Morton (81-74) and Brodie Ward (80-75) are tied for sixth at 155.


Carr top Islander

Bailey Carr of Belvedere is the top Islander in the Women’s Amateur Division. Carr, who is in third place, is at 171 (90-81), eight shots out of second place.

Island golfers Melissa Castle and Mary Andrews both had over 10-shot improvements from the opening round. Castle (183) shot an 86 after carding a 97, and Andrews (193) bounced back with a 90 following a 103.


Millar in third

Myrna Millar of Mill River is the top Prince Edward Islander in the Women’s Mid-Master Division.

Millar has a two-day total of 178 after rounds of 91 and 85. She is two strokes back of second-place Theresa Breen and nine behind leader Sandy Comeau.

Corrina Forster of Summerside is tied for fourth at 181 – 88-93.


Senior men

Ron Garrett of Brudenell is third in the Senior Men’s Division with a 156 total – 75-81. He is three shots behind David McDonald and 10 off the pace set by Ernie Sheaves.

Grant Somers (88-81—169); Bill Murphy (84-90 – 174), and Wayne Crosby (86-92 – 178) compete the Island’s senior men’s representation.



Organizations: Senior Women, Grandview Golf Club, Riverside Golf and Country Club

Geographic location: Kensington, Stratford, Andersons Creek New Brunswick Nova Scotia Mill River Summerside

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