Digby golfer Myles Creighton wins Future Links Atlantic Championship

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Myles Creighton.

Digby’s Myles Creighton has won the Atlantic Junior championships and earned an exemption into the Canadians.

Creighton won the CN Future Links Atlantic championship at Humber Valley Resort in Little River, Newfoundland and Labrador, by one stroke over fellow Nova Scotian Ian Lewis of Fall River July 16.

Officials cancelled Wednesday’s round, which was to be the third and final day of the tournament, because of heavy fog.

Creighton shot a three-over 75 on Monday to put him in sixth, trailing players he thumped just last week in the Nova Scotia Juniors.

Ian Lewis of Fall River was in first after 18 holes with a 71 and Owen Patterson of Bridgewater was tied for third with a 73.

Tyler Erb of Toronto was in second with a 72.

Creighton’s 73 was the best score on day two, while Lewis and Patterson both went six over and Erb went five over.

Creighton finished four-over, one stroke ahead of Lewis and Erb who tied for second.

Creighton told Golf Canada he had trouble with the wind.

“The toughest part for me was hitting it onto the green, because as soon as I’d swing the wind would grab the ball and really affect it,” he said at the Wednesday afternoon award ceremony. “I would have liked to play all three days, but it’s a good feeling to win.”

The top six golfers in of each of the six CN Future Links Championship earn exemptions into the 2014 Canadian Junior Boys Championship, which runs July 28 – August 1 on the Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield course in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Creighton won the Nova Scotia title by a record-tieing 16 strokes and is now one of only three golfers to win both the Nova Scotia Junior title and the Future Links Atlantic title in the same year – Digby’s Eric Locke was the first in 2008 and Brett McKinnon of Cape Breton did it in 2012.

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Organizations: CN Future Links Atlantic, Humber Valley Resort, Niagara Future Links

Geographic location: Niagara Falls, Fall River, Little River Toronto Nova Scotia Cape Breton

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