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Digby's Creighton among contenders at NSGA championship


Digby’s Myles Creighton is among golfers to watch this weekend when the NSGA men's four ball stroke play championship is held at Clare Golf and Country Club in Clare.

Myles Creighton

Creighton, who now lists Metro’s Ashburn Golf Club as his home course, is he 2014 NSGA junior boy's champion, and is partnered with Owen Patterson, also of Ashburn. Patterson was a 2014 NSGA junior team member.

The June 20-21 tournament is drawing 96 teams and competition will be tight for the provincial championship.

Other teams to watch throughout the tournament include Rob Collins of Clare and Arron Nickerson of the River Hills club. Collins is the former 2006 Canadian men's mid-Amateur champion, while Nickerson has won two NSGA mid-Amateur titles.

The father and son team of Chad and Gerry MacMillan of Paragon will be a team to watch throughout the weekend as they look to capture their second four ball championship.

Clare Golf Club is no stranger to hosting NSGA championships. In the past, the club has hosted the Junior, Men's and Ladies Amateur, and the Nova Scotia Men's Mid-Amateur.

The par-72 course plays to 6,146 yards, and proves an excellent test of golf for the competitors. The layout of the course is tight with lots of wooded areas and water throughout the course which will challenge the field.

Four-ball stroke plays sees competitors each play a ball, with the team counting its best score on each hole.

 

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