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Kings County's Heather McLean wins provincial bantam girls' golf title

Heather McLean of Port Williams is the 2015 Nova Scotia provincial Bantam Girls golf champion.
Heather McLean of Port Williams is the 2015 Nova Scotia provincial Bantam Girls golf champion.

BADDECK - Even though she won't turn 15 until September, Heather McLean of Port Williams is already a provincial golf champion.

Heather, 14, the youngest of three golfing siblings, captured the 2015 provincial Bantam Girls championship July 21 at Bell Bay in Baddeck.

Heather, who golfs out of Ken-Wo in New Minas, opened the tournament July 20 with a first-round score of 82 that included three birdies.

She then shot a second-round 85 to finish with a two-round total of 167, good for a 19-stroke advantage over runner-up Haley Baker of Ashburn. Both McLean and Baker are members of the Nova Scotia Junior Girls provincial team.

The bantam championship was held as part of the provincial junior championship for both boys and girls, a four-round tournament that began July 20.

At the midway point of the junior tournament, Meghan McLean, Heather’s older sister, was in second place behind Allison Chandler of Chester.

Meghan, the defending provincial junior girls’ champion and the 2015 Ladies' Amateur runner-up, was the first-round leader following an opening round of 77, good for a two-shot lead over Chandler.

In the second round, Chandler blistered the course with a round of three-under-par 69. Meghan, meanwhile, shot an 81, which left Chandler with a 10-stroke lead.

Liz Furniss of Berwick and Paragon was third after two rounds at 163 following rounds of 81 and 82.

Heather McLean was fourth overall at 167. Darcy Fuller, also of Ken-Wo, stood sixth at 182 after rounds of 84 and 98.

The top local golfer in the junior boys’ tournament was Jonah Vidito of Ken-Wo, whose 155 score, from rounds of 78-77, stood him in a four-way tie for ninth.

Drew Ward (81-76-157) of Ken-Wo was tied for 14th, and Drake Batherson (83-76-159) of Ken-Wo was tied for 16th.

Zach Forsythe (81-80-161) of Ken-Wo was tied for 24th, and Ian McLean, the third (and eldest) of the golfing McLeans, was tied for 31st at 88-75-163.

Heather, 14, the youngest of three golfing siblings, captured the 2015 provincial Bantam Girls championship July 21 at Bell Bay in Baddeck.

Heather, who golfs out of Ken-Wo in New Minas, opened the tournament July 20 with a first-round score of 82 that included three birdies.

She then shot a second-round 85 to finish with a two-round total of 167, good for a 19-stroke advantage over runner-up Haley Baker of Ashburn. Both McLean and Baker are members of the Nova Scotia Junior Girls provincial team.

The bantam championship was held as part of the provincial junior championship for both boys and girls, a four-round tournament that began July 20.

At the midway point of the junior tournament, Meghan McLean, Heather’s older sister, was in second place behind Allison Chandler of Chester.

Meghan, the defending provincial junior girls’ champion and the 2015 Ladies' Amateur runner-up, was the first-round leader following an opening round of 77, good for a two-shot lead over Chandler.

In the second round, Chandler blistered the course with a round of three-under-par 69. Meghan, meanwhile, shot an 81, which left Chandler with a 10-stroke lead.

Liz Furniss of Berwick and Paragon was third after two rounds at 163 following rounds of 81 and 82.

Heather McLean was fourth overall at 167. Darcy Fuller, also of Ken-Wo, stood sixth at 182 after rounds of 84 and 98.

The top local golfer in the junior boys’ tournament was Jonah Vidito of Ken-Wo, whose 155 score, from rounds of 78-77, stood him in a four-way tie for ninth.

Drew Ward (81-76-157) of Ken-Wo was tied for 14th, and Drake Batherson (83-76-159) of Ken-Wo was tied for 16th.

Zach Forsythe (81-80-161) of Ken-Wo was tied for 24th, and Ian McLean, the third (and eldest) of the golfing McLeans, was tied for 31st at 88-75-163.

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