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Digby’s Carruthers 30th at senior men’s championship

BRIDGEWATER - Murray Carruthers of the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa shot three rounds in the 70s to finish in 30th position at the NSGA men's senior championship which wrapped up here Friday at Osprey Ridge.

Carruthers recorded rounds of 78-79-78 in the tournament, which was won by Ashburn Golf Club's Mike Hebb in a playoff with last year’s champ Ernie Sheaves.

Hebb, the 2013 senior champion, moved to the top of the leader board in the third and final round after shooting a two under par 70. Sheaves fired a final round score of even par 72, and dropped a 35-foot put on the 18th hole to force the playoff. The two finished the 54 hole Championship with a total score of four over par 220.

They both birdied the first playoff hole, parred the second and it wasn't until the third playoff hole where Hebb dropped a par for the win.

Sheaves will lead the Nova Scotia senior men's team to the national championships at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta., from Sept. 1-4.

Carruthers was one of two Digby golfers in the championship. Carey Edwards came 96th with rounds of 90-85-87.

Clare golfers Roger LeBlanc (87th) and Marc Tufts (104th) also competed.

The 2016 men's senior championship will be staged at Eden Golf Club in West Paradise.

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