Earle eighth among junior girls at Atlantic golf championship

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A couple of foxes check out the play of Mackenzie Clow of Summerside P.E.I. on the 18th hole during the CN Future Links Atlantic Junior Golf Championship being played at Humber Valley Resort on Monday. Apparently the animals are a common sight on the course, often stealing balls during a golfers round. Tournament play concludes today. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy

Unless Rachel Cormier has a major meltdown on the final 18 holes, the New Brunswick teenager will be a champion.

Cormier carded a second-round 80 at the 2014 CN Future Links Atlantic Championship Tuesday at Humber Valley Resort to take a commanding 13-stroke lead over her nearest competitor in a field of 12 girls — Laura Jones of Berry Mills, N.B. — who fired a 90 on Day 2 to secure second with a 36-hole total of 172.

Claire Konning of Indian Mountain, N.B. moved into third spot in the quest for the junior girls crown with an 82, giving her a two-day total of 176, while Bailey Carr of Charlottetown, P.E.I. slipped back into fourth spot with a 176 total over two rounds after registering a 93 score Tuesday under sunny skies.

Newfoundland’s Jillian Lawlor of Paradise finds herself in sixth spot with a 190 two-day total after a 93 on Day 2, while Massey Drive native Angela Earle moved up from eight spot into sixth with a 107 Tuesday to give her a score of 205 over 36 holes.

Paige Hickey of Corner Brook sits in 10th spot with a 223 total after a 104 Tuesday, while Abigail Hickey of Corner Brook is six strokes behind her sister after firing a 114. Corner Brook’s Taylor Cormier has a 223 total over two days with a 111 on Day 2 with hopes of moving out of last place with a strong performance on the final day of the championship showcase of budding junior golfers in the region.

The junior girls champion from each CN Future Links Championship earn an exemption into the 2014 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championship at Thornhill Golf and Country Club July 28 to Aug. 1 in Thornhill, Ont.

Junior boys

Myles Creighton is the new leader in the junior boys division after the Digby, N.S. native shot a 73 on Tuesday to move ahead of Ian Lewis of Fall River, N.S. by one stroke.

Lewis falls to second place, knotted with Tyler Erb of Toronto, Ont., both with 149 over two rounds.

Gander’s Blair Bursey is now in a tie for fourth place with Andrew Brown of Calgary, AB. Bursey had a second-round score of 74, while Brown recorded a 73, leaving both golfers with 150 aover two rounds.

Nathan Peters of St. John’s shot an 82 and dropped to 11th place, notching a 155 over two days.

Corner Brook’s Matthew Bonnell is tied for 14th with Summerside, P.E.I. native Mackenzie Clow at 157. The two have identical scores in each of the first two days, with both firing a 78 on Tuesday.

Ryan Burton of Corner Brook is tied for 28th place with Cole Hawes of Stratford, P.E.I. Following an 85 on Monday, Burton followed it up with an 80 on Day 2 to earn a two-day total of 165.

Port aux Basques native Luke Penney is in a 49th-place tie with Zackery Willis of Charlottetown, P.E.I. Penney had an 88 in the second round, moving him to a 181 total.

Nathan King of Corner Brook had a 92 on Tuesday for a 187 total score, leaving him in 60th place. Patrick Hickey of Corner Brook is tied for 61st with a two-day sum of 190, after shooting a 92 on Tuesday.

Zachary Hiscock of Corner Brook is in 64th place with a 197 total. He improved drastically on Day 2, shooting a 91.

Corner Brook’s Daniel Penney has a 231 over two days to find himself in 67th spot. He fired a second-round total of 117.

Mitchell Warren of Port aux Basques shaved 21 strokes off his Day 1 total, shooting a 128 on Tuesday, but still finds himself in 68th place overall with a 277 total.

The top six competitors in the junior boys division of each CN Future Links Championship earn an exemption into the 2014 Canadian junior boys golf event at the Legends on the Niagara’s Battlefield Course July 28 to Aug. 1 in Niagara Falls.

For full results from the first two days, see the Scoreboard on page 14 of today's Western Star.

Organizations: Humber Valley Resort, Thornhill Golf and Country Club, Legends Niagara

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Charlottetown, New Brunswick Berry Mills Indian Mountain Newfoundland Port aux Basques Thornhill Fall River Toronto, Ont Calgary, AB Summerside Stratford Niagara Falls.For Western Star

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