CHOW WINS HIS THIRD TITLE AT THE 2017 MCT MEN’S MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Right to left: Garry Beattie, NSGA President, Trevor Chow, Champion, Katie Brine, NSGA Vice-President and Vivek Swamy, Regional Branch Manager, MCT Insurance
Shubenacadie, NS – Trevor Chow from Ashburn has won his third provincial title at the 2017 MCT Mid-Amateur Championship. Chow won his first Mid-Amateur in 2009 at the Chester Golf Club and his second in 2013 at his home course, New Ashburn. Chow was tied for the lead after first round with Oakfield’s, Matt Vaughan after firing an opening round 69. During the second round he moved into first place with a four-stroke lead after firing a 68 and had a two-day total of 137 (-7). He finished the championship with a three-day total of 205 (-11) and was 5 strokes ahead of the second place finisher, Jody Swim from the River Hills Golf Club. Chow carded six birdies during his final round and a double on number 18. He only carded two bogies and two doubles during the 54 hole competition.
Swim, who won the Mid-Amateur in 2008; the last time the Links at Penn Hills hosted this event. Swim finished the championship with a three-day total of 210 (-6). Both Chow and Swim were under par during all three rounds of the competition.
Finishing in third was David Williamson from Ashburn. Williamson fired a total of 71-73-78 – 222.
Chow has also earned an exemption into the 2017 Cape Breton Open, which is a stop on the 2017 MacKenzie PGA Tour Canada. The Cape Breton Open will be held at the Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, NS on August 31 – September 3, 2017.
Finishing first in the second division was Adam Morash from the Granite Springs Golf Club. Morash fired a three round total of 78-74-79 – 231. Two strokes behind Morash was Ashburn member Will Szubielski who carded a 77-80-76 -233.
Links at Penn Hills member Brett Googoo won the third division with a three day total of 75-87-71 – 233. Googoo was 6 strokes better than Don Dorey from River Hills Golf Club who finished second in the third division with a total of 239.
2017 NSGA Mid-Amateur Team
Left to right: Paul Coulson, Trevor Chow and Aaron Nickerson
Representing Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship will be Trevor Chow, Paul Coulson (Truro) and Aaron Nickerson (River Hills). Nickerson won in a playoff for the team spot over Matt Vaughan and Mark Pothier, as both Jody Swim and David Williamson declined to go to Nationals this year. The Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur will be held at The Wascana Golf Club, in Regina, SK from August 22-25.
For the final results from the 2017 MCT Men’s Mid-Amateur please