Coates & LeBlanc Lead NSGA Men’s Four-Ball

Yarmouth, N.S. – It was a calm and sunny day for the first round of the NSGA Men’s Four-Ball Championship, as 84 competitors took on one of oldest golf courses in Canada, Yarmouth Links.

Competitors to take advantage of the rare conditions, as numerous teams finished round one in the red.

Nick Coates and Anthony LeBlanc of Clare Golf & Country Club lead the field after firing a stellar 9-under-par (63). The pair carded one eagle, eight birdies, and one bogey for the day.

Currently tied for second place, and only two shots back at 7-under-par (65), are teammates Owen Mullen and Patrick Jackson, both of Truro Golf Club; and Morgan Penny and Derek Boudreau of Yarmouth Links. Both teams carded nine birdies and two bogeys for the round.

Three shots back, and tied for third place are 2011 Champions Marc Lombard and Stephane LeBlanc of Clare Golf & Country Club, as well as Craig Hollett and Robert Helmkay of Grandview Golf & Country Club. The two teams sit at 6-under-par (66).


James Wade of Avon Valley Golf & Country Club and Patrick Atwell of Eden Golf & Country Club lead the way in division two. The pair carded four birdies and three bogeys to finish the round 1-under-par (71).

Tied for second place are two teams from Yarmouth Links. Teammates Jamie Comeau & Josh Berry, and Garth Nickerson & Faren Surette all sit one shot back at even-par (72).

Tomorrows round begins at 8:00am.


We would like to thank Jaguar Land Rover Halifax for sponsoring the hole in one at this event. Unfortunately, no one was lucky enough to take home the Land Rover.

For round 1 complete results, please CLICK HERE.

For round 2 draw, please CLICK HERE.