McMinniman wins junior crown at Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop in Amherst

Chandler claims juvenile, Margeson wins bantam and McLean takes girl's division.

Darrell Cole
Published on June 8, 2014

Amherst hosted the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour over the weekend. It was the second of four stops on the tour that resumes in August in Fredericton.

AMHERST – Corey McMinniman of Fredericton had rounds of 83 and 78 to claim the junior division with a 161 at the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour stop at the Amherst Golf Club on Sunday.

McMinniman led by a stroke over Devan MacDonald of Trenton going into the final day of play, but shaved nine strokes off his scored, while MacDonald fired an 81 on the closing day to finish second in the division.

Simon Richard of Dieppe, N.B. was third at 173, while Jake Lloy, who finished fourth at 174, won awards for closest to the pin and longest drive.

In the juvenile division, Chester’s Matthew Chandler fired a two-round 157 to win the division by five strokes over Danek Hadley of Bathurst, N.B. Hadley, with a 162, claimed second by retrogression over Alexandre Belanger of St-Jacques, N.B.

Charlie Doran had the most improved score between Day 1 and Day 2, an improvement of 17 strokes, while Andrew Cooke had the closest to the pin award and Ben MacDonald wont he longest drive award.

Shaun Margeson of Fall River won the bantam division with a 146, while Memramcook’s Maxime Gaudet was second at 152 and Sam Roy of Truro was t hird at 158.

Meghan McLean of Port Williams, N.S. was the top girl at 169, followed by Heather McLean of Port Williams at 179 and Annick Duguay of Bathurst at 209.

The tour resumes in August at Mactaquac near Fredericton with the tour championship at the Royal Oaks course in Moncton later in August.