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Dundee duffer chases double

Leon Carter is in position to achieve a rare double.

Leon Carter is in position to achieve a rare double.

The Dundee standout had the lead after Thursday’s second round of action at the Nova Scotia Golf Association men’s amateur (15-and-older) championship at the River Hills Golf and Country Club in Clyde River, Shelburne Co.

Carter, who won the mid-amateur last month, shot an even-par 72 to grab a three-stroke lead at the annual 72-hole event.

Legendary Gerry MacMillan of Paragon was the last golfer to win the mid-amateur and amateur in the same year, doing so in 1998.

Ashburn’s Chris Evans, Springhill’s Jeff Bishop and Aaron Nickerson from the home club each had a share of second spot with two-day stoke totals of 145.

The field of 100 has been cut down to 62, with the third and fourth rounds being held Friday and Saturday.

At the women’s amateur at the Clare Golf and Country Club in Church Point, Digby Co., Mireille Leblanc shot a one-over 73 on Thursday for the first-round lead.

Ashburn’s Debi Karrel, meanwhile, led the senior women’s field with a six-over 78.

 
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