Bishop wins NSGA amateur championship

Halifax’s Jeff Bishop squeaked out his first Nova Scotia Golf Association title in a sudden-death playoff on Saturday.

Halifax’s Jeff Bishop squeaked out his first Nova Scotia Golf Association title in a sudden-death playoff on Saturday.

Bishop, who golfs out of Springhill, made a birdie on the first playoff hole — a par-4 — to edge Ashburn’s Glenn Robinson for the NSGA men’s amateur title at the River Hills Golf and Country Club in Clyde River, Shelburne Co.

Bishop and Robinson were tied through 72 holes, each carding plus-eights.

The 29-year-old Bishop started the day six strokes behind the leader, four-time champion Leon Carter, but benefitted from Carter’s final-round 10-over 82 to make up the deficit.

Bishop and Robinson locked up spots on the provincial team and will compete at August’s Willingdon Cup national championship in London, Ont. Carter declined his spot, leaving Eric Banks of Truro and James Holland of Ken-Wo to win the final spots via a playoff.

 
 
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