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Ken-Wo golfers claim amateur championships

It was a very good weekend for Ken-Wo golfers.

It was a very good weekend for Ken-Wo golfers.

Sam Holland and Laura Harris -- both from the New Minas-based course -- captured their respective Nova Scotia Golf Association amateur championships Saturday afternoon.

Holland, 18, fired a final round two-under 70 then birdied the first playoff hole to beat fellow Ken-Wo member Ally Tidcombe and claim his first men's amateur title at the Osprey Ridge Golf Club in Bridgewater.

Third spot went to Aaron Nickerson of River Hills, who finished the 72-hole tournament at plus-two, one back of Holland and Tidcombe. Oakfield's Geoff Campbell was fourth at plus-eight, followed by Jody Swim of River Hills at plus-nine.

Harris' win was much easier than Holland's. The 20-year-old won her second ladies amateur title in three years with a wire-to-wire victory that saw her finish 12 strokes ahead of Clare's Mireille LeBlanc.

Harris finished the 72-hole event at Grandview at plus-25.

At the senior women's championship, also at Grandview, Kathy Powers of Bluenose won easily by 21 strokes.

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