Eric Locke of Digby Pines went low, very low in Round 3 of the boys Nova Scotia Golf Association junior championship yesterday at the Seaview Golf and Country Club in North Sydney.

 

Locke, the leader through two rounds, posted a course record seven-under-par 64 to take a commanding four-stroke lead into today’s final 18 holes.

 

Locke had no blemishes on his card. He posted four birdies on the front nine, three on the back and everything else was pars.

 

Locke is four strokes ahead of Truro’s Eric Banks, who moved into second place with a strong round of his own — a three-under 68.

Ken-Wo’s Ally Tidcombe, who went into Round 3 a stroke behind Locke, fired a one-under 70 to sit at plus-1 for the tournament. Ken-Wo’s Sam Holland, who last week won the men’s amateur championship, is alone in fourth, 11 strokes off the pace.

On the girls side, Bedford’s Irene Jung of The Links at Penn Hills continues to be way out front. The 15-year-old shot a 78 yesterday and now enjoys a very comfortable 19-stroke lead over Northumberland’s Brynn Tomie.