Eric Banks didn’t let up in the second round of the Nova Scotia Golf Association junior (ages 10 to 18) boys championship yesterday at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club in Dartmouth.

The Truro Golf Club standout started the day tied with home-course hopeful Corey Venturini atop the leader-board after firing an opening-round 68, but pulled away from the pack yesterday by carding a tournament-low 1-under 67.

The tremendous start through 36 holes leaves Banks three strokes ahead of his competition.

Brightwood’s Matt Gallupe is Banks’s closest competitor after back-to-back rounds of 1-over 69 left him with a two-day total of 138.

Venturini and Ally Tidcombe of Ken-Wo are tied for third, four strokes behind Banks.

Two-time defending champion Eric Locke of Digby is looking like a long shot to three-peat. His second straight round of 73 left him tied for 12th.

The 72-hole event continues today and tomorrow.


• Paragon’s Chad MacMillan is ninth through two rounds at plus-7.
• Chad’s father, Gerry MacMillan, is a Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Famer who won seven NSGA amateur titles.

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