For Immediate Release:
MACTAQUAC, NB: A pristine venue for a field full of New Brunswick’s top players aged 40 years older, Mactquac plays host to the 2022 NB Senior & Mid-Master Championships.
153 of the provinces’ most elite players converged at the 1966 William F. Mitchell design to test their skills on one of the provinces’ most challenging championship courses.
Tuesday saw the conclusion of round two as players were treated to higher temperatures with matching humidity levels at the provincial park. Leading the Senior field on Tuesday afternoon were the overnight leaders, Paul Batchelor of Ashburn, and Jacques Legere of the Florida State Golf Association, accompanied by six players tied for third. In the Mid-Master division, Riverside’s Ed Reevey was joined by clubmates David Russell and Jason Doyle in the top three on moving day.
In the Mid-Master division, Ed Reevey holds his 3 shot lead heading into Wednesday’s final round. Reevey took on the blowing winds and shot a round of 1-over par, 73. David Russell remains 3 shots behind Reevey as he was also able to gather a score of 1-over par, 73. Finally, taking over the 3rd spot is Len Currie of the Belvedere Golf Club. Currie fired a smooth even par score of 72 giving him a one shot edge over Jason Doyle of the Riverside Country Club who currently sits in the 4th spot.
The Senior division saw some big changes here on moving day. Tom Cameron of the Gage Golf & Curling Club fired an amazing bogey-free round of 5-under par, 67, putting him in a tie for first place with Jacques Legere of the Florida State Golf Association. Legere tallied up a score of 2-under par, 70 on moving day. Both players sit at a combined two-day score of 6-under par, 138, heading into Wednesday. Not far behind them is Paul Batchelor of the Ashburn Golf Club who gathered a second round score of 1-over par, 73. Batchelor sits in solo third with a two-day score of 4-under par, 140. Finally, it was 2021 NB Men’s Senior & 2021 Canadian Men’s Senior Champion, Darren Ritchie who made a move firing a score of 2-under par, 70, giving him the solo fourth spot at a combined score of 2-under par, 142.
On Tuesday’s second round, Paul Batchelor was able to hold on to his lead in the Super-Senior division. Batchelor sits at 4-under par giving him a 6 shot lead over Hampton Golf Club’s Robert McIntyre. McIntyre registered a second round score of 2-over par, 74, giving him the solo second place spot at a combined score of 2-over par, 146. Not far behind, we have Kevin Farmer of the Herring Cove Provincial Park who gathered himself a score of 3-over par, 75. Farmer sits in solo third with a combined score of 4-over par, 148.
Leading the Golf NB Dormie Workshop Par-3 Challenge in the Mid-Master division Steven Gamester. Gamesters’ accuracy gives him a combined score of 2-under par on the par-3s, with a one shot lead over William Walsh of the Riverside Country Club. 5 other players currently sit in a tie for third place with a score of 1-over par.
The Senior division lead is held by Tom Cameron of the Gage Golf & Curling Club along with Les Merriam, of the Mactaquac Golf Course. Both players hold a score of 2-under par. The player who performs the best on the Par-3’s during the course of the championship will receive a custom prize from Dormie Workshop.
The third and final round play of the 2022 NB Senior & Mid-Master Championship begins at 7:00 AM on Wednesday. The final pairings will see the leaders take to the course in their quest for the 2022 NB Mid-Master, Senior & Super-Senior Championship titles.
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