Port Williams sisters take Subway Junior Invitational at New Minas golf course

Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca
Published on July 12, 2016

Local girls playing the Subway Junior Invitational Tournament were Rylee Pearl of Kentville, left, sisters Meghan and Heather McLean of Port Williams and Mae Batherson of New Minas.

Wendy Elliott

NEW MINAS - Connor Savage was the boys’ overall champion and Meghan McLean was the overall girls’ champion in the Subway Junior Invitational Golf Tournament recently at the Ken-Wo Golf Club.

For Meghan and her sister Heather McLean of Port Williams summer is a “crazy busy time” because they both play as much golf as possible.

Seventeen-year-old Meghan was pleased with her performance in the Subway tournament.

“I hit a lot of greens and fairways,” she said, “and I was making my short putts.”

The sisters have been playing golf for about eight years, but “it’s really picked up the last two years,” says 15-year-old Heather. Now they play every day.

Meghan says her attitude is to focus on her own game and play her hardest. They seek their parents’ advice and appreciate coaching from their Nova Scotia team coach Jeff MacDonald.

“The pros at Ken-Wo are really helpful too,” Meghan adds.

The McLean sisters are hoping to go to nationals this year.

 

The tournament winners were:

Tomas Sutherland took the PeeWee title, Evan Callaghan was juvenile winner and Drew Ward won the junior slot.

Abbey Baker won the peewee category, Haley Baker captured the bantam title and the McLean sisters picked up the top prizes. Heather McLean was juvenile winner and Meghan McLean was the overall leader.