Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Golf: Gallupe, Nowe In Contention At Junior Championship

A pair of local golfers remain in the hunt after round one at the Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championship at Osprey Ridge. Matt Gallupe and Ryan Nowe each shot three-over-par 74, leaving them four shots back of three players who tied for the overnight lead at one-under-par including defending champion Kevin Kwon of B.C. Matt Flinn shot nine-over while Liam Fullerton ended up 12-over-par. All four local golfers tee off Wednesday morning in the second round. More details can be found at http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga12/event/rcga1216/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

Officials Dub Big Ex 'Success' For 2012

It's been dubbed a successful year for the South Shore Exhibition. The annual summer showcase brought in 42,198 people this year, up more than 2,000 people from 2011. Manager Christine Sarty says Dean Brody's concert helped make up for lost attendance due to rainy weather. She says the weather played a factor again this year.

Sarty says Brody's concert was a record-setter since she's been involved, with over 12,000 people attending the show. There have been no indications yet on who could be next year's headliners.

Chester: Webber Seeks Re-Election

The long-time warden and councillor for District 4 in Chester still enjoys political life and believes he has more to offer at the local level. In an interview with CKBW/HANK FM news, Allen Webber re-affirmed his decision to run in this fall's municipal elections. He says experience and life lessons over the years in municipality politics makes him a good candidate to continue his role on council.

Webber says he'll focus on winning his district and is hopeful he will maintain his role as warden following the election. Webber has spent the last 18 years as warden and has served on council for a total of 30 years. In a warden style governance system, the newly elected council selects who will serve in the position via secret ballot. The entire interview with Webber will air this Sunday on South Shore Sunday Morning on CKBW & HANK FM.

Two Injured After Highway 10 Crash In Cookville

Two people were taken to hospital Monday after a two vehicle mix-up on highway 10 in Cookville. The collision happened shortly after 3pm by the traffic lights near McCulloch Road. RCMP say a car was rear ended by a truck. The driver and passenger in the car were taken to hospital. The extent of their injuries are not known at this time. The accident is still under investigation.

Town Planning To Show Jenna Martin Run

Final details are still being worked out to open up town hall Friday to watch Jenna Martin run at the Olympics. Council members agreed to the initiative but there are a few obstacles standing in their way. Councillor Patrick Hirtle says there's uncertainty around whether the event will be shown live or not.

Hirtle says he plans to speak with a representatives from CTV and Rogers Sportsnet to confirm their broadcast schedule. Jenna Martin is scheduled to run her qualifying round at 8am Friday morning.

Local Golfers Ready For National Test

Four local golfers begin the tough task of trying to win a national golf tournament Tuesday at Osprey Ridge. The Canadian Junior Boys championship opens up its first round of play with 7:30am tee times. 17-year-old Liam Fullerton of Riverport will play with defending champion Kevin Kwon. He says it should be a good learning experience.

All four local golfers including Matt Gallupe, Matt Flinn and Ryan Nowe have afternoon tee times Tuesday. Nowe, a member of team Nova Scotia, says he's feeling a bit of pressure playing the championship on his home course. He says he wants to focus on playing smart and open with a good score.

One hundred and fifty-six golfers are in the field for this week's event. A live scoreboard can be found at http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga12/event/rcga1216/contest/1/leaderboard.htm .