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Golfers take to the links

By Emma Dueck

Despite coming in last place, the Parkland male and female golf teams have faith they can turn things around after the opening round at the 2016 Power Smart Manitoba Games.

“It was just a really long warm-up,” says one Parkland golfer.

Two of Parkland’s top players, Coral Zamzow with a score of 86 in the female competition and Devon Benson with a score of 82 in the male division, both feel confident they will be on top of their game for day two. The same could be said for Eastman who is currently in second place.

Team Interlake sits in third place in the 17 and under female division, 15 points behind leading Westman and eight strokes back of Winnipeg Gold.

In the male round, Winnipeg Gold is living up to their name, up 14 strokes over second place Winnipeg Blue. Interlake is one stroke behind Winnipeg Blue.

The Blue’s two youngest male golfers, Aiden Lane and Braxton Kuntz, both age 12, say they are comfortable with how they played and simply happy because they had an “awesome” time.

In Special Olympics golf, Dominique Abraham of Interlake is the top female golfer and Central’s Peter Thiessen leads the male golfers.

All golfers have one more round of play Tuesday to determine medal standings.

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