CAVENDISH — Brodie Ward picked a good time to have the best round of his life.
The North Milton resident shot a 6-under par 66 Thursday at Eagles Glenn Golf Club in Cavendish during the final round of the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship. It tied a course tournament record set in 2003 by Kensington’s Tim Yorke.
“It feels really good to be able to shoot that low when it matters,” Ward said. “It really is special.”
The club record is 66 from the blue tees and 67 from the gold tees.
Ward, 18, had an opening round of 75 and carded a 6-over 78 Wednesday.
“I knew after playing a couple of poor rounds that I needed to come out and really get something going,” he said. “I felt like I had nothing to lose. I went out there and everything seemed to work pretty good.”
The 66 lowered his score to 3-over 219 to finish seventh out of the 74 boys competing in the tournament and tops among the Islanders.
Ward missed a short birdie putt on the fourth hole, but was 2-under on the front nine after birdies on the third, fifth and seventh holes to go with a bogey on No. 6. He birdied No. 12 and nailed a 15-foot putt on No. 14 for par.
“That was crucial. It kept the momentum going.”
The Green Gables club member birdied three of the next four holes to finish off the memorable day.
“It was awesome,” he said. “I knew what I had that last putt for, it felt pretty good when I saw it drop.”
Brodie Ward’s scorecard Thursday at the CN Future Links Atlantic Championship in Cavendish.
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4