Nelson golfer Sam Nichols third at SI Under-19 Champs

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Nelson’s Sam Nichols has finished third at the South Island Under-19 Golf Championships at Ashburton’s Tinwald Golf Club this afternoon.

He finished on two under par 214 for the three round tournament, a shot clear of fellow Nelson golfer Andrew Drummond from Greenacres.

Sam was nine shots off the winner Hiroki Miya from Christchurch’s Russley Golf Club.

Fellow Nelson golfer Matthew Grimes finished sixth.

Nelson’s Evie Clarke finished fifth in the women’s event.

She was 21 shots off the pace.