NL Summer Games: Twin gold for twin Western golfers

Cory Hurley
Published on August 16, 2016

Andrew Bruce makes a shot from the fairway during Monday’s second round of the NL Summer Games golf tournament at The Willows in Holyrood. Bruce had the best individual score in the event, helping Western to the gold medal.

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HOLYROOD, N.L. - Andrew and Daniel Bruce are used to supporting each other in just about everything in life, so it wasn’t difficult to do that as part of the male golf contingent for Western, which won the team gold medal Monday at the Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games.

The 17-year-old twins from Corner Brook have been by each other’s side since birth, and that rarely changes.

“We are always together … and that is not a bad thing,” said Andrew, who won the individual title in Games golf competition held at The Willows in Holyrood.

“We are always golfing together, with friends.”

Daniel Bruce takes a look at another golfer’s shot as he waits to take his own during play Monday.

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Andrew admits the two can engage in some chirping when playing for fun, but in tournament play, they really get behind each other. Each wants to win, he said, but they also want the other to be at the top of his game.

No matter what, Andrew said it is good to know his brother always has his back and is rooting for him to do well.

The gold medal won by Western was the first awarded at these Games.

“It’s so nice to have two family members on the podium,” said Daniel, who finished eighth overall in the individual competition,

While the Games experience has been a special one for the Bruce brothers, they also revel in their victory of their team, which was coached by Wayne Allen and which also included Ryan McNeil Lamswood of Stephenville, who was third in the individual event, and Nicklas Dolomount of Corner Brook, who tied Daniel Bruce for eighth.

Andrew Bruce had a two-day total of 141 to finish nine strokes ahead of Michael Simms of St. John’s North. McNeil Lamswood was two strokes behind Simms.

St. John’s North won the silver in the team competition, with Central taking the bronze.

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