Kelly Hellman (right) finished third at a golf tournament in Surrey. (Photo: Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour)

Kelly Hellman (right) finished third at a golf tournament in Surrey. (Photo: Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour)

Kelly Hellman earns third at PGM Classic

The local golfer had eight birdies in her opening round.

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Nelson Star

A strong start helped Kelly Hellman finish on the podium at the MJT Humber College PGM Classic.

Hellman fired eight birdies for an opening-round 1-under-par 72 before finishing with a 75 on the second day to finish third in the girls’ 15 to 18 division at the tournament, which ran April 15 to 16 in Surrey, B.C.

Hellman finished just one stroke behind Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C., and five back of winner Susan Xiao of Surrey.