A young golfer who got his start in South Western Nova Scotia is near the top of the leaderboard at one of the game’s most prestigious events. 20-year-old Austin Connelly is now five under par after three rounds at the British Open – sitting tied for third place overall. Connelly, who was born in Texas, spent his summers visiting his grandparents in Nova Scotia as a young boy. He first learned to play the game at the Clare Golf and Country Club in Church Point where he’s still a member. Connelly started grabbing headlines in the golf world after a top 25 finish at the Canadian juniors as a 13-year-old and winning the 2011 Nova Scotia Midget Championship at Eagle Crest in Centerville at the age of 14. The duel Canadian-US citizen enters round four today at the British open just six shots off the tournament lead.