It was a thunderous start to the PGA Championship of Canada at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont.
With 27 of the 32 first-round matches completed late Monday afternoon, thunderstorms rolled through much of Southern Ontario, suspending play for nearly two hours.
Once the weather cleared, the remaining five matches were finished before darkness set in.
Most of the matches went as expected, including wins by the No. 1 seed Billy Walsh, No. 3 Dave Levesque, sixth-seeded Eric Laporte, No. 7 Brian McCann and 10th-seeded Reggie Millage.
However, there were a number of early upsets as well.
Second seed and last year’s winner Bryn Parry lost to No. 63 Maxime Barre, No. 4 Mike Belbin lost to No. 61 Jim Zwolak; and fifth-seeded Danny King lost to No. 60 Christophe Belair.
In other matches, No. 8 Lindsay Bernakevitch lost on the 19th hole to No. 57 Billy Houle and the ninth-seeded Brad Clapp lost to No. 56 Ed Maunder.
For all the details and other matches, click here, then click Tuesday’s date for the scores.