Victoria’s Jim Rutledge has extended his lead to 10 shots at the Mr. Lube PGA Seniors Championship of Canada.
Rutledge’s second consecutive seven-under par 65 at Emerald Hills Golf Club in Stouffville, Ont., vaults him to 14 under for the tournament, 10 shots ahead of Daniel Talbot, who shot a second round 69.
Rutledge’s bogey-free second round saw him convert seven birdies, including four over five holes on the back nine.
“I’m happy with the back nine,” said Rutledge. “I missed a couple greens at numbers 10 and 11, but managed to get up and down for par but after that. It was a good round of golf,” he said.
Two years ago at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club in Milton, Ont., Rutledge captured his first national senior title at 17 under. He says his goal this year is to better his three-day total from 2010
Talbot admits he hasn’t been playing his best this season, but his game is starting to round into form this week.
“I haven’t been playing all that good since the beginning of the season, but I kind of found something out here that I’ve been looking for,” said Talbot.
“It’s the type of golf course that makes you think. You stand on the tee and you’ve got to think whether you’re going to hook it hard or cut it into the centre,” he added.
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