It seems Canadians are taking a liking to Portland.
Two weeks ago, Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., took her first LPGA Tour championship there.
Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., still has three rounds to go, but he opened the WinCo Foods Portland Classic in fine form with a bogey-free. seven-under 64 that left him second going into Friday’s second round of the Web .com Tour event.
Svensson, who turned professional earlier this season, is two behind leader Curtis Thompson as he looks to get into the top 75 on the money list who move on to the Web .com Finals after the Portland event concludes..
He’ll need a top finish. Svensson went into Portland in 131st spot with $23,320.15 on the money list. At that point, the 75th-place player had $64,144.57.
The purse is $800,000, with $144,000 going to the winner, which in that case, would put Svensson in the top 25 who get their PGA Tour cards.
The leaderboard is here.