Augusta James of Bath, Ont., posted an opening-round, four-under-68 Tuesday at Scarboro Golf and Country Club in Toronto to lead the Data PGA Women’s Championship of Canada.
“Other than the eighth hole, I hit every fairway out there,” said James. “Hitting a lot of fairways and my accuracy with longer clubs are definitely the strengths of my game.”
Her day included seven birdies and three bogeys. Another player to make seven on the day and in her case, seven consecutive, is
Lindsey McPherson of Flushing, Mich.
“I can honestly say I’ve never made seven birdies in a row, so that was pretty cool,” McPherson said. “It was kind of funny though because I didn’t feel like I was playing that great, but then I looked at the card and saw that I had made seven in a row.”
McPherson, along with Mina Harigae of Mesa, Ariz.,are tied for second at three under.
Anna Kim of Langley, B.C., Anne-Catherine Tanguay of Quebec City and Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., who recently won on the Symetra Tour and Americans Madeleine Sheils and Samantha Troyanovich are all at two under and tied for fourth.
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