Matt Picanso of Bakersfield, Calif., shot a six-under 65 at Pine Ridge Golf Club in Winnipeg on Thursday to take the first-round lead at the Players Cup.
On a day when gusting winds and the Donald Ross-designed course got the better of most players at the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada event, Picanso carded six birdies with no bogeys to lead by one over Calgary’s James Love.
“This course is tough without the wind and it was swirling and gusting to 35 (km/h) today,” said Love. “I played well. I holed out from 150 yards on 18, so that helps. Other than that, it was just pretty solid.”
All the scores are here.