Dan Greenwood surged to the top of the Titleist and FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada leaderboard Tuesday with a six-under 65 at Sun Ridge Canyon in Fountains Hills, Az.
“I made the turn at four under and once I did that I knew it was going to be a good day,” said Greenwood said.
“I was holding on for dear life coming home. There’s some tight shots out there and if that ball bounces the wrong way you’re in some cactus,” he added/
Greenwood’s two-day total of 143 was one-shot better than Marc Girouard of Club de Golf Diamont when play was suspended due to darkness with four groups remaining on the course.
“This is not a golf course that you can attack,” said Girouard. “Around here, in order to score, you’ve got to be able to put the ball in play off the tee and be a good putter.”
Ron Kenesky and Scott Allred are two off the pace, with 2012 PGA Championship of Canada winner Eric Laporte, two-time PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada winner Danny King and Matt Peavoy tied for fifth at four over heading into Wednesday’s final round.
The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), was settled Tuesday.
Team Quebec – Girouard, Laporte, Dave Levesque and Greg Cuthill – beat Team British Columbia by a shot. Team Ontario rounded out the top three.
The field for individual play will be cut to the low 70 players (and ties) once the second round is completed Wednesday morning.
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