John Catlin of Gold River, Calif., shot a 7-under 63 at Highland Country Club on Thursday to take the first round lead at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship, the final event of the 2015 Mackenzie Tour – PGA Tour Canada season.
After eight birdies and one bogey on Thursday, Catlin takes a three-shot leading into Friday’s second round. Six players are tied for second, including Canadians Max Gilbert and Riley Wheeldon and Americans J.J. Spaun, Ben Geyer, Michael Miller and Logan McCracken.
“Putting was definitely the key. It’s good to be on some really good greens. I was seeing the lines really well and they happened to go in for me,” said Catlin.
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