Even though Sonny Michaud had to work a little harder Tuesday at Richmond Country Club than he did the day the before, his second-round result at the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada was more of the same.
The 28-year-old from Club de Golf La Tempete in Lévis, Que., shot a second-round, five-under-par 67, bringing his two-day total to -14. He has opened up a three-shot lead over his good friend and fellow Quebecer, Pierre-Alexandre Bedard in Richmond, B.C.
“It was a bit of a roller coaster today,” said Michaud of his second-round that featured seven birdies and two bogeys.
“I right away started with two birdies and then immediately made two bogeys right after that, but during the middle of the round, I had a nice little birdie stretch and that helped me out,” he said.
Michaud and Bedard will be joined in the final threesome on Wednesday by Quebec teammate Marc-Etienne Bussieres, the PGA of Canada’s No. 1-ranked player who is nine under.
The Quebec team of Bussieres, Bedard, Michaud and Jean-Philip Cornellier won the 36-hole Inter-Zone competition, which is compiled of four players on each team representing their respective PGA zones and is contested over the first two rounds, by 28 shots.
Both Michaud and Bedard said they were looking forward to playing together in the final group Wednesday in Richmond.
“It’s going to be our first final pairing tomorrow and I can’t wait for it,” said Michaud. “Of course, I’m going to try and win, and he’ll try and beat me as well, but in the end I just want one of us to win.”
Not only are Michaud and Bedard roommates this week in Richmond, they’re also full-time roomies back in Quebec City.
“We’ll both want to win that’s for sure,” said Bedard admitted. “But whoever makes the most birdies tomorrow will end up winning.”
For the leaderboard and Wednesday’s tee times, click here.
Jonas Wins B.C. Club Professional Title
Phil Jonas won the Cleveland Golf/Srixon Canada PGA of B.C. Club Professional Championship on Tuesday at Victoria Golf Club.
Jonas (Philip Jonas Golf Academy) fired a tournament-low, four-under 66 on the Oak Bay course to finish with a 36-hole total of three under, beating Matthew Palsenbarg (Northview Golf Academy) by two strokes to claim the Dick Munn Memorial Trophy.
Jonas was making his first appearance in the annual event, which is open to all head, executive and head teaching professionals of the PGA of B.C.
The final leaderboard is here.