Quebec’s Dave Levesque and Ottawa’s Andrew Jensen are tied with two-time European Tour champ Mark Mouland of Wales at the top of the leaderboard at the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship at the Turtle Hill Golf Club in Bermuda.
All three put together rounds of three under 51.
“It’s a sprint out there rather than like a four-round tournament, where it’s more of a marathon,” said Levesque, the No. 3-ranked player from the PGA of Canada player rankings, of the championship’s 36-hole format.
“You definitely want to start quick and keep going as fast as you can,” he said.
Players had to deal with a steady swirling breeze off the Atlantic for most of the day. Jensen said the swirling winds caused indecision on the tee.
“You really have to trust your number out there,” said Jensen. “You’re really tossing between two clubs, especially if you’re the first to hit.”
Winds are expected to pick up for Sunday’s final round, potentially making the leaderboard even tighter. As it stands, 25 players are within five shots of the lead.
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