It was another day of prime scoring conditions at Gorge Vale Golf Club in Victoria and Bryn Parry of North Vancouver used that to his advantage.
Parry fired another five-under par round of 67 and now leads by two shots over Ed Maunder of Whitby, Ont., and Brian McCann of Mississauga, Ont., heading into the final round of the 2010 Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Assistant’s Championship presented by Simmlands Insurance.
Parry’s second round was a little more colourful than his first round as he made one eagle, six birdies and three bogeys on Wednesday afternoon.
If Parry can seal the deal on Thursday afternoon he will tie Serge Thivierge of Longueil, Que., for the all-time record of three wins at this event.
“I actually played better golf today, even though it was the same score as the first round,” said Parry, a teaching professional at the Seymour Creek Golf Centre. “This is a major championship and I love to win golf tournaments. so I’ll be going as hard as I can again tomorrow.”
Maunder played steady golf again on Wednesday as he made one eagle, three birdies and one bogey. He got his day off to a great start when he rolled in an eight-foot putt for eagle.
“It’s been a good week so far as I haven’t had much pressure on my game given the way I’m chipping and putting,” said Maunder, a teaching professional at Deerfield Golf Centre near Toronto.
“This would be huge for me to win my national championship. I haven’t played well all year, but I feel great this week and it sure would be a lot of fun to be right in the hunt coming down the stretch (Thursday).”
McCann played another strong round on Wednesday, carding four birdies and only one bogey for the second day in a row. .
“I played another solid round of golf today but I just didn’t roll in all the putts that I should be making,” said McCann, the all-time money leader on the Great Lakes Tour in Southern Ontario.
Kureluk, assistant professional at Cottonwood Golf and Country Club, had it on cruise control for most of the second round, but turned it up at the end with birdies on 15, 16, 17 and a great par save on the 18th to sit alone in fourth place.
First round co-leader Scott Shepherd of Richmond, B.C., was disqualified before the second round after he realized that there was a rules infraction during his opening round.
In other tournament news, Alberta took the Inter-Zone title for the second consecutive year, winning by 10 shots over Ontario.
For complete scores and final round tee times, see the Canadian PGA website by clicking here.