Two lefties from Quebec are tied for the lead after the first round of the Titleist and FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada Monday at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Twenty-seven year old Vincent Cacchione, 27, of Whitlock Golf and Country Club and 50-year-old Marc Hurtubise of Chambly Golf Club both took advantage of ideal scoring conditions, firing rounds of five-under-par 67.
Cacchione and Hurtubise had similar rounds, each making six birdies and one bogey.
“I really didn’t make any mistakes today,” said Cacchione. “It was what you could call an old-fashioned round with good putting and good ball striking.”
Hurtubise, meanwhile, was getting it close all day.
“Of the 15 greens I hit today, I was only outside of 20-feet twice, but I honestly thought the scores would have been a little lower today, like a 65 or 66 would have been leading at the end of play,” he said.
“Then again, it’s just the first day too and you don’t want to make the mistake of shooting yourself out of the tournament,” he said.
The cut will come after Tuesday’s second round.
In the Inter-Zone portion of the championship, Team Ontario leads the way at four-under par, one shot better than Team Quebec and two shots better than Team Alberta.
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