Several top seeds advanced Wednesday into to the round of 16 at the PGA Championship of Canada.
Top-seeded Billy Walsh, No. 3 Dave Levesque, 2012 champion and No. 6 Eric Laporte, and the seventh-seeded Brian McCann all won their second round matches Wednesday at Wyndance Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ont.
Also winning on the second day of action were No. 17 Pierre-Luc Godin, No. 25 Matt Peavoy, No. 56 Ed Maunder, No. 29 Walter Keating, No. 13 Dave Zibrik and No. 60 Christopher Belair.
Also victorious were 2004 PGA Club Professional champion and No. 21 Ian Doig, No. 34 Vincent Cacchione, No. 15 Chris Barber, No. 42 Jerome Blais, No. 19 Tyler LeBouthillier and two-time PGA Club Professional champion and No. 11 Brian Hutton.
Thursday morning’s third-round matches include Walsh vs. Godin, Peavoy vs. Maunder, Keating vs. Zibrik, Belair vs. Doig, Cacchione vs. Barber, McCann vs. Blais, Levesque vs. LeBouthillier and Laporte vs. Hutton.
Those winning matches on Thursday morning at Wyndance will advance to the quarter-finals on Thursday afternoon.
With 60 PGA of Canada player ranking points awarded to the winner of this year’s championship, Walsh, Levesque and Laporte all have an opportunity to jump to the top of the rankings.
The player who sits atop the PGA of Canada player rankings at the conclusion of the PGA Championship of Canada earns an exemption into this year’s RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal.
For up-to-date results, click here. Then, indicate Wednesday’s date for the second round results.