Jim Rutledge inched closer to his fifth Mr. Lube PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada after a second-round, three-under 67 Thursday at the Burlington Golf and Country Club in Burlington, Ont.
His two-day total of eight under-par leaves him three shots clear of Gar Hamilton and four shots up on Mike Burrows of Austria.
“I’d like to make lots of birdies (Friday) because I’ve left a few out there,” Rutledge said about his mindset heading into Friday’s final round.
“Getting off to a good start on this golf course is the key to putting together a good round,” he said.
Rutledge, Hamilton and Burrows will tee off in the championship’s final pairing at 11 a.m.
Hamilton, who is a four-time PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada and PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada winner, says he wants to put a little pressure on the leader Friday.
“If I make some putts, maybe I chase down this young guy (Rutledge),” Hamilton said. “I’m hitting it really nicely right now, but I’ve got to get the ball in the hole because that’s the name of the game.”
Jean LaForce of Club de Golf Le Champetre sits alone in fourth at one under, with Phil Jonas and Jeff Buder, both of British Columbia,tied for fifth.
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