With the winds continuing to whip around Bermuda’s Port Royal Golf Club, Brian Hadley had no choice but to grind one out if he wanted to maintain his PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada lead heading into Thursday’s final round.
“It was definitely a grind out there today, but it’s always going to be a grind when the winds blow like 40 km/h,” said Hadley. “But at the same time it’s fun because you get to hit some shots you don’t normally get to hit.”
Hadley leads with a two-day, even par total of 140 (72-70). Craig Hocknull sits just one shot back after a two-under 69 in the second round.
Gordon Burns, who is three shots off the lead, will join Hadley and Hocknull in the final group Thursday.
Hadley, the head golf professional at Thames Valley Golf Club in London, Ont., said he’s going to approach Thursday’s final round just like another other.
“I’m just going to go out there tomorrow and hit the ball well, try and make some putts and see what happens,” Hadley said.
The Inter-Zone Team Championship, which is comprised of four players per zone (and three scores per team counting), was won Wednesday by Ontario (Hadley, Burns, Danny King and James Skrypec) captured the title.
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