|Item||Surname||Scores||Position of the current points list|
|T1||Etienne Brault (Canada)||65-69-134 (-8)||19th|
|T1||Yi Cao (China)||66-68-134 (-8)||T75|
|T1||Sang Lee (Canada)||66-68-134 (-8)||35|
|T1||Brendan Leonard (Canada)||67-67-134 (-8)||2|
|T1||Callum Davison (Canada)||68-66-134 (-8)||3|
|T6||Cole Wilson (Canada)||68-69-137 (-5)||T89|
|T6||Michael Blair (Canada)||71-66-137 (-5)||4th|
|T6||Linus Lo (Canada)||70-67-137 (-5)||14th|
|T6||Will Barnett (Australia)||66-71-137 (-5)||23|
|T6||Jordan Relling (Canada)||70-67-137 (-5)||N / A|
|T6||Ilirian Zalli (Albania)||68-69-137 (-5)||N / A|
KELOWNA, British Columbia – Five players are in the lead after two rounds of the GolfBC championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club. Sang Lee, Brendan Leonard, Etienne Brault, Callum Davison and Yi Cao are all at 8-under as the tournament moves into the eventful day.
Of the five players who led the field, Davison, of Duncan, British Columbia, had the best round of the day, shooting a 4-under, 67, with six birdies and an eagle. Three of his circled numbers came from the green, including a birdie putt from the edge to end his round at number 9.
“I chipped into second place and that was the starting signal for my lap,” said Davison, winner of the Brudenell River Classic. “I chipped again (for Eagle) on the sixth par-5. That was a pretty easy chip-in. “
Leonard of Cambridge, Ontario, who won the Mackenzie Investments Open at the season opener in Blainville, shot his second straight round by 4 under, 67, with a 31 on the first nine. After bogeying in 1st place, he continued birdie on six of the next seven holes.
“I kind of ran and did four birdies in a row,” said Leonard. “I did a par on the par-5 and then on the next two, I hit (the approaches) both close. Everything was very close to the front and within 10 feet. The putter was stuck within 10 feet all day so I just rolled them all in. “
Cao didn’t really get anything going by the end of his lap. The Delta, British Columbia, a native of China, made three birdies and an eagle on the final five holes, including a 35-foot birdie putt at # 9 to finish their round of 3 under 68.
“I probably had a two to two meter break from left to right,” said Cao. “It went up and down. I just wanted to get as fast as possible and go out with a par and that would have been fine with me, but luckily I did the birdie putt. “
It was a 4-under round of 67 for Calgarys Lee, who said Thursday was a bit of a strain for him despite the solid score.
“I crawled hard,” he said. “I used a lot of energy out there trying to scrape some pars out of the short side areas. I’ve done well not to do too many bogeys, which gave me the opportunity to do well. “
The tour is rounded off by Brault. A native of Mercier, Quebec, he completed his first nine with a four-birdie run and 17th and 18th consecutive birdies. The result? A 3-under 68 who put his mental strength to the test.
“After putt number 5 three times, I was a little frustrated,” said Brault. “I focused on my routine and stayed patient, and I knew I played well and putts would fall, and that’s exactly what happened after that.”
Six other players are tied for sixth place, with 5 under, three strokes behind the top.
- 38 players shot under par in the opening round, compared to 27 rounds in the 1960s.
- The cut was set to 4-over, 61 players were supposed to tee off in the third round on Friday.
- Current front runner, amateur Noah Steele from Kingston, Ontario, tied for the round of the day, shooting a 6-under, 65, including seven birdies. He drew in a tie for 14th, under at 3. His was a nine-shot improvement over round one.
- Christopher Trunzer from Kelowna also shot a 6-under, 65 and made a 10-shot improvement from round one to second. Trunzer played in his hometown and moved to 21st place with 2 under.
- Prince Edward Island Open winner Michael Blair of Ancaster, Ontario, is one of the players to finish in sixth at 5 after shooting a 5-under 66 thanks to seven birdies.
- The top five players on the final points list will receive membership in PGA TOUR Canada 2022. First place on the points list will receive full exemption status for the PGA TOUR Canada 2022 season, while those in places 2 through 5 will be based on the first recomposition receive an exemption status for player performance.
The players say …
“I’m a little disappointed with the way I behaved in 12th place when I missed the par-5. I was really (frustrated). I should have stayed cool, but I didn’t. After that I concentrated and from then on kept a cool head, and it paid off. “-Etienne Brault
“I’m not going to go out and try to beat everyone else. I’m just trying to play my own golf and see what happens. At the end of the day, if I play great, I’ll probably win the trophy. ”-Yi Cao
“I just want to take this leadership, take it and make sure that nobody can take it away from me.” –Brendan Leonard
“It’s very accurate at the moment, as long as you hold (the ball) between the trees. The course is not too long, so you don’t have to try to force it over the fairways, which trees could bring into play. “-Sang Lee at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf Club
Weather in the second round:
Warm and mostly sunny. Highest level of 23. Wind NW with 26 km / h.