Thru two rounds at Carleton Golf and Yacht Club, Rutledge sits atop the leaderboard at -11, three shots clear of his nearest competitor Ken Tarling of Ontario.
The 59-year-old from Victoria began his campaign for a sixth PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada title with a bogey-free opening-round 6-under-par 65 at Carleton Golf and Yacht Club in Ottawa.
The Carleton Golf and Yacht Club Hosts the PGA Seniors’ Championship of Canada, Aug. 6-9.
Don’t fret there’s still time to qualify through one of the remaining local qualifiers across the country
The National Junior Golf Development Centre (NJGDC) initiative was established to recognize facilities that offer a first-class experience for children aged 5-18.
Rebecca Lee-Bentham posted a final round 9-under-par 63—both a new course record at Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto and personal best—to come from behind and claim the title by four-shots over last year’s winner Jessica Porvasnik.
Four players—including a pair of amateurs—are tied atop the leaderboard at -3, with 17 players at even par or better.
A field highlighted by four-time LPGA Tour winner and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame member Lorie Kane, as well as a number of noted up-and-coming players, will tee it up July 2-4 at Ladies’ Golf Club of Toronto.
“This is the one trophy in Canadian golf that I really wanted to win,” Risdon said after his 3&1 win over Vancouver’s Tubb. “If you look at the names on the trophy it’s amazing and now my name will be on there too for the rest of time.”
Bryn Parry squares off against his good friend and fellow B.C. resident Oliver Tubb on one side of the bracket. The other side of the bracket, while Wes Heffernan and Dustin Risdon will duel on the other side.
The 72-player field was whittled down to the top 16 advancing to the match play portion of the championship, which begins bright and early Thursday morning at Whistle Bear Golf Club.
Jim Rutledge turned back the clock Tuesday at Whistle Bear Golf Club for the first round of the PGA Championship of Canada presented by TaylorMade and adidas Golf.