Camp­bell off to strong start in Thun­der Bay event

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

While most the golf­ing world is fo­cused on The Open at the Old Course in St. An­drew’s, Scot­land, Baddeck’s Peter Camp­bell qui­etly got off to a good start at this week’s PGA Tour Canada event in Thun­der Bay. The 32-year-old tour­ing pro shot an open­ing round fou­run­der par 68 that in­cluded five birdies and one bo­gey at the Staal Foun­da­tion Open at the White­wa­ter Golf Club in Thun­der Bay, Ont. Camp­bell is play­ing the first two rounds of the tour­na­ment in a three­some that in­cludes Olin Browne Jr., whose fa­ther was a long­time PGA Tour pro and cur­rent mem­ber of the Cham­pi­ons Tour. There is a two-way tie for first place be­tween On­tario’s Michael Gligic and Amer­i­can Matt Mar­shall, both of whom post first round scores of eight-un­der par 64. The tour­na­ment, which has ties to north­ern On­tario’s NHL-play­ing Staal broth­ers, also in­cludes for­mer NHLers Grant Fuhr and Marc Savard. Fuhr strug­gled to an 83, while Savard, long known as one of hockey’s best golfers, fin­ished with a dou­ble-bo­gey on the 18th hole to come in at three­over par 75.

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