Campbell off to strong start in Thunder Bay event
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.