Five-way tie for first at Cana­dian Open

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - JOHN CHI­D­LEY-HILL

OAKVILLE — Sit­ting in the club­house at Glen Abbey Golf Course dur­ing a nearly two-hour sus­pen­sion of play Ol­lie Sch­nieder­jans, Kevin Chap­pell and Matt Ev­ery all killed time in dif­fer­ent ways. But when the thun­der­storm fi­nally passed, they put to­gether iden­ti­cal 7-un­der 65s.

The trio en­tered into a five-way tie with Bran­don Hagy and Hud­son Swaf­ford, the club­house lead­ers from the morn­ing group, atop a crowded leader­board af­ter the first round of the RBC Cana­dian Open.

No. 2 Dustin John­son (67) and No. 13 Adam Had­win (75) of Ab­bots­ford, B.C., are the high­est ranked play­ers on the FedExCup stand­ings at the tour­na­ment.

Macken­zie Hughes of nearby Dun­das, was the low Cana­dian, fir­ing a 5-un­der 67 in the morn­ing to en­ter into a tie for 17th. Gra­ham DeLaet of Wey­burn, Sask., was 4 un­der, David Hearn of Brant­ford, and Nick Tay­lor of Ab­bots­ford were tied at 3 un­der. Bryn Parry of North Van­cou­ver, B.C., was 2 un­der.

Ama­teurs Hugo Bernard of Mont-Saint Hil­laire, Que., and Austin James of Bath, were at 1 un­der. Jared Du Toit of Kim­ber­ley, B.C., Ot­tawa’s Brad Fritsch, and Mike Weir fin­ished their rounds at even-par 72. Toronto’s Daniel Kim was 1-over 73 and Ri­ley Wheel­don of Co­mox, B.C., was 2 over.

Matt Hill of Sar­nia, am­a­teur Gar­rett Rank of Elmira, Drew Nes­bitt of Shanty Bay, and Van­cou­ver’s Ryan Wil­liams had their days cut short due to dark­ness. They’ll fin­ish their first rounds on Fri­day.

FRANK GUNN, THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Kee­gan Bradley gri­maces while keep­ing an eye on his tee shot on the sev­enth hole. Rain in the morn­ing de­layed play for two hours on the open­ing day of the Cana­dian Open on Thurs­day at Glen Abbey.

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