Five-way tie for first at Canadian Open
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.
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.