Golf Club du Vieux Village in Bromont, Que., saw its course record of 63 matched on Wednesday by PGA of Ontario and Galt Country Club pro Victor Ciesielski in the first round of the BetRegal PGA Championship of Canada.
“It was an easy group, playing with Yogi (Yohann Benson) and Alan (McLean),” said Ciesielski, who leads by two strokes over Kevin Stinson and Bradford Curren. “We’ve known each other for a long time, so there were lots of stories and lots of laughs. It was a pretty great day.”
Ciesielski started his day with four birdies in his opening six holes, with his only blemish of the day coming on his 12th hole. That bogey was sandwiched between back-to-back birdies before and after.
“I made a bogey and a couple of loose swings on the par fives on my front nine that are very gettable,” said Ciesielski, the 2020 PGA of Ontario Zone Champion.
“I blocked a couple right and ended up being okay, laid up and made par and then birdied the other, so I came out unscathed when I could have kicked right and been out of play.”
Ian Doig made six birdies on the back nine on Wednesday to shoot a five under 67 to lead the Seniors division by one stroke over Danny King and Jim Rutledge. He also leads the Super Senior division by one over Rutledge.
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