Callum Davison of Duncan, B.C., native had nine birdies, shooting an eight-under round of 64 to move into a one-shot lead over Baptiste Mory of Quebec City after two rounds of the Brudenell River Classic in Cardigan, PEI, on Wednesday.
With Davison at 12 under, Anthony Brodeur of Oshawa, Ont.,, and amateur Noah Steele of Kingston, Ont., are tied for third, two shots behind.
“The last two days, I’ve hit it in the fairway That’s probably the toughest thing about this track,” said Davison who uses a cross-handed grip on his full swings.
“I’m making putts, which is nice. That wasn’t the case last week. I spent a lot of time between events working on that,” he said.
After ending Tuesday’s action tied for second place, Mory followed a 65 with a 68 to sit alone in second, one shot back.
“On my front nine, I played very well,” said Mory, who started on the back nine and made an eagle on No. 11 to go along with three birdies and a bogey.
“My long game was perfect and I made the small putts that I had. During the back nine, I didn’t play well at all, but I made a lot of very good up-and-downs,” he said.
Tee times for the third and final round at the Brudenell River Golf Course has been moved to 7 a.m. local time due to expected inclement weather.
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