A total of 11 players find themselves within three strokes of the lead with 18 holes to play at the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada at the Winston Golf Club in Calgary.
The two players everyone will be chasing at the top are Yohann Benson, who followed up his opening-round 66 with a 71, and Branson Ferrier, who improved on Monday’s 69 by one stroke on Wednesday. Both are at seven under.
“I hit it great on the first nine holes, besides a poor bogey on eight, but four birdies on nine holes is always nice,” said Benson, who was heading into the second round as the leader by one stroke over Wes Heffernan and Kevin Stinson.
His lead was as many as four strokes following his birdie on the 10th hole. However, his tee shot found trouble on the 12th hole, which began a grind into the clubhouse.
“I ended up in the penalty area left of the green with an unplayable shot so had to go back to the tee and I made the old bartender there – I’ll have a double. I was still under par for the round today, I had a great start, a little disappointed with the finish, but it is what it is,” he said.
For the second consecutive day, Ferrier got off to a strong start, making two birdies and an eagle in his opening four holes. With his 69-68 start, Ferrier is the only player in the field to break 70 in both rounds.
The third and final round of the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada will begin at 8:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday as 63 players made the cut.
The leaderboard is here.