Conditions were prime for scoring for the second straight day of the Titleist and FootJoy PGA Club Professional Championship of Canada at the PGA Golf Club’s Ryder Course and players took advantage in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Low winds, humid temperatures and receptive greens allowed players to take dead aim once again on Tuesday, with 32 competitors shooting second round scores of even par or better.
First round co-leader Danny King of The Performance Academy at Magna shot a three-under par 69 and now leads the championship at 10 under, with just 18 holes remaining.
King has several players right behind him.
Chris Barber (The Landings Golf Course and Learning Centre), Graham Gunn (Orleans Teaching Academy), Roger Beale (Royal Westmoreland) and Eric Landreville (Belle Vue Club de Golf) are all at nine under.
Gunn, who won this championship in 2000, was the low man on Tuesday, firing a seven-under par 65.
“You can’t get caught trying to beat anybody,” said Gunn of his strategy for Wednesday.
“All you can do is play as well as you can and if that happens to be good enough, then that’s great, but if the other guy makes a few more putts and plays really well then he should win,” he said.
Team Ontario, which featured Chris Wehrle (Whistle Bear Golf Club), Bruce Rogerson (Brantford Golf and Country Club), King and last year’s champion Brian Hutton (Southbrook Golf and Country Club), won the Inter-Zone Team Championship at 19-under-par to edge the Ottawa Zone by a shot.
Team Alberta rounded out the top three after finishing 13 under.
With the field cut to the low 70 players and ties, final round action will begin Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m., with the final group off at 10:57 a.m.
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