Adam Svensson goes into the weekend at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in a tie for 16th at seven under, three shots off the lead at the second event in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Svensson shot a three under 68 in Friday’s second round.
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With second round play called due to darkness after an earlier weather delay, Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners managed to finish their rounds.
Both are tied for 38th at four under after Conners shot his second consecutive two under 70 on Friday and Hughes finished the day with a 71.
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With play suspended due to darkness after an earlier weather delay, Mike Weir is tied for 15th at four under after he finished Friday’s first round of the Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, Mich., with a 68.
Stephen Ames is tied for 38th after he shot a 70.
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Etienne Brault of Mercier, Que., charged out of gate Friday, collecting four birdies over the first eight holes and scoring a 32 on the front nine.
Things were not as easy on the back as he went one over, with a bogey on No. 11, but his 3-under 69 was good enough to take a one-shot lead over Maxwell Sear of Unionville, Ont,, Calgary’s Sang Lee and Michael Blair of Ancaster, Ont., with 18 holes remaining in the second Mackenzie Tour tournament of the season, the Prince Edward Island Open.
“I hit it really good on the front nine,” said Brault. “I made some good putts to start the round and then I started hitting it close toward the middle of the front nine. I got a little bit colder on the back nine and I didn’t hit it as well. It was tough in the wind, but I scrambled decently on the back, so I’m happy.”
Lee shot a bogey free 68. He will play in the final group Saturday, with Brault and Sear, who fired a 66. He avoided big numbers on his scorecard despite a blustery day, with gusts reaching 37 kilometres per hour.
“You just had to be really committed to your shots and your yardages,” said Lee. “There were some tough lines out there obviously, with the wind and I was able to hit the right drives at the right time. That’s what helped me keep it in play and led to a good round.”
Brault said the windy conditions made Dundarave Golf Course feel completely different compared to Thursday’s third round.
“Holes that were easier [Thursday] were tougher today,” said Brault. “It was just getting the strategy right before starting, but yeah, it was a grind out there.”
Blair didn’t fare as well in the tougher conditions on Dundarave, finishing with a one-over 73, but he remains in the mix, just one shot behind Brault heading into Saturday’s final round.
“I scraped it around a bit out there,” said Blair. “It was windy and playing hard, so I just stayed as patient as possible and knew that nobody was going to run away with it. As long as I hung in there around even par, I knew I was probably going to be all right at the end of the day.”
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Selena Costabile shot a two under 70 and is tied for 34th at the Circling Raven Championship in Worley, Id.
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