- News and notes from Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club -
Vancouver (Golf Canada) – Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., trails Bo Van
Pelt by a single stroke heading into Sunday’s final round of the 2011
RBC Canadian Open at Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver.
Hadwin, who holds sole possession of second place, carded a 2-under par
68 on Saturday that featured birdies on No. 1, No. 3, and again on No.
4 to start an impressive third round. The 23-year-old Canadian Tour
member earned low Canadian honours at last year’s RBC Canadian Open in
Toronto with a T37 finish.
“Just a good solid round. Hit a lot of good shots. Picked my targets
appropriately,” said Hadwin. “When I got in trouble, I didn’t try to do
anything stupid and then made some putts…It’s been a fantastic week so
far. Just got to do the same thing tomorrow.”
Hadwin will be looking to become the first Canadian in 57 years – Pat
Fletcher in 1954 – to win Canada’s National Open Championship.
Van Pelt, whose lone PGA TOUR victory came at the 2009 U.S. Bank
Championship in Milwaukee, shot a 5-under par 65 to sit at 5-under par
for the tournament. Van Pelt converted seven birdies on the day, six of
which came on the back-nine. Earlier this season, the 36-year-old former
Oklahoma State standout registered a T8 finish at The Masters and
placed T11 at the AT&T National.
“I was hitting the ball really well on the front and not scoring,” said
Van Pelt. “I just felt like if I kept hitting it like that I could shoot
a couple under maybe on the back nine and give myself a chance on
Sunday…I played really solid on the back nine and I didn’t miss a
fairway, and I was just able to convert some putts.”
Tied for third are Argentinian Andres Romero and American Kris Blanks,
both at 3-under par. Americans Sean O’Hair and John Daly as well as
Australians Geoff Ogilvy and Aron Price are tied for fifth, each at
David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., is T24 at 2-over par after carding a
third round score of 4-over par 74, while Matt McQuillan sits T45 at
5-over par after posting a 4-over par 74. Dustin Risdon of Calgary is
T69 at 10-over par and Brad Fritsch of Manotick, Ont., is T71 at 11-over
par for the tournament.
The following are third-round Canadian scores from the 2011 RBC Canadian Open field.
(7,010 yards, Par 70)
2 – Hadwin, Adam, Abbotsford, B.C. 72-66-68 – 206 (-4)
T24 – Hearn, David, Brantford, Ont. 70-68-74 – 212 (+2)
T45 – McQuillan, Matt, Kingston, Ont. 68-73-74 – 215 (+5)
T69 – Risdon, Dustin, Calgary, Alta. 75-69-76 – 220 (+10)
T71 – Fritsch, Brad, Manotick, Ont. 71-70-80 – 221 (+11)
--- CUT ---
CUT – Taylor, Nick, Abbotsford, B.C. 71-74 – 145 (+5)
CUT – Wallace, Darren, Langley, B.C. 73 – 73 – 146 (+6)
CUT – Baryla, Chris, Vernon, B.C. 74-72 – 146 (+6)
CUT – Choi, Albin (a), Toronto, Ont. 74-72 – 146 (+6)
CUT – Ames, Stephen, Calgary, Alta. 72-75 – 147 (+7)
CUT – Sloan, Roger, Merritt, B.C. 73-76 – 149 (+9)
CUT – Wong, Eugene (a), North Vancouver, B.C. 74-76 – 150 (+10)
CUT – Hill, Matt, Bright’s Grove, Ont. 72-78 – 150 (+10)
CUT – Bunker, Dave (a), Woodbridge, Ont. 79-75 – 154 (+14)
CUT – Evanecz, Mitchell (a), Red Deer, Alta. 79-77 – 156 (+16)
CUT – Hutton, Brian, Burlington, Ont. 79-77 – 156 (+16)
WD – Weir, Mike, Bright’s Grove, Ont. 74-WD
(a) – denotes amateur
Final-round parings can be found online here.
The television broadcast for the final round of the 2011 RBC Canadian Open is as follows:
Sunday, July 24 12:00 – 3:00 pm Global / CBS
TICKETS FOR THE 2011 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
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ABOUT THE 2011 RBC CANADIAN OPEN
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