Jul 23rd, 2016

Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!

World No 309 Luke List & DJ neck and neck at top

American Luke List shot 71 to retain a share of the lead after round two of the Canadian Open in Ontario. The 31-year-old world number 309 birdied the first two holes and two of the last three to get to -7 alongside Dustin Johnson.

Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!

Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!

The big story could be Canadian amateur Jared du Toit who is only one shot back after a second round 71 was added to his blistering first round 67. du Toit would become the first Canadian to win their home Open since Pat Fletcher (who-he? – Ed) in 1954. Previously to Fletcher, the last time a Canadian won was Karl Keffer (double who-he? Ed) in 1914. On the plus side, Albert Murray (also a Canadian) won the year before in 1913.

Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!Doing it for the Maple leaf... well, he can't have any money – Jared du Toit (a)

Right, apologies for getting bogged down in the whole historical Canadian golf-poverty thing...

It was a tough day for World number one Jason Day, as he stumbled through his round with six bogeys to shoot 76 and is eight shots back. Matthew Fitzpatrick and Graeme McDowell both missed the cut.

Johnson, the world number two who shared the overnight lead with List after an opening 66,

DJ had a nightmare start from the 10th tee on another dry and very hot day at  Glen Abbey Golf Club, dropping four shots in his first tour holes, before fighting back with six birdies on his back nine.  

"The wind today almost feels like it's a little bit heavier and it's affecting the ball a little bit more, and it's a little bit different direction," said DJ, who was tied for ninth at last week's Open Championship.

Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!

List, who dropped three shots in four holes midway through his round, is in his ninth season on the PGA Tour and has yet to record a victory, but has had two top 10 finishes this year (see career stats below).

Two birdies at the par fives towards the end of the round kept him in contention and he said: "I'm real happy the way I finished up."

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Canadian amateur 1 behind in PGA debut!!


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