Jul 24th, 2016
Brandt Snedeker leads Canadian Open
But could Canadian amateur win it?
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Brandt Snedeker takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Canadian Open after posting a six-under-par 66 at Glen Abbey in Ontario.
Snedeker, the current world number 23, eagled the par-five 18th to lead on nine under from an on form Dustin Johnson (70) and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit (71).
It wasn’t World Number 309 Luke List day, that’s for sure. He was the joint leader for the first two days, but went seven shots adrift after shooting a 77.
Defending champion Jason Day posted a 69 and is tied for 28th with 31-year-old List, who started with a bogey and had two double bogeys and a triple bogey on the back nine to ruin his earlier efforts.
The story of Canadian amateur Jared du Toit is a fascinating one. No Canadian has actually won the tournament for 62 years, and it has been twenty-five years since an amateur won a PGA tour event. Both Du Toit and Snedeker eagled the 18th, with du Toit draining a 40 -footer for a 70.