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David Bradshaw goes to the lead in PGA Tour B.C. qualifier

David Bradshaw is two shots up on the field after round one.
PGA Tour Canada

David Bradshaw of the U.S. carded a 7-under 65 yesterday at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community to take the first round lead by two shots at PGA Tour Canada’s British Columbia Qualifying Tournament.

With the top 18 players this week earning exempt status and rest of the top 40 plus ties earning conditional status for 2014, 22 players were at 2-under or better and in position for full cards, while 52 players were at even or better and in position for conditional status.

The 31-year-old Bradshaw is coming off an appearance two weeks ago at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, where he Monday Qualified to play on the PGA Tour for the fourth time in his career. He is playing PGA Tour Canada Q-School for the first time, with an eye on earning status on the Web.com Tour next season.

The Shepherd University grad started with an eagle on the par-5 10th, his first hole of the day, and would go on to post six more birdies on the round. His only miscue on the day came on the par-5 15th, where an OB ball led to a bogey.

Two shots behind Bradshaw are Garrett Driver and longtime PGA Tour Canada member Russell Surber.

Four Canadians – Summerland, BC’s Greg Machtaler, Huntsville, ON’s Braeden Cryderman, Langley, BC’s Adam Cornelson and Calgary’s James Love – are a shot further back at 68.