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Jay Vandeventer goes to early lead in The Great Waterway Classic

Jay Vandeventer owns the first round lead at The Great Waterway Classic.
Great Waterway Classic

Jay Vandeventer of the U.S. shot an 8-under 64 yesterday at Loyalist Golf Club in Bath, ON, to take the first round lead at The Great Waterway Classic.

The 23-year-old leads by one over a group of players that included Peter Campbell of Baddeck, NS, American Creighton Honeck, Scotland’s Paul Cormack and Daniel Miernicki of the U.S.

Vandeventer carded six birdies and an eagle on the day. He credited a hot putter for his round, which turned out to be his best performance of his first season on PGA Tour Canada.

The round was nearly one stroke better, with a 10-footer for eagle at 18 suffering a hard lip-out. Vandeventer settled for birdie, his second straight to finish off his round.

One shot back of the group at 7-under were eight players, including Canadians Max Gilbert of St. Georges, QC and Ted Brown of Peterborough.

Campbell continues to rock and roll

Coming off his best career PGA Tour Canada finish with a T2 in the Forces & Families Open at Hylands Golf Club in Ottawa, Peter Campbell kept the solid play going on Thursday with a 7-under 65 to sit tied for second.

Campbell, who sits 31st on the Order of Merit, also ranks 23rd on the NEC Series – PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Order of Merit, and is looking forward to the opportunity to earn status on the Web.com Tour on both Tours.

Miernicki rides hot putter after time off

California Qualifying Tournament medalist Daniel Miernicki hasn’t played on PGA Tour Canada since a fourth place finish at the Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel, partially due to a nagging wrist injury. He showed no signs of rust on Thursday, though, firing a 7-under 65 to place T2 after day one.

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