Steven Lecuyer of Edmonton and Will Strickler of the U.S. shot a pair of six-under par 66s at Upper Canada Golf Course yesterday to share the lead with JJ Spaun of the U.S. during the delayed first round of The Great Waterway Classic in Morrisburg.
With thunderstorms drenching Southeastern Ontario throughout the day, play was originally delayed by three hours and 33 minutes due to the dangerous weather and then resumed before being shut down for good at 5:07 p.m.
Lecuyer and Strickler were tied at six-under par in the clubhouse, while Spaun was still on the course. One shot behind were Americans Trevor Murphy, who shot a five-under par 67, and Brandon Harkins, who was five-under through 12 holes.
- Brett Lederer and George Bradford had the sixth and seventh holes-in-one of the PGA Tour Canada season, respectively, with Lederer carding an ace on the par-3 15th with a 6-iron from 175 yards and Bradford jarring it from 124 yards on the third hole with a pitching wedge
- There has now been at least one hole-in-one in every PGA TOUR Canada event this season
- Thursday’s delay was the fourth suspension of play due to weather on PGA Tour Canada this season
- Lecuyer’s 66 was his first sub-70 round of the season and tied a career low on PGA Tour Canada, tying a final round 66 at last year’s The Great Waterway Classic
- Defending champion Eugene Wong opened with an even par 72 and sat T42 at the end of Thursday’s play.