Weir Takes First Round Lead at RBC Canadian Open

Canada’s Mike Weir shot 65 and is currently in a tie for first with Eric Axley, Anthony Kim, Sean O’Hair and John Huston. Can Weir become the first Canadian to win the Open in 54 years?

Stephen Ames, Canada’s other hope didn’t have the best of days at the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville. Ames finished the round he began yesterday in the rain and posted a one over par 72, which puts him 7 shots back of the leaders. Ian Leggatt from Cambridge was one-under par through 17 holes.

Defending champion Jim Furyk finished his round, shooting a one-under par 70 in glorious weather conditions at Glen Abbey Golf Course.

Jon Mills of Oshawa was two-under after 15 along with Brantford’s David Hearn.

Seventy-eight players still hadn’t finished their day one rounds when play was suspended last night. Most have now completed their first round of play, but a few still have several holes to go.

Ames will go back on the course at 11:20 a.m. for his second round. Weir won’t tee off for his second round until 4:35 p.m., which makes it unlikely he’ll finish by the time it gets dark.

Weir should get in 15 or so holes today, but a few groups won’t even tee off for their second round until 6:05 p.m., which means they might finish only nine holes by the time the sun goes down.

Delays from yesterday’s rain means the halfway cut won’t come until some time tomorrow morning. But if the weather cooperates, tournament officials feel they can complete things on time for the usual Sunday afternoon finish. ( info from

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