Piercy shares clubhouse lead
American Scott Piercy followed up his opening-day 62 with 67 on Friday to hold a share of the clubhouse lead in the RBC Canadian Open.
Piercy, who held a one-shot lead over Greg Owen following an opening day of record scoring, picked up four birdies and just one bogey to sign for a three-under-par round to leave him on 11 under for the tournament.
Alongside him was compatriot William McGirt, who reached the turn in four under but could not improve on that on the back nine as he finished with a 66 at the Hamilton G&CC in Ontario.
Another American, Robert Garrigus, also signed for a 66 today to lie one shot behind the leading pair on 10 under, while three-time major winner Vijay Singh of Fiji was fourth on eight under after a 67.
Bud Cauley of America was a big mover on the day as his seven-under-par 63 lifted him up to fifth, four shots off the lead.
Tim Clark of South Africa was also having an impressive round after starting on the 10th, with four birdies and an eagle leaving him on six under after 11.
Owen was down in joint 14th place, though, after he could only card a two-over-par 72 today.
The Mansfield-born 40-year-old staged a remarkable recovery yesterday when he bounced back from being three over after two to record a 63, but he could not continue that momentum as four bogeys and just two birdies left him six shots behind the clubhouse pacesetters.